I believe The Danish Way of Parenting is not just a book about how the happiest people in the world raise happy children, it is also a way of living. By implementing some of the tips from the book, you will not only get healthy, well-balanced and happy children, you will also learn how to become a better parent and a better human being.

My heart belongs to those in need - especially children, who doesn't have a voice and if the book can offer a change in perspective for some, I will be a very happy Dane.

– Iben Dissing Sandahl


Iben Sandahl is a bestselling author, Danish parenting expert, speaker and narrative psychotherapist. Her writings has been featured in the Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Greater Good Science Center Berkley and in almost every National Newspapers in Denmark. Her book The Danish Way of Parenting: what the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids, is being translated into 23 languages.

Iben Sandahl has more than 20 years of experienced insight into child psychology and education, which in a most natural way anchor the Danish way of practicing parenthood. 

Living and working in Denmark gives her the best possible opportunity to tell about Danish core values and concepts, which are described in the book.

She provides private family counseling by Skype, besides working in her private practice outside Copenhagen. When she´s not writing on new projects, her work as a narrative psychotherapist has made her travel around the world doing lectures about her book or helping people in difficult family situations.