The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting


  • Author : Jessica Joelle Alexander
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-29
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101992975


The Danish Way of Parenting Book Description :

As seen in The Wall Street Journal--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. **As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more** **International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**

The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting


  • Author : Jessica Joelle Alexander
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143111719


The Danish Way of Parenting Book Description :

What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and what are the secrets of Danish parents for raising happy, confident, succesful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical guide brings together the insights of a licensed psychotherapist and a mom -- a Dane and an American married to a Dane, respectively -- on the habits of the happiest families on earth.

The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting


  • Author : Jessica Joelle Alexander
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349414355


The Danish Way of Parenting Book Description :

'A shining alternative to high-stress modern parenting, and families from New Delhi to New York will shout with joy' Heather Shumaker, author of It's OK Not to Share and It's OK to Go Up the Slide 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 guide reveals the six essential principles that have been working for parents in Denmark for decades: - Play: 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 towards others - No ultimatums: no power struggles or resentment - Togetherness: a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day A revealing and fresh take on parenting advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.

The Happiest Kids in the World
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Happiest Kids in the World


  • Author : Rina Mae Acosta
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615193912


The Happiest Kids in the World Book Description :

Discover how Dutch parents raise The Happiest Kids in the World! Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities” . . . and rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education. It’s not a fantasy—it’s the Netherlands! Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison—an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the Netherlands—report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted. Is it that dads take workdays off to help out? Chocolate sprinkles for breakfast? Bicycling everywhere? Whatever the secret, entire Dutch families reap the benefits, from babies (who sleep 15 hours a day) to parents (who enjoy a work-life balance most Americans only dream of). As Acosta and Hutchison borrow ever-more wisdom from their Dutch neighbors, this much becomes clear: Sometimes the best thing we can do as parents is . . . less!

It s OK to Go Up the Slide
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

It s OK to Go Up the Slide


  • Author : Heather Shumaker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698175471


It s OK to Go Up the Slide Book Description :

When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It’s OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her “renegade rules” for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It’s Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It’s Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don’t Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they’re spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it’s technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting


  • Author : Rebecca Eanes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101992203


Positive Parenting Book Description :

"This is a must-read for every family that yearns to create peace and harmony.” --Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent Tired of yelling and nagging? True family connection is possible--and this essential guide shows us how. Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones and frustrated by the lack of emotionally aware books for parents, she began to share her own insights with readers online. Her following has grown into a thriving community--hundreds of thousands strong. In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an "expert," but from a learning, evolving parent. Filled with practical, solution-oriented advice, this is an empowering guide for any parent who longs to end the yelling, power struggles, and downward spiral of acting out, punishment, resentment, and shame--and instead foster an emotional connection that helps kids learn self-discipline, feel confident, and create lasting, loving bonds.

Happy Campers

Happy Campers


  • Author : Audrey Monke
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781546081784


Happy Campers Book Description :

Audrey "Sunshine" Monke, mother of five and camp owner-director, shares nine powerful parenting techniques-inspired by the research-based practices of summer camp-to help kids thrive and families become closer. Research has proven that kids are happier and gain essential social and emotional skills at camp. A recognized parenting expert, Audrey Monke distills what she's learned from thousands of interactions with campers, camp counselors, and parents, and from her research in positive psychology, to offer intentional strategies parents can use to foster the benefits of camp at home. Our screen-obsessed, competitive society makes it harder than ever to raise happy, thriving kids. But there are tried-and-true methods that can help. Instead of rearing a generation of children who are overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and who struggle to become independent, responsible adults, parents can create a culture that promotes the growth of important character traits and the social skills kids need for meaningful, successful lives. Thousands of parents attest to the "magical" benefits of summer camp for their kids, noting their children return more joyful, positive, confident, and resilient after just a few weeks. But you can learn exactly what it takes to promote these benefits at home. Complete with specific ideas to implement the most effective summer camp secrets, HAPPY CAMPERS is a one of a kind resource for raising happy, socially intelligent, successful kids.

Simplicity Parenting
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

Simplicity Parenting


  • Author : Kim John Payne
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345507983


Simplicity Parenting Book Description :

Outlines a four-step program for decluttering a home, increasing a child's sense of security, scheduling down time, and instilling calmness in the face of hectic environments.

It s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

It s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids


  • Author : Heather Shumaker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-02
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101597132


It s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids Book Description :

Parenting can be such an overwhelming job that it’s easy to lose track of where you stand on some of the more controversial subjects at the playground (What if my kid likes to rough house—isn’t this ok as long as no one gets hurt? And what if my kid just doesn’t feel like sharing?). In this inspiring and enlightening book, Heather Shumaker describes her quest to nail down “the rules” to raising smart, sensitive, and self-sufficient kids. Drawing on her own experiences as the mother of two small children, as well as on the work of child psychologists, pediatricians, educators and so on, in this book Shumaker gets to the heart of the matter on a host of important questions. Hint: many of the rules aren’t what you think they are! The “rules” in this book focus on the toddler and preschool years—an important time for laying the foundation for competent and compassionate older kids and then adults. Here are a few of the rules: • It’s OK if it’s not hurting people or property • Bombs, guns and bad guys allowed. • Boys can wear tutus. • Pictures don’t have to be pretty. • Paint off the paper! • Sex ed starts in preschool • Kids don’t have to say “Sorry.” • Love your kid’s lies. IT’S OK NOT TO SHARE is an essential resource for any parent hoping to avoid PLAYDATEGATE (i.e. your child’s behavior in a social interaction with another child clearly doesn’t meet with another parent’s approval)! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Swedish Way to Parent and Play  Advice for Raising Gender Equal Kids

The Swedish Way to Parent and Play Advice for Raising Gender Equal Kids


  • Author : Kristina Henkel
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682684313


The Swedish Way to Parent and Play Advice for Raising Gender Equal Kids Book Description :

Enter a world where Batman does the dishes and Barbie fights crime In the US and around the world, people are striving to close the gender gap. Ranked fifth globally for gender equality, Sweden is doing something right. But to truly close the gap, Swedish experts Kristina Henkel and Marie Tomicic know that we have to start at the beginning, with the daily gender traps and stumbling blocks that cause us to view our children one-dimensionally and limit their potential. In The Swedish Way to Parent and Play, Henkel and Tomicic share practical strategies and tips covering play and friendship, emotions and self-esteem, and language and body, to help parents and teachers support children’s development as unique individuals. The point is not that boys should wear dresses and girls can’t play with dolls, or that all children should be the same. Gender equality is about variety; it’s about showing children 100 possible ways to be instead of just two.