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Nov 2019

The December/ January edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to Margaret Rooke, author of You Can Change The World: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere, about the power of teenagers – and how they should not be dismissed as “snowflakes”.

It’s so important we see teenagers for who they are. If we dismiss them as “generation snowflake”, we are discouraging them from living their best lives.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

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Bernadette Russell Sept 2019

The October/ November edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to writer and performer Bernadette Russell, who spent a year doing random acts of kindness for strangers.

I found it quite thought-provoking – there are so many little things we can do easily that make the world a nicer place to be, even down to just giving people our full attention and listening to them properly.

As she explains in our interview, “you just never know what effect the smallest thing can have”.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Bernadette’s website also introduced me to the word thaumaturge (“a worker of wonders and performer of miracles; a magician”), and for that I am most grateful!

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

 

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The Breast Book July 2019

The August/ September edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to breastfeeding expert Emma Pickett about The Breast Book, which aims to help demystify breasts for nine- to 14-year-old girls and challenge some of the messages ingrained in society.

It’s very British to snigger about breasts and I’m asking young girls to start challenging society’s norms – Emma Pickett

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

 

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June 2019 cover

The June / July edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to psychologist Dr Lawrence J Cohen about the importance of play in building strong relationships, boosting confidence and improving behaviour.

When we join children in their world of play, we unlock the door to their inner lives and meet them heart to heart.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

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Alex Gregory March 2019 cover

The April / May edition of The Green Parent magazine includes the latest in my series of interviews with parenting authors and experts.

I spoke to Olympic gold medallist Alex Gregory MBE about the importance of adventures and easy ways to bring that spirit into day-to-day life.

Adventures are food for our children’s souls. They are where memories are made, where skills are learned and dreams evolve. But an adventure doesn’t have to be on the other side of the world in some remote location.

You can read the feature here (PDF).

Don’t forget, you can get £5 off a subscription to The Green Parent when you use my code HHILES. More details here.

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