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  Parents with teen kids 'struggle'
Updated 09 July 2004, 08.44

Calling all teenagers - spare a thought for your parents because loads of them are struggling to cope with bringing you lot up, a survey has revealed.

Three quarters of the 1,000 mums and dads questioned said they found it much harder to deal with their kids once they hit their teenage years.

What's more, over half of them admitted they were worried that they were not doing a good enough job.

So if you think your parents are doing well, now's a good time to tell them!

Kids are often annoyed that there aren't enough things to do in their area - and it seems parents share their views.

Discipline

More than 40% of parents wanted more organised activities like youth clubs.

Disciplining teenagers was also an issue for mums and dads, with 20% of them saying it was difficult to find the right thing to do.

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