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Research Roundups

In our Research Roundups, Dr. Andy provides easy-to-understand summaries of scientific findings. Learn what research says about how to be an effective parent.

Balanced Parenting
This research roundup describes balanced parenting and explains the science behind how we know that it works to raise happy, healthy, and successful teens.

Balanced Parenting and Bullying
This research roundup translates the science on bullying among teens and explains how balanced parenting can reduce bullying.

Balanced Parenting and Delinquency
This research roundup translates the science on delinquency among teens and explains how balanced parenting can reduce a teen’s risk of bad behavior.

Balanced Parenting and Teen Driving
This research roundup explains how balanced parenting can help teens make safer decisions when they’re behind the wheel.

Balanced Parenting and Mental Health
This research roundup presents the data on mental health among teens and translates it to explain how balanced parenting can improve their mental health.

Balanced Parenting and Teens’ Personal Relationships
This roundup covers the research on teens’ personal relationships during adolescence. It explains how and why science shows balanced parenting helps teens have healthy relationships with others.

Balanced Parenting and Success in School
This research roundup presents the data on school performance among teens and why balanced parenting may make them more likely to be successful.

Balanced Parenting and Safer Sexual Decision-making and Behaviors
This research roundup explains how balanced parenting can help teens make safer sex decisions.

Balanced Parenting and Substance Use
This research roundup explains how balanced parenting can reduce substance use.