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Episode 72: Simplicity Parenting, Family Values, & Building Emotional Resilience With Kim John Payne

May 12, 2022

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Today on The AMPLIFY Show, I’m welcoming back Kim John Payne, a counselor, researcher, and the author of eight books about children. 

He was one of the first guests on this show, and I highly recommend going back and listening to that interview in Episode 6 if you like this one!

Last time, we talked about his 2009 book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

In this interview, we talk about two big topics that have changed for parents since Simplicity Parenting was released, and why he added them as new sections when he rewrote the book in 2019. 

We also chat about emotional resiliency – how to manage our own emotions and model that for our kids – which he dives deep into in his upcoming book Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens

And he shares a really troubling condition that more and more kids are experiencing, which is a complete detachment from parents, and the really scary damage that can happen to the parent-child relationship when the parent is too attached to their phone. 

If you’re a parent, I think you’re going to love this interview. And be sure to check out some of Kim’s books, which are linked below and available on his website. 

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