UPDATE: So what makes a winning country?
Here's how it's done in the Netherlands...
"It's almost a caricature that children are the ones that decide what happens within the family," says Mr Vangeert. "Their wishes become so strong that parents have to work very hard to give them what they want. Sometimes, there can be a lack of balance between the happiness of the child and that of the parent."**********
If only I'd been born in Baghdad...
"The UK has been accused of failing its children, as it comes bottom of a league table for child well-being across 21 industrial countries."
CHILD WELL-BEING RANK1. Netherlands2. Sweden3. Denmark4. Finland5. Spain6. Switzerland7. Norway8. Italy9. Republic of Ireland10. Belgium11. Germany12. Canada13. Greece14. Poland15. Czech Republic16. France17. Portugal18. Austria19. Hungary20. United States21. United KingdomSource: Unicef