Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Parents And Teens Are On Different Pages

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Most parents aren’t keen on what’s happening with their teen.

At least that’s according to a poll conducted by WEtv and Harris Interactive which reveals the poor communication between today’s teens and their parents.

Turns out 47 percent of teen girls say they’ve never spoken with their parents about sex, drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol, and 34 percent say they can’t talk to their parents about anything.

On the flip side, 78 percent of parents are sure their teens can talk to them about anything.

About 47 percent of teen girls indicate they’ve never talked about sex with their parents, despite the fact that 74 percent of high school girls say they personally know someone their age who has been pregnant.

Still, only 21 percent of parents believe teen pregnancy is a major concern.

Similarly, while 87 percent of teenage girls are stressed by the way their body looks, 52 percent of their parents are not at all concerned that their daughters might develop eating disorders.

The survey is in accordance with WEtv’s new show, High School Confidential, an eight-part docu-series airing Mondays that follows the lives of 12 diverse girls as they experience four years of high school.

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