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The Danish Way of Parenting

What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)
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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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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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Short but good

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

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  • Francis Borgians
  • 11-04-2018

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
  • 22-06-2018

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-2018

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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  • Katie Simcock
  • 28-04-2018

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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  • attila csaji
  • 22-12-2017

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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  • Sarah Danaher
  • 02-01-2018

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-2019

Interesting but not riveting

This book contains some interesting information but it is not as different to the British style if parenting as I thought it would be.

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  • victoria
  • 25-02-2019

good- would recommend.

nice and easy to listen to, narrator is great. some lovely advice on raising happy children.

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  • Tim
  • 08-02-2019

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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  • Customer
  • 02-12-2018

Good

A good book and I learnt a lot from it, the only critics I have is too much focus on the problems with American parents and culture.


I think people smart enough to know what is the right or not if you just focus on the way how the danish parenting rather than keep talking about issues.

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  • Habibullah Eatamadi
  • 04-07-2018

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