Simplicity Parenting

The overwhelm of parenting is real and the effect of 21st century reality has a deep impact on young children.

My approach as a Certified Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach is to help families to build connection inward (with each other) and outward (toward the world in a way that is responsive to the needs of children). Using an additional anti-bias lens, where children are honored as citizens and problem-solvers, I help families to understand their children, understand appropriate activities based on child development, and to build environments that nurture growth, creativity, and connection.

The possibilities are endless, but here are a few examples of my Simplicity Parenting services:

HOME HELP: We review your concerns and challenges together. I come to your home or learning space and help you to declutter, redesign, and create a toy library specifically for your children.

DAY VISIT: We review your concerns and challenges together. I spend time with your family as an observer and provide feedback on ways to support your children's behavior and experiences throughout the day.

COACHING CONVERSATION: We review your concerns and challenges and work together to create a plan of ways to support your family.

From the Simplicity Parenting Website:

"Simplicity Parenting- based on the book by Kim John Payne- offers a simple, orderly, and effective pathway to simplify four realms at home, which reduces stress on children and their parents, and allows room for connection, creativity, and relaxation.

 

These four realms for simplifying are:

  • Environment: De-cluttering too much stuff at home.

  • Rhythm: Increasing predictability by introducing rhythmic moments for connection and calm.

  • Scheduling: Soothing violent schedules brings moments for Being into all the Doing.

  • Unplugging: Reducing the influence of adult concerns, media and consumerism on children and families to increase resilience, social and emotional intelligence.

 

Parents who take steps along this pathway to simplify their homes and their schedules, to introduce more predictable rhythms and to filter out concerns which children are not yet able to cope with, find that their children:

• Are calmer and happier
• Do better socially and emotionally
• Are more focused at school
• Find it easier to comply with family rules
• Become less picky eaters

These parents also find that they themselves:

• To have a clearer picture of what they value as parents
• Are more united with each other in their parenting
• Have more time and energy for connection, relaxation, and fun"