How Do U.S. Families Provide Support?

How U. S. Families Provide Support

Here are the percentages of parents of 3 to 13 year olds who are strong in each area of providing support in their relationship with their child:

91 percent encourage, 76 percent model, 61 percent guide, and 77 percent advocate

* Percentages represent the proportion of parents surveyed who achieved a score of 75% on the questions related to each theme. At this level, parents consistently show strength in this them. SOURCE: Search Institute survey of 1,085 parenting adults in the United States. Made possible with generous support from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Next Steps

  • Take the quiz to explore the ways you provide support in your family.
  • Talk about providing support with your kids and other parenting adults.