How to raise a Viking

Helen Russell

£16.99

Available on back-order

‘Helen has a way to take big ideas and convey them with warmth and wisdom’ Dr Rangan Chatterjee

‘Enlightening and entertaining’Helen Thorn

‘Ditch all the other parenting books’ Matt Rudd

‘Witty and informative’ Meik Wiking

ISBN: 9780008602727 Category:

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‘Helen has a way to take big ideas and convey them with warmth and wisdom’ Dr Rangan Chatterjee

‘Enlightening and entertaining’Helen Thorn

‘Ditch all the other parenting books’ Matt Rudd

‘Witty and informative’ Meik Wiking

What do Vikings know about raising children? Turns out, quite a lot?

After a decade of living in Denmark and raising a family there, Helen Russell noticed that Nordic children are different. They eat differently. They learn differently. They run, jump and climb out in nature for hours a day, even though the weather is terrible and it’s dark October to March. And then they grow up to be some of the happiest adults on the planet. Her question was: how?

In How to Raise a Viking, Russell takes a deep dive into the parenting culture of Denmark and the other Nordic nations, from parental leave policies to school structure, screen time, and the surprising customs that lead to happy, well-adjusted humans. This fascinating peek behind the cultural curtain allows readers a glimpse of another world, where babies sleep outside in their prams up to -20°C and pre-schoolers wield axes.

Refreshingly funny and unfailingly optimistic about the new generation of humans growing up in the world right now, this is a heart-warming love letter to Russell’s adopted homeland and proof that we could all use a bit more Viking in our lives.

Additional information

Weight 0.42 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.1 × 3.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

357

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

649.109489 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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