Simplicity Parenting.

May 15, 2012


Over the past week or so, Alexis and some friends have been discussing the book Simplicity Parenting on her blog.  Yesterday, I was honored to share my thoughts on the last chapter of the book, "Filtering Out the Adult World."  Thank you for having me, Alexis!

p.s. Have you read the book?

p.p.s. A funny little ESP thing....when I emailed my post to Alexis, she didn't see that I had attached the above photo.  So she decided to look through my blog and find one to use.  She picked the VERY SAME ONE!  Crazy, huh?

photo by 180/360

11 comments:

  1. Jora, you once mentioned in a post that you considered writing a list of baby items for minimalists. This post reminded me if that, and I think you should do it!

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  2. Es un libro estupendo! Lo lei hace un tiempo... pero habia olvidado algunas cosas. Lo volvere a leer. Gracias por compartir.

    Muy lindo post, escribes muy bien.

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  3. Good to know as a person that's friends with small children. I once made a kid cry when I told him he should floss his teeth. I felt so bad.

    I also relate to this as a child that was told way too much. I had nightmares about being kidnapped for years. I grew up in a family full of worriers. I try not to as much as possible. This type of preventive thinking doesn't really work and often makes you miss other cues that would help you avoid the "bad" stuff you were worried about to begin with.

    Thanks for the food for thought.

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  4. Oh, I love that book. Actually, I really need to re-read it, as we recently plunged head-first into the extreme "WHY?" zone. It's fun, crazy, fascinating and plain exhausting at times... Sometimes I just turn it back to him and say, "That's a good question, what do you think?" I forgot about the "Hmmm, I wonder..." tactic and will be trying it in a matter of moments I'm sure :)

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  5. I loved reading your piece, Jora. I am like you...trying to come up with answers, talking (sometimes ad nauseam) about feelings... to think maybe it's better to NOT do those things... and TV... don't even get me started! I need to check out this book.

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  6. Great post! May I add that the book is also avail as an audio version as well.
    -Mel

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  7. Still making my way through the book, slowly but surely. It's really confirming a ton of things for me and giving me new insight into others. Thank you so much for recommending it! (I bought it way back when you recommended it on either Michelle or Joslyn's blog...) It's been wonderful following the discussion on Alexis' blog!

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  8. So glad to be reminded of this book, thank you! It's been sitting around waiting for my attention. I did get a chance to attend a talk with Kim John Payne last fall at my daughter's school where he is consulting for a 2 year period. He is hilarious and so engaging, which is so helpful when relaying this type of deep and life changing messages. So different from how we were raised!!

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  9. Love the photo! and the photo coincidence!!

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  10. eager to read the book...just started researching on net about parenting, glad i dropped to your blog. Thanks for the info.

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  11. what a beautiful picture :) nice.

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