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  • 1 Sep 2014

    Making time for your own interests

    Parenting is the most consuming and full-on job we’ll ever do, full of joys, anxieties, laughter, tears, and pretty much every emotion we’ve ever bottled up and hoped never to feel again. There’s no doubt about it: it can be exhausting. And when we feel like we’re running on empty, it can take a superhuman effort to get everything we need to get done in the day and be the kind of parent we want to be (and hope our children will remember us being!). Although we can schedule unwinding activities into our family day – such as reading, crafting, cuddling, breastfeeding, and just being still together – it also makes sense to schedule in a little time to nurture your own interests. […] more

  • 30 Jun 2014

    Unfooding

    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

  • 14 Jun 2014

    Could you make a difference to a child’s life?

    There are many reasons why a child or young person can’t be with their birth family but by fostering them you can help them stay in their community and school, close to their family and friends. We need foster carers to help this happen. If you could help change a child or young person’s life, have a spare room and are considering fostering read on for one family's experience. Also several foster carers share their top ten reasons why to foster a child. […] more

  • 11 Jun 2014

    Reach out this Carers’ Week

    Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign celebrating and recognising the contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers who look after an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend. 2014 sees the 20th Carers Week with over 12,000 events and activities planned across the UK. These include information events, roadshows, sponsored walks and tea parties. Thousands of carers are helped during Carers Week to find out more about the services and support on offer to them locally and nationally. […] more

  • 2 Jun 2014

    Our new issue is out now

    We have just published our 59th edition of The Green Parent magazine. This issue is all about Being Wild so we cover foraging for food, wild play and the best festivals to take your family to this summer. Inside you'll find pages of ideas, inspiration and information on all stages of the parenting journey. Read about how to become a better birth partner right up to how to practice Simplicity Parenting with teens. Read on to find out more about what's in this wild edition! […] more

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