The whole child

Have you ever considered what “the whole child” means? In Denmark, there isn´t a sole focus on education or sports but rather on the whole child. Socialization, autonomy, cohesion, democracy and self-esteem are all important principles for building up “whole children”. Learn more from the happiest country in the world in this video. #play @ibendissingsandahl #thedanishway


Iben Sandahl

Iben 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.

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