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Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death

Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death

The other night my daughter and I sat down to watch a Danish kids’ TV program called Wild Friends. It’s a sweet show about two young kids who are animal rescuers. They get calls from all over the countryside to save animals they bring back to a farm where they nurse...

Parents Play to Win in Happiness

Parents Play to Win in Happiness

Most parents want their children to be happy. This is universal. But what constitutes happiness and moreover, how is our modern-day idea of success getting in the way of achieving this? As the author of the Danish Way of Parenting; What the Happiest People in the...

The Danish way’ trumps the American dream

The Danish way’ trumps the American dream

The American author of a new book about Danish parenting writes that the Danes' focus on empathy makes them much happier than Americans who pursue material goods. I used to undervalue the importance of empathy until I married a Dane.  Through my many years living...

The Danish Way: 3 Tips to Divorcing Happily Ever After

The Danish Way: 3 Tips to Divorcing Happily Ever After

We all know how popular divorce is. These days you have about a 50% chance of your marriage surviving and judging by the bitter divorces battles that get splattered all over the news, it’s no wonder the first sentence uttered when a split is imminent is “get a...

The Danish Way: 3 Tips to Divorcing Happily Ever After

Are Homework and Testing Measuring Up?

When I talked to my Danish husband about getting grades when I was in kindergarten, he almost fell off the bed. “What in the world did you get grades for?” We would discuss our childhoods at length and I remember thinking that my poor husband must have been neglected....

The Danish Way: 3 Tips to Divorcing Happily Ever After

The Secret To Danish Happiness

  Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of "hygge." This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is...

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Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death

Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death

The other night my daughter and I sat down to watch a Danish kids’ TV program called Wild Friends. It’s a sweet show about two young kids who are animal rescuers. They get calls from all over the countryside to save animals they bring back to a farm where they nurse...

Parents Play to Win in Happiness

Parents Play to Win in Happiness

Most parents want their children to be happy. This is universal. But what constitutes happiness and moreover, how is our modern-day idea of success getting in the way of achieving this? As the author of the Danish Way of Parenting; What the Happiest People in the...