Monday, September 2

BOOK REPORT minimalist parenting

Ever wanted to slow down and smell the roses when it comes to your family life?  Modern parents are busier than ever balancing our own personal needs with the daily schedule of must-haves and must-dos when it comes to our children. Being the best you can be for yourself, your spouse, your kids...it can be exhausting, but according to Minimalist Parenting authors Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest it doesn't have to be this way.  It's possible to be human, do less, and enjoy the experience of parenthood without all of the craziness and guilt.  Turns out that kicking back a bit could actually be better for your kids in the long run.  Need proof?  Read all about it:

Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less
by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest 

We're in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on more expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment.  The result?  Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, over-parented kids. In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background noise. 

In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background “noise.” They show how to tune into your family’s unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life.

The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, backed by the authors’ personal experience practicing it. It then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, decluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, streamlining recreation, and prioritizing self-care. Filled with parents’ personal stories, readers will come away with a unique plan for a simpler life.

Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools


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