Growing Up in Scotland is a large-scale longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the
lives of several cohorts of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond.
This document presents key findings on parenting from the second birth cohort, surveyed for the first time during 2010/11 when children were aged 10 months. It considers how mothers’ attitudes to parenting, feelings and domestic organisation may be shaped by family disadvantage and parenting support; and how all these factors may in turn affect parenting activities and the parent-child relationship.
Where possible, comparisons were made with parenting a ten-month old in the first birth cohort, interviewed during 2005/6.