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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, 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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A must listen, to make parenting enjoyable.

I bought a printed copy of this book when I had my first son and never read it fully. He’s three years now and I enjoyed listening to this audio book. Everything in this book resonates so well with what we shouldn’t have done this last three years and I am happy that I’ve found these secrets to raising happy kids not very late. I highly recommend this and my sincere thanks to the authors and all who made it possible, including the Audible team 👍

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  • CDean
  • 06-22-18

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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  • Sarah Danaher
  • 01-02-18

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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  • attila csaji
  • 12-22-17

eye opening. nicely written and red. great ideas

eye opening. nicely written and red. great ideas. good for nee parents who need help in deciding how to raise good children

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  • L. Sutton
  • 11-28-17

For a new parent

It’s a must! I devoured this in a few hours and can’t wait to listen again when our little one is born. Not just useful for those with children, a must for anyone who wants to be a good human!

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  • Habibullah Eatamadi
  • 07-04-18

Excellent

Brief , sweet and enjoyable and full of practical tips.
The danish way of parenting is very similar to rural areas of many Asian countries

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  • Edith
  • 06-25-18

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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  • Vitalija Kosovaite
  • 05-06-18

My second book on Danish living

Great tips on raising kids, I would love some more examples or short stories. But overall it really is a movement how to raise happy kids and stay sane

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  • Katie Simcock
  • 04-28-18

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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  • DB
  • 04-24-18

loved the book

I've applied few of the tips from the book and can see it's already giving positive results

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-27-17

good philosophy to follow but very short

would expect to pay less than 1 credit for a3 hour recording
will be trying to implement the strategies

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-18

brilliant

I loved this book. Much of the content confimed we are on the right path with our parenting 'style' yet It was interesting to learn the science of why everyone should parent "The Danish Way." I hightly recommend this book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-14-17

Short but good

Short but good. could have gone into more detail / been more a personal an account of discovering the Danish parenting path