Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne

What we like:

The book's goal is stated as "Using the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier, and more secure kids." The typical parent is the target audience for this book, with some discussion of children with ADHD. 

What could be better:

There is no other substantive discussion of extraordinary circumstances or children's characteristics. And, it doesn't fully account for the real challenges in simplifying the bombardment of advertising, consumerism, peer pressure, etc.

Resource Rating:

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.

Associated Domains

Additional Reviews