Simplicity Parenting

March 27, 2021

Quote of the Week

"Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity! We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without." --Henry David Thoreau

Simplicity Parenting

As parents, we are tasked with both providing direction and finding a center for our family. But, when today’s children are living amidst a barrage of mental, physical, and digital clutter, how are we to navigate a world of too much stuff and too many choices?

To sort out how the power of less results in calmer, happier children, Simplicity Parenting author Kim John Payne offers some advice. “Parents need to relax,” says Payne, who encourages mothers and fathers to “question the ‘new normal’ of the fever pitch of life and introduce small, doable changes” to find a rhythm for their family. By backing off and consciously saying “no thanks,” Payne claims parents and children will “gain time, connectivity, security, and ease.” This week's featured article includes 10 takeaway lessons from Payne's philosophy of simplicity parenting.

Reading Corner

Title: More
By: I.C. Springman
Ages: 4-7

"One magpie, lots of stuff, and a few friendly mice show us that less is more. This innovative and spare picture book asks the question: When is MORE more than enough? Can a team of well-intentioned mice save their friend from hoarding too much stuff? With breathtaking illustrations from the award-winning Brian Lies, this book about conservation wraps an important message in a beautiful package." --Publishers

Be the Change

Practicing simplicity extends to corralling our thoughts too! Read this blog for 4 ideas on how to teach kids meditation so that no matter what happens in the outside world, they will have the confidence to handle it.