We Know Even More Things: A Decade Review of Parenting Research

Amanda Sheffield Morris, Erin L. Ratliff, Kelly T. Cosgrove, Laurence Steinberg

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In this article, we highlight the important ideas that have emerged from research on parenting and adolescent development over the past decade. Beginning with research on authoritative parenting, we examine key elements of this parenting style and its influence across diverse contexts and populations. We turn our attention to four topics that have generated much research in the past decade: (1) how parenting contributes to adolescent peer and romantic relationships; (2) the impact of parenting on adolescent brain development; (3) gene-environment interactions in parenting research; and (4) parents’ involvement in adolescents’ social media use. We discuss contemporary challenges and ways parents can promote healthy development. We consider the integration of research, practice, and policy that best supports parents and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-888
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • adolescent
  • decade in review
  • parenting


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