Green Parent interviews

Green Parent interviews

Green Parent june july 2018

I write a regular feature in the wonderful Green Parent magazine, interviewing parenting experts and authors about their work. I’ve spoken to some fascinating people over the years! You’ll find a link to a PDF of each article on the relevant page.

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December/ January 2020 – Pippa Grace

October/ November 2019 – Bernadette Russell

August/ September 2019 – Emma Pickett

June/ July 2019 – Dr Lawrence J Cohen

Apr / May 2019 – Alex Gregory

Feb / Mar 2019 – Meagan Wilson

Dec / Jan 2019 – Hollie de Cruz

Oct/Nov 2018 – Alice Hanscam

Aug/Sept 2018 – Natalie Meddings

June/July 2018 – Gretchen Rubin

Apr/May 2018 – Rebecca Eanes

Feb/Mar 2018 – Mark Ellis

Dec/Jan 2018 – Dr Amy Brown

Oct/Nov 2017 – Tsh Oxenreider

Aug/Sept 2017 – Lucy H Pearce

June/July 2017 – Milli Hill

Apr/May 2017 – Robert A LeVine

Feb/Mar 2017 – Vanessa Olorenshaw

Dec/Jan 2017 – Ellie Stoneley

Oct/Nov 2016 – Richard Louv

Aug/Sept 2016 – Rachel Macy Stafford

June/July 2016 – Christine Gross-Loh

Apr/May 2016 – Janet Lansbury

Feb/Mar 2016 – Heather Shumaker

Dec/Jan 2016 – Sarah Napthali

Oct/Nov 2015 – Sharifa Oppenheimer

Aug/Sept 2015 – Noël Janis-Norton

June/July 2015 – Jackie Singer

Apr/May 2015 – Lenore Skenazy

Feb/Mar 2015 – Daniel Siegel

Dec/Jan 2015 – Angela Probert

Oct/Nov 2014 – Naomi Stadlen

Aug/Sept 2014 – Gill Rapley

June/July 2014 – Kim John Payne

Interview with Pippa Grace, author of Mother in the Mother (The Green Parent)

Interview with Pippa Grace, author of Mother in the Mother (The Green Parent)

Pippa Grace cover Jan 2020

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

I spoke to Pippa Grace, author of Mother in the Mother (published by Womancraft Publishing), about the significance of our maternal heritage and the deep connections we have with all women.

Social media can help us connect up but I’d much rather have people face-to-face around the table with a pot of tea and a piece of cake, and then really go into the depths of conversation, let down their front, cry if they need to, and be healed. There is real value in real conversation.

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.

Interview with Margaret Rooke, author of You Can Change The World (The Green Parent)

Interview with Margaret Rooke, author of You Can Change The World (The Green Parent)

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.

Interview with Bernadette Russell, author of The Little Book of Kindness (The Green Parent)

Interview with Bernadette Russell, author of The Little Book of Kindness (The Green Parent)

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.

 

Interview with Emma Pickett, author of The Breast Book (The Green Parent)

Interview with Emma Pickett, author of The Breast Book (The Green Parent)

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.