The Book


Why are the Danes so happy?

Year after year Denmark, a small country in the north of Europe is voted as having the happiest people in the world. Numerous studies have tried to uncover the reasons behind this runaway phenomenon but the conclusions are always vague.

After 13 years of research and collaboration, Danish psychologist and American cultural writer Sandahl and Alexander believe they have uncovered the real secret to the Danes’ happiness. And it is in the way they parent their children.

In this groundbreaking book, the Danish Way of parenting offers a step by step guide to how you too can raise some of the happiest kids in the world. The proof already exists. Now make it work for you!


Iben Sandahl

Iben Sandahl is a professional parenting expert, narrative psychotherapist MPF, teacher and speaker. 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 bestseller: ’The Danish Way of Parenting’ has done more for the reputation of Denmark than all the national charm offensives put together. Her first book is being translated into 25 languages and countless books about “Hygge” have been published, as a response to the phenomenon described in the book. She writes for Psychology Today and is also the author of: Play The Danish Way.

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