Jessica Joelle Alexander is a Bestselling Author, Danish Parenting Expert, Columnist, Speaker and Cultural Researcher. Her work has been featured in the NY Times, Time, BBC World News, Vanity Fair, NPR, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Atlantic and many more. Her books have been published in over 29 countries. She has a regular column in The Copenhagen Post and currently researches and writes for UC Berkley’s Toward Belonging Center.
Jessica’s book The Danish Way of Parenting is one of the most sold parenting books of all time. She has been a spokesperson for LEGO on the power of play and gives talks on parenting, leadership and wellbeing around the world. She is passionate about the human condition, building character values and creating a more compassionate society.
The Danish Way
Denmark has been voted as one of the happiest countries in the world for over 40 years in a row. Countless articles and studies have been devoted to discovering the reasons why. But the results are always unclear. In this groundbreaking book, American author and Danish psychotherapst, Alexander and Sandahl claim to have uncovered the real secret to the Danes happiness. And it is, quite simply, in their upbringing. Danish parents raise happy children who grow up to be happy adults who raise happy children and the cycle repeats itself. The Danish Way of Parenting takes a fascinating look at some of the differences between American and Danish parenting styles and explains why the Danish Way has been so effective in creating happier, more resilient people for so many years. Alexander and Sandahl ask the reader to remove their “cultural glasses” for a moment and try on a “Danish way” of seeing things and then take a look at the world around them. Can anyone improve their wellbeing and cultivate the happiest children in the world in their own backyard? The answer is yes!