A childhood with loving parents can lead to life as an adult with flourishing in multiple domains, a new study from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences has found.

The study, Parental Warmth and Flourishing in Mid-Life, marks an important advance in the study of flourishing. The paper reveals that people’s childhood relationship with their parents has a positive influence on their emotional, psychological, and social well-being in adulthood.

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