Having children may be the to happiness and a family life. This is true for some, but researchers say that children make parents when they fly the - after they leave home. Researchers looked at on the emotional of 55,000 over 50-year-olds in Europe. They found that parents were happier with life after their children left . This could be because raising children is and stressful.
A researcher said a for parents being happiest when their children leave is the are turned - children support their parents. The researcher said suffer from depression and are more positive about . He said: "Children's roles as caregivers, providers of support or simply as a of social contact might outweigh the negative of parenthood." Healthy family relationships stop parents feeling .