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Hawthorn Press Early Years Series

Simplicity Parenting Edition 2 Revised

Using the Power of Less to Raise Happy, Secure Children

May 2019
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    24th May 2019
  • ISBN 9781912480036
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9"

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
3. Environment
4. Rhythm
5. Schedules
6. Filtering out the Adult World


1. Simplicity Parenting Book Group Study Guide
2. SP Program

Notes and References
Select Bibliography

Kim John Payne, M.Ed.

Kim John Payne, M.Ed., is a leading Waldorf educator in the US, UK, and Australia. He travels to speak to 10,000 to 20,000 parents and teachers each year in North America and worldwide. A former movement teacher, he was a school counsellor and worked as a family counsellor therapist. He researched a drug-free approach to attention deficit disorder and his Social Inclusion Approach for breaking the patterns of bullying has been implemented in hundreds of schools by more than a thousand coaches worldwide. Kim John Payne lives in Massachusetts with his wife Katharine, who illustrated his bestselling book Simplicity Parenting.