The secrets of bringing up the happiest kids in the world- the definitive guide to raising content, confident and well-adjusted children.
Michele Hutchison is an editor, translator and blogger. She
was born in Solihull, grew up in Lincolnshire and studied at the
universities of East Anglia, Cambridge and Lyon. She worked in
British publishing before moving to Amsterdam, heavily-pregnant, in
2004. There she worked as an editor and became a prominent
translator of Dutch literature. She lives in a leaky, old dyke
house with her Dutch husband and two children.
Rina Mae Acosta is an Asian-American writer from California currently living in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband and two young sons. She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She is the author of a successful parenting blog, Finding Dutchland.
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. *
Sunday Times *
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 *
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. * 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. * New York Post *