A four-year study of parenting styles found that stricter parenting of young children means better-behaved teenagers.
- Researchers from Iowa State University followed 300 seventh graders for 48 months.
- The researchers concluded that poor parental skills were more to blame than biology was for problem behaviors in teens.
- The behaviors studied were temper tantrums, talking back, bullying, blaming others or external forces for one's own problems, and oppositional/defiant behaviors.
This study appeared in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
Posted By: Jane St. Clair