INTRODUCTION: Puberty is an important adjustment period for adolescents and their families. Moving from childhood to adulthood is associated with many behavioral and emotional changes. Many parents describe adolescence as the most difficult and anxiety-provoking period of their childs life. The present study aimed to explore the Facilitators of interactive problems between parents and adolescents that Iranian parents experience in dealing with their teenage children aged 11-16 years.
METHODS: A purposive sample of 30 parents and four school counselors in four Health centers in Iran- Tabriz, was recruited. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews. The interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed manually for the following content analysis scheme.
RESULTS: After eliminating similar codes in the data analysis process, 175 codes, 27 subcategories, 9 categories, and three themes were extracted from the parents and school counselors' experiences regarding Facilitators of interactive problems between parents and adolescents. The three categories that emerged from the analysis were: (1) Individual (2) Family (3) society.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Parents perception of the factors that influence the development of problems between them and their adolescents, was categorized into three main themes, namely Individual, Family, and social conditions. Based on the findings, these conditions should be considered when designing suitable educational programs for promoting adolescents health and in implementing required family and community- based interventions to prevent issues in adulthood.