Waikato Times 28 July 2009
While most teenagers might prefer to do anything but hang out with their parents, new research shows they wouldn’t want to live without them. Information being collated by Waikato University researchers showed teenagers’ biggest fear was losing their parents.
Supervising researcher Dr Kathrin Otrel-Cass, of Waikato’s Centre for Science and Technology Education Research, said the results were surprising. “We are talking about teenagers who are keen to explore their boundaries and spend less time with their parents. So we were surprised to have that as the highest fear.”