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ERIC Number: ED510676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
The Parent-Child Relationship: A Family Strength. Fact Sheet. Publication #2008-27
Bandy, Tawana; Moore, Kristin Anderson
Child Trends
Drawing on data from the 2003 National Survey of Children's Health, the authors examined the relationships of parents and children living with them between the ages of 6 and 17 by analyzing parent-child closeness, the degree to which parents share ideas and talk about things that matter with their children and parents' acquaintance with their children's friends. Their analyses shows that although some declines are seen in these areas as children get older, high parental involvement and positive parent-child interactions endure throughout childhood into the teenage years for most adolescents. Data from the 2003 National Survey of Children's Health indicate that most parents reported feeling very close to their children (87 percent). The great majority of parents reported that they can share and talk very well about things that really matter with their children (75 percent). Finally, nearly all parents reported that they have met either most or all of their children's friends (84 percent). (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Child Trends