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This book breaks down the science behind baby and child parenting approaches to inform and empower readers to adjust their lifestyles in practical ways that will reduce the impact their family has on the environment, without being judgemental or dogmatic.

How can the modern family live an environmentally-friendly lifestyle? Although many adults aspire to be green, there is
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by New Internationalist
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Aaron
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Extremely useful and accessible book. It gives practical, clear, and nonjudgmental advice. I enjoyed the mixture of in depth scientific analysis with humor. A definite read for all new parents who wish to help leave a habitable planet for their children.
HC Vowles
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An intelligent read. Don't let the title put you off if you're not 'green', the author uses green to mean having an awareness of social justice and ethical issues The book itself is not abstract but very practical and would benefit people from all walks of life.
Chris Burridge-Barney
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is truly worthy of its title.

In this book, Zion Lights painstakingly compiles evidence regarding various issues parents (and would-be parents) may have to consider, from vaccines to diets and nappies. Rather than instructing parents to use 'common sense' or to trust their intuition, Lights delves deep into the scientific literature to provide justification for her suggestions. That being said, Lights' tone is supportive rather than preachy, so parents needn't feel they are being shame
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Juan Manuel
It's good, but it reads like a report more than a regular book. This is not too bad, but it could be a more enjoyable reading.
Nevertheless, it has plenty of interesting science backed data and facts to green the parenting experience a little bit. Even if it is a bit UK-centric, the advice is useful and clear all around.
Lindsay Rook
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clearly explained and easy to read, this guide to green parenting gives simple and practical ideas about how making small changes can reduce your carbon footprint. I also really enjoyed the chapter on vaccinations, a topic which can cause debate in parenting circles. Zion has gathered and summarised numerous evidence-based scientific research studies in order to bust some of the negative myths around vaccinations and advocates the benefits of vaccinating our children. Her non-judgemental attitud ...more
Mara
Oct 19, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't get on with this book at all. I didn't like the style of writing and found it to be very hard-line and exclusive. I was unable to finish it as I got annoyed at being preached at.
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Evidence based parenting for those who want answers. Easy to read and a great resource.
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Zion was born in the West Midlands and graduated from The University of Reading with a BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature. Zion has been the Contributing Editor of JUNO magazine since 2014. She has written two books: a work of creative writing titled More Things Should Be Thought Out Thus (2010), and a nonfiction book titled The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting (2015).

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“Thankfully, there is a burgeoning demand and market for accessible, scientifically accurate information on health and environmental matters. If you uttered a sigh of relief while reading that sentence, it’s you I am writing for. If you’re simply ‘sci-curious’, delve in and see whether you like what you read. There’s no dogma here, only evidence.” 3 likes
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