The Danish Way of Parenting

  • by Jessica Joelle Alexander, Dissing Sandahl
  • Narrated by Kim Mai Guest
  • 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, succesful kids year after year? This upbeat and practical guide reveals the habits of the happiest families on earth. With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, the authors present 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 simple yet meaningful way to foster a close bond.
A revealing and fresh take on cross-cultural 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.

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Obvious parenting tips unrelated to Danes

Do you think it's a bad idea to label your kid, "lazy?" Do you thinking having empathy is a good thing? Congratulations! You already have the level of info that's in this book. Close to nothing in this book has anything to do with Danish culture- it's all run of the mill, common sense (read: obvious) advice.
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- Rachel H.

Fascinating read

Great to get a perspective from such a great culture about on so many important aspects pertaining to parenthood and to fulfilling life in general.
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- Tamara Aviv

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio