The Danish Way of Parenting - Jessica Joelle Alexander & Iben Sandahl

The Danish Way of Parenting

By Jessica Joelle Alexander & Iben Sandahl

  • Release Date: 2016-06-29
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 4.5
From 67 Ratings


International bestseller

As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, 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 book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T:

Play is 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 toward others.
No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment.
Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!)

With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.


  • Parenting

    By miannd
    My heritage is Finnish and much of the way I was brought up my grandma instill these life long skills to her kids and grandkids. This book is a wake up call to American families! I loved it and hope to pass the legacy to my boys.