Only as Happy as Your Least Happy Child

As a parent, are you only as happy as your least happy child, regardless of his age?


This is true in full and empty nests alike according to Karen Fingerman, University of Texas Human Development and Family Sciences professor. She speculates that parents are especially sensitive to a child’s failure simply because that indicates failure on their part: it seems to reflect the effectiveness of their child-rearing skills. Read about her study in

Parents’ Happiness Linked to Their Least-Happy Child’s | The Alcalde.

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