Household chaos, characterized by high levels of environmental noise, crowding, disorganization and instability,1has been increasing among U.S. families. Scholars have expressed concern about the rise in household chaos because it may interfere with the extent to which positive, consistent, and supportive processes will occur between parents and children. Research focused on children shows that household chaos reduces parental responsiveness, involvement, and supervision and increases parental harshness. Yet little attention has been paid to adolescents' experiences of household chaos and its importance to their relationships with parents. In this brief, we examine Coös County adolescents' reports of household chaos and whether socio-economic and parenting differences are related to adolescents who experience household chaos.