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Parenting in Sweden: The A−Z Guide

Sofi Tegsveden Deveaux

Get to know your child’s home country and become a more confident parent with this comprehensive handbook.

Embark on your parenting journey in Sweden with this indispensable guide! Whether you’re new to the country and planning to start a family, recently relocated with your children, or seeking deeper insights into Swedish parenting practices, this book is your go-to resource. Containing over 600 entries, it offers a profound understanding of what Swedish parents already know or take for granted.

  • Make informed decisions related to your child’s education by understanding Sweden’s school system, learning philosophy, grading criteria, and views on academic achievement.
  • Navigate Sweden’s healthcare system, ensuring the well-being of your child through effective paths to care.
  • Learn how to dress your child appropriately for all kinds of weather, embracing Sweden’s outdoor culture.
  • Master the unwritten rules and etiquette of social interactions, gaining confidence in hosting and attending birthday parties, arranging playdates, and connecting with other parents.
  • Explore the core values shaping Swedish society’s approach to family policies and parenting, and get valuable insights into upbringing methods and parenting styles.
  • Familiarise yourself with typical Swedish habits and traditions, preparing for the cultural nuances and preferences your child will bring home. Stay informed about upcoming traditions and holidays, and understand what is expected from you.
  • Understand the rules and legal frameworks surrounding parenthood and develop effective communication skills with teachers, healthcare professionals, and social workers.
  • Discover the resources, solutions, and support mechanisms that enhance life for you and your child, offering ease and enjoyment even when you are far away from your family and friends.

In an easy-to-follow A–Z format, this reference is essential reading for all international parents navigating the unique landscape of parenting in Sweden.

Swedish for Parents

Sarah Campbell

Welcome to parenthood in Sweden. Bring coffee.

Combining easy-to-access information with ready-to-use language content, this book has been created with the multitasking parent in mind — whatever your parenting style or background.

Swedish for Parents won’t help you manage sleepless nights or the tears and tantrums, but it will equip you with a wealth of practical knowledge to help you settle into Swedish life as an international parent.

  • Understand the Swedish system of anything from preschool and healthcare to traditions and parties, winter clothing and typical Swedish concepts such as vällingåkpåse and pyssel.
  • Learn child-related language through illustrated guides, 500 searchable keywords and language exercises.
  • Use Swedish to talk to other parents, with ready-to-use phrases, small-talk guides and advice on language learning.
  • Feel like you belong through reading shared stories, perspectives and insider tips from other international families.
  • Take the opportunity to establish a support network and build a life in your new community.
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