A new study published in the Journal of Research in Personality found that while most people feel guilty about investing in their kids’ future, the most passionate parents are also the most willing to invest their time and money into their own futures.
The study, titled How to Invest in Your Kids’ Futures, asked 572 parents from the United States, Canada, Germany, and Australia about the risks they felt and the rewards they felt.
More than half (55 percent) said they were willing to take risks on their own children.
More parents (52 percent) felt they were more likely to invest if their child was “well adjusted” than if they were “not well adjusted.”
The study also found that mothers with a child under age 4 were the most likely to be willing to put in the extra time and effort to invest.
The findings also revealed that when it comes to investing in kids’ happiness, dads are significantly more likely than mothers to invest money in their children’s futures.
Researchers say the study highlights the value of the family as a primary investment, which could help children to achieve a better quality of life in the future.
The authors of the study say the findings are particularly relevant for the financial sector, where parents are increasingly using financial technology to support their kids.
For example, they note that more than half of all financial advisers now recommend that parents use a financial app to manage their finances.
Parents are also more likely now to use a social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube to share their financial decisions.
These platforms allow parents to engage in real time conversations about their finances and the future with their kids and help them to understand how their decisions affect their own financial health.