About The Authors - The Danish Way of Parenting

Jessica Alexander


Jessica Joelle Alexander

Jessica Joelle Alexander is a bestselling author, journalist, Danish Parenting Expert, Psychologist and cultural researcher. Her book: The Danish Way of Parenting: what the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids, is published in over 28 countries. Her work has been featured in TIME, Salon, The Atlantic, the NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC World News, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Greater Good Science Centre Berkley and many more. She gives talks and workshops globally on how to improve wellbeing. Jessica speaks four languages and lives with her Danish husband and two children in Europe.

Iben Sandahl


Iben Dissing Sandahl comes from Denmark and is an internationally-renowned public speaker, best-selling author, psychotherapist and educator. She has more than 20 years of experienced insight into child psychology and education, which in a most natural way anchor the Danish way of practicing parenthood. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Salon, El Païs, Reader’s Digest, Greater Good Science, Elle and many more – and her main mission is to help parents raise happy and confident children. She writes for Psychology Today and leads an European Erasmus financed project on how to implement empathy in schools and institutions all over Europe. She is a wife and mother of two girls, Ida and Julie.