IN DEPTH 8 STRESS-FREE
PARENTING Christiane Kutik invites us to create an easier, more enjoyable family life
12 POVERTY AWARENESS
One family’s experiences of a week on the breadline
16 THE RED TENT Finding pleasure instead of pain and changing the perception of our female cycle FAMILY LIFE 15 SUNDAY SELECTION Reclaim family Sundays
19 SPIRITUAL PARENTING Natalie Fee addresses her relationship with her parents
20 MODERN DAD Adharanand Finn creates childhood memories on the riverbank
43 THE FAB FIVE Our new columnist invites us into her home full of kids
59 READER’S STORY How to turn a suburban yard into a productive plot
98 THE GOOD LIFE
Janet Ross discovers an alien in her backyard LEARNING 38 EDUCATION NEWS How to train as a teacher
Help children to make their own kinetic art
41 ON THE BOOKSHELF
Great green reads for the whole family SEASONAL FOOD 44 ON YOUR PLATE Make rosehip syrup
45 RIPE, LOCAL AND
VEGAN Jae Steele shares some of her favourite vegan locavore recipes
48 RAISING VEGANS Three families who have chosen an animal-free diet HOUSE & GARDEN 51 AT HOME A handmade classroom
52 ON THE PLOT Susie Green shares her plot at the peak of its bounty
21 LEARNING SPECIAL 22 GROWING GREEN How schools are greening up their act and swapping asphalt for chicken sheds, veggie beds and thriving fruit orchards. 27 ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS We take a look at some alternatives to the mainstream and discover schools with bushcraft and yoga on the curriculum. 30 HOME SWEET HOME A chance to peek inside the homes of five families and find out why and how they have chosen to home educate. 33 START UP YOUR OWN GROUP Advice and ideas on how to get a group for fellow home educators started up in your local area. 34 REGGIO EMILIA How this Italian child-centred approach has grown in popularity since it was started seventy years ago.
In this special section we look at education from several different perspectives. Weexplore ways in which schools are greening their grounds, take a look at alternative schools that are offering bushcraft,
yoga and quiet periods for reflection and speak to five families who learn at home. You'll also find ideas for starting up a home education group. 22GrowingGreenHow schools are greening up and swapping asphalt for chicken sheds, veggie beds and orchards.
27Alternative Schools Somealternatives to the mainstream with bushcraft, yoga andgardening on the curriculum.
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4 The Green Parent
30HomeSweetHomeA chance to peek inside the homesof five families and find out whyandhowtheyhomeeducate.
Advice and ideas ongetting agroup for fellow homeeducators started up in your local area.
34ReggioEmiliaHow this Italian child-centred approach has grown in popularity over the last seventy years.
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