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Family & RelationshipsDads are happier than moms, says painfully obvious study

01:35  12 february  2019
01:35  12 february  2019 Source:   workingmother.com

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And dads are happier than moms , according to a January 2019 study . For the report, which was published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin The first two studies compared happiness of parents to those of people who don’t have kids. Researchers saw fatherhood was linked to greater

My father was frequently out of work when I was a child. My working mother wanted to be a stay-at-home mom , but even when they were both gainfully employed, they could barely cover the expenses of raising two children in the New Dads Are Happier Than Moms , Says Painfully Obvious Study .

Dads are happier than moms, says painfully obvious study© iStock "Hee hee hee, playing together is fun. Mommy will clean this up later."

Now researchers think they know how to equalize parents' cheer.

Researchers have confirmed what moms have known all along: Dads have more fun.

An analysis of three studies, now published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, looked at about 18,000 people and proved that parenting makes men happier but women sadder. Specifically, dads report fewer symptoms of depression than their childless male counterparts, whereas the opposite is true for women. Moms report more depressive symptoms than child-free ladies. Dads are also more satisfied with their lives than men who don't have kids and have fewer daily hassles than moms.

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Yep, science says that dads are happier than moms . Far too often, moms are the primary (if not sole) preppers of lunch, makers of dinner and menders of boo-boos. They are often the ones who run the errands and help with homework, and though parental roles have changed in recent years, even in

Moms , however, reported more depressive symptoms than women who don’t have kids. The third study looked at happiness while engaged in childcare or The researchers surmised that one of the reasons for the outcome was that dads were more likely to say that they were playing with their kids

You don't say.

And even though spending time with their kids brings joy to both moms and dads, these interactions have a greater positive impact on the papas. The study's authors posit it's because dads are more likely than moms to say they play with their kids while they're with them.

Perhaps that's because moms are too busy doing the visible work of feeding, clothing, bathing, teeth- and hair-brushing, in addition to handling other household chores and the increasingly heavy yet invisible mental load, to squeeze in joshin' around. This analysis is in line with previous research that found that dads are kicking back and enjoying themselves while moms are more likely to handle housework and childcare.

In a press release, Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist at the University of California–Riverside who co-authored this latest study, suggested that parents of both sexes would do well to find more time to play with their kids, since it seems that playfulness is related to fathers' satisfaction and happiness with their role.

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Dads Are Happier Than Moms , Says Painfully Obvious Study . Researchers have confirmed what moms have known all along: Dads have more fun. An analysis of

Both moms and dad were happiest when they were with their kids compared to doing any other activity, but dads were way happier than moms . The researchers say the study suggests that all parents could benefit from playing with their kids more. But here's the thing: If we really want to even

I'd love to. I just don't know when!

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