Raising kids is supposed to enrich our lives, yet parents are frequently outscored by singles and childless couples on many well-being and happiness scales.
Perhaps it's a case of the rewards of parenting being long-term, rather than the present.
Those bundles of joy that you bring into the world come with some significant challenges as well. Genetic lottery plays a part. Some kids are easier to like and get along with than others. Most kids will push their parents’ buttons to some degree. However, some kids delight in annoying their parents more than others.
The stages kids go through makes a difference, with toddlers and teens seemingly more taxing on parents’ mental and physical energies than other stages of development.
Most parents have terrific long-terms goals for kids such making a contrib...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)