UNITED KINGDOM (CBS) — If you are planning a family, having two daughters may be the key to a happy home life according to a new study out of the United Kingdom.
Bounty.com, a popular UK parenting website, polled parents across the United Kingdom and found that families with two girls were more harmonious and had fewer arguments. The study also found that two girls were more well behaved, got along better and were more likely to help around the house.
However, doubling the number of girls does not make for a happier home. Researchers found that a family of four girls was the worst combination of children. They say that parents with four daughters reported to be the least content with overall family life. Parents also cited their families argued more often.
The second best child combination was one girl and one boy.
The Bounty.com study examined 2,116 families with 12 different combinations of children, excluding only children. Researchers asked parents to rank their children’s behavior within the family based on categories ranging from compatibility to ease of care.
BEST’ TO ‘WORST’ COMBINATIONS OF CHILDREN:
1. Two girls
2. One boy and one girl
3. Two boys
4. Three girls
5. Three boys
6. Four boys
7. Two girls and one boy
8. Two boys and one girl
9. Three boys and one girl
10. Three girls and one boy
11. Two boys and two girls
12. Four girls