PAIL book club, vol. 4

This installment of PAIL book club is “Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids” by Kim John Payne.

Whew. How many of us here could use a little simplicity and calmness in their life? *Raises hand.* This is something I worry about. I’m a pretty intense person. My husband would tell you that last sentence was the understatement of the century. And I have actively chosen to try and make intentional times when I am calm, unplugged, zoned-out.

When we fostered a 4-year-old, we had a crash course in just how intense, over stimulated, and crazed kids can be these days. And I recognized that if I was acting crazed and stressed and always ‘plugged-in’ that our 4-year-old would pick up on that and become that way even more. We took some purposeful steps to help our 4-year-old have intentional times when he could experience calmness and just be.

And yet I know, I have to continue to instill simplicity and calmness into my life. I’m plugged in, always going, watching TV, while reading blogs, while returning calls. I think our society tells us that is the way we should be. So I am excited to read this months book. I hope you’ll join us for:

simplicity parenting

If you’d like to participate in the book club, this is how it will work:

1. Fill out the form below to sign up.

2. Pick up a copy of “Simplicity Parenting.” Don’t forget to see if your local library has it!

3. On February 7th we’ll send around an email to all of the participants asking you to send in a question or discussion topic, anything at all you’d like to talk about with the rest of the book club. You don’t have to send a question, but the more people who do, the more jumping-off points we’ll have to facilitate a discussion.

4. The question and topic list will be posted on February 14th.  Then, write a post about Simplicity Parenting on your blog – your thoughts, issues you had with the book, new ideas you got, things that surprised you, anything at all. Your post is due at midnight, February 20th.

5. March 1st we’ll post the list and we’ll have some discuss and share our thoughts!

Important dates:

  • ASAP – buy the book and sign up for book club
  • Feb. 13th – submit your questions and/or discussion points
  • Feb. 14th – complete list of questions will posted
  • Feb 27th – post due to be submitted for the listing
  • Feb 28th– complete list of participating blogs will be posted on PAIL’s main page

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