About Kim John Payne

kim john payneA consultant and trainer to over 150 U.S. independent and public schools, Kim John Payne, M.ED, has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, educator and a private family counselor for twenty seven years. He regularly gives key note addresses at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and trainings around the world. In each role, he has been helping children, adolescents and families explore issues such as social difficulties with siblings and classmates, attention and behavioral issues at home and school, emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction and self-esteem and the vital role living a balanced simple life brings.

He has also consulted for educational associations in South Africa, Hungary, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Kim has worked extensively with the North American and UK Waldorf educational movements. He has served as Director of the Collaborative Counseling program at Antioch University New England. He is Co Director of the Simplicity Project a multi-media social network that explores what really connects and disconnects us to ourselves and to the world. Kim is the Founding Director of The Center for Social Sustainability.

In addition to authoring Simplicity Parenting© . Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kid, published by Ballantine Books/Random House in 2009, he also authored The Games Children Play©, (1996) published by Hawthorn Press and  The Soul of Discipline, (Random House 2014) and co-authoring Beyond Winning™ Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment™ published by Lyons Press.

He has appeared frequently on television including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox; on radio with the BBC, Sirius/XM, CBC & NPR and in print including being featured in Time Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Parenting, Mothering, Times Union and the LA Times.

Kim strives to deepen understanding and give practical tools for life questions that arise out of the burning social issues of our time. He is based in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
28
Thu
all-day Whistler, BC
Whistler, BC
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day
Inservice Faculty Training: Whistler Waldorf School
Sep
12
Fri
7:00 pm Chapel Hill, NC @ Emerson Waldorf School
Chapel Hill, NC @ Emerson Waldorf School
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Soul of Discipline.  A lecture open to the public.
Sep
13
Sat
9:00 am Chapel Hill, NC @ Emerson Waldorf School
Chapel Hill, NC @ Emerson Waldorf School
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Helping Your Child to Navigate the Social Realm at School and at Home.  A workshop open to the public.
Oct
3
Fri
12:00 pm Hailey, ID
Hailey, ID
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A professional development workshop for area school faculty and agencies.
6:30 pm Hailey, ID
Hailey, ID
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Simplicity Parenting:  A lecture open to the public.

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