Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Simplicity Parenting~

I am reading a very enlightening book called Simplicity Parenting~
Here are a few of the amazing thoughts just in the first chapter~

~"By simplifying, we protect the environment for childhood's slow, essential unfolding of self."

~"Our society- with its pressures of "too much"- is waging an undeclared war of childhood."

~"The pace of our daily lives is increasingly misaligned with the pace of childhood."

~"A protected childhood allows for the slow development of identity, well-being, and resiliency."

~"Like any work of art, families need inspiration, fresh infusions of hope, and imagination."

~"Our daily lives can become disconnected from the hopes and dreams we hold for our family."

~"Simplification signals a change, a realignment of our hopes and our everyday lives."

~"Too much stuff leads to too little time and too little depth in the way kids see and explore their worlds."

Last evening I sat on the breezeway listening to the shrieks of laughter and joy
coming from our children playing in the backyard as the sun set
and this morning I peer into the sunroom to see them reading a book.

There is NO greater gift we can give our children than a beautiful childhood
and time just playing outside and being together.

5 comments:

  1. I see how this can be so true! It is probably one of the biggest struggles my husband and I have with one another He feels like more will lead to big sucess and I feel like I need to protect their childhood. They only get one childhood. Plenty of time to be an adult.

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  2. So true and you are so blessed to be able to give this gift to your littles.

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  3. So true and you are so blessed to be able to give this gift to your littles.

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  4. I LOVE this...Yesterday I thought of you as I had my friends black haired twins(recently adopted) here to play & I watched the 3 girls stir rocks, pick weed onions, nut shells, and leaves and make "soup" for over an hour.

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