Children being planned, wanted, and loved by their parents. Having the number of children to assure individualized parental attention and span of control without enlisting oldest children to raise younger siblings. Parents treating and loving all their children equally. No parental favoritism regarding children. Children KNOW who is the family favorite although parents may steadfastly deny that there is favoritism.
Having a lifestyle which includes the finer things and amenities in life so that children can appreciate the finer aspects of life and know that there is more to life than bare, instinctual survival at the most primitive level. Haveing enough monies for education, foreign travel, and participating in cultural activities. Children who are exposed to art are happier and more well rounded that those who are not.
Having a socioeconomic lifestyle beyond the poverty level, preferably at the more affluent socioeconomic level. Studies have confirmed that poverty and socioeconomic struggle have a negative impact on children emotionally, psychologically, mentally, and academically. Children who grow up in impoverished or near impoverished conditions are not happy as they are in often insecure and perilous familial situations. Their parents are constantly worrying about making ends meet. Such children often have to work as children to support their families. Children who are affluent are the happiest as their needs are taking care of and more.