Simplicity Parenting with Kim John Payne

Using the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier & more secure kids

Learn how to simplify toys, books & clothes, meals & bedtimes, schedules and to filter out the adult world.

Thursday, January 24 7:00 pm

Arbutus Room
Delbrook Community Centre
851 West Queens Rd
North Vancouver

$10 in advance or $15 at the door
*seating is limited


Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioural problems. Internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change:

  • Streamline your home environment. Reduce the number of toys, books, and clutter—as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload.
  • Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed.
  • Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child’s daily torrent of constant doing.
  • Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children’s “screen time” to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation.

A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children.

[Kim Payne] is like a master closet reorganizer for the soul.” – Time Magazine


Kim John Payne

A consultant and trainer to over 200 North American independent and public schools, Kim has been a school counsellor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, educator and a private family counsellor for nearly 30 years. He regularly gives keynote addresses at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and trainings around the world. He has appeared on NBC, BBC, PBS, ABC television; NPR & BBC radio; Time, Chicago Tribune, LA Times