Simplicity Parenting Blog

Simplicity, for me, means taking the pressure off.  Claiming space for what I need.  What our family needs.  Listening and trusting that inner voice.  Allowing myself to be.  To be present. To reduce the clutter, inner and outer.  To be conscious of what is here and now. Life and parenting can be hard at times, especially when we’re too stressed.  It can be hard to know what you need.  Hard to remember to trust your gut.  To hear what you already know to be true. When there’s too much going on, it can feel like too much to bear. I’ve been there. I’ve had moments where I’ve felt like it would be easier to have run away and wished for […]

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The following is an excerpt from Q&A with Luis Fernando Llosa, Kim John Payne, and Scott Lancaster, authors of Beyond Winning: Smart Parenting in a Toxic Sports Environment.  Please join other parents in this important conversation which is changing youth sports for the better by “Liking” Whole Child Sports on facebook and visiting the website here: http://www.wholechildsports.com/    What Do I Do if My Daughter Hates Practice? Lately my daughter stops me at the door and asks, “Do I have to go to  basketball practice today?”  When I ask why, she says, “It’s not fun.” But in our driveway she’ll play pickup for hours. Should I be worried? Discussion:  This is a classic warning sign that your kid may be […]

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