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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander, Iben Sandahl Narrator: Kim Mai Guest Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781524736361
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From free play to cozy together time, 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 book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T:

  • Play is 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 toward others.
  • No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment.
  • Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge—and it’s a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!)

With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The authors…position the Danish whole-child approach, which emphasizes socialization, autonomy, and self-esteem, as an appealing alternative. With anecdotes from the authors’ childhoods and personal family stories, research from child psychology studies, and advice from parenting experts, the book presents a six-part program, represented by the acronym.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An understated urgency gives Kim Mai Guest’s performance a measure of gravitas that is not out of place with this eye-opening audiobook. Yet, aided by her pleasing tone and diction, she also sounds calm and centered as she describes the stark contrasts between Danish parenting and the overstriving practices we see in the US…The discussion benefits from her ‘beginner’s mind’ as well as from Guest’s calm engagement. This essential parenting resource brings us back to basics without sounding simplistic or preachy.”

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  • “An emotionally smart gem of a book. The Danish Way 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.”

    Heather Shumaker, author of It’s OK Not to Share

  • “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!”

    Rebecca Eanes, author of Positive Parenting

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About the Author

Jessica Alexander is an American wife and mother who is raising her family in Copenhagen.

About the Narrator

Kim Mai Guest is a multilingual voice actress who has worked extensively in animation, video games, and audiobook narration. She has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a cofinalist in 2008 for the Audie Award for best science-fiction narration.