The New York Times reported that research by two psychologists has found that when a child is good to someone else, they feel more satisfied, and when they’re good to a child, they tend to be happier.
The study, published in the journal Social Psychology Quarterly, looked at the relationship between the children of parents who were both in the same relationship and the childrens’ relationship with both parents.
The researchers used a large sample of 5,200 children who were born between 1989 and 2001 and looked at a range of psychological factors.
The authors found that the children were more satisfied with their parents, they were more open with their peers, and they were happier than those in a relationship with one parent.
“When you’re good and trustworthy, that’s when your partner’s best friend and partner’s family member, that really counts,” Dr David Scharf said.
“So the better your relationship with your partner, the better it is for your children, and the more they’re happy and contented with their relationships.”
The study was conducted by researchers at Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, the Harvard Tandon Center for Child Development, and Harvard.
Dr Scharf and his colleagues found that children who lived in a loving relationship with an adult in the first three years of life were happier in the years that followed.
“Our results suggest that children in loving relationships are better able to process and process well with the consequences of their choices,” Dr Schaff said.