Denmark has frequently been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world. It is a culture that celebrates togetherness and hygge (cozy conviviality), teaches empathy, and believes children should have a voice and be respected. All of these factors play a part in how Danes parent.
So, what can we learn from the Danish way? Tune into this Mom Enough episode with Jessica Joelle Alexander, best-selling author of The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids. Listen and learn why ultimatums aren’t helpful and why empathy, “equal dignity” and happy times together are key to raising self-assured and joyful children.
WHAT WERE YOUR BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS FROM THE DANISH WAY OF PARENTING?
What two things will you do differently as a parent after listening to this episode? What do you notice as the most striking difference in the Danish Way compared to the American way? How do you think the Danish Way of Parenting would benefit your children?
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EUROPEAN APPROACHES TO CHILD-REARING AND EDUCATION?
❉ TEACHING OUR CHILDREN ABOUT SEX, LOVE AND EQUALITY. Tune into this conversation with Bonnie Rough to hear what she learned while living in the Netherlands with her young children.
❉ WHY ARE FINLAND’S SCHOOLS SUCCESSFUL? Read this article to learn more about Finland’s unique approach to education.