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  Teens say parents are too moody
Updated 20 October 2003, 11.27

Teenagers reckon moody parents are their biggest problem, according to a new BBC survey.

16,000 teens and 6,000 parents took part in the questionnaire, which also showed that more than half of teenagers thought they had an unfairly bad image.

One teenager said: "When we get together as mates the media and police say there is a problem."

But it's not all bad - half of teenagers reckon the best thing about parents is the way they love them.

Communication breakdown

The survey also showed that some teens have problems talking to their parents

Less than one in 10 teens thought they could talk to their parents about depression.

But parents can be cool - nearly half the teens said the way their mums and dads behaved with their friends was a good point.

That was closely followed by the fact that parents are a good source of cash!

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