The Green Parent

Raising kids with conscience

You are logged out

Register or login

Blank avatar

Older Children

Article Feeds

  • 13 Dec 2014

    Ten ways to celebrate Yule

    The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year (this year it falls on 21st Dec). Many celebrations in the Northern Hemisphere focus on this sacred time in Nature, when the promise of light and life returns. Festivals of light can be found in many cultures. Here are ten ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice with your family. […] more

  • 9 Dec 2014

    10 ways to celebrate winter solstice with your family

    Winter Solstice, falling on 21st December, is a magical moment in our seasonal calendar. The world seems to stand still for just a moment, and the solstice offers us and our families a chance to step off the merry-go-round of the festive period and enjoy being together. It's an opportunity to appreciate the natural world around us, to fill our homes with candles, friends, laughter, food and warm fires. Or maybe you'll opt for a quieter solstice – a chance to take a breath in the whirlwind and just be still and peaceful and at one with the world. Here are some ideas for celebrating the winter solstice with your family: […] more

  • 3 Dec 2014

    The True Meaning of Christmas

    When the meaning of Christmas was lost for our family and what we did next to find it again. With all the hubbub of spending and buying in the lead up to Christmas, often the meaning of Christmas is lost in a whirlwind of shiny new gadgets and toys. No, this isn’t an article spinning the virtues of getting back to church. This is simpler than that. What is the meaning of Christmas for you and your family? How do you celebrate a dominant and hugely popular Christian festival when you’re not Christian? What if you lost that meaning? What would you do? This is what happened to our family and how we reinvented it to find new meaning. […] more

  • 27 Nov 2014

    Eight alternative winter celebrations

    Feeling a bit jaded by the consumerism and frenzy of Christmas that seems to start earlier each year? Here we’ve rounded up some of December’s other festivals from all corners of the globe. You could join French children and bake gingerbread and mannala on St Nicholas day, or enjoy a festival of light like St Lucy’s Day or Hanukkah. […] more

  • 27 Nov 2014

    Five ways to celebrate human rights

    Human Rights Day, which takes place annually on 10th December, highlights global human rights issues and what we can do to make a difference. The theme this year is inclusion, and the human right to participate in public life. […] more

Marketplace
Jack and Jill Funky Monkey Pants Brockwood Park School Brilliant Labels Court Farm NFPTA Firespiral Slings Aberhyddnant Mirror & Make Up Honour Your Flow Cloth Nappy Shop

Copyright © The Green Parent | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Site by Erskine Design

Back to top