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There's no such thing as bad weather : a Scandinavian mom's secrets for raising healthy, resilient, and confident kids (from friluftsliv to hygge) / Linda Åkeson McGurk.

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 649.109 MCG (Text) 37521530861907 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Covington 649.10 MCG (Text) 32572000567719 CVBPLC Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/21/2017
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Veedersburg 649.10 MCG (Text) 32808000376366 CVBPLV Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 649.1094 MCGU (Text) 39391006847683 Nonfiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch RELATIONSHIPS PARENTING McGurk (Text) 37516002032921 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 649.1094 Mcgurk (Text) 31208912549906 new non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501143625
  • ISBN: 150114362X
  • Physical Description: xiv, 285 pages (hardcover) : black & white photographs ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-284).
Summary, etc.: When Swedish-born Linda McGurk moved to small-town Indiana with her American husband to start a family, she quickly realized that her outdoorsy ways were not the norm. In Sweden children play outside all year round, regardless of the weather, and letting young babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is not only common—it is a practice recommended by physicians. In the US, on the other hand, she found that the playgrounds, which she had expected to find teeming with children, were mostly deserted. In preschool, children were getting drilled to learn academic skills, while their Scandinavian counterparts were climbing trees, catching frogs, and learning how to compost. Worse, she realized that giving her daughters the same freedom to play outside that she had enjoyed as a child in Sweden could quickly lead to a visit by Child Protective Services. Struggling to fit in and to decide what was best for her children, McGurk turned to her own childhood for answers. Could the Scandinavian philosophy of “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” be the key to better lives for her American children? And how would her children’s relationships with nature change by introducing them to Scandinavian concepts like friluftsliv (“open-air living”) and hygge (the coziness and the simple pleasures of home)?
Subject: Self-reliance in children > Scandinavia.
Self-confidence in children > Scandinavia.
Parenting > Scandinavia.
Parent and child > Scandinavia.
Lifestyles > Scandinavia.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood.
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.

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