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I had a fantastic opportunity yesterday to sit down for a chat with Jessica Joelle Alexander, author of the popular book The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids.
Jessica lives with her husband and two kids in Italy, a country that is very hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic and has been in official lockdown for over 2 weeks now.
In this conversation Jessica and I talk about:
- how things changed in Italy during the past 3-4 weeks
- how to set routines for kids during school closures
- how to talk about quarantine to little kids
- how to help teens and young adults grasp the gravity of the situation
- how we parents can deal with anxiety
- how to look for silver linings
- and so, so much more!
I hope you find as much value in this chat as I did!
About Jessica Joelle Alexander:
Jessica Joelle Alexander is a bestselling author, Danish parenting expert, columnist, speaker, and cultural researcher. Her work has been featured in the NY Times, Vanity Fair, NPR, Huffington Post, Mothermag and the Greater Good Science Center Berkley. Her book The Danish Way of Parenting: what the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids, is available in over 19 counties in 15 languages. She writes for The Huffington Post, The Copenhagen Post & The Local Denmark. Jessica speaks four languages and lives with her Danish husband and two children in Italy.