"As happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky explains in Time, some studies indicate that parents are happier than non-parents, whereas others suggest the reverse — it really comes down to the parent and the child.
Her exhaustive analysis of various research revealed, for example:
Young parents and parents with small children tend to be particularly unhappy.
Fathers, married parents, and empty nesters tend to report especially high life satisfaction, happiness, or meaning.
She notes, however, that “all types of parents reported having more meaning in life than did their childless counterparts, suggesting that the rewards of parenting may be more ineffable than the daily highs (or lows).”"
Where can I get a job as a “happiness reseacher”?
What a total load of crap.