We have moved from an earlier focus on conflict, based on storm-and-stress assumptions, to one based on close, communicative relationships involving a give and take between the needs of both adolescents and parents. Evidence has suggested that negative experiences of troubled adolescents having rebellious relationships with their parents characterized only about of adolescents and their families, with the remainder being happy and enjoying harmonious relationships. Parenting styles based on two underlying dimensions: demandingness parents" expectations about their children"s maturity and compliance with their wishes, responsiveness involves the parents" sensitivity to their children"s behavioural cures, interpersonal needs and psychological states. Styles of the two dimensions: authoritative high on both responsiveness and demandingness. Grants psychological autonomy: authoritarian high demandingness, low responsiveness, indulgent low demandingness, high responsiveness, indifferent low demandingness and low responsiveness. Indulgent & indifferent parenting is commonly referred to as permissive parenting.