Teen Discipline 101 has been conducting a poll on its home page that asks the following question…
As a parent, what is the most difficult issue you have had to deal with so far?
The options that were given included the following (keep in mind that this list was intended for the parents of teenagers, not of younger children):
Problems at school
Hanging with the wrong crowd
Mental Health Issues
The results from this poll are certainly far from scientific. These results only serve to show what visitors to www.TeenDiscipline101.com deemed to be their biggest parenting concerns. At the time of this writing, there were 374 poll-takers which resulted in the following percentages:
|Problems at school||13.4%|
|Hanging with the wrong crowd||10.2%|
|Mental health issues||4.8%|
“Negative Attitude” and “Anger Issues” comprised over half of the votes in this poll, while “Eating Disorder” was the least-chosen issue at only 1.3%. 1 out of every 20 parents reported “Substance Use” as being their biggest issue.
Do any of these results surprise you or are they about what you would expect?