NEW! The Community Area

On this new site you will find much that will enliven and support you on your parenting journey.

Featured… A frequent audio Simplicity Diary from Kim Blog posts and interviews Short video’s on hot parenting topics Kim reading from his books with expanded commentary A  forum for parent exchange and support

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. Member Contribution. $9.95 per month



Simplicity Parenting Seminar for Care Professionalstt-father-daughter

Approved for National Association of Social Workers for Continuing Education Credit

  • A short seminar for professional care workers
  • Improve specialized treatment and/or care effectiveness by  helping to bring balance and calm to child’s home life
  • Enrich your professional practice with new theory, materials, and skills
Wednesday April 19th 2p.m.-4p.m. EST
Thursday April 20th 2p.m.-4p.m. EST
Friday April 21st 2p.m.-4p.m. EST

Cost: $100 without CEU’s / $130 with six NASW approved CEU’s


There will be another care professionals training December 4-6th, 2017


Simplicity Parenting – Family Life Coach Training – Distance Learning Spring 2017

GL-fire1-1024x711A comprehensive training to be a parent educator in your community

  • Early Bird Registration open until December 16th 2016 ($880)
  • Regular registration at $980 will begin December 16th 2016 and close January 20th 2017
  • Registrations received  before  November 25 2016 will receive a  3 month complimentary membership to our online Simplicity Parenting Community Circle, value $30.00

We hope you will take advantage of this early registration offer so that you can study the learning materials throughout the winter holidays. This training provides a transformative learning experience for you to:

  • Hone your own parenting values, skills and approach
  • Learn how to run group gatherings for parents in your community
  • Improve or begin your own business offering support to families
  • Integrate a wealth of materials, insights and skills into your own life
  • Become part of the international community of Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coaches for sharing and support after the training
  • Take the first step on the path to becoming a Simplicity Parenting Counselor



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





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Community Area

This Month’s Themes:  Our boys need time. What better way to take on this task, then to recognize the point of the year where time slows down. This month, as a gift for our community members, we will be featuring the full length viewing of The Overwhelm of Boys. A presentation by Kim filmed by the acclaimed Paul Zeher at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed auditorium in Marin CA.

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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.

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Simplicity Diary

Each week Kim records a brief musing on bringing simplicity and balance to life. These gentle and sometimes humorous “a-ha” moments come out of what he notices around him during daily life with his family, friends and on his travels.

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About Kim John Payne

Kim John Payne has been quietly and passionately working to help tens of thousands of people give voice to the feeling that something is not okay about the new normal of overwhelm that so many people are now experiencing. He offers do-able ways to realize the hopes and values we all have for ourselves, and build deep connections with our children that gives families resiliency and simple joy.

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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.

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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!

Upcoming Events

7:00 pm Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, FL
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A public lecture on the theme of Social Inclusion by Kim John Payne.
9:00 am Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, FL
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
A public WORKSHOP facilitated by Kim John Payne on theme of the social needs of children.  A deeper dive into the theme with discussion, questions and a chance to make small do-able plans to help you child become more socially resilient.


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Request a Lecture
Kim John Payne regularly gives lectures to social groups, schools, and various civil associations.
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Attend a local Group Gathering
Be a part of the movement and experience help along with others in your local area.
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