Archive for the Caring for Children Category

Childhood Disorders: Has your Child been Diagnosed With ADD or ADHD?

May 9th, 2012 Posted in Caring for Children, Controversial Issues | no comment »

 

When children enter school, they go through many tests to find out how well they are doing. Some kids fall behind and teachers because they are concerned, try to figure out  what is wrong.

When my kids were growing up, we did not have ADHD or ADD. I had heard of  learning disorders as a general term used to tell parents that their kid does not fit into how we teach here. Some people may find this statement offensive, but I found that my kids, because they were creative beings needed to learn in different ways. They could concentrate on things that they had passion for! So why couldn’t the school provide passionate play and learning activities that “different kids” could participate in?

Vitamin D: To help with Childhood Disorders Such as Autism

May 5th, 2012 Posted in Caring for Children, Controversial Issues, Vitamins and Health | no comment »

 

There has been much research on the connection between vitamin deficiencies and many childhood disorders such as Autism. So many children are being diagnosed today with autism, ADD, ADHD that there must be some reason. Many professionals are suggesting that the Vitamin D theory on autism be looked at closely. In an article from www.vitamindcouncil.org written recently there is concern due to the epidemic proportion of autism; 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism.

The questions:

Why has autism increased in the last 20 years?

If it is a genetic disease, how could it have increased?

Preventive Medicine: More on Vaccines

Apr 25th, 2012 Posted in Caring for Children | no comment »

 

Vaccines are important for prevention of many diseases

What are they?

Vaccines are substances designed to protect people against disease by assisting the body to develop its own immunity against certain pathogens. These germs can enter the body, causing disease.

There are 3 basic types of vaccines: Live, killed and Recombinant DNA. Most vaccines are given by injection, into the muscle, and a few can be taken orally.

In any case, both live and killed vaccines can be used to treat the same disease.

Childhood Immunizations and their Controversy

Apr 24th, 2012 Posted in Caring for Children | no comment »

 

 

 

Dr.Deborah Mitchell, in her book entitled; Collins Children’s Pill Guide offers information on immunization to parents.

Experts and parents are beginning to question whether giving children several vaccinations at the same time, a practice called multiple dosing, is safe.

The MMR ( measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination, is an example of multiple dosing.

Doctors seem to use multiple dosing when there is some catching up to do on immunizations.

Hyperactivity in Children

Apr 24th, 2012 Posted in Caring for Children | no comment »

Alternatives to Medications

It seems that there are many “non- holistic”  treatments such as Ritalin to aid in most of the childhood disorders that many children are suffering from these days. Autism, ADHD, ADD all seem to have increased in the past decade. Why do you think this is happening?

I know that if one of my children were diagnosed, I would want something holistic for treatment. There are some studies and recommendations on how to help with childhood disorder. I have found 4 suggestions:

 

 

1.Changing the diet to a nutritious one that eliminates processed foods, sugar and dyes.