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Parenting Happiness

Catherine Pearson

The Time Frame When Parents Feel The Most Intense Joy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?