Michele Hutchison,Rina Mae Acosta

The Happiest Kids in the World

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Discover how Dutch parents raise The Happiest Kids in the World!
Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities” . . . and rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education. It’s not a fantasy—it’s the Netherlands!
Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the Netherlands—report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted. Is it that dads take workdays off to help out? Chocolate sprinkles for breakfast? Bicycling everywhere?
Whatever the secret, entire Dutch families reap the benefits, from babies (who sleep 15 hours a day) to parents (who enjoy a work-life balance most Americans only dream of). As Acosta and Hutchison borrow ever-more wisdom from their Dutch neighbors, this much becomes clear: Sometimes the best thing we can do as parents is . . . less!
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Quotes

    Ксения Буковскаяhas quoted3 years ago
    Happiness is not having the most but accepting what you have
    Katya Olkhovahas quoted4 years ago
    Gina Ford’s The Contented Little Baby Book, Elizabeth Pantley’s The No-Cry Sleep Solution, Harvey Karp’s The Happiest Baby on the Block and Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect the First Year
    Denis Volyntsevhas quoted4 years ago
    In 2013, a UNICEF report rated Dutch children the happiest in the world.1 According to researchers, Dutch kids are ahead of their peers in childhood well-being when compared with twenty-nine of the world’s richest industrialized countries

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