While I'm definitely not one to judge any parents, especially those that identify as "non-hippie parents," I truly believe there are things every hippie parent gets right when it comes to their parenting choices. I promise it's not just because I consider myself to be a kinda-sorta hippie or proudly label myself as such. At a time when so much of our world is processed, manufactured, and, let's face it, digital; I totally respect any attitude that questions the status quo and encourages us all to return to our roots. That, in a nutshell, is hippie parenting.
My own experience working in the beauty department of a health food store for eight years definitely fueled my own desire to question why and how we have strayed so far from "natural," as a collective society. The more I learned about the potential damage certain ingredients could cause, especially when used long term, the more pared-down ingredient lists I searched for.
That, of course, spilled over into the rest of my life. The more closely I looked around, especially at what was being sold for kids' consumption, the less happy I was with it all. I think that kind of questioning, along with trying to parent more instinctively, is what I love about hippie parents in general. While I know you may not entirely agree with everything they do, I think you have to admit these are nine things every hippie parent gets right: