We are so excited to announce that as part of the new Seacoast Simplicity Parenting Center, we are bringing Kim John Payne to the Seacoast! He will be giving a Simplicity Parenting lecture at our new school on Friday evening November 1 and then offering a special limited space parent & educator workshop on Saturday November 2, at the Seacoast Waldorf School, 401 Harold L. Dow Highway (Route 236), Eliot, ME 03903, just ten minutes from Portsmouth, Dover, York and South Berwick.
Kim John Payne is a best-selling author and a very dynamic and inspirational speaker you won’t want to miss. We are partnering with other Seacoast organizations such as Seacoast Mother’s Association to promote this event.
About Kim John Payne: Kim John Payne is a consultant and trainer to over 110 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.
In addition to authoring Simplicity Parenting©. Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids, published by Ballantine Books/Random House in 2009, he also authored The Games Children Play©, (1996) published by Hawthorn Press and is presently working on – The Soul of Discipline, and co-authoring Beyond Winning™ How to Navigate Child & Youth Sports™.
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.
Nov. 1 & 2 Simplicity Parenting Lecture
In this lecture (Friday, Nov. 1st, 7-9pm) and workshop (Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 9am-1pm), Kim explains why less is more and presents four simplicity pathways you can take to help your child feel calmer, happier and more secure. This is the work and the workshop which provided the inspiration for Kim’s book by the same name (published in August 2009). It presents not only the four simple steps, but examples of how to bring “the power of less” into your home on a daily basis.
So much of modern life seems to be about more. Very few presentations you will attend will suggest that you do less, but this is one of them. It quietly presents ‘do-able’ daily ways in which we can simplify our families lives and by doing so build resiliency within our children.
Step One: Simplify your environment
Step Two: Simplify food and mealtimes
Step Three: Simplify your family’s schedule
Step Four: Simplify the amount of information and involvement about the adult world
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.
For more information about Kim John Payne and Simplicity Parenting visit www.simplicityparenting.com
Register now to reserve your spot with PayPal!If you wish to purchase a group of tickets or pay by check, please contact Seacoast Waldorf School, 401 Harold L. Dow Highway, Eliot, ME 03903 / 207-439-7911.