Parenting as an Art

A holistic resource to support and encourage loving, unhurried parenting. Includes practical advice and ideas (craft, music, games, etc) for the different ages and stages of childhood up to 7 years, complemented by beautiful colored photos on every page.”

Susan Perrow

“We didn’t have much fruit in the house but I have now since I’ve been coming to InspirED program – because they eat it.” says Anthony, single father of three children.  

“I am starting to get rid of plastic toys – using the natural materials. The songs and games they are all very helpful….”Ring a ring a Rosie” – my daughter loves that, the stories, the storytime – they want me to read a lot more to them now … they sit there and listen.  

And the creative play – they have started to play with sticks and rocks and mud, they are comfortable with playing with that now in the yard where before they wanted their ‘He-Man’ and their ‘Barbie’. Now I let them make a mudpit and make a mess of themselves and they are happy.    

If I was to say to other parents I’d just say – take it on board and go there and see what happens …the kids are happy…you put yourself aside, change your ways…you can there… and they have got their thing happening and you are just a passenger – that’s what I have learnt about it, it’s the best thing I love about it.   As soon as I found about the group …. I was on board”. 

Parent’s experience of InspirED program

“This delightful book is one of wisdom. It is full of practical suggestions for parents of young children and is both very accessible and encouraging. It exudes warmth and experience as well as acknowledging the challenges of parenting and offers creative support for all those caring for these early years that are so important. Every child has a right to a good quality of childhood and these pages are a great help in finding ways to achieve this.”

Christopher Clouder. The Alliance for Childhood.

“A wonderful companion on the journey of parenthood. Practical, informative and accessible, this book gives new meaning to the forgotten art of being a home maker.”

Kathy MacFarlane, kindergarten teacher in Auckland, international teaching trainer and representative for New Zealand on the IASWECE Council.

Kathy MacFarlane

Christopher Clouder

Testimonials – Growing Greener Children

‘The future of the human species is dependent on how we take care of our young. If we are to survive eco parenting is not an option it is a necessity. Eco parenting practices as outlined in this book can help save the environment and curtail the current epidemic of lifestyle related chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, ADHD, asthma etc. while also ensuring that children and their parents live long, joyous and fulfilling lives.’

Professor Marc Cohen
MBBS(Hons), PhD(Elec Eng), PhD (TCM), BMedSc(Hons), FAMAC, FICAE, Professor of Complementary Medicine, School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

 

A valuable guide for parents and other adults who want to nourish children’s knowledge of nature, and, even more important, their love of it.’

Richard Louv, author, ‘The Nature Principle’ and ‘Last Child in the Woods’

‘If parents were to read and practice even some of the tenets of these splendid books, children would be both healthier and happier for it – and that goes for the future they will inherit, as well.’

Robert Michael Pyle, author of The Thunder

‘’Growing Greener Children’, should be in every kitchen and every shoppers handbag or pocket as an indispensible reference. To quote a comment I once read ‘a nations health is a nations wealth’.  In todays world every effort needs to be made to preserve, nurture and maintain health.’

Bruce Purkiss D.0.,D.C., Dip.Ac. , Founder. Functional Restoration.

‘Growing Greener Children’ is beyond doubt amongst the most important and informative books ever written on nurturing healthy, happy and sustainable families. This easy to read book contains such valuable, interesting and well researched knowledge that I find it hard to imagine why every family isn’t given a copy when they have their first child.’

Ryan Hamilton
Manager
Wholelife Santos, Byron Bay

Jane Hanckel’s new book, ‘’Growing Greener Children’ is a welcome and well researched work bringing to parents the awareness and understanding that their choices of diet, lifestyle and environment can deliver significant benefits to the health and wellbeing and future of their children. Health and happiness in society can be better addressed by adopting healthy living practices than costly medical alternatives and Jane’s book …is a timely reminder of this.’

Jan Barham, Mayor, Bryon Shire Council, NSW, Australia

Social Emotional and Creative Education, Botin Foundation

 

Growing Greener Children – Testimonials