Learn the Secret to Raising Happy Children with “The Danish Way of Parenting”
Welcome to The Nancy Ferrari Show! In this episode, I introduce you to Jessica Joelle Alexander. She is an American author, columnist and cultural trainer. She graduated with a BS in a psychology. In addition, she went on to teach communication and writing skills in Scandinavia and central Europe. Married to a Dane for 13 years, she lives in Rome with him and two children, Sophia and Sebastian. Jessica joins me to talk about her new book “The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids”.
The Danish Way of Parenting (co-authored with Iben Dissing Sandhal, a certified coach, author and licensed narrative psychotherapist) is a thought-provoking introduction to the Danish values. It also helps Americans raise happier, more secure kids. Even more amazing is that Denmark has been voted the happiest country int he world for 40 consecutive years.This most recently in the 2016 World Happiness Report. Listen in as Jessica shares the secret to this consistent success!
Within The Danish Way of Parenting she shares their acronym, PARENT. In addition, she also expands on their profound parenting theory:
P – Play: Hear how free play creates happier, better adjusted, more resilient adults
A – Authenticity: Why honesty creates a stronger sense of self and how to use praise to form a grown mindset rather than a fixed mindset
R – Reframing: How shifting our perception can improve relationships and well-being
E – Empathy: How fostering an empathic household can help your children be more tolerant in addition to being less judgmental of others
N – No Ultimatums: Why avoiding power struggles and using a more democratic parenting approach fosters trust
T – Togetherness and Hygge (Coziness): Why a strong social network is one of the biggest factors in our overall happiness. By creating hygge, we can give this powerful gift to our children.
Finally, Jessica shares that finding the brighter side of life and shifting from ME to WE will provide enormous benefits!
To learn more about Jessica, please visit her site www.JessicaJoelleAlexander.com
You can also purchase “The Danish Way of Parenting” through Amazon.com
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