The good news is that teens do listen to parents about their future.
Parent teenager relationship not as bad as we thought!
Most parents I talk to think that their teens don’t listen to them, which may feel true in the moment. I absolutely know it isn’t true at all. So I get really excited when research backs up what I already know. NCS, an amazing company that provides an equally amazing programme for 16/17-year-olds found that 70% of teenagers do listen to their parents and seek advice when it comes to big decisions. The decisions they are not likely to seek advice on are spending money, choice of university, A-Level subjects, university courses and their group of friends. So it is not all doom and gloom, our children really do listen to us. So it looks like the Parent teenager relationship is actually pretty string.
So why do we worry about them so much? Parent teenager relationship means as much to them.
Firstly, teens are not so great at looking like they are listening. And often, we think that they aren’t listening when really they are. But from this research it appears that most parents worry about them so much because they perhaps didn’t take the advice themselves when they were young. 89% of parents say that they had regrets from their youth.