Last 2022, the Tahan(an) team did research on the topic of mental health, parent-child relationships, and communication. We've talked to numerous people, even a professional! We've learned a lot so far and found our findings very interesting. We don't gatekeep, so here's what we've learned throughout our research. Hope you like it as well!

The majority of ages 13 to 20 “Generation Z” Filipino individuals have neutral closeness with their parents whereas the majority are not openly communicating with their parents.

While our study reveals that children do not openly communicate with their parents, the majority of Filipino parents, on the other hand, believe that their children are open to them.

Most children from ages 13 to 20 state that they experience anxiety and depression.

Democratic parenting style is the most used style for Filipino parents.

Our study reflects that most parents believe their parenting style is effective for their children. However, with children having more and more mental health issues, the statement can be debatable.

Both parents and children suggest having time to freely talk to or bond with each other in order to communicate their feelings well.

Children may feel like parents have different treatments per sibling and age. In relation to this, a psychotherapist noted how parents have different approaches or methods with their children due to every child’s individuality.

Bad or unhealthy communication tends to lead to mental health issues.

Age, gender, social media, peers, and maturity level are some of the factors that affect parent-child communication.

Most parents are familiar with the topic of mental health issues, which prompts the importance of proper communication with their children. They believe that their parent-child relationship affects both communication and mental health.

A psychotherapist emphasizes the importance of communication to improve and maintain a parent-child relationship.