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Simplicity Parenting – Kim John Payne, M.Ed. April 27, 2007

Filed under: parenting,workshops — zannestar @ 5:54 pm



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


Cummington Earth Day, April 22, 2007 April 12, 2007

Filed under: action,earth day,environment,links,stuff to do — zannestar @ 1:22 pm

Amy and Alice of The Old Creamery Grocery in Cummington are organizing an Earth Day in Cummington, Sunday, April 22!  There will be workshops and events for the whole family (stay tuned for a list of things happening…)

To help you get into the spirit of Earth Day (most of you are doing your best everyday to make a difference anyway), I thought we could start a list of things we could do to make a difference.  If you have an idea, post it in the comments section (it’s easy!!!).

Here are a few links:

Our World By Design  – This is the website started by the Cummington Sustainablitly Group – with great suggestions on actions you can take right now!

Please tell us what you do to help reduce your carbon footprint,  Post a comment here and share!


Silent Auction 2007 April 11, 2007

Filed under: Silent Auction 2007 — tinacornell @ 2:48 am

We’re excited that it’s the time of year again for the Silent Auction!

Mark your calenders for Saturday May 12th. Last year’s auction was a big success and we’re sure this year’s will be lots of fun. We are anticipating a fabulous list of wonderful donated items.

See you then!

Have a fond memory of Silent Auction 2006?  Are you donating something for Silent Auction 2007?  Post it here in the comments section!