Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting

[using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids]

Audiobook CD - 2011 | Unabridged.
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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.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, [2011]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2011
ISBN: 9781452635811
1452635811
9781452605814
1452605815
Branch Call Number: CD 649.1 PAY
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Ross, Lisa M.
Morey, Arthur

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drinklemonade
Nov 29, 2015

The audio version is read in a very monotonic voice, watch out listening to this while you are driving! At some point, I thought the reader is actually a voice machine, instead of a real person.

The content of this book is far from simple, in fact, the book itself is quite verbose! It pertains parenting from the perspective of Waldorf education -- much of it is common sense if one is already following philosophy such as Attachment Parenting, etc. Otherwise, a good book for those who wishes to simplify their family life.

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