The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is a longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children. This document is one of a series that summarises key findings from the second sweep of the survey which was launched in April 2006. At the second sweep, interviews were successfully completed with 4,512 respondents from the birth cohort and 2,500 from the child cohort.
This report looks at two broad areas of parenting. The first - parenting styles - explores respondents’ awareness, use of and attitudes towards a range of approaches to parenting and discipline. as well as the prevalence of different parent-child activities. The second area is parental support which examines the availability and use of informal and formal support for parents, parents’ attitudes towards parenting advice and support, and data on their contact with various professionals in health and welfare services.