"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 guid
I have too many things to write about how much I liked this book. I suppose you would be better off reading the ongoing discussion on this book here on goodreads.
I read this one slowly to let it all sink in. There are so many manageable steps presented in the book - with great real life examples.
Quote: "Simplification signals a change, a realignment of our hopes and our everyday lives."