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Changing AdolescenceSocial Trends and Mental Health$
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Ann Hagell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447301042

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301042.001.0001

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Trends in parenting: can they help explain time trends in problem behaviour?1

Trends in parenting: can they help explain time trends in problem behaviour?1

Chapter:
(p.75) Five Trends in parenting: can they help explain time trends in problem behaviour?1
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Changing Adolescence
Author(s):

Frances Gardner

Stephan Collishaw

Barbara Maughan

Jacqueline Scott

Karen Schepman

Ann Hagell

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301042.003.0005

This chapter examines the role of parenting as part of the picture of social change for young people and asks whether changes in parenting can explain the rise in adolescent problem behaviour. Has parenting of this age group changed over recent decades? Do parents supervise and control their offspring more or less closely than they used to? Do they show more or less parental involvement? A review of published evidence, and analyses of UK nationally representative data from the 1970s, 1980s and early 2000s concluded there was no overall decline in parenting, but rather that there were encouraging signs of improvements, including more 'quality time' spent together and closer parental monitoring. There is also evidence that parents of teenagers are increasingly likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety themselves.

Keywords:   Parenting, Adolescent, Stress, Mental health, Time trends, Monitoring, Supervision

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