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The Happiest Kids in the World: Bringing up Children the Dutch Way (Paperback)
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The Happiest Kids in the World: Bringing up Children the Dutch Way (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 28/06/2018
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'An eye-opening and badly-needed dose of perspective. In my next life, I want to be Dutch.' - Pamela Druckerman, author of French Children Don't Throw Food

Why do Dutch babies seem so content, and sleep so well? Why do Dutch parents let their kids play outside on their own? Why do the Dutch trust their children to cycle to school? Why do Dutch schools not set homework for the under-tens? Why do Dutch teenagers not rebel and what is the secret of bringing up the happiest kids in the world?

In a recent UNICEF study of child well-being, Dutch children came out on top as the happiest all-round.

Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison, both married to Dutchmen and bringing up their kids in Holland, examine the unique environment that enables the Dutch to turn out such contented, well-adjusted and healthy babies, children and teens. Read this book if you want to find out what lessons you can learn from Dutch parents, to ensure your kids turn out happy!

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784161545
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 20 mm


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'Clear and concise, with plenty of anecdotes from family life to illustrate the argument, this is one of the most convincing parenting books to come across my desk in the last year.' - The Sunday Times 

'A fascinating book - one I wish I had read sooner! In fact, the more I read the more I became tempted to move our entire family to the Netherlands...' - Sarah Turner, author of The Unmumsy Mum 

'Considering 2016 was the year Brits embraced the cosy Danish concept of hygge,then 2017 may be the year in which we tire of candles and adopt the rougher and readier Dutch version: gezelligheid... Entertaining... I would say all parents should read this book.' - The Daily Mail 

'What a joy to discover that the eternal secret to happy kids just might stem from routine, family time, independence, reasonable expectations - and chocolate sprinkles.' - The New York Post

'An eye-opening and badly-needed dose of perspective. In my next life, I want to be Dutch.' - Pamela Druckerman, author of French Children Don't Throw Food 

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“Growing Up Happy ”

Interesting. Every parent should read this book! Completely compelling and could not put this down so I read it in a day. It is reflective, gentle,funny,serious and most importantly of all incredibly well researched.... More

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21st February 2017
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