A friend brought up this interesting article about parenting. Basically, it says that parents may talk up the benefits of being a parent to make it feel worth the effort.
Before I go any further, I just want to say that I am not yet a parent, though I very much want to be.
Now that that's out of the way, I wonder if these scientist are parents themselves. And what kind of parents did they study?
To me, all I need out of parenting are hugs and hearing, "I love you, Daddy." I would give a lot for those.