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Parent relationships: perspectives from emerging adults

Relationships with teens and parents can be difficult, but significant changes often take place during emerging adulthood as well. How do emerging adults relationships with their parents develop? Are they better or worse than their teenage years?

Whether living at home or just moving away, both parents and emerging adults experience a shift in their relationship. While many emerging adults prefer living independently, they find that they grow closer with their parents. Moreover, parents find that as their children become adults, they are viewed more as friends. With data from the new edition of Jeffrey Jensen Arnett’s Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties, we present this infographic on emerging adults’ attitudes towards parental relationships.


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Headline image credit: Drivers License. Uploaded by State Farm. 19 August 2013. CC-BY-2.0 via Flickr.

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