I saw this over at DCMetroMoms courtesy of @SueWag — thought you might be interested.
Book Author Discussion onSimplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Kim John Payne will give a lecture/workshop on Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Washington Waldorf School
4800 Sangamore Rd
Bethesda, MD 20816-3500
Monday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m
Random House just published a book written by Kim John Payne (a Waldorf educator and psychologist) and Lisa Ross. Info from the author on the book:
“The book is Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
, and it is about is about how kids today are surrounded by too much—too much stuff, too many choices, too much information and way too much to do. The book is about simplifying daily life, about removing the excesses that can scatter a child’s attention and burden their spirits; about how to establish rhythms and rituals that provide security for kids and a sense of calm @ home.
Some people know only one thing about Waldorf: they don’t “push” early reading. There is a lot more to it, of course, and these days when kids are being “pushed” in all sorts of ways, Waldorf’s broad philosophical overlay, and practical suggestions have new currency. Hopefully, the book shows how “the power of less”—for example, no toy in the middle of a big pile of toys can truly be cherished—can realign our daily lives with the pace, and promise of childhood.”