Maybe we’re not as good at parenting as we think.

A new British study suggests that adults are lousy judges of their children’s health – a tiny fraction recognized clinical obesity in their youngsters, while fully 31 per cent underestimated their kids’ weight.

Meantime, a study of Canadian kids found no link between the amount of time parents spent with them and emotional well-being (it’s the quality, not the quantity, of the time that matters, say researchers).

More proof that our kids – sniff, sniff – could do with a little less mom and dad. In other words, give them space.