Joy of parenthood is a fantasy: Psychologists say cost of children forces mothers and fathers to convince themselves it’s worthwhile

The Daily Mail: Most parents say they wouldn’t have it any other way. Children cause them financial hardship, eat up their time and cause untold worry… but mums and dads insist they are worth every penny, wrinkle and grey hair. But according to scientists, they would say that, wouldn’t they More

Parenting pressures: Couples exaggerate joy of being parents to hide cost

The Telegraph: Despite their tales of professional sacrifice, financial hardship, and declines in marital satisfaction, many parents continue to insist that their children are an essential source of happiness and fulfillment in their lives, according to the research. A study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for More