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Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

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Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change:

 

• Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter—as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload.

• Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed.

• Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child’s daily torrent of constant doing.

• Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children’s “screen time” to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation.

A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children.

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Internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need, allowing their children's attention to focus and their individuality to flourish.

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A consultant and trainer to more than sixty U.S. independent and public schools, Kim John Payne, M.Ed., has been a school counselor for eighteen years and a private family counselor-therapist for fifteen. Payne has worked extensively with the North American and U.K. Waldorf movements. He is currently project director of the Waldorf Collaborative Counseling Program at Antioch University New England, the director of a large research program on a drug-free approach to attention priority issues disorders, and a Partner of the Alliance for Childhood in Washington, D.C. He lives with his wife and two children in Harlemville, New York.

Lisa M. Ross has been involved with books for more than twenty years, as an editor and literary agent, and now exclusively as a writer. She lives with her husband and two children in Stuyvesant, New York.

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michelle marcyk, December 16, 2010 (view all comments by michelle marcyk)
Truly inspiring & eye-opening! Payne looks at more ways than you can imagine that our "too-much-too-fast-too-soon" culture stresses out children, while keeping a sense of humor in his approach to simplify home life. His object is to ease what he calls the "undeclared war on childhood" with less stuff, greater daily rhythm & predictability, calmer schedules, and less exposure to adult concerns (media & conversation). My kids are in college, but I wish this book had been available 20 years ago. I've seen magical results in my friend's family (she put me on to the book): kids who are calmer and more cooperative, parents who really start living into the family life they've always wanted to have. Even when the crazy days come, they've discovered new ways to make space for shared times, created by SUBTRACTING what got in the way of connecting. I saw that one of the local schools is bringing Kim John Payne to Portland in February, for a public lecture -- check out the author's website for details!
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ISBN:
9780345507983
Author:
Payne, Kim John
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Ross, Lisa M.
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.56 in. .43 lbs.

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