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Parents who report coping “very well” with child rearing have regular emotional support with parenting. 

In 2011, parents of children younger than 18 years old were asked how well they coped with the challenges of parenting.  They were also asked, “How often do you have someone that you can turn to for day-to-day emotional help with raising children?”

  • Parents who had someone they could turn to regularly for emotional help in child-raising were more likely to report coping very well than were those who rarely or never got such help.
  • No other demographic factors predicted parental reports of how well they coped with child rearing.