We really want you to know about two extremely helpful books to guide you on the joyous but tricky path of parenting: Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls.
In a world growing ever more complex, the key message of Simplicity Parenting is that simplicity is what children need most. It is a wonderful book that I truly want every parent in the world to read! In essence, it’s about putting a protective boundary around childhood in order that children can grow up unencumbered by the weight of the adult world. It describes how to ease the pressures on children brought by too much ‘stuff’, too many choices, over-scheduling, and too much adult information. It is filled with illuminating and amusing anecdotes from the author’s professional and personal experience, written in a warm and friendly, no-nonsense style. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
New to the bookshelves is the latest contribution from Steve Biddulph, author of The Secrets of Happy Children and Raising Boys. This time, his attention has turned to girls – and the world that is forcing them to grow up too fast. Immensely readable, Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls outlines the five stages of girlhood from birth to adulthood and offers warm, practical advice for all the big issues facing girls today. If you have a daughter, this is an important book for you.