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Meet Kim John Payne
“In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trips to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and repeat: the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime, Saturday morning pancakes.” - Kim John Payne

Meet Kim John Payne

Kim John Payne has been quietly and passionately working to help tens of thousands of people give voice to the feeling that something is not okay about the new normal of overwhelm that so many people are now experiencing. He offers do-able ways to realize the hopes and values we all have for ourselves and build deep connections with our children that gives families resiliency and simple joy.

A consultant and trainer to over 230 U.S. independent and public schools, Kim John Payne, M.ED, has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, educator and a private family counselor for twenty-seven years. He regularly gives key-note addresses at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and trainings around the world. In each role, he has been helping children, adolescents and families explore issues such as social difficulties with siblings and classmates, attention and behavioral issues at home and school, emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction and self-esteem and the vital role living a balanced simple life brings.

In addition to authoring the #1 Best Seller Simplicity Parenting© . Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kid, published by Random House Penguin in 2009, he also authored The Games Children Play©, (1996) published by Hawthorn Press, The Soul of Discipline (2015 Random House/Penguin), co-authored Whole Child Sport™ How to Navigate Child & Youth Sports™. and Being At Your Best When Your Kids Are At Their Worst (Shambhala Press 2019). His books have been translated into 27 languages.

He has appeared frequently on television including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox; on the radio with the BBC, Sirius/XM, CBC & NPR, and in print including being featured in Time Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Parenting, Mothering, Times Union and the LA Times.

In May, Kim will talk us through how to create a 90-day pathway to better parenting. He will share the 4 pillars of Simplicity Parenting, and even leak the 5th, which will be part of the revised version of the Simplicity Parenting coming out in the fall. His work literally changed me as a person and informed the rituals and traditions that are our family. Pieces of Kim’s work are in everything I share with you.

Today I am sharing two clips that might help now — the benefit of rhythm and some ideas about what we tell our kids about our current situation.

Make sure to sign up for the Art of 90 Days, and learn more from Kim and see how simplicity might inform and help you in how you parent your kids. A concentration on parenting might be just what you need after weeks home with the kids. Ten years later, I find myself frequently returning to Kim’s wisdom. 

I am hosting a really exciting experience in May called the Art of 90 Days. The idea behind this event is that moms have big goals that can get lost in the ups and downs of a year, so why not focus on a season.

We are going to look at why 90 days is a great time frame to work on a goal and speak with 30+ experts to unpack how to create and reach a goal in their area of expertise. 

We will be looking at the topics that come up the most for women going through the flow planning process – we will be looking at food and wellness goals, lifestyle goals, soul goals, and work goals – as I believe you need one of each to feel whole. You can go grab your free ticket at plansimple.com/90days.

If you have ever been to one of our virtual experiences before you will LOVE this! 

Here are some of the things you can expect:

  • The information you need to make big changes in a 90-day period
  • 30+ experts who each share their 90-day strategies on topics that include: sleep, food, exercise, decluttering, parenting, mindfulness, relationships, money, and entrepreneurship
  • Beautiful planning sheets, so you can make the information yours
  • Time to connect with speakers and attendees
  • Meal plans so you feel great while you learn
  • Movement and meditation between talks to help you integrate what you learn
  • Innovative solutions so you can show up if kids are still out of school

We are currently looking at the best way to present this experience to you. Originally, it was 4 Fridays while the kids were at school. I am not sure that will be happening, so we are coming up with the best way you can benefit from this info, with kids home. 

This will be coming out at a time when we will all be excited to come out of the “Coronavirus season” and make some revised 2020 goals that we can pull off in just 90 days.

Get your ticket here »

 

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