Honeycomb Kids – Big Picture Parenting

Anna Campbell has just released her book “Honeycomb Kids – Big Picture Parenting“.

According to the book’s blurb

Honeycomb Kids is a book about making the most of the day-to-day with your family while preparing your children for likely impacts on their world including global population growth, peak oil, competition for resources, increasing costs of living (food, electricity), health issues and plenty more. It’s about raising contributors not just consumers. The book also covers off on ‘nature deficit disorder’ and how to mitigate every day threats to children while making them more resilient and capable.

I was fortunate enough to see a PDF preview version of the book and was impressed. Here is what I said at the time.

We face a pressing challenge of creating resilient communities able to meet the challenges of peak oil, climate change and over consumption. “Honeycomb Kids” provides an easy-to-read, handy tool for shaping a sustainable, fulfilling future. While it provides practical ideas for how to nurture children who focus on what really matters, it also challenges parents and community members to reconsider how we live. Hopefully it will generate conversations and action at dinner tables, schools, playgroups, places of worship, parties and even boardrooms throughout the country.

I really do recommend it as a book worth reading. We need to think about raising our children to care, be socially aware and to be resilient, and Anna makes a great contribution.

I’m hoping that she will be speaking in Newcastle mid June. Watch for more details. Until then, lay your hands on the book and have read, or visit her blog.

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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