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  • 13 Sep 2016

    Peaceful Parenting

    To celebrate International Day of Peace next week, here's why parenting peacefully is the most important first step in creating global peace. Despite its simplicity, “peace” as an enacted, everyday concept can be difficult to grasp. Associations with tranquillity and wellbeing, whilst entirely valid, run the risk of reducing peace to something passive. Perhaps for the politicians arguing over security policy, peace can be conveniently defined as the absence of war, but real peace, sustainable peace is much more than that. Kat Barton considers how we can bring more peace into our family lives and parent in ways that support our children to engage non-violently with the world? […] more

  • 5 Sep 2016

    Family Farmstays

    Staying on a farm can be one of the most restorative, fun and interesting holidays for families and with such a variety of accommodation and experiences available there really is a treat in store for everyone. Family travel expert Nichola West rounds up her top ten farm stays from across the UK […] more

  • 5 Sep 2016

    Enter our writing competition

    To celebrate our new website launching next month we are running the first ever Green Parent writing competition. Feel inspired to put pen to paper to write about your parenting experiences? Want to share your passion for green issues with the world? We'd love to hear your stories and ideas. […] more

  • 2 Sep 2016

    50 of the best ideas for alternative learning

    Get inspired with our round up of the best alternative schools, educational days out, resources for home educators and more […] more

  • 8 Aug 2016

    The importance of play

    Play is described as the work of childhood so how can we encourage this natural exploration in our children? As parents, we ignore the importance of play at our peril. Neuroscientists have discovered that part of the brain is hardwired for play. Creative activity stimulates the frontal lobes of the brain so it is vital that we allow time and space for our children to play. […] more

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