Family & Community Support >> Family & Community Support Archive >> Emotional Support (2011) >> Age Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Country of Birth, First Language

Among King County parents, people of color, those born outside the U.S., and those whose first language was not English were least likely to have consistent emotional support for raising children.

In 2011, parents of children younger than 18 years old were asked, “How often do you have someone that you can turn to for day-to-day emotional help with raising children?”

The following groups of parents were less likely to report frequent emotional support in raising their children.

  • Non-White parents, compared to those who were non-Hispanic Whites
  • Foreign-born parents, compared to those born in the U.S.
  • Parents for whom English was not their first language, relative to primary English speakers