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title: The Danish Way of Parenting
date: '2018-07-04T17:31:01-07:00'
categories: book
tags: book nonfiction okay parenting
pagecount: 146
The last in the batch of parenting books that I bought, [*The Danish Way of Parenting*][book-amaz]
turns to Denmark as a bastion of happiness to explain why the country is so generally happy by
placing the blame on their unique parenting style. Obviously the authors don't claim this is the
only reason, but it stands to reason that a homogenous country might have developed a relatively
homogenous parenting style.
The book is quite short and easy to read. They also [have a website][danish] which has some extra
information related to the book. It reads as if they had something like a short pamphlet which they
fleshed out into a book. This isn't necessarily bad, just saying that it is not of the same caliber
of story or material as say [*Bringing Up Bebe*](/book/2018/06/29/bringing-up-bebe.html).
There is an acronym that drives this book: PARENT. Play. Authenticity. Reframing. Empathy. No
Ultimatums. Togetherness and Hygge. I won't recount the whole book, but I agree with most of what
they say and it jives pretty well with *Bringing Up Bebe* and [*The Blessing of a Skinned Knee*](/book/2018/03/22/the-blessing-of-a-skinned-knee.html).
It is worth reading mostly because it only takes a couple hours and the material is easy to digest
and see how you can implement it. I would say that this book could be expanded quite a bit and the
writing could be quite a bit better.

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