Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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"Brilliant, wise, informative, innovative, entertaining, and urgently needed . . . a doable plan for providing the kind of childhood kids desperately need today!" ---Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happines
About the Author
Kim John Payne, M.Ed., is the director of the Waldorf Collaborative Counseling Program at Antioch University New England and a partner of the Alliance for Childhood in Washington, D.C.
Lisa M. Ross is a writer who lives in Stuyvesant, New York.
Arthur Morey has recorded over two hundred audiobooks in history, fiction, science, business, and religion, earning a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and two Audie Award nominations. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.
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I would put it in my basket of books that every parent should read!
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.
He goes very in depth into methods and techniques as to how to accomplish simplifying your families world!
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I enjoy reading parenting books, but there was something dramatically different about this one. The prescriptions are sensible, logical, and often simply extensions of what most... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Denda
Excellent philosophy! Simplicity with children is the best and this book explains how to keep things simple. All new parents should read it!Published 20 months ago by lynette logue
Although I was already doing most of what the author suggests, like unplugging as much as possible and limiting toys, it was a boost to see what I'm trying to do in print. Read morePublished 20 months ago by ravenous reader