The support we get from our families not only affects our happiness, but it can also affect how we do at school. Next Steps has uncovered just how important our families and home life are.
When you were 14, three quarters of you lived in a two-parent home. Around a quarter of you lived with one parent. Almost half of you had an evening meal with your family every day at this age.
When you were 16, most of you still lived at home with your parents, even if you had left school. Just over a quarter of you lived in lone-parent families.
Seven per cent of you had a child of your own by the time you were 19. A quarter of you spent some of your time caring for someone close to you, such as a younger sibling, other children, or relatives or friends who were ill, disabled or elderly.
Parents who have high expectations of their teenage daughters can positively influence their child’s future life decisions, a study of Next Steps has found.
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