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The Danish Way of Parenting

By: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Dissing Sandahl
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
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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, successful kids year after year? This upbeat and practical guide reveals the six essential principles that have been working for parents in Denmark for decades:

  • Play: 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 towards others
  • No ultimatums: no power struggles or resentment
  • Togetherness: a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day

A revealing and fresh take on 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.

©2017 Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Happier families

This book provide simple, effective, common sense steps that every family can apply to their lives immediately. It’s so easy to spend time doing chores and other activities that take us away from our kids. By involving our kids in more daily activities and spending quality fine with them without the need of electronics does make for happier kids.
I loved the idea of free play for our kids with their friends. It’s so easy to have them running from one sporting activity to their music class then back for drama class, but that time with her friends, I notice is when my daughter is happiest.

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Crystalizes what one intuitively knows is true

This (audio) book expresses and crystalizes factors that underpin the development of happy, confident and resilient kids (who grow up well-adjusted to be the same kind of adults). It brings to the forefront what we sometimes "intuitively know to be true" but yet cannot conceptualize it sufficiently to put it into words, actions or practice. Extremely helpful and for me, contains a number of "oh yea" (not necessarilly "ah ha") moments. Great listen and I will be embrace the practicalities of this approach with my two boys, eight and three.

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Amazing book for parenting

Very much related my self to a lot written in this book. Very heartwarming and beautifully well written. Personally recommended it to many friends and family. Perfect for every parent.

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A nice, easy read for busy parents

I really liked this audiobook as it wasn't judgemental or patronising and it gave some really good tips for parents or people working with young people. I usually listen to fiction audiobooks so this was a nice change.

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Such a shame it is not read by a Danish person

I went to a Danish school and had Danish parenting. It was wonderful. The sad thing is this would be a wonderful book if you didn’t have to listen to the self-congratulatory introduction. It is cloying! No Danish person I know would have written this they are a quiet people who do not shout about their achievements and I love them for that. It is a wonderful subject ruined in the delivery.

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rarely illuminating, simplistic

rarely-illuminating, simplistic, nothing new, essential research-based ...would love to hear a version for UK teachers

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Interesting perspective on parenting

Lots of useful hints and tips for parenting. It's good to learn about how the Danes approach parenthood.

I found myself having to take things with large grains of salt. Sweeping generalisations would benefit from being specified as opinion versus fact.

It's also a shame that the book is written as though the reader is American, I found this quite alienating at times, especially the over use of "we" and "us" in regards to US culture.

Definitely worth a listen, but don't treat as gospel.

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NOT JUST A PARENTING BOOK!

I listened to this book very quickly. it's very interesting and I will be sure to listen again. some helpful and constructive ways to be a better parent to build respectful relationships as a family and also some tips and ideas on how to be a better and happier person generally.

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Short but interesting

Interesting insight into a mentally healthier culture and way of life. I liked the succinctness. Makes the key lessons more memorable. A simple recipe that fits in with the calmer easier happier parenting philosophy!

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insightful and thought provoking

short succinct book packed with insights on parenting and different approaches. some common sense, some you would not have thought of

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