GAN KESHET PRESCHOOL, THE HARTSBROOK SCHOOL, NORTHAMPTON PARENTS CENTER, NORTHAMPTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE P.J. LIBRARY, AND SUNNYSIDE CHILDCARE CENTER ARE PLEASED TO CO-SPONSOR:
An evening for parents and teachers with Kim John Payne, M. Ed. SIMPLICITY PARENTING
Why Less is More for Children…Five Steps You Can Take to Help Your Child to Feel Calmer, Happier and More Secure. WHY SIMPLIFY: “The children in the developing world often have had negative sensory overwhelm, and we give our children sensory overwhelm here – too many trinkets, too many choices, too much information – and this causes a cumulative stress issue in kids that leads to behavioral disorders.” HOW TO SIMPLIFY: Kim Payne will help parents at the talk create their own Simplicity Menu for their family, breaking it down into five layers: Simplify your environment (books, toys, etc.) food and mealtimes, schedules, information, and discipline.
Thursday, May 10th, 2007; AT 7:00 pm at the Jackson Street School’s Library
Admission is Free – For more information, Call Barbara Black at 587-1471
Kim John Payne, M. Ed, has twenty one years of experience as a counselor, adult educator, consultant/researcher and educator. He developed the internationally recognized Social Inclusion Approach to work with bullying and teasing. Mr. Payne is presently based in Harlemville, N.Y. He is the author of the book The Games Children Play, (1996) published by Hawthorn Press. He is presently working on his two his two new books, Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline.
Funded in Part by a grant from MA Department of Early Education and Care