The Danish Way of Parenting
What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
By Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl
A practical parenting guide based on the philosophy that has made Denmark the happiest country in the world.
'A shining alternative to high-stress modern parenting, and families from New Delhi to New York will shout with joy' Heather Shumaker, author of It's OK Not to Share and It's OK to Go Up the Slide
DISCOVER THE PARENTING SECRETS OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical guide reveals the six essential principles that have been working for parents in Denmark for decades:
- Play: essential for development and well-being
- Authenticity: fosters trust and an 'inner compass'
- Reframing: helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side
- Empathy: allows us to act with kindness towards others
- No ultimatums: no power struggles or resentment
- Togetherness: a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day
A revealing and fresh take on parenting advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.
Jessica Joelle Alexander (Author)
Jessica Alexander is an American author, columnist, and cultural trainer. She graduated with a B.S. in psychology and went on to teach communication and writing skills in Scandinavia and Central Europe. She has been married to a Dane for thirteen years and has always been passionate about cultural differences. She speaks four languages and lives in Rome with her husband and two children, Sophia and Sebastian.
Iben Sandahl (Author)
Iben Dissing Sandahl is a certified coach, author, and licensed narrative psychotherapist, MPF, with a private practice just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. She specializes in counseling families and children. Originally trained as a teacher, she worked for ten years in the Danish school system before earning her degree in narrative psychotherapy. She is very passionate about her work and is regularly quoted in magazines, in newspapers, and on Danish national radio for her expert opinion. She is a wife and mother of two girls, Ida and Julie.
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09 Aug 2016
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An emotionally smart, gem of a book. The Danish Way of Parenting offers a shining alternative to high-stress modern parenting, and families from New Delhi to New York will shout with joy
— Heather Shumaker, author of It's OK Not to Share and It's OK to Go Up the Slide
A radical departure from the traditionally British way of parenting, this book has been an eye-opener -- I'm now attempting to put the theories into practice with my own mini Viking! — Helen Russell, author of The Year of Living Danishly
Everyone around the globe can gain something from the valuable wisdom found in this book. Concepts such as reframing and hygge prove useful to families from all cultures. It's wonderful to see that Danish parenting has so much in common with Positive Parenting! I highly recommend this book! — Rebecca Eanes, author of Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide
A powerful new method of raising children . . . who are "resilient and emotionally secure" -- in other words, exactly what we're all aiming for — Mother Magazine