Are your kids happy?

The secret to raising the happiest kids in the world? Whatever it is, it’s somewhere in the Netherlands . . .

An eye-opening and badly-needed dose of perspective. In my next life, I want to be Dutch.

Pamela Druckerman

author of Bringing Up Bébé (French Children Don’t Throw Food)

How can it be that …

Dutch parents let their kids play outside on their own?


Dutch schools not set homework for the under-tens?

Dutch babies seem so content, and sleep so well?

Dutch teenagers don't rebel?

The Dutch trust their children to bike to school?

Parents serve chocolate sprinkles for breakfast!?

What is the secret of bringing up the happiest kids in the world?

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Would parents rather their children be successful or happy?

Does one lead to the other?

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

Meet the Authors

Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison

In The Happiest Kids in the World, expats Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—both married to Dutchmen and bringing up their kids in the Netherlands—examine the unique environment that enables the Dutch to turn out such well-adjusted, independent children.


Don't take just our word for it.

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