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.
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.
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
We’ve learnt how to embrace ‘hygge’ (Danish for the art of being cosy) but we can learn a lot from another of our European neighbours about raising contented children.