Welcome to the podcast show notes and transcript for Episode 11: Dutch Secrets To Raising Happy Kids. In this episode Rachel Heller and I speak with Rina Mae Acosta (writer at Finding Dutchland and co-author of The Happiest Kids In The World). The Dutch system works to stress the importance of family bonding as a whole and individually between each parent with the children. Even fathers are encouraged by their employers to spend time with their children. Rina’s examples show why family is important to create happy kids. It’s all about time spent together (not the money spent) which results in a happy childhood. For example, the Dutch are big on camping and caravanning on their holidays. All of us parents want happy kids so I think listening to how the Dutch create happy childhoods will be really beneficial. Time Stamped Show Notes 1:20 A Happy Childhood is a Well-Kept Dutch Secret 5:34 Encouraging Age-Appropriate Independence in Children 6:41 Employers Recognise Why Family Is Important 8:20 The Importance of Family Bonding on Long Vacations 9:50 Why The Cinque Terre is Great With Kids 13:05 Spend Time With Your Kids in Nature 18:00 The Book Tour For The Happiest Kids In The World 23:18 Happy Kids Have Rest and Regularity Now if you like the podcast then it would be a HUGE help if you subscribed and left a rating & review.