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Study on American parenting: My family is OK, yours is not

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Parents may have a skewed view of their family because they want to be friends with their children, according to a researcher interviewed by Stephanie Hanes from The Christian Science Monitor. (Shutterstock) Parents may have a skewed view of their family because they want to be friends with their children, according to a researcher interviewed by Stephanie Hanes from The Christian Science Monitor. (Shutterstock)

Our take: Researchers found that parents may have a skewed perception of what their family is really like. Stephanie Hanes from The Christian Science Monitor shares the areas where parents have unrealistic views of their children:

"Even before the heartbreaking shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, American parents were anxious about child rearing.

According to a report that came out earlier this month from the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, less than a quarter of US moms and dads believe this is a great time to be bringing children into the world, and most say it is tougher to raise children today than it was 50 years ago. Fewer than 1 parent in 10 thinks the quality of American family life has improved since they were growing up."

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