I’m Finally Reading Again!
I have finally gotten back into reading . . . thank goodness! I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I started back in again.
I have been reading Simplicity Parenting. I read about it somewhere and thought it was the perfect time in my life to pick it up. It’s all about how society these days is faster and busier than ever and there is too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time . . . and how those pressures really define children’s paths in life. The blue print for change includes:
- Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter—as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload.
- Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed.
- Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child’s daily torrent of constant doing.
- Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children’s “screen time” to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation.
Most of these are already done in our house . . . but some aren’t . . . and I can see how those items could have a profound effect on little Julian some day.
I just saw that The Fault in Our Stars movie is coming out in June so I need to take a brief break from Simplicity in order to read the book before the movie comes out.