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Simple happy parenting : the secret of less for calmer parents and happier kids / Denaye Barahona ; photographs by Amy Drucker ; illustrated by Manon de Jong.

By: Barahona, Denaye [author.].
Contributor(s): Drucker, Amy [photographer (expression)] | Jong, Manon de [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : White Lion Publishing, 2019Description: 1 volume : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781318645; 1781318646.Subject(s): Parenting | Parent and child | Parent and child | ParentingDDC classification: 649.1
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Create space for calmer, more creative kids and restore order and happiness at the heart of family life.

In Simple Happy Parenting , Denaye Barahona, Ph.D., provides a revolutionary approach to parenting, full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload so common in modern family life and, instead, create more time to enjoy living and learning together . From easier meal planning to mindful shopping, worry batching to waste reduction, Simple Happy Parenting is an honest and practical roadmap for all families striving for balance.

Start with the Simple Manifesto: Buy less. Fear less. Referee less. Hurry less. Entertain less. Then begin your journey to simple by embracing a new, lighter way of life in your home . Step-by-step projects and realistic goals guide your way. Discover how a curated toy cabinet fosters imaginative play; a smaller, carefully selected wardrobe reduces stress; and structured, nourishing meals create relaxed family dinners.

Next, expand the simplicity to your mindset. Learn how letting go of fear provides children with valuable opportunities to grow and develop; positive discipline strategies strengthen family relationships; and inviting more unscheduled time in your calendar gives your family space to thrive.

Not only will these straightforward solutions allow your children the room to progress and flourish, this mindful approach to family life will provide you with more energy, calm, and joy.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Welcome to a Simpler Way (p. 06)
  • Letter to the reader (p. 08)
  • What is simple parenting? (p. 10)
  • Less expectation (p. 19)
  • Discovering a simpler way (p. 22)
  • The simple manifesto (p. 28)
  • Design a Simple Family Home (p. 32)
  • Getting started (p. 34)
  • Choosing furniture and housewares with children in mind (p. 38)
  • Creating a capsule wardrobe for kids (p. 54)
  • How to minimize the toys (p. 62)
  • How to simplify meal times (p. 76)
  • The Simple Approach to Parenting (p. 94)
  • Expanding simplicity to your mindset (p. 96)
  • Less fear (p. 100)
  • Less rush (p. 116)
  • Less distraction (p. 128)
  • Less referee (p. 146)
  • Less stuff (p. 164)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 182)
  • Endnotes (p. 184)
  • Resources (p. 185)
  • Index (p. 186)
  • About the author, photographer and illustrator (p. 190)