Review of Recent Research about Parenting Generation Z Pre-Teen Children


The purpose of this scoping review is to provide a timely update of available research describing parents’ perspectives of parenting pre-teen children of Generation Z (born 1997 through 2012). The databases of Ovid MEDLINE, CIHAHL, SCOPUS, Web of Science, JUSTOR, and PsyINFO were searched using a combination of key words for manuscripts published in English. A limited collection of scientific literature documented experiences of parents, practices of parenting, styles of parenting, and interventions that influence parenting of Generation Z pre-teen children among various groups of parents. Although an emerging body of literature on parenting pre-teen children of Generation Z was identified, future research should consider systematic sample selection to further explore the roles of cultural and psychosocial factors that influence parents’ perspectives of parenting “digital natives” in homes around the world.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Generation Z; parenting; parents; pre-teen; scoping review

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0193-9459; 1552-8456

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Article - Journal

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2021