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

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


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

ratings:
4.5/5 (42 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jan 17, 2012
ISBN:
9781452675817
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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.
Publisher:
Released:
Jan 17, 2012
ISBN:
9781452675817
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    Is a must book for any parent, found it insightful,
    The recommendations made a world of difference in our home, we are all ripping the benefits from a simply and valuable life.
  • (5/5)
    This book gives a wonderful vision and encouragement along with many practical ideas that I am excited to implement.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely loved this and now I’m armed with further understanding and inspiration for why simplifying is important in our own home and increasingly more so as society becomes obsessed with excess, rage, children knowing as much as adults, etc.
  • (5/5)
    The author, a former Waldorf teacher, manages to convey the best elements of Waldorf as it applies to family life without getting into anything I disagree with. I skimmed some chapters, but feel that it was reasonably concise nonetheless. It's a good piece of encouragement for anyone wanting to simplify their family life by decluttering, inserting breathing room into over-packed schedules, and creating low-key grounding points in the family's routine. I especially liked the way the author explained how simple, non-fussy, and un-ritualistic these moments of re-connecting could be -- less about lighting biodynamic candles and more about simply being present for your kids in a reliable, mostly predictable way.
  • (5/5)
    Game-changer for our family. Too much stimulus (toys, tv, schedule) is not only stressful for kids, it's damaging to them. Inspired me to get rid of half our toys, and so glad I did. Would recommend to every modern parent.
  • (5/5)
    Summary: I have read this book multiple times and I love it every time. I now pick it up when I think that the simplicity that I think so necessary for my family seems to have gotten lost somewhere! At the beginning of yet another busy school year I needed to remind myself and apply these principles in my home.Quote: "Simplification signals a change, a realignment of our hopes and our everyday lives."