Parenting in the Anthropocene

Humans are changing the world in extremely complex ways, creating a new geological age called the Anthropocene. How do we – as parents, caregivers and as a society – raise our children and dependents in this new world?

This multi-author book explores ways to ensure the health and wellbeing of the next generations, with a view to encouraging inclusivity and critical discourse at a time of climate crisis, inequality and polarisation. From tikanga M?ori and collective care in child-rearing through to new family forms, futures literacy, and shifting economic paradigms and societal structures, Parenting in the Anthropocene is a reflection of both the world we live in and the one we aspire to.

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The contents:
Emily Writes (writer & mother)

Parenting in the first 1000 days: Moving towards equity
Amanda Malu (CEO of Wh?nau Awhina Plunket)

Stories for the children of the Anthropocene
Jess Berentson-Shaw (researcher & advocate)

The future is ours to design and build
Dr David Galler (intensive care specialist)

Inheriting climate disruption
Mia Sutherland (youth climate-change activist)

When do we talk about childlessness?
Briohny Doyle (writer & lecturer)

Reproductive and familial futures in Aotearoa New Zealand
Nicola Surtees, PhD (academic & former ECE teacher)

Poipoia te k?kano: Nuturing tamariki M?ori
Leonie Pihama (Te tiawa, Waikato, Ng? M?hanga a Tairi)

Be kind
Brannavan Gnanalingam (writer & lawyer)

Futures literacy and youth resilience: Educating for the future
Amy L. Fletcher, PhD (academic & futurist)

Are our children capitalism’s succession plan?
Sacha McMeeking (researcher & commentator)

Books for challenging times: Children and youngsters
Terrisa Goldsmith (librarian)

Books for challenging times: Caregivers
Jane Keenan (librarian)