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  • 11 Aug 2014

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

    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

  • 30 Jun 2014


    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

  • 16 Jun 2014

    Autism is not a disease

    I consider myself to be a scientifically minded person. I grew up in a household with two scientifically minded parents. My father, a maths and astrophysics enthusiast and my mother a qualified nurse and senior midwife. In between watching countless episodes of sci-fi spectacular TV shows like Star Trek with my father, I would also be stargazing through his telescope, stealing his copy of Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” and pouring over my mother’s many anatomy and physiology textbooks. […] 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

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