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 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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