Dad, now you have to ask: How did you keep your Dad happy?
Read more A new study by the researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the University Of Southern California finds that dads who spend more time with their children are more likely to be happier and less likely to have more stressful situations.
The researchers used data from more than 1.2 million adults between the ages of 20 and 54 to look at the links between parenting style and happiness and well-being in their sample.
The research, published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, found that dads are more emotionally engaged with their kids than other parents.
The authors of the study say their results have implications for parents of children in need, with some parents feeling more emotionally attached to their children than others.
“Our findings show that fathers may be able to be more emotionally involved with their offspring,” study author and psychology professor, Dr. David Schlesinger, said in a statement.
“This may help prevent child abuse or neglect from occurring.”
The study involved data from over 500,000 adults in the United States and Canada between 2006 and 2016.
They were asked about how often they spent time with family, how often their children spent time alone and how often children interacted with their fathers.
The study found that fathers who spent more time interacting with their own children were significantly more likely than other dads to report that they had more stressful experiences, as well as feeling more likely not to be emotionally involved in their own child’s life.
They also had more negative feelings towards their own kids, but not towards their children’s parents.
“We find that fathers are more often and more negatively involved in children’s lives than other fathers, but they are also more likely in general to report being emotionally involved and having a more positive life,” Schlesingers told Business Insider.
“There are important lessons here for parents who are struggling with their parenting style.”
There are plenty of parenting tips for dads, including the following: Pay attention to your kids’ needs and what they need from you.
They’re not just yours, they’re their lives.