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  1. 1. Teen-Parent Relationships By: Bre Needham and Zach Barringer
  2. 2. The Survey <ul><li>We conducted a survey of 10 questions. </li></ul><ul><li>The questions asked about teens relationships with their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>We surveyed 30 students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How well do you and parents get along? <ul><li>On a scale from 1-5 we found that 64% of teens got along with their parents on a level of 4. </li></ul><ul><li>75% of teens surveyed said they have a good relationship with their parents </li></ul>
  4. 4. Arguments with Parents <ul><li>On average 61% of the students surveyed said they get in an argument with their parents once a month. </li></ul><ul><li>64% of teens surveyed said that these arguments were caused by school or other factors. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Open Door Policy <ul><li>71% of teens said they have and open door policy with their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>In the open door policy 52% of teens said they talk about sports, 32% said they talk about the media, 60% talk about issues with friends, and over 80% said they talked about both school and work. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Network <ul><li>64% of teens surveyed said that their parents are not on a social network. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the students that said yes, 28% feel their parents have it to check up on them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Texting as a Good Thing <ul><li>According to 53% of teens who text credit texting for improved relationships with their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>51% of parents surveyed by say they now communicate more with their teens because of texting. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tyler Millers Relationship with his Parents <ul><li>Pressured to do well in school by his parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Closed door policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Many arguments. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a good relationship especially with his father. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, Tyler would fall under the 25% of teens who were surveyed that said they had a bad relationship with their parents. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What teens want to change in their relationships <ul><li>According to our survey: </li></ul><ul><li>Have parents be less strict. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a more open relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>More trusting relationship. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ways Parents can Improve the Relationship <ul><li>According to parents can: </li></ul><ul><li>Love and connect with their teen. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor and Observe. </li></ul><ul><li>Guide and Limit their child. </li></ul><ul><li>Model and Consult for their teen. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide advocate. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ways Teens can Improve the Relationship <ul><li>According to </li></ul><ul><li>teens can: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep communication lines open. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hold grudges. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend quality time together. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t sweat the small stuff.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li>“ Texting improves parenting relationships.” Digital Trends. 1 April 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Parenting Teens.” Suite 101 . 1 April 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ How to Improve Your Family Relationships.” Associated Content. 7 April 2009. <>. </li></ul>