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EDUCATION SPECIAL 22 WHAT IS AN ECO SCHOOL A green roof, veggie gardens and a community orchard can be found at this pioneering school in Herefordshire 26 SPIRITUAL SCHOOLING Curious about an alternative approach? Find out what to expect from Steiner education 30 PLAYING OUT How one community turned the streets into a neighbourhood playground 33 GOING GREEN Ways in which alternative schools have embraced the environmental message and made it part of the curriculum 34 SHAMANIC EDUCATION How to use the
natural world to bring children back into rhythm with themselves and the earth IN DEPTH: GREEN BABIES 62 A SUPPORTIVE ROLE Is it possible
THE NATURAL PARENTING MAGAZINE MAIN FEATURES 8 CULTURAL CHILDREARING Natural parenting rites and passages around the world and how these approaches differ from our parenting in the West 12 SURF CHILD A biography of radical unschooling parent Doc Paskowitz 16 OFF THE GRID How one family went back to basics on Sundays and switched off their consumer lifestyle FAMILY LIFE 15 SUNDAY SELECTION Great family adventures for our favourite day of the week 19 SPIRITUAL PARENTING Discovering the freeconomy movement and eschewing consumerism 20 MODERN DAD Encouraging children’s imaginations 98 CYCLE OF THE YEAR Celebrate Samhain in style with games and activities LEARNING 38 EDUCATION NEWS One mother sets up her own school 39 NATURE CRAFTS Make a tree journal 41 ON THE BOOKSHELF Great reads for the whole family SEASONAL FOOD 43 ON YOUR PLATE Celebrate Chocolate Week 45 COOKING FOR CHILDREN Seasonal delights to grace your family table this autumn to achieve a “normal” birth within a medicalised system? 67 SIGNING UP Our baby doesn’t actually need to be able to talk to tell us what they need. Baby signing is a growing phenomenon. 71 BABYWEARING TWINS What’s the most
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