About Simplicity Parenting

Imagine your life… with a sense of ease as you begin to limit distractions and say no to too much, too fast, too soon. Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. As the pace of life accelerates to hyperspeed – with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time – children feel the pressure. They can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now, in defense of the extraordinary power of less, internationally renowned family counselor Kim John Payne and the team at Simplicity Parenting help you reclaim for your children – for your whole family – the space and freedom we all need.  This simplifying path allows kids individuality to shine and their attention flourish.  It builds a safe, warm and secure family base camp from which a child can launch out into the world with resiliency. The Simplicity Parenting approach is based on over thirty years’ experience successfully supporting busy families.  It helps you in making small doable changes, worry less – and enjoy more. For those who want to balance their children’s lives down but don’t know where to start, Simplicity Parenting offers both inspiration and a blueprint for change. We invite you to give Simplicity Parenting a try! On the behalf of the world wide Simplicity Parenting community… Welcome. Kim John Payne

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach Training Fall 2016 Registration

GL-fire1-1024x711

Registration is now open for the fee of $980. Registration will close September 2017, 2016

Click here to learn more, see the schedule, and register for the training

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SP CA WebPageArtSketchFinal Color Saturation Edited LightenedNEW! The Community Area

On this new site you will find much that will enliven and support you on your parenting journey.  Frequent blog posts, interviews, short audio and video’s and a forum for parent exchange.  Topics such as keeping rhythm healthy during vacations, bringing partners and extended family along with you, how to reduce screen time are featured.  You will find  a deeper dive into many of the topics that you may know about from reading Kim’s books Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline. We’ll be adding more content as our Community Area develops and as you let us know what you’d like to see here.

                                                                                     CLICK HERE TO GET A GLIMPSE

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

AND ALSO

THE OVERWHELM OF BOYS

a short trailer

Click here to purchase or rent The Overwhelm of Boys

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Our Newsletter

Our January newsletter focuses on learning compassion for ourselves as we seek to make change in our families.  Simplifying is a process and journey!  Enjoy this message of encouragement…

Click here to read our newsletter

 

 

 

 

Read More

Visit Our Store

Simplicity Parenting…

  • Audio Lectures
  • Webinars
  • Books
  • & More

 

 

 

Read More

SP Coach Training


Become part of a growing international movement to support parents in protecting their families from the stresses of modern life. Simplicity Parenting Coaches offer group gatherings and workshops to parents in their local communities on the themes of Kim John Payne’s book Simplicity Parenting. The Coach Training is designed for anyone with a deep desire to help families, parents, and children.

Read More

Blog of Encouragement

I hope yesterday’s post gave you some good food for thought around your family’s screen time and steps you can take to get more in charge of it! Here is the second part of my list: Do real work in the presence of your children. Real work is this: washing dishes, sweeping the kitchen, folding laundry, making soup, etc.  Seeing us do actual, physical work – with results they can see – inspires our children to do their work (play!). Bring back car games! Don’t turn on that DVD player while driving.  Staring out the window is a great time for that essential part of childhood – daydreaming.  Or being bored.  Or finding all the letters of the alphabet on license […]

Read More

About Kim John Payne

A consultant and trainer to over 110 U.S. independent and public schools, Kim John Payne, M.ED, has been a school counselor, adult educator, researcher, education and a private family counselor for thirty years.

Read More

Care Professionals: 6 CE Workshop

Family therapists, social workers, educators, and other professionals working with children and families are finding that the Simplicity Parenting approach offers lasting benefits to their clients and their practice by supporting more sustainable change in families’ everyday lives. The Simplicity Parenting model offers a refreshing lens with accessible and practical strategies that parents and other caregivers find empowering and truly doable. This six-hour workshop will prepare you to apply Simplicity Parenting principles and practices in your professional work with children and families.

Read More

FREE Simplicity Starter Kit


Take the first step toward simplicity by signing up for our free 
Simplicity Starter Kit
. It includes:

  • Family Life Streams Audio by Kim John Payne. This audio will provide you with an overview of how modern day families have become deluged with an onslaught of “more” and how they can discover a shift towards less.
  • Monthly you will receive the Simplicity Parenting e-News. The email newsletter will provide you with an overview of what is happening around the globe with this inspiring movement.
  • Plus! Receive a link to an excerpt of the Introduction of the book  Simplicity Parenting so you can begin to understand the need to simplify and the positive impact it can have on your family!
Yes, I want the Simplicity Starter Kit!
E-Mail:

Upcoming Events

Sep
24
Sat
4:00 pm Simplicity Parenting Family Life...
Simplicity Parenting Family Life...
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Family Life Coach Training Fall 2016 Begins September 24 2016 Ends November 19 2016 Lead by our Training Director, Davina Muse LMHC.
Oct
1
Sat
4:00 pm Simplicity Parenting Family Life...
Simplicity Parenting Family Life...
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Family Life Coach Training Fall 2016 Begins September 24 2016 Ends November 19 2016 Lead by our Training Director, Davina Muse LMHC.
Oct
15
Sat
1:00 pm Family Wellness Weekend with Kim...
Family Wellness Weekend with Kim...
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Parents, Educators, Health Care Professionals as we explore the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral well-being of our children and Community. Social Inclusion & Building Resilience – Saturday 1:00-4:00pm A three hour lecture/discussion facilitating healthy social relationships and resilience for our children and community. Loving Limits in the Digital Age – Saturday 6:00-8:00pm A two hour lecture/discussion supporting emotional intelligence and balanced decision making in the digital age.
Oct
16
Sun
10:00 am Family Wellness Weekend with Kim...
Family Wellness Weekend with Kim...
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Parents, Educators, Health Care Professionals as we explore the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral well-being of our children and Community. The Soul of Discipline – 10:00-1:00pm A three hour lecture/discussion about a developmentally informed approach to guiding children’s behavior at home, school, and within our community.
Oct
29
Sat
4:00 pm Simplicity Parenting Family Life...
Simplicity Parenting Family Life...
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Family Life Coach Training Fall 2016 Begins September 24 2016 Ends November 19 2016 Lead by our Training Director, Davina Muse LMHC.

Our Projects

Simple Ways to Connect

Request a Lecture
Kim John Payne regularly gives lectures to social groups, schools, and various civil associations.
Learn more...

Join The Conversation

Attend a local Group Gathering
Be a part of the movement and experience help along with others in your local area.
Learn more...

Request a Consultation with Kim John Payne

Submit Your Stories Here


Submit your stories for the upcoming release of Stories From the Heart of Parenting.

We are now accepting submissions.

Stories from the Heart of Parenting