Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Looks Good - Book: Simplicity Parenting

This is a book that I have seen on a few mommy sites and it comes highly recommended.

The writeup on Chapters.ca says:

"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."

All sites that I have visited about this book have given it a good review. Like any parenting book they say there are parts of it that you will use and parts that you just don't agree with. Basically it is about slowing down and doing less and just letting kids be kids. Sounds like good ol' relaxed parenting to me.

It sells for about $12(paperback). I am going to try to pick up this book over the summer and give it a read. I have seen it at Chapters and Serenity Birth Studio here in Barrie. I will post more on it, once I have read it.

Here are a few reviews about the book:



There is even a facebook page for the book:

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