Parents’ estimations of their children’s happiness differ significantly from the child’s own assessment of their feelings, a study has shown. Research by psychologists at Plymouth University showed parents of 10 and 11-year-olds consistently overestimated their child’s happiness, while those with 15 and 16-year-olds were inclined to underestimate.

– University of Plymouth

Source: Parents inclined to misjudge child happiness based on personal feelings — ScienceDaily