Author Archives: Anna

How to raise a moral hero

In a very confronting piece on CNN, James Dawes, director of the Program in Human Rights at Macalester College, and the author of “Evil Men” (Harvard University Press, 2013), discusses how a “monster is made”. The article is an opinion piece … Continue reading

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Raising kids to deal with climate change and peak oil – Review from Transition Towns Transition Voice

Review for Honeycomb Kids from Transition Voice: 3 Steps to Raise a Happy Peak Oil Kid Your baby absorbed so many early-learning podcasts in utero that when she’s born she doesn’t know if she’s supposed to be Baby Einstein, Baby … Continue reading

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Inspiring Talks from Tedx Sydney

Compelling speakers & stories at Tedx Sydney Took the trip to Sydney last weekend to Tedx, not quite sure what to expect, but hoping to learn, be inspired and come away brimming with new possibilities. Over the years I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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Love kids, love animals, love the unexpected!

When kids are out and about, rather than hooked up and into electronics, all sorts of things can happen (including exercise).  As parents whenever we can we need to encourage them to get them outside, into different environments and mixing … Continue reading

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“Conscious, open-ended parenting”

Here’s a link to an an article in the Townsville Bulletin about Honeycomb Kids: Big Picture Parenting for a Changing World and to Change the World.

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Book of the Year Awards – Honeycomb Kids a Finalist!

Such a great morning to wake up to this…. 2012 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced – Honeycomb Kids a Finalist in the Ecology & Environment Category and Family & Relationships Category. ForeWord Reviews is pleased to announce the 2012 Book … Continue reading

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Mum, can we have pony patties for dinner?!?

Mum, can we have pony patties for dinner?!? Ah, pony patties, donkey dunkers, ninny nuggets, horse hamburgers – the European horse meat scandal sure has opened up a whole new range of treats for home cooks and Master Chef contestants … Continue reading

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BB Cream Ingredients…and why we need to explain to our kids what’s in the products they see in advertising

Over the recent holidays we went places as a family that we don’t tend to head during normal months…so there were trips to the movies, shopping centres and a bit of extra TV watching. And it seemed like we’d stepped … Continue reading

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Parenting Forum in Townsville – 23rd March 2013

Thanks to the great gang at Food for Thought Townsville, Kids in Harmony, TropEco, White Rabbit and James Cook University there’ll be a parenting forum in Townsville to be held on 23rd March, 2013. Come along for information, ideas and … Continue reading

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Child Labour or Doing the Child a Favour?

For the last few years we’ve been working at opening a native bee sanctuary and ethnobotanical (useful plant) garden on our farm. The kids have been involved all along the way, whether digging holes, planting trees (medicinal, dye, aromatherapy, edible, … Continue reading

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