The State of Expanding Possibilities in Parent-Child Relationships
As parents, we expand possibilities with kids in at least three ways. We explore new ideas and places. We connect kids with other people. And we help kids work through challenging situations. Here are the percentages of parents who do each of these.
SOURCE: Search Institute survey of 1,085 parenting adults with children, ages 3 to 13, in the United States. Made possible with generous support from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Community Connections for Youth
Kids grow when they have lots of support in their community. Here are the percentages of youth, grades 6 to 12, who report three things:
- Other adult relationships: Young person has support from three or more adults who are not their parents.
- Caring neighborhood: Young person has caring neighbors.
- Community values youth: Young person says that adults in his or her community value youth.
SOURCE: Search Institute surveys of 89,366 youth in grades 6 to 12, reported in Benson, P. L., Scales, P. C., Roehlkepartain, E. C., & Leffert, N. (2011). A fragile foundation: The state of developmental assets among American youth (2nd Ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute.