Everyone around the globe can gain something from the valuable wisdom found in this book. Concepts such as reframing and hygge prove useful to families from all cultures. It’s wonderful to see that Danish parenting has so much in common with Positive Parenting! I highly recommend this book!
Having studied the reasons behind the Danish happiness model for years. I found this book to be a clear-sighted, very useful and smart guide on how to improve your own happiness level as a parent and how to foster happier children the Danish way. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to give themselves and/or their children the best chances of a happy life.
From the moment I met Iben Sandahl, I was impressed by her keen intelligence, professionalism, competence, attention to detail and unpretentious demeanor. My first contact with Iben was when I extended an invitation to deliver a guest lecture based on her co-authored book, The Danish Way of Parenting, for a class that I co-taught as a visiting faculty member at DIS Copenhagen entitled: Child Development: Theory and Practice. Iben is a talented and highly respected author. In The Danish Way of Parenting, she provides American parents an alternative view to parenting practices. With reflective insight from her education, training, private practice and her own experiences as a parent, Iben explains, in very clear language, key parenting concepts backed by research, child development theories, and clinical and anecdotal examples. As such, The Danish Way of Parenting is an accessible and exceptional read that is relevant for a wide audience including parents, educators, individuals who work with children, and anyone who hopes to be a parent someday!
If the `grown-ups` of every nation put the principles outlined in The Danish Way into practice even 50 percent of their waking lives, oh, the potential change to humanity…. Sometimes a book has the power to literally re-sculpt the world as we know it, bringing about changes to the next generation which could even make the word war a concept of the dim and distant past. The Danish Way of Parenting really is every adult’s Bible.
An emotionally smart gem of a book. The Danish Way of Parenting offers a shining alternative to high-stress modern parenting, and families from New Delhi to New York will shout with joy. Forget the pursuit of happiness, this book gets to the authentic roots of family happiness. I guess I’m Danish.
Iben Dissing Sandahl // Lyngby Hovedgade 96 // Lyngby Port // 2800 Kgs. Lyngby // Denmark