Parent Happiness With Youth Scale (PHYS)

Communication (the way she/he talks to me)
My child’s friends and things she/he does with these friends
Curfew (coming home when I want)
Following rules around the house
My child’s schoolwork
Reaction to my rewards
Reaction to my discipline
The way my child does household chores
My child’s use of alcohol
My child’s use of drugs
Things my child does against the law
Other (anything else) ______.
Overall happiness with my child
0 = not a problem‚ to 5= very severe problem
Completely Unhappy 0% 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100% Completely Happy
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