Iben Sandahl is the bestselling author of The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids and Play The Danish Way: A Guide to Raising Balanced, Resilient and Healthy Children through Play.
Her books have helped parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.
Denmark has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world for over 40 years in a row. Countless articles and studies have been devoted to discovering the reasons why. But the results are always unclear. In her book; The Danish Way of Parenting, Iben claims to have uncovered the real secret to the Danes happiness. And it is, quite simply, in their upbringing. Danish parents raise happy children who grow up to be happy adults who raise happy children and the cycle repeats itself.
In her second book: Play The Danish Way she answers some of the many questions arising in the aftermath after her first book. To raise happy children, we need to consider the whole child, its physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.
Sandahl advocates for a society where we pay more attention on raising robust children with strong inner strength so they are better equipped for the big challenges that await them in the future. Play The Danish Way is an introduction on how to do that, through unstructured free play.
Play helps develop a sense of self that shapes the foundation, for whole and happy children and gives parents insight into how important play is when raising resilient and healthy children. It is a hands-on guide on how to integrate play as a part of everyday life.
Her next book will be launched June 7.th and will be her first Danish book.