- 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.
- Paperback | 235 pages
- 127 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 194g
- 15 Sep 2010
- Random House USA Inc
- Ballantine Books Inc.
- New York, United States
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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 From the Hardcover edition."
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