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Simplicity Parenting with Kim John Payne


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This is episode 49 and today I’m here with Kim John Payne talking about Simplicity Parenting.

Kim John Payne is the author of the book Simplicity Parenting and he has spent 27 years as a consultant, speaker, trainer, school counselor, adult educator, researcher, and private family counselor working to help give voice to the feeling that something is not okay about the new normal of overwhelm.

Adventure of the Week

We share some of our regular sailing/writing days.

Our Little Obsession

World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge: Fiji


Cumulative Stress Reaction: He describes what’s causing the cumulative stress reaction we’re seeing in children today?

Environment: He explains why he recommends having only a few toys and what kind of materials he recommends.

Rhythm: He discusses what rhythm looks like and how children benefit from it.

Schedule: We cover what we should keep in mind as we intentionally design our family schedule in a post-pandemic world.

*Village Bonus Q & A

He answers the question “Has your position on technology evolved during this time of social isolation?” and I respond to his warning against technology along with his larger Filtering Out the Adult World principle.

Dive Deeper

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Simplicity Parenting book

The Soul of Discipline book

Simplicity Parenting podcast

Kim’s website

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I work from an island in the Pacific Northwest, where I live wild and free in connection with my hilarious husband and three growing sailors in our fixer upper on the beach. I authentically live this healing work out loud raising my own neurodivergent family (inner child included) and draw on my decades of education and experience (I've done all the nerdy work so you don't have to) to guide a revolution of overwhelmed parents just like you to feeling at peace within yourself, consciously connected with your children, embraced by a supportive community, and enjoying a values-aligned life you love.

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