Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting

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

eBook
Average Rating:
3
1
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: ** E-Book // Click on DOWNLOAD link to place holds
Edition: EBOOK TEXT
ISBN: 9780345516985
Branch Call Number: EBOOK TEXT
Additional Contributors: Ross, Lisa M.
Alternative Title: OverDrive

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

c
CurlyHead
Apr 27, 2015

This is a great book to read when you need to regroup and ground your parenting practice. Seriously. A good reminder of that what children need most is our time, our attention, not stuff.

ksoles Nov 13, 2013

Less is more. The cliche sums up Kim John Payne’s philosophy but he astutely and engagingly expands upon it in "Simplicity Parenting." Examining four key areas - environment, rhythm, schedules and filtering out the adult world - the book gives concrete examples of how simplicity parenting will benefit family dynamics. Most importantly, it does so with a supportive, easy going, non-preaching tone.

Payne first examines the importance of decluttering one’s physical surroundings in order to calm both mind and body. He also argues that children develop stronger connections, creative impulses and patience when they have fewer things to choose from. He then explains why children need rhythmic, predictable routines and discusses the dangers of over-scheduling.

Simplicity parenting does not support lying to children but it does suggest that adults need to filter certain things from our kids' eyes and ears. Of course, this has only become harder as technology has rapidly advanced but parents need an awareness that young ones will pick up alarming, anxiety causing tidbits from the car radio, the TV news on in the background and adult dinner conversation.

Though some of Payne's recommendations seem intuitive, he provides a resonant, adaptable philosophy. An insightful read if you feel overwhelmed by activities, emotions and growing collections of noisy toy cars.

molhutch Jul 27, 2012

This is a wonderful book. Would love to connect with other parents who have read it and are putting it's philosophy into action in their families!

Quotes

Add a Quote

molhutch Jul 27, 2012

"is it true, kind and necessary" - words to live by in what we do and say.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CALS

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top