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Simplicity Parenting

How to Be a Conscious Parent -- It's Not What You Expect

Brian Leaf | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Relax, I'm not going to tell you to savor every parenting moment. In fact, I'd say if you're savoring 25 to 30 percent of the moments, you're nearing Zen monk status. What I do have for you, though, are the following six sure-fire ways to boost your conscious parenting chops.

6 Simple Ways to Parent More Effectively

Brian Leaf | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We don't need to model getting everything right. That would be too neurotic. It's OK to mess up. We just need to model taking responsibility, apologizing for our mistakes and forgiving ourselves.

No More Mr. Rogers: How Simplicity Parenting is the Way to Prepare Kids for a Complex Future

Kim John Payne | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents
Kim John Payne

Subjecting a child to a life of highly structured and fast-paced activity in order to prepare him/her for the world is a well-meaning falsehood and a more than serious mistake.

Why the Ritalin Debate Is Asking the Wrong Question: Healing Our Kids' Soul Fever With Simplicity

Kim John Payne | Posted 05.12.2012 | Parents
Kim John Payne

We wouldn't expect our child to heal from an illness by going about their daily lives, yet we are hesitant to make changes in the home that can benefit our overwhelmed kids. Why?