Children's Health & Wellness Articles

Routes Toward Trustful Parenting in Our Time

A variety of social trends have conspired to reduce trustful parenting, promote directive-protective parenting, and reduce children’s freedom over the past several decades. These include the decline of neighborhoods and loss of children’s outdoor pla...

Kids Out of Balance

Today’s parents are special. We have to be—we are raising children in a very different world. As my mother likes to remind me, “Things aren’t the way they used to be.” She’s right. Look around: They aren’t. Food is injected and sprayed...

The Wearable Baby

When comparing baby-wearing to carrying babies in a car seat, the car seat doesn’t stack up.As a chiropractor that cares for mostly expectant mothers and children, I see both baby-wearing and car-seat-carrying parents on a daily basis. I w...

Seven Reasons to Not Carry Baby Facing Out

Chiropractors recommend wearing your baby facing inward. Here’s why.I love to see parents “wear” their babies! The positive effects of carrying their babies around with them are numerous, and it is heartening to see more and more parents retur...

Youth At Risk: Why GM Foods Are More Dangerous for Children

Changes in nutrition have a greater impact on the structure and functioning of young, fast-growing bodies. More of young people’s food is converted to build organs and tissues, whereas adults convert more to energy and store this as fat.

Nine Health Concepts Kids Won't Learn in School

When it comes to health, children today are guided by an illusion of reality. Teachers in the educational system have only the best of intentions, but unfortunately they’re led by a curriculum so distorted from our natural world that it is nearly...

Why Children Need Community

Our indigenous roots reveal that children want and need to move beyond attachment to their parents.I’m all for natural parenting. The basic premise of such parenting, at least as I view it, is that you trust your children’s instincts and...

Compassion at Her Core

For the Batek people of Malaysia, nurturance equals leadership.Tanyogn was the kind of person who would be an asset to any community. She was highly intelligent, able to see through specious arguments, able to judge when the traders from...

Attachment and the Development of Resilience

As parents, we want nothing more than for our children to grow into autonomous, responsible, happy adults capable of living authentic, purposeful lives. Our relationship with them—described by scientists as attachment—is the single most important...

11 Things I Wish Every Parent Knew

After 25 years practicing pediatrics, and caring for thousands of children, I’ve noticed some patterns that offer me a deeper vision of health. I’d like to share some of those invaluable lessons with parents.

Making the Connection: How to Talk to Kids So They Respond!

Are you wondering how you can connect more deeply with your child? Would you like to know how to talk to kids using peaceful conflictresolution strategies to ease tension or calm aggressive behavior in children? Often, we can be triggered by...

Adjusting for Life: How Releasing the Power that Made the Body Heals the Body

When Sofia was 2 months old she started having multiple seizures daily. Her parents brought her to specialists throughout South Florida in the hopes of finding an answer. An EEG showed significant epileptic activity and brain waves characteristic of...

Erasing Misconceptions: Setting the Record Straight on Six Homeschooling Myths

I never planned to homeschool. I am the daughter, niece and granddaughter of excellent public school teachers. I cheerfully volunteered in my children’s classrooms and worked on parent committees. I believed in doing my best to change a flawed s...

Schoolhouse, Rocked

The author of Free to Learn discusses his hopes for the book, and for children’s education in our society.With regard to our educational system, I feel a bit like the child in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” who...

Still at Large: Are Psychiatric Drugs the Hidden Culprit in Mass Shootings?

On the morning of May 21, 1988, I stood before my class of 25 traumatized fifth graders and began a necessary discussion about one of the first school shootings, which had occurred the previous morning at a nearby elementary school in Winnetka,...

The Truth About Homework

Widespread misconceptions about learning keep our children busy with needless assignments.There’s something perversely fascinating about educational policies that are clearly at odds with the available data. Huge schools are still being b...

Happy Healthy Child: A Holistic Approach

An Interview with Bruce Lipton By Sarah KamrathEarlier this year, filmmaker Sarah Kamrath sat down with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., for an interview about a holistic approach to parenting for her Happy Healthy Child DVD series. Lipton, the author...

The Mean-ing of Life

Not only is it unlikely your kids are “average,” it’s downright impossible.When I was a kid, mothers raised their children according to a famous book by Dr. Benjamin Spock called The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. The book...

The Pill Merchants: The Relentless and Tragic Marketing of Psychiatric Drugs

In our work, we strive to alleviate distress and to support and enhance people’s personal growth, transformation, individua- tion, self-determination, and clear and expanded awareness. Necessity dictates that we also spend a lot of time challenging...

Understanding and Applying the Intelligence of Play

Nurture the soil, and the seed grows fully with little attention. Neglect the soil, and the seed’s development is compromised at every step. Children are seeds. We are the soil, but we are often blind to our own lack of mentored development. I...