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.


Join us Tuesday, March 20th for a free, three-part video series with Kim John Payne and Davina Muse. We’ll explore the incredible difference simplifying can make in your family’s life, and give you simple, doable steps you can take to start right away.

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Simplicity Diary #39

“Should I Use Skype With My Kids”


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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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.
  • 30 Days FREE Membership in the Simplicity Community. You get full access to our rich library of helpful information and our private community forum of like-minded parents.
  • 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!
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The new community area is now open. CLICK HERE to explore all that Simplicity Community has to offer. Including:


  • The Simplicity Community Resource center
  • The “Simplicity Diary”
  • The Community Form
  • Deep Savings on Workshops and Trainings
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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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