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Simplicity Parenting - Kim John;Ross, Lisa M. Payne

Paperback Published: 31st August 2010
ISBN: 9780345507983
Number Of Pages: 235

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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.

Industry Reviews

"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

"A wealth of practical ideas for reclaiming childhood and establishing family harmony."--Publishers Weekly

"Brilliant."--Grand Rapids Press

"[Payne is] like a master closet reorganizer for the soul."--Time

"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 The Gift of an Ordinary Day

"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

"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

Great book to read!I would recommend to everyone

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Great book to read

NSW

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Throw all other parenting books away - this is the best!

5

I have read many parenting books and I have found this to have the most sensible, clear and inspiring advice. It just makes so much sense to simplify the child's world and in turn that becomes the greatest gift we can give them. I love this book so much I have recommended it to all my mummy friends.

Sydney

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Best parenting book out there

5

It was a great, eye opening read and a book I will come back to time and time again. I have implemented lots of simplyfing tips to our lives and environement and loving the results.

Sydney, AU

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ISBN: 9780345507983
ISBN-10: 0345507983
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 31st August 2010
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1

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