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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,455 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kim John Payne Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is a wake-call for all of us who have misjudged what children need and can handle.”

    Steve Biddulph, bestselling author of The Secret of Happy Children

  • “Though simplicity parenting may seem a stretch for some, others will find that Payne’s program for restoring creative play, order, and balance is long overdue.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Brilliant, wise, informative, innovative, entertaining, and urgently needed…a doable plan for providing the kind of childhood kids desperately need today!”

    Edward M. Hallowell, MD, author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happines

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nidhi | 2/15/2014

    " Loved every word. Such a wonderful and simple answer to today's hurried lifestyle. It's the only parenting book that I will read again and again because I think we can always make more, little, simple changes to make life happier. If you try to implement everything at once, you'll probably increase your stress. Just do one suggestion every couple months. It's totally worth it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robyn | 2/15/2014

    " Highly recommend this one to all parents. Very good ideas for simplifying our children's lives, and also the research behind why we should do so! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alisonk12 | 2/14/2014

    " Over all, I loved the message of this book. Less is more. Less stuff, less noise, less TV, less organized activities (sports, etc). Truly this book is about simplicity in parenting! :) The beginning section of this book talked a lot about ADD and ADHD which I skimmed through or skipped all together as it's not something I was after. Good parenting advice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/3/2014

    " Interesting take on how too much stuff and too many activities affect us and our kids. I didn't agree with all of it, but some of it made a lot of sense in ways I hadn't considered before. Motivated me to clean my house and get rid of some stuff! :-) "

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