Parents Get Expert Help For Back To School Stress

Pilot Your Way Through Stress: A Holistic Approach To Handling Stress For Families by Certified Simplicity Parenting Coach Stephana Johnson leads 4 Free Workshops Through August

As the pace of life accelerates to hyper speed – with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time – families feel the pressure. With back to school approaching many families are on edge. Families like the Susan who is a young mother of three says, "With 3 in two different schools and all the after school programs and music, dance and sports, last year I felt like a full time chauffeur."

Today’s busier, faster, super sized society is waging an undeclared war on families. Certified Simplicity Parenting Coach, Stephana Johnson,  offers a simple, orderly, and effective pathway series called "Pilot Your Way Through Stress: A Holistic Approach to Handling Stress For Families".  "I help families rediscover what they really value. We make small, doable changes, to simplify and streamline our homes and family life. This helps reduce stress on children and their parents. It allows room for the connection, creativity, and relaxation I see families longing for." says Johnson.

As the pace of life accelerates to hyper speed - with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time - families feel the pressure.

Johnson will offer 4 free introductory workshops in August. One can attend in person in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR or on line. 

Johnson covers four realms for simplifying as found in the book by Kim John Payne, Simplicity Parenting.

Environment: De-cluttering too much stuff at home.

Rhythm: Increasing predictability by introducing rhythmic moments for connection and calm.

Scheduling: Soothing violent schedules brings moments for Being into all the Doing.

Unplugging: Reducing the influence of adult concerns, media and consumerism on children and families to increase resilience, social and emotional intelligence.

Families who take steps along this pathway to simplify their homes and their schedules, to introduce more predictable rhythms and to filter out concerns which children are not yet able to cope with, find that their families and children:

Are calmer and happier
Do better socially and emotionally
Are more focused at work and school, therefore more productive
Find it easier to comply with family rules
Become less picky eaters

These parents also find that they themselves:

Have a clearer picture of what they value as parents
Are more united with each other in their parenting
Have more time and energy for connection, relaxation, and fun.

For those who want to alleviate stress in their families lives but don’t know where to start, Johnson offers both inspiration and a blueprint for change. To get more information and a free resource guide Top 5 Fixes to a Stress-Free Family visit

To contact Stephana Johnson or register for a free class please call 360-936-3374 or email