How Do U.S. Families Challenge Growth?

High Expectations, Less Inspiration

Challenging each other to grow is an important part of familiy relationships. Parents are more likely to report setting high expectations and clear limits than they are to say they inspire kids and stretch them to build on their strengths. 

Here are the percentages of U.S. parents of 3 to 13 year olds surveyed who score high on the four actions that are part of challenging growth:

SOURCE: Search Institute survey of 1,000 parenting adults in the United States. Made possible with generous support from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Next Steps

  • Take the quiz to explore the ways you challenge your kids to grow.
  • Talk about challenging growth with your kids and other parenting adults.