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Simplicity Parenting

Using the Power of Less to Raise Happy, Secure Children

Kim John Payne Foreword by Steve Biddulph

256 pp.  
6 1/4" x 9"

Hawthorn Press


Published:  May 2019


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. Here are four simple steps for de-cluttering, quieting, and soothing family dynamics so that children can thrive at school, get along with peers, and nurture well-being. 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.

Payne asserts that many of today’s child behaviour 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 disorders – 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).

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