What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and what are the secrets of Danish parents for raising happy, confident, successful kids, year after year?
This upbeat and practical guide brings together the insights of a licensed psychotherapist and a mum on the habits of the happiest families on earth.
The book delivers fresh advice on how to:
Encourage free play
Foster authenticity and confidence
Emphasize teamwork over power struggles
Filled with practical takeaways and inspiring examples, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.
About the Authors
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 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.
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 *
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 9th August 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.4
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1