Simplicity Parenting Series
A six week online group
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids.
Our children come to us with a deep destiny that needs to be honoured. —Kim John Payne
Are we building our families on the four pillars of "too much"— too much stuff, too many choices, too much information and too fast?
Join the slow parenting movement and learn ways to simplify and slow down your home environment, create predictable and connecting rhythms, simplify your child's weekly schedule and find out the benefits to filtering out the adult world.
Simplicity Parenting offers a simple, orderly, and effective pathway to simplifying in four realms at home, which reduces stress on children and their care givers, and allows room for connection, creativity, and relaxation.
The four realms for simplifying are:
In this six week series, you will:
Explore Simplicity Parenting – why, how, and when
Understand the four realms for simplifying
Self-select small changes in each realm
Build new connections at home and with other simplifying families
Tuesday, May 23rd-June 27, 2017,
*Graduates of the series are invited to join any future simplicity series at no cost.
This group is for you if:
- You are a hard working, dedicated parent but struggling to "succeed" 100% at parenting.
- You are aware of a disconnect between your values and the values of mainstream consumerism culture and want your parenting to mirror your goals for your family.
- You feel overwhelmed or anxious rather than hopeful about family life.
- Your child is showing signs of overwhelm or anxiety. Fighting sleep. Big tantrums that seem beyond developmentally appropriate. Or maybe school is reporting attention-related difficulties or behavioural problems.
- You are raising your child in a different way than you were parented and are focused on building a positive relationship with your child.
Parenting is (one of) our most sacred jobs.
We need more time and space to reflect on the direction our family is heading.
how it works:
Just as though we were in a physical room together, we will meet in a virtual space— grab your cup of tea, juice or mimosa and join the conversation! In addition to the four pillars of simplicity, we will cover the soul fevered child (and parent) and the compassionate response, an ancient buddhist meditation. Each week, you will have access to audios and content via a password protected page.
A little about me.
I've always loved simplicity. As a little girl, my mother would find me re-arranging my bedroom furniture and clearing out my closet on the regular. It makes sense, as to this day I am deeply affected by my environment and love change— I've even learned to embrace the kind of change that we cannot control.
Once I became a mom + care giver, at the peak of sleep deprivation and extreme uncertainty, it was necessary for me to simplify to not only make it through, but because I wanted to make the most our life together as a family (hello: you never know what is going to happen).
Having a supportive space where I could reflect and gain the energy to create some simple changes was a significant part of the process. I am grateful and deeply moved by the power of simplifying.
In addition to being a certified Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach based on Kim John Payne's work and book Simplicity Parenting, I am a registered occupational therapist who has worked with hundreds of families since 2005. But first and foremost, I am kind and wholehearted human being.
This online 6 week group series is a great foundation that you can revisit again and again.
Master simplicity and alleviate the feeling of dissatisfaction as you transform your daily life. Go against the grain by carving out this time to reflect on what really matters to you and your family and create some small, and yet significant shifts.
More than anything, there is immense value in hearing other parents' experiences and stories— so when you go through the ups and downs, you know you are not alone.
Location: Online — Zoom (easy to use)
Date: Tuesday, May 23th-June 27 1pm-2:30pm EST
Cost for group: $450 CDN (taxes included)
Cost for individual coaching: $900 CDN
what other parents are saying
“I've been seeing Lynne Newman weekly in the Simplicity Parenting group and she's changing my life. She's just the bees knees.”
"I'd recommend this parenting series to anyone who is looking for something more than just another mama group. For women who want to parent in an authentic way that helps maintain family harmony."
"I found the group incredibly helpful. I have become much more organized and have really learned to recognize the importance of simplifying our space."
Once you click on the register button, you fill out a form and pay via credit card or Paypal to secure your spot. You will receive details from me the day before we start on Tuesday, May 23rd with links to our calls and the webpage.
Please note that once you purchase and start the group, no refunds will be issued. This keeps it simple— for you and me. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule and so we will review any unique and special circumstances, however a $50 administration fee will apply.
Do you have questions? Let me know.
*Our next session will run towards the end of September, early October 2017 in the evenings (somewhere between 7-9pm EST). You can let me know your preference. Enter your email for exclusive early bird discounts when doors open.