On February 6th at 7:00 PM, the Angier PTO is sponsoring a presentation by “Simplicity Parenting” educator and consultant Kim John Payne describing an antidote for children who are over-scheduled and overwhelmed by too much information and a fast-paced consumer culture that threatens the pace and playful essence of childhood. Payne claims that a protective filter should surround childhood, rather than the competitive, stressful adult world that has encroached on childhood’s boundaries, preventing kids from developing resiliency with a sense of ease and well-being. But Payne is not a doomsayer: he presents a wealth of practical ideas for reclaiming childhood and establishing family harmony. Though simplicity parenting may seem a stretch for some, others will find that Payne’s program for restoring creative play, order and balance is long overdue. Kim John Payne, M.Ed is a consultant and trainer to over 110 North American independent and public schools. He has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher and educator for nearly 30 years, and a private family counselor for more than 15 years. To see a short preview clip of Kim’s presentation, visit www.simplicityparenting.com.