5. Parents and Adolescents

  1. Patricia Noller2 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas3
  1. Ross B. Wilkinson

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch5

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Wilkinson, R. B. (2012) Parents and Adolescents, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, Building 39, The Australian National University ACT, 0200, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119



  • parents and adolescents;
  • problem-oriented view of human development, behavior;
  • negative and unbalanced view of adolescence, media propagation;
  • adolescents and young adults, media view in Australia;
  • views of adolescence, “storm and stress” of adolescence;
  • Erikson, of adolescence as a period of “crisis”;
  • transition into adulthood, continuity–discontinuity dialectic;
  • adolescent–parent conflicts, and attachment security;
  • public perception of adolescence, media coverage on conflict;
  • positive aspects of adolescence ignored, complaints against youth


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Two Views of Adolescence

  • Are Adolescent-Parental Relationships Really So Problematic?

  • Why do Parent-Adolescent Relationships Matter?

  • Adolescent-Parent Attachment

  • Challenges

  • Conclusion

  • References