More space proposed between parents, grown-up children: survey
BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Most adult respondents in a survey think parents should give their adult children more independent space, according to the China Youth Daily.
The online survey conducted on 1,875 adults showed that 69.1 percent suggested that parents should give their adult children some space, while around 12.3 percent said parents should have no control over their children.
The survey also found that 70.6 percent of the surveyed adults believed that it will cause conflict between two generations when parents interfere too much with their child's family life.
Around 64.5 percent said strict control might affect the development of children's independent personality, and 45.2 percent thought it may lead to overly dependent children. Only 6 percent highlighted its help in forging a closer parent-child relationship.
Regarding how adults should get along with their parents, 64.3 percent thought that children should respect their parents and listen patiently to parents' advice.
Around 52 percent suggested parents and children should give each other proper space and make decisions on their own.