Apparently, the Dutch know what's what when it comes to raising kids. In UNICEF's recent Child Well-Being report, which ranks the 29 richest countries, the Netherlands is the only one to score among the top five in all categories. This maintains Holland's reputation for having the happiest kids on the planet.
As a proud Canuck it's disheartening to see where the Dutch have succeeded, Canada is struggling with its youngest constituents. Canada achieved mostly median scores across the board and dropped to 24th of the 29 countries.
So just how does the Netherlands maintain its billing as the happiest place on Earth? Let's find out!
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