Poll Time: Kids and Happiness

30 Sep

Yesterday was a great day.  Not only did Seabass nap like a champ, but between those naps he was a joy to behold.  Several times, I caught myself musing on how happy I am to be his mommy and how much I am enjoying my full life lately.

Then I came across this article.  YOWSER!  The implications of these findings on kids and happiness are pretty major. 

Now, I’m not one to put a lot of stock in what I read in TIME Magazine, but neither do I discount it entirely.  So parents, I want your opinion. 

The poll is anonymous, so feel free to share what you really think.

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2 Responses to “Poll Time: Kids and Happiness”

  1. sarah September 30, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    i first saw word of these studies when i read this (very long, but very good) article: http://nymag.com/news/features/67024/. there’s also another article in the ny times magazine along the same lines: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/why-does-anyone-have-children/. finally, one of the founders of babble.com wrote a ‘silver lining’ response to the ny mag article here: http://www.babble.com/mom/health-and-relationships/parents-are-happy/. have fun reading during naps 🙂 (ps: this has left me really focusing on my feelings whenever i spend time with my son, and i’m happy to report that on the whole i really, truly enjoy my time with him)

    • jaimeclewis October 1, 2010 at 8:07 am #

      Fascinating. Thank you for the good reads!

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