Honeycomb Kids

Honeycomb Kids : Big Picture Parenting for a Changing World... and to Change the World

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Honeycomb Kids is a parenting book for the 21st century. It takes an informed, clear-eyed and often funny look at the stark realities our children are confronting now (the power of advertising, instant gratification, poor nutrition, toxins, terrorism, etc.) and will confront in the coming years (global population growth, technology issues, resource depletion and more). Feeling daunted by these realities? Don't be! This book shows you how to nurture the timeless values and resilience your children will need. It's about raising contributors, not just consumers. It's about making the most of the day-to-day, while being prepared for the far away. One world. One humanity. One destiny. It can all start with one family: yours. Honeycomb Kids gives you the ideas and tools you need to parent with the future in mind. - Professor Tim Flannery Anna Campbell's "honeycomb" is a metaphor for a context in which parents can raise resilient, capable, caring kids. Parents will find both honesty and inspiration. - Richard Heinberg, Author, The End of Growth; Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute Honeycomb Kids provides an important and timely contribution to the 'collective wisdom' of modern day parents across the globe. It is unique in its approach and scope and full of practical suggestions. - Lenora Newcombe, President of Hunter Alliance for Childhood Inc. Sustainable lifestyles and families lead to real wealth. Use this book to help you start investing now. - David Wann, Author, Simple Prosperityshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Cape Able
  • Nabiac, Australia
  • English
  • 0980747503
  • 9780980747508
  • 321,762

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"Positive change in the world comes about with the rise of new generations, so this guide for parents helping children grow through both global and personal challenges is both needed and very welcome."--Tim Costello, Chief Executive, World Vision Australiashow more

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As individuals in western society we grow ever more reliant on 'someone else' to provide us with the basic necessities of life. In the future, as essential resources shrink and prices continue to rise, our children may need the skills society has lost in the advent of the technological age, to provide themselves with the basics such as food, energy and shelter. Honeycomb Kids encourages parents to provide their children with the tools that will allow them to create and contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. Writing with humour, heart and hope, Australian mother Anna Campbell, shares practical ideas, advice and activities for families who want to raise happy, resilient children who are willing to contribute to the solution, rather than the problem. The issues are world faces may seem overwhelming but Anna is certain change can begin with small steps that better the environment and community within which we live. We can start by nurturing in our children the ability to contribute and be active participants in life, rather than just passive consumers of it. While the idea of caring for a large vegetable garden may be overwhelming or just impractical if you live in an apartment, growing a handful or even just one herb in a small indoor pot is a step in the right direction. Growing something as simple as parsley can teach your family many valuable lessons including the practicalities of caring for an edible plant, the financial saving, the deliciousness fresh food and the pleasure in sharing an abundant crop with a neighbour. Honeycomb Kids is about more than simply growing your own food, reducing energy use or recycling, it is also about connecting children to their community. Anna believes that nurturing strong ties amongst neighbours offers benefits to everyone. Sharing resources, experience and skills strengthens the community as a whole and takes some of the pressure off time poor or cash strapped families who can share a lawnmower, childcare or meals with a simple informal barter system. A stronger community also means a safer environment for our children who can roam further than the front yard, as we once did, confident that should they need help someone will be nearby to offer it. Honeycomb Kids doesn't ask you to throw away your child's computer game or start wearing hemp clothing, it simply encourages you to consider the 'big picture' and offers over 300 proactive suggestions to strengthen your family, your community and the world. This is an easy and inspiring manual for change.show more
by Shelley Cusbert
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