Environmentally Aware Parenting: Eco ways to stay warm this winter

The dark evenings have now set in and the nights are cooler. The temptation is to crank up the heating and hibernate in hot baths and under blankets – which is understandable, of course, but what’s it doing to the environment? The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do around your home at little or no cost to maximise heating use through the winter, whether you own your home or rent it. Let’s start with windows. Are they draughty? If you’re a homeowner, it’s worth … [More...]

OUT NOW! The Winter issue of JUNO – find out what’s inside

In the Winter issue of JUNO, Eva Fernandes shares why she believes that happiness comes from within; Vanessa Olorenshaw talks about valuing motherhood and introduces her book, ‘Liberating Motherhood: Birthing the Purplestockings Movement’; Zion Lights talks to the ‘Dude Making a Difference’, Rob Greenfield; and Francesca Cesari shares some beautiful breastfeeding photography. Nikole Verde talks about curiosity-driven home education and Jo Childs answers questions about why she started to … [More...]

Henni Tremlett talks with stepdads and their teenage boys in search of wisdom

The night before my wedding I nearly bottled it. We had been a couple for eight years and, after keeping my three older children under our joined wings for most of the time, we also now had a 3-year-old son. Still, things had been so bitter and unpleasant between my partner and the young men of the house that I called my fiancé back from the pub to say that if things didn’t ease up between the two teenage boys and him, there would be little point in going ahead with the marriage ceremony … [More...]

Learning in the natural environment

Caz Greenwood explores how teachers bring Montessori education outdoors Maria Montessori was a firm believer in learning from and in the natural environment. There is a wonderful story about her teaching one of the Great Lessons in India: she asked a student to take the end of a black ribbon and cycle with it as far as he could to demonstrate physical experience of the timeline since the Big Bang. I hope he didn’t fall off, but this is an example of how the Montessori teacher uses the outdoor … [More...]

Exciting news – 6 issues of JUNO a year

JUNO Publishing is delighted to announce that from 2017, JUNO will become a bi-monthly magazine, being published on the first of February, April, June, August, October and December. JUNO is a natural parenting magazine which was established in 2003. Since then its readership has steadily grown and it is now much-loved by families around the world. Each issue will still retain a seasonal feel, and Editor Saffia Farr says the creative team is “excited to have this opportunity to bring … [More...]

The Digital Dilemma: Wendy Ellyatt reports on challenges we all face in our lives if we use screen media

"The average 7-year-old will have already watched screen media for more than one full year of 24-hour days. By age 18 the average European young person will have spent a full four years of 24-hour days in front of a screen. But screen time is no longer merely a cultural issue about how children spend their leisure time. Screen time has now become a medical issue. Research published in the world’s most reputable medical and scientific journals shows that the sheer amount of time children spend … [More...]


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