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.
Best parenting book ever
As a Canadian, I have often felt I don’t fit in to my societal norms or the pressures put on women and mothers. I’ve always tried to do what felt right for me and my family even if others looks down on it. This book reaffirms how I felt, parenting isn’t a competition, it’s about love and raising good humans. I wish this book was a mandatory read for all people. It’s wisdom transcends parenthood, the teachings in this book could benefit anyone, a worker, a manager, friend, daughter, etc... thank you for writing it!! I have evolved into an even better mom because of it.