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  • Ten years of The Green Parent - issue 60 out now!

    11 Aug 2014 ~ Living, Parenting

    The 60th edition of The Green Parent magazine has just been released; celebrating ten years of alternative, inspiring publishing. This issue is crammed with great articles and also has a free beauty guide tucked inside to help you make the best choices. The focus for this edition is community. We spoke to parents who are raising their children in co-housing projects, discovered the best ways to help your children make friends and discovered how home education and home birth groups can provide just the support you need. more

  • Children’s activities this weekend

    11 Aug 2014 ~ Living

    LEGO® CITY Weekend from 16th - 17th August 2014. Be part of the action at the annual LEGO® City Weekend! The LEGO City robbers have escaped! Can you find them hidden around the centre? Submit your answers to the prize draw for your chance to WIN an Annual Pass! more

  • Have a Field day

    30 Jun 2014 ~ Environment, Learning

    Have a Field Day (definition): To experience freedom from one’s usual work schedule; to have a very enjoyable time. Have A Field Day is Fields in Trust’s way to help you, your family and your community have fun in the fresh air on your local outdoor sites. We’ve got over 80 years experience of protecting outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. And we help you have a great way of enjoying them with Have a Field Day. […] more

  • Win a Klean Kanteen bottle

    30 Jun 2014 ~ Food, Living

    High quality and handmade, Klean Kanteen bottles, flasks and containers are built to last a lifetime and provide a safe, healthy and sustainable alternative to plastic for families. Every new parent wants to make sure their baby's environment is as healthy as possible and the Sippy Spout-equipped Klean Kanteen will do just that. Designed for small hands and made from BPA/toxin-free high quality stainless steel, Klean Kanteen is safe and ready to use. […] more

  • Unfooding

    30 Jun 2014 ~ Food, Parenting

    What would happen if you let your child decide to eat whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, wherever they wanted? Would they slowly (or rapidly!) descend into poor eating habits, choosing to live on chocolate, cakes and biscuits eaten gradually through the day? Would they become sick and fat? Or, would they actually be healthier and happier? […] more

  • Barefooting for beginners

    24 Jun 2014 ~ Environment, Health

    Maybe you’re new to the concept and would like to try it now and then or perhaps you’re giving some serious to binning your beloved Doc Martens for good. Barefoot living doesn’t have to be an all or nothing approach, with research suggesting that any time at all spent barefoot outdoors has immediate and lasting health benefits whether you do it for 5 minutes here and there or on a full time basis. […] more

Popular Articles

  • Extraordinary Breastfeeding

    17 Sep 2009 ~ Babies, Parenting

    Extended breastfeeding is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children. Here, one mother shares her story of breastfeeding her toddler and how it helped to heal emotional wounds. more

  • Save our Planet

    25 Mar 2010 ~ Environment, Living

    Eight year old Verona Strauss writes about how we are damaging the planet with our actions and shows us ways in which we can work towards a better future. more

  • Win festival tickets

    21 May 2012 ~ Environment, Living

    To celebrate the launch of our gorgeous jam-packed festival guide we have loads of festival tickets to give away. Take your pick of these brilliant events across the UK this summer. […] more

  • Wear your baby

    14 Jan 2010 ~ Parenting

    In this taster from the February/March issue of The Green Parent magazine, Jessica Richards looks at the history of babywearing and how it is growing in popularity today. […] more

  • A Green Birthday Party

    18 Jan 2009 ~ Learning, Parenting

    Any birthday should be a joyous celebration and your child's birthday must rate amongst the very best days of the year. So why do so many of us find birthday parties stressful? Dawn Francis-Pester debunks some myths. […] more

  • Five gross habits that are healthy!

    9 Jul 2013 ~ Health, Parenting

    They may not be socially acceptable, but science has shown these 5 gross habits to be beneficial to our health. While you might not be encouraging your children to engage in these offputting activities, the evidence suggests that it might just be worth leaving them to it now and then… […] more

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  • Ten years of The Green Parent - issue 60 out now! 11/08/14

    The 60th edition of The Green Parent magazine has just been released; celebrating ten years of alternative, inspiring publishing. This issue is crammed with great articles and also has a free beauty guide tucked inside to help you make the best choices. The focus for this edition is community. We spoke to parents who are raising their children in co-housing […] More

  • Children’s activities this weekend 11/08/14

    LEGO® CITY Weekend from 16th - 17th August 2014. Be part of the action at the annual LEGO® City Weekend! The LEGO City robbers have escaped! Can you find them hidden around the centre? Submit your answers to the prize draw for your chance to WIN an Annual Pass! […] More

  • Win a Klean Kanteen bottle 30/06/14

    High quality and handmade, Klean Kanteen bottles, flasks and containers are built to last a lifetime and provide a safe, healthy and sustainable alternative to plastic for families. Every new parent wants to make sure their baby's environment is as healthy as possible and the Sippy Spout-equipped Klean Kanteen will do just that. Designed for small hands and […] More

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