Over the past few years, study upon study has found that modern parents show more signs of distress and depression than those who don’t have kids. And several months ago, CNN reported on a study that indicates parents report more symptoms of depression and “emotional distress” than people who don’t have children.
Financial strain, suffering employment, lack of work support, increasing marital dissatisfaction, all could contribute to these feelings. This all, of course, counteracts overwhelming messaging that even though parenting is tough, it is the ultimate way to feel fulfilled and content in your own life.
What do you think? Does parenting add more joy or sorrow to your life?
If your kids are little…just wait until they become teenagers! Then ‘let the fun begin’ when it comes to parenting! [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martina McBride[/lastfm]’s new song “Teenage Daughters” says in all!