It’s Winter Olympics season and one small town in Vermont, in particular, has reason to celebrate.
A recent article in the New York Times reports that since 1984, Norwich, Vermont has put an athlete on all but one U.S. Winter Olympics team. For a town of 3,000 residents to account for a total of 11 Olympians and three Olympic medals is extraordinary—and according to author Karen Crouse it’s thanks, in part, to Vermont’s open culture and emphasis on happiness and quality of life when it comes to raising children.
The town’s unconventional approach to bringing up athletes is chronicled in Crouse’s book “Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence,” which she discussed on a recent WBUR segment. Click below to share and read more.