Mark your calendars for “Simplicity Parenting” Lecture on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 7 – 9pm at Mason-Rice Elementary School. Hosted by Angier, Mason-Rice and Zervas Elementary School PTO’s.
This is a free event co-sponsored by the Angier, Mason-Rice & Zervas PTO’s. At this presentation by educator and consultant Kim John Payne, you will learn ways to simplify your child’s toys & books, clothes, meals & bedtimes, and schedules, as well as how to filter out the adult world and feel more connected to your children and family life. Kim John Payne will present an antidote for children who are over-scheduled and overwhelmed by too much information and a fast-paced consumer culture that threatens the pace and playful essence of childhood.
Payne claims that a protective filter should surround childhood, rather than the competitive, stressful adult world that has encroached on childhood’s boundaries, preventing kids from developing resiliency with a sense of ease and well-being. He presents a wealth of practical ideas for reclaiming childhood and establishing family harmony. Though simplicity parenting may seem a stretch for some, others will find that Payne’s program for restoring creative play, order and balance is long overdue.
Kim John Payne, M.Ed is a consultant and trainer to over 110 North American independent and public schools. He has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher and educator for nearly 30 years, and a private family counselor for more than 15 years.