"The Art of Family Change"

Avoiding Divisiveness and Building Cooperation With Extended Family and Friends

A Simplicity Community Workshop led by Kim John Payne

May 23rd through June 22nd, 2017

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Workshop Description and Overview

Register Now *

You will learn:

  • How to shift from having competing values to building a shared vision for your family.
  • How to go from feeling like a single parent in a two parent home, where your kids play you off against your partner, to giving your kids the message that you are both standing side by side.
  • How to stop feeling like you have to defend yourself and convince people that you are not weird, and instead, communicate with quiet confidence.
  • How to find a small do-able and agreed starting point for change that grows over time rather than feeling frustrated when others don't see that big changes are needed.
  • How to shift from feeling alone to experiencing connection.

Tuition Includes:

  • Exclusive Video Series
  • Q&A Recording
  • Downloadable Handout
  • "Office Hours" (Live Q&A sessions with Kim)
  • Facilitated Discussions (in the Community Forum)
  • Links to Related Articles
  • Full Access to Simplicity Community (for 4 weeks)

CLICK HERE to learn more about what the community has to offer.


  • 5/16-5/22: Members gain access to the site and the Facebook group, explore the training videos on the Welcome page, meet each other in the forum, and explore the Simplicity Community website.
  • 5/23: Workshop page opens. All materials available (video series and articles initially; Q&A audio to come).
  • 5/26: Facilitated discussions begin. (Questions will be posted in the forum for comment and conversation.)
  • 5/30: “Office Hours” #1 (Live Q&A with Kim. Actual dates and times tbd)
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  • 6/19: “Office Hours” #2.
  • [ facilitated conversations continue ]
  • 6/20: “Workshop closing soon” reminders go out.
  • 6/22: Workshop closes. Access for non-community members will end.

About the Presenter

Kim John Payne, M.ED, is the author of the #1 best seller, Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline, and has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, educator and a private family counselor for twenty seven years.

Workshop Tuition:

Community Members: Free*

Non-Members: $49 USD

(*If you're a current Simplicity Community member, you don't need to register for this workshop. The Community Workshops are one of the benefits of membership. To participate, just log in as you normally do. The workshop page will be live on May 23rd.)


Step 1: Participant Information

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We're sorry, but registration for "The Art of Family Change" and the Simplicity Community are closed while we conduct the workshop. Look for community membership to open up again after a month or so.

In the meantime, please consider one of these options:

• Sign up for our Community Waiting List, so we can let you know when registration opens up again.

• Connect with other "Simplifiers" on our public Facebook page

• Explore the information available at SimplicityParenting.com

Thank you for your interest! We hope to see you again soon.