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Dutch kids are said to be the happiest in the world for a variety of potential reasons. Which of the following Dutch parenting practices should we adopt to a greater extent in this country?

Which of these practices do you already follow?

Reading, writing, and math aren't taught before age 6 (9.8%)

No homework until high school (19.5%)

Kids as young as 6 play outside unsupervised (17.1%)

Many parents eat breakfast and dinner with their kids every day (60.9%)

Families vacation together three times a year (63.5%)

Children are encouraged to be spontaneous & not expected to sit quietly (41.5%)

None of the above (4.9%)

Dutch kids are said to be the happiest in the world for a variety of potential reasons.  Which of the following Dutch parenting practices should we adopt to a greater extent in this country?