You have probably already noticed that no one in your life can cheer you up like a gorgeous child. One look into his beautiful eyes, one flash of a gooey smile, and your problems will be gone. No matter what is bothering you, your child can solve all your problems with a giggle with minimal effort. Some people find that becoming a parent takes them a few octaves higher on the happiness scale.
When your heart is filled with love and pride, you feel much higher than ever before. And the bottoms? Well, you may find that things just don’t seem as bad as they used to. Children are born with the ability to make us happy, and that’s as important to them as it is to us. So why do children make you happy? Here are four reasons why your child makes you happy: Oxytocin is often referred to as the “love hormone” because it is responsible for the love you experience while spending time with your child. Skin to skin, breastfeeding, and eye contact can trigger the release of this very important hormone that helps you bond with your baby. It’s a two-way street, your child also releases some oxytocin during these interactions and enjoys the same bonding experience. You are busy falling in love with each other, and therefore, spending time with your child makes you feel happy.
Having a child to love suddenly puts everything else in a better position. You may find yourself worrying less about the little things or spending less time on things that annoy you. With a baby to take care of, you’re too busy to waste time worrying about things that aren’t important. Having a baby will show you what’s important. After all, even the worst day can be made better by simply hugging and smiling from a small child who loves you unconditionally.