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GREEN BABIES SPECIAL 22 NATURAL BIRTH Explore the possibilities open to a woman in her power and discover our top ten steps to a drug-free labour 26 FATHER’S ROLE Explaining the importance of fathers and how they can best support their partners in breastfeeding including Dad’s stories of the early days of parenthood 30 HAVE BABY WILL TRAVEL Using a sling on holiday makes for an easier and more pleasurable trip. Check out these backpacking tales with babies 34 SLEEP EASY What to choose for the

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best night’s sleep for your baby, from organic bed linen to natural mattresses IN DEPTH: LEARNING 39 EDUCATION NEWS How to learn about time and ideas for celebrating peace 40 CAPITAL ADVENTURES The best free family days out in London from hidden nature reserves to quirky museums 43 CREATIVE CRAFTS Make your own celebration

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10Steps to a drug free labour MAIN FEATURES 8 LOVE WITHOUT STRINGS How unconditional parenting supports the growing child 12 FROM THE HEART Using EFT and other energy techniques to deal with anger FAMILY LIFE 16 MODERN DAD Discovering the schooling system in Kenya 17 SUNDAY SELECTION Great family adventures for our favourite day of the week 20 SPIRITUAL PARENTING Getting earthy with innercity school children 98 CYCLE OF THE YEAR Celebrating the changing seasons with crafts and activities SEASONAL FOOD 47 EDIBLE GARDEN Pick flowers and leaves to make these summer lunchtime delights 51 ON YOUR PLATE Entranced by raw chocolate and solar oven making workshops 52 SHARING THE HARVEST Growing together on a community farm HOUSE AND GARDEN 57 NATURAL LIVING Listening to the land and healing properties of holly 58 MINDFUL MENDING Repairing our possessions rather than discarding benefits us on many levels 62 SECRET LIFE The myriad benefits of tea tree essential oil in the home

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