Family life

The Danish society revolves around family life, where both parents enjoy spending time with their kids and take part in hobbies and leisure activities together.

Denmark is said to be the happiest country in the world, and a safe place to bring up kids. The parental attitude tends to be liberal and tolerant.

In Denmark, childhood is understood as a crucial stage of life, during which social skills are developed and personality is shaped. Danish parents, carers, teachers and preschool teachers encourage children to explore and play freely.

Denmark has an extensive social welfare system that guarantees high-quality and affordable childcare and after-school programmes for all families, which makes it possible and common for both parents to work. Almost all Danish families use childcare options.