There are many factors to consider when choosing a place to raise a child.
Is it safe? How good are the education facilities? What kind of healthcare is available? Is there potential to earn a good income?
A recent study has used all of the above to determine the best place for kids to grow up - and the results are in.
The research, compiled by US News & World Report and Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, revealed that Britain was the 11th best country to raise a child.
Denmark was ranked as the top country in which to settle down and start a family, with Sweden and Norway following closely behind in second and third place respectively.
Other countries that made it into the top ten were Canada, Holland, Finland, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and Austria.
At the other end of the scale, Kazakhstan was rated the worst place in the world to raise kids.
Lebanon, Guatemala, Myanmar and Oman also scored poorly.