I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting a Simplicity Parenting workshops starting this January. The seven-week workshop series is based on curriculum developed from Kim John Payne’s popular book, Simplicity Parenting; Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids. While the book itself is very accessible, applying the common sense values in your everyday family life can prove more challenging (or at least it has for me!).
The workshops are an opportunity to learn, strategize and apply simplicity in your family life. While I highly recommend reading (or rereading) the book throughout the series, the workshops are designed to be more than just a book club discussion. Each class will focus on what’s happening in your family, and how you can apply the methodology to create “small doable changes” that over time will transform your family.
What I love most about Simplicity Parenting is that it’s not a one-sized-fits-all parenting doctrine, but a common sense framework that asks you to reflect on what works (or doesn’t work) in your family. It’s as much about intentional parenting/living, as it is about simplifying. This course material, combined with group discussion, equips parents to check-in with their own values, and reconnect with their initial dream for their family.
The workshops are a big commitment, but so is parenting. Simplicity Parenting isn’t a quick fix idea, but an incremental process of reflecting on four primary areas of your family life and values. Yet, by applying the principles, gradually your intentions will align with your higher goals.
I’ll be sharing more in this new blog about my personal reasons for being attracted to Simplicity Parenting, but suffice it to say that every busy modern family could benefit from thinking critically about their family values. Life happens so fast, but with simplicity there is more room for joy and ease.
Please join me on this journey,