As the pace of life accelerates, with too much stuff and too many choices and too little time, children are feeling the pressure. This book is for parents who want to slow down, but who don't know how and for families with too much stuff and too many choices. The author presents four simple steps for de-cluttering, quieting, and soothing family dynamics so that children can thrive at school, get along with peers, and nurture wellbeing.
Using the extraordinary power of less, Kim John Payne, one of the world's leading Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf educators, offers novel ways to help children feel calmer, happier, and more secure. He asserts that many of today's child behavior problems come from TMS--Too Much Stuff.
"All children are quirky, that's what makes them lovable, who they are. But these cumulative stresses slide those quirks along the behaviour spectrum into disorder-- the dreaded 'Ds.' Simplicity parenting is a way to slide the child back down the spectrum. They go from having a label back to being lovable and quirky."
This is a new and revised UK edition of the #1 US Bestseller, Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids (2009).
C O N T E N T S
Foreword by Steve Biddulph
1. Why Simplify?
2. Soul Fever
6. Filtering out the Adult World
1. Simplicity Parenting Book Group Study Guide
2. SP Program
Notes and References