英語で読む: What makes children happy?

From Yahoo Singapore.
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(…) As part of a study (…), children aged between 10 and 15 years were asked about how satisfied they were with their lives. It’s not surprising that one of the main findings was that a mother’s happiness is tied-up with that of her children.
Children with mothers who were happy in their own relationships were happier than those with mothers who were unhappy in a partnership. (M)other’s well-being and happiness is more important to her offspring than the happiness and well-being of the father. This could possibly be down to the fact that women show their emotions more readily than men.
The (…) happiest children are those living with two parents, either biological or step, and who don’t have a younger sibling. (…)
The study also revealed that the happiest children are those who eat at least three evening meals per week with the family.

Here is one person’s comment to this topic:
It may be true that children who have younger sibling are not so happy. Surely, a parent who has more than one child, has less time, attention and money for every child. But is it really a problem? Do we really need to be EXTREMELY happy? It is probably enough to be happy ENOUGH. Many children from big families do not seem unhappy and may have very good lives.

Homework

After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. Do you remember: what made you happy when you were a child? What made you unhappy?
2. Do you think it is important to have very happy childhood? Do you have any idea: what could be more important for a child?
3. Do you know a person who is happy? What was his / her childhood like?

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