Did you hear Americans raise unhappy babies? While certainly important to be mindful of macro indicators that affect our global children, raising individual babies to become happy kids is not a "one size fits all" topic. Instead of wallowing in despair, I decided to ask some global parenting experts their secrets to raising happy kids. From around the globe, you'll find that different countries do in fact focus on different aspects of parenting. 15 different tips from moms (and a dad!) around the world to help us raise happy kids. Most interesting to me? Not one parent noted the importance of material goods, private schools or a big house-an observation that I will remain mindful of as I continue to raise my happy kids. -By Vanessa Bell
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