Mothers tend to get more satisfaction than fathers from talking to their children, and more kids translate into greater happiness for parents, according to a study by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs.
The study by Park Jong-suh puts the "satisfaction level" of mothers talking to their kids at 69.7 percent, but that of men at only 54.7 percent. The older the father, the less time he is likely to have for the conversation of children, with dads in their 50s stretching to 49.4 percent and those in their 60s barely bothering to pretend at 44.2 percent.
The study was conducted last year among 9,350 married men and women.
But for both parents, a greater number of children means greater happiness. For families of two to four people, parents' satisfaction with their kids was scored at 68.8 percent, but in families of five or more people it rose to 73.2 percent.