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The Road to Minimalist Parenting

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You’ve just taken off on a road trip with your two new best friends, Fewer and Less. The six key ideas in this chapter are the compass points on your road map. Actually, treasure map is a better metaphor, because there’s no specific route you’re expected to take to get to the payoff. This journey will be more like navigating by the stars and the landmarks—with frequent stops to enjoy the view.

The first step toward Minimalist Parenting is to embrace a new mind-set that challenges the modern parenting prescription of “more.” As you reframe your unique constraints and assumptions, you’ll begin to understand how ...

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