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!
I did find that although he claimed to be speaking to the issues of affluent, middle class, and poorer families alike, his examples really reflected the experiences of the normative centre families: heterosexual, middle-class-to-affluent, able-bodied, American families. It would have been nice to speak to some of the potentially particular experiences of families that don't conform to these dominant norms. While I myself fit w in the normative centre (except for not being American), I am sensitive to advice that might not be practical to those who don't. What about families who are poor and cannot afford (money and time-wise) some of the suggestions Payne makes? Many times parents are working multiple jobs to make ends meet, for e.g., and some suggestions may incite further guilt among already overburdened parents. The concerns of poorer families may not be with overscheduled lives w many extracurricular activities but putting food on the table, making rent, and having any time to spend with kids and other family and friends. I also felt some of the suggestions around activities for children were gender stereotyped (e.g.Read more ›
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 16 months ago by Denda
Very interesting and thought provoking. A bit wordy and repetitive. I will no doubt review the summary and suggestions in this book many times. Read morePublished 17 months ago by tracey stephenson
This book gives you permission and confidence to step off the treadmill of our busy, competition-driven society and make the choices that you know are best for you children and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer