The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting

What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

Book - 2016
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Penguin Putnam
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.

**As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more**

**International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**

Baker & Taylor
Reveals the habits of Danish parents on child rearing, focusing on play, authenticity, empathy, and togetherness as key building blocks for raising happy, well-adjusted children.

Publisher: New York :, A TarcherPerigee Book,, 2016, c2014
ISBN: 9780143111719
Characteristics: xxii, 185 p. ; 21cm
Additional Contributors: Sandahl, Iben - Author


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JCLMELODYK Feb 10, 2017

I recommend this book for the simple fact that it makes you realize that the way you were parented isn't the only way or necessarily the best way. This is of course a very personal statement but often we just do what was done to us and don't stop to learn and improve upon the past.

Jan 11, 2017

Best parenting book I've ever read

Jan 09, 2017

Long on stories, short on actual advice. Easier said than done, unless you live in Denmark

Oct 05, 2016

Quick and light read explains how to build resilient, strong willed children who can roll with life's bumps and are most importantly HAPPY!!

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