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The no-nonsense guide to green parenting - Kate Blincoe

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Title
The no-nonsense guide to green parenting - how to raise your child, help save the planet and not go mad
Author
Kate Blincoe
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Green Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20151008

Nature needs children and children need nature. This book will help your family open your doors to the outside and become truly freerange animals. You'll live a greener lifestyle and your children will learn to enjoy, appreciate and care for the world around them.

This beautiful book will inspire you to explore nature whether that's:

  • foraging for dinner
  • learning party tricks with plants
  • or making eco-decisions around the home

It's all about having fun together, however exhausted, time-pressured or stressed you are!

For parents of zero to ten year olds, this is a humorous and light-hearted look at all things green and nature inspired. It's not about being perfect; it's about giving it a try and feeling the benefits for your family.

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Kate Blincoe is a freelance journalist and writer for publications including The Guardian and Eastern Daily Press and the RSPB who has been working in the environmental sector for over a decade. While working with the RSPB she became aware of how many children had very little experience with nature and the environment. Raising children with an understanding of and connection to the natural world is now just as important to Kate as reducing the carbon footprint of their early years.

"It's not a hippy book!"



Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

"Over all the book is a wonderful read, it has beautiful illustrations and photographs that

the children have really enjoyed looking at. We also really liked that it was in no way preacher-y, I never felt that I was failing or felt judged when I was reading this book. It is not about what we are doing wrong, rather it suggests a million little ways that we can do it right, that we can be greener."



Laura Whalen

"I knew Kate could write but I didn't know just how good it would be. I soon realised that I would need an

actual copy to bookmark pages to go back to (and I have it on pre-order)."



Tara Greaves

"The book gives ideas and inspiration for raising your child in an eco way. It is delivered in a fun and practical way, yet is still backed up with research and ideas for further reading. It is humorous, colorful and imaginative and very easy to read. It includes information on natural play, an eco-friendly home and garden, foraging, tips to avoid screen time, making greener choices for your family and many more."



Tracey Dixon

"There are ideas you'll have thought of and some that are new, some you'll want to try and some you'll know are not for you. You'll find your own inspirations, and this is a book to browse and dip into, see what takes your fancy. "For our children's well-being, and for nature's sake, it's time to re-wild the kids."



Jeremy Williams

"Over all the book is a wonderful read, it has beautiful illustrations and photographs that the children have really enjoyed looking at. We also really liked that it was in no way preacher-y, I never felt that I was failing or felt judged when I was reading this book. It is not about what we are doing wrong, rather it

suggests a million little ways that we can do it right, that we can be greener"



Lu

"Parents enjoy little time for reading, so this dip-in-able green guidebook is a brilliant idea. lt's packed with lists, recipes, tips and ideas ior seasonal activities, eco-friendly living and engaging kids in the natural world.

As the slow parenting movement gathers momentum, this resource can help families turn off the screens and get back to basics - bonding and enjoying nature together."



RSPB Nature's Home Magazine

"This is an inspiring and practical book which will be of great interest to every parent who wants their children to have the kind of childhood they deserve."



Sir Christopher Woodhead, Sunday Times columnist and former Chief Inspector of Schools

"For most of us parenting is a joy but also a pretty significant challenge! So helping to create the next generation of wildlife lovers in today's world, and doing it in an eco-friendly way, can seem all but impossible. Not now. This book is packed full of green ideas and great ways to inspire your kids about nature, how to drag them away from the screens and feel great as you watch their eyes light up with the joy of the natural world."



Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts

"This book contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration for green parenting. Alongside advice on why to choose a more natural approach there are practical ways for you to get started right away at home. What I love is how many projects there are for the whole family. Make your own bath bombs or create a mini meadow in a window box, for example. I love the section on foraging stuffed with seasonal recipes. Kate has created challenges, which appear throughout the book and encourage every member of the family to choose a greener, more meaningful existence. Dive in to this rich resource and have fun going green!"



Melissa Corkhill, editor of The Green Parent magazine, www.thegreenparent.co.uk

"It's not just a big, bright, colourful manual on how to have fun with all the family, this book carries a vitally important message that connecting kids to nature is critical for the future of our planet. The No Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting is as necessary as it is timely."



Mark Cocker, naturalist, environmental activist and author of Birds Britannica

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Child rearing.|Sustainable living.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
191

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