Importance of Parent-Child Relationship
An interesting study looked at how the quality of their parental relationships impacts the ability of youths to deal with conflict. Researchers specifically examined how young people (ages 10-17 years) reacted to marital conflict and “social evaluative threat” (a situation where the child can be judged negatively by others). What they found is that the “parent-child relationship quality moderated” the situations.
Young people have a significant number of challenging situations to navigate as they grow into adulthood. Having the best possible relationship with your children, particularly in their teenage years, can help them steer their course with confidence and lower their stress level.