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

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This book is a wake-call for all of us who have misjudged what children need and can handle, and who have wandered so far from the best practices that we are raising neurologically damaged and emotionally stunted human beings as a result. Simplicity Parenting arises from dialogues with real people, from their questions and their needs. Kim John Payne is sharp, funny, and wise, and-best of all-he has something shattering but positive to say to an America that is struggling to know how to live. --Steve Biddulph, author of The Secret of Happy Children

If you are raising children in these anxious times, you need this book. It will inspire you, reassure you, and, most important of all, it will remind you that less is more, that simplicity trumps complication, that rhythm and routine bring peace to the soul. In this profound and practical guide, Kim John Payne offers parents a doable, step-by-step approach to simplifying everyday family life, from the toy box to the dinner table. In the process, he reveals to us the rewards to be found in slowing down, savoring our children's childhoods, and more fully enjoying our own adult lives.--Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God

Simplicity Parenting takes the unusual and unusually wise stance that sometimes less can be more. Less as in less frenetic activity, less racing around, less clutter. Payne provides practical strategies for turning down the volume and creating a pace that fosters calmness, mindfulness, reflection, and individuality in children. Simplicity Parenting should be on every parent's (indeed, every person's) reading list.--Kathleen A. Brehony, Ph.D., author of Awakening at Midlife

Brilliant, wise, informative, innovative, entertaining, and urgently needed, this timely book is a godsend for all who love children, and for children themselves. It provides a doable plan for providing the kind of childhood kids desperately need today --Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

Kim John Payne helps parents better understand one of the most challenging issues of our time-the hurried, materialistic, competitive, highly pressured nature of today's childhood. After reading Simplicity Parenting, parents' new mantra will be 'less builds security, sanity, and connection.' And they will have the tools they need for implementing this mantra in their families.--Diane E. Levin, Ph.D., co-author of So Sexy So Soon

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Outlines a four-step program for busy parents whose schedules are taking a toll on their family lives, sharing counsel on decluttering a home, increasing a child's sense of security, scheduling down time, and instilling calmness in the face of hectic environments.

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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.

Table of Contents

Why simplify? — Soul fever — Environment — Rhythm — Schedules — Filtering out the adult world — Epilogue: Simplicity parenting to go.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345516985
Subtitle:
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Ross, Lisa M.
Author:
Lisa M. Ross
Author:
Payne, Kim John
Author:
Kim John Payne, M.Ed., with Lisa M. Ross
Author:
Kim John Payne
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Child rearing
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090825
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
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"Synopsis" by , Outlines a four-step program for busy parents whose schedules are taking a toll on their family lives, sharing counsel on decluttering a home, increasing a child's sense of security, scheduling down time, and instilling calmness in the face of hectic environments.
"Synopsis" by , 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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