Growing Up Green: New Guide on Eco-Parenting

Being environmentally aware often comes with a little bit of OCD—meticulous composting, avoiding plastic water bottles like they’ll inflict you with the plague and making sure your meals are prepared using entirely local ingredients. The truth is, attempting to be the “perfect environmentalist” will eventually drive you mad.

Bringing a baby into the equation—along with questions about the environment’s effects on the little one’s health—can send you even further over the edge. Paige Wolf, owner of the sustainable PR company Paige Wolf Media & PR, has just released a new book with the goal of bringing sanity to environmentally-aware parents. The title: Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt.

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Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt answers the questions posed by mothers on the verge of a “green mom nervous breakdown.” Parents in the 21st century have to deal with myriad concerns and information overload, the likes of which past generations never imagined. In addition to the age-old daunting task of raising happy, healthy babies, we are constantly bombarded with new and contradictory research concerning environmental toxins, long-term product effects, and the far-reaching impact of every product we purchase and decision we make.

Spit That Out! turns to experts in pediatrics, environmental advocacy, science, holistic health, and humanitarianism to present facts, debunk myths, and help parents stay on a reasonable and responsible course without losing their minds. The mothers themselves also offer anecdotes and advice on staying sane in an ever-changing landscape of conscientious parenting. Chapters will include “Green Mom Sanity Tips,” “Dollar-Savvy Sustainability Tips,” and “Parent-to-Parent Pointers” from real moms who have been in the trenches of eco-anxiety.

Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt will be available on Amazon.com, BN.com, and select retailers.