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Parenting Strategies Regarding Teen Behavior: Parent and Teen Perceptions

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Objective: To examine parents' awareness of their adolescents' alcohol-related behavior and compare parent and teen perceptions of parent strategies to manage teen behavior. Methods: Four hundred twenty-eight parents and their adolescents were recruited via random digit dialing for telephone interviews. Results: Parents underestimated their adolescents' alcohol-related behavior. Although most parents reported appropriate parenting strategies, they relied primarily on passive strategies to supervise teen behavior. Conclusion: Parents employed a limited repertoire of strategies to manage teen behavior. Parent education programs should foster proactive parenting by broadening parents' repertoire of strategies to monitor and manage their teens' behavior.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD. 2: Department of Health Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Publication date: 1999-11-01

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