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Parenting Happiness

Why Parents In The U.S. Have A Way Bigger 'Happiness Gap' Than Other Countries

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents

Social research has long pointed to a parenting "happiness gap" -- that is, the idea that parents are not as happy as adults without children -- which...

The Big And Small Moments That Make Parenting So Utterly Wonderful

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.26.2016 | Parents

A new ad from the organic baby food brand, Happy Family, shines a light on the many ways parents experience joy. Titled "This is Happy," the video sho...

Study Reveals Parenting Strategy That Leads To Better Sex

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents

In the last half century, dads have begun to take on more of the housework and childcare duties. And a new study says that when it comes to relationsh...

Catherine Pearson

The Time Frame When Parents Feel The Most Intense Joy | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents

For a majority of parents, the year before and immediately after the birth of a first child is a significantly happier time than usual, according to a...

Lisa Belkin

One More Time: ARE Parents Happier? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

To those who believe that there is an inverse relationship between parenting and happiness, there is the parallel finding that these “parents find caring for their children to be much more exhausting than the work they do for pay.” So we are enriched by our kids, but all that enrichment can be tiring? Makes sense to me.

For Kids, Is Happiness Genetic?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents

It’s true. We all turn into our mothers (or fathers) as we age, and by that logic our kids will one day grow up to be … just like us? How much inf...

Why A Happy Marriage Makes For Happy Kids

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

We know intuitively that how happy we are -- in a relationship or otherwise -- affects our children.

Why Parents Hate Parenting--Or Do They?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Research suggests that parents hate parenting, so with all these built in challenges, is there something deeper besides just the evolutionary push that drives people to become parents?