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Simplicity Parenting

“Using The Extraordinary Power Of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids.”

Simplicity Parenting Family Life Parent Groups

Based on the book “Simplicity Parenting” by Kim John Payne, Family Life Parent Groups help create a simpler, more balanced home life for you and your family.

About Family Life Parent Groups

Simplicity Parenting Family Life Parent Groups bring together small groups of like-minded parents to explore “the extraordinary power of less.”

As the pace of life accelerates, with too many choices and too little time, children and parents alike feel the pressure. Parents feel stressed out, overwhelmed, and worried. Children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, and even be diagnosed with behavioural problems.

But by incorporating the simple principles they learn in this class, parents can begin to create the balanced, connected home life we all want for ourselves and our children.
Parent Groups are led by a Certified Simplicity Parenting Group Leader and are held in person when possible or virtually through interactive video calls.
In-person classes consist of three gatherings of approximately 2-1/2 hours each. Virtual classes typically consist of more gatherings of shorter length.

Tuition for the classes is R1500 per person or R2250 per couple, plus a  materials fee of R435, and pre-registration is required. (Participant Materials are purchased directly from the Simplicity Parenting Institue. A couple may share a single set of Participant Materials.)

If you’d like to be informed when the next class opens up, please fill out the form below to add your name to our interest list. We’ll let you know as soon as registration opens. Otherwise, thank you for you interest, and we hope to see you in an upcoming class!

About Lesley Palmer

Lesley Palmer, Certified Simplicity Parenting Family Life Group Leader, is a mother of two boys, a Creative Arts and Play Therapist (HPCSA registered), Family Constellations Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor.

She has been in practice in Cape Town for 20 years. Her clinical work with children has led her to joining the Simplicity Parenting movement as a community response to protect children’s mental health and wellbeing.

About Simplicity Parenting

A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children, offering inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change:

  •  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.

Parent Groups are the best way to bring the material to life in your family.

Next course  15 & 22 March and 19 & 25 April 2023

7-9pm in Cape Town

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Please enter your name, email, and phone number, and we’ll let you know as soon as the next class becomes available. Thank you!

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