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Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids Paperback – August 31, 2010
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“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
About the Author
Lisa M. Ross has been involved with books for more than twenty years, as an editor and literary agent, and now exclusively as a writer. She lives with her husband and two children in Stuyvesant, New York.
- Item Weight : 6.8 ounces
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0345507983
- ISBN-13 : 978-0345507983
- Dimensions : 5.12 x 0.83 x 7.92 inches
- Publisher : Ballantine Books; 53651st edition (August 31, 2010)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author does take the first section a bit too slowly, though, I think. I encourage readers who may put down the book at that point to choose later chapters as they appeal to them and keep reading and considering what he presents.
I have been always in the mindframe of loving the simple things and I live very clutter free life but the book is well written and added new point of view for me.
The author is just great at writing it in an easy to read language, without making it sounds like he is giving you lessons .
It is more of a combination of his way of thinking and the expirience he got from working with many parents.
I strongly reccomand this book and have gifted it to a few friends who are moms and study psychology.
Thank you for the great read.