Researchers examined the lives of families with different combinations of children, both male and female and discovered the BEST combination for a happy family.
The results show of all the variations, two girls make for the most harmonious family life as they are unlikely to fight, will play nicely and are generally a pleasure to be around, shares The Telegraph.
It also emerged two girls rarely annoy their parents, make limited noise, often confide in their parents and are unlikely to wind each other up or ignore each other.
However families with four girls turned out to be the least happy, with one in four of those admitting they were not 100 per cent happy with their lot – and one in three finding it hard to cope on a daily basis.
The study was conducted with 2,116 parents of children aged 16 and under.
Faye Mingo, spokeswoman for www.bounty.com, said: ”The mums and dads we polled obviously dearly love their children, but those with bigger families find it much harder to keep the peace on a daily basis.
”The findings were absolutely fascinating – we often assume little girls behave like angels, and if you have two this certainly seems to be the case.
”But the more girls you have the more of a handful they become – more so than boys in fact.
”In fact, going from two to four girls seem to take parents from one extreme to the other – whilst doubling the amount of boys has much less impact.
”We expected two, three or four boys to come out as the most difficult combination of children to have, purely because of their energetic and boisterous personalities.”
‘BEST’ TO ‘WORST’ COMBINATIONS OF CHILDREN:
2.One boy and one girl
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
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