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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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; unknown edition (August 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345507983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345507983
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces

Customer Reviews

Has made me a calmer, happier, yet more effective and aware parent

351 helpful votes
 on February 22, 2011
By TC
As a clinical psychologist, and mother to an 18-month old, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book. Since becoming pregnant, I have felt this certain ‘pressure’ to do do do for my child. Intuitively, I felt that it was too much, both for me and my child.This book helped me see how it was too much. My favorite part of course, as with everyone else, is the chapter on toys. I got rid of (put away) all toys that did not sustain my daughter’s attention or were just plain annoying! I am trying to minimize the amount of toys, keep an open space, and buy only toys that stimulate her imagination. What I am finding is that I am a lot more interested in her world because of this (what adult can really stand Elmo for too long). I have backed off from feeling that I need to play with her, and as a result, am more calm and aware of her. We also started integrating a day of the week (sundays) where my husband and I do not use the internet or tv. We found ourselves feeling calmer and feeling more bonded as a family. There are probably a million more things that I could say about this book, but the bottom line: do not hyperparent (or your child will end up in my office with anxiety or related concern), keep things calm, get rid of ugly or loud plastic toys, and get out into nature! Read this book:-)

A must read for parents

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 on November 13, 2017
By cgal1007
If the busyness in your life just won’t quit, it’s time to read this book. I️ stumbled upon it and have just started the process of simplification.

Five Stars

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 on October 7, 2017
By D Zunaid
Fantastic book that I highly recommend for all parents!

I stumbled upon this book and I am so glad I did

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 on February 7, 2017
By Rin
I stumbled upon this book and I am so glad I did. I have used many of the helpful suggestions for a very active child and have seen great results. I have recommended this book to family and friends as well.

Inspiring book! Compelling and inspiring arguments that will avtually …

1 helpful vote
 on June 5, 2015
By Marianne Gjessing
Inspiring book! Compelling and inspiring arguments that will avtually help your confidence as a parent – in stead of putting you down and stressing you out as most well meamt parental advice have a tendency to do.

Such good info

1 helpful vote
 on April 12, 2013
By Jessica Ide
I have really related to many of the ideas in the book. I love the ideas of making things simpler to help create consistency and reliance in kids. The simplified food schedule was one of the easiest to implement and my 5 year old LOVES it. He caught on to the routine quickly and looks forward to dinner. There are many different ways/levels to implement this so starting “small” is really easy to do.

fantastic book

1 helpful vote
 on January 23, 2015
By Ivanova
A great book for anxious parents, or those who feel they’re lost at how to improve their parenting skills, or any parent really. Lots of practical advice, with wonderful insight into how to nurture our kids and our family.

If all parents would take the advice in this book as my daughter does raising my granddaughter this world would be a much better

1 helpful vote
 on September 13, 2014
By Kathryn Brooks
This book ought to be #1 in the public schools and by all parents bedsides. If all parents would take the advice in this book as my daughter does raising my granddaughter this world would be a much better place to live!! Our children would be much happier!!

Essential.

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 on April 24, 2015
By Cassi
PEOPLE NEED THIS MESSAGE. This is such a timely book, our children do not need mini adult lives. They need to develop and progress natural and this book will challenge parents to evaluate what they are doing too complicated for their babes. love it! I buy it for people and recommend it often!

A must read for all parents.

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 on November 6, 2017
By Elizabeth
A must read for all parents with young or older children. It serves as a solid foundation for building your toolbox in Parenting.