Ep. 041 Martina Lin: Parenting Consciously With Simplicity Parenting
From start to finish, the day is punctuated with the words, “Hurry up! Let’s go already. Get in the car!!” It’s hard to say who’s more stressed, exhausted, and overwhelmed - you or your child. With so much going on each day, there’s no time to connect with and enjoy your child - or for her to enjoy you. Deep down, you know there has to be another way - another way to parent, another way to live. And you’re right. Simplicity Parenting, written by Kim John Payne, offers a simple, orderly and effective pathway to simplify four realms at home, which reduces stress on children and parents, and allows room for connection, creativity and relaxation.
The four realms for simplifying are:
- Environment - De-cluttering all the stuff at home.
- Rhythm - Increasing predictability by introducing rhythmic moments for connection and calm.
- Scheduling - Soothing violent schedules brings moments for Being into all the Doing.
- Unplugging - Reducing the influence of adult concerns, media and consumerism on children and families to increase resilience, social and emotional intelligence.
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