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Trusting your

HOLISTIC KIDS AND PARENTS

Parenting Instincts

WORDS DR AMANDA FRACHE

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arenting can be hard! In fact it is one of the most difficult jobs you could have and today’s parents are facing more challenges than ever before. Food is injected and sprayed, water is laden with chemicals; social interaction has been reduced to staring at a screen. These are only but a few modern day stressors that are leading our particularly vulnerable children down a slippery slope to a life of disease. However, there are many tools and skills you can learn to make life easier. All stressors will fall within three categories: Trauma (physical), Stress (mental) and Toxins (chemical). The more we are subjected to any one or combinations of these stressors the further “out of balance” we will be and the further away from optimum health we become. By understanding and reducing these stressors, as parents we can potentially help our child avoid illness, alleviate symptoms and encourage optimal body function and brain development. How do we know if we, or our kids

are “out of balance?” Be observant, trust your gut instinct if you think that something “just isn’t right” you’re probably right! All kids are unique and therefore what is normal for one may not be for another. Watch your baby, are they acting and engaging in an age appropriate manner? Do they stare at you contently or do they avoid eye contact? Are they meeting their developmental milestones? Signs of older children and teenagers being out of balance may include: •A  ggressive, angry or defiant behaviour • Mood swings or consistently low mood, or lack of drive • Persistent minor illnesses, recurring colds, runny noses, sore throats and allergies • Decreased ability to concentrate • Hyperactivity • Difficulty sleeping or constant fatigue even upon waking, or general sluggishness • Skin conditions – eczema, discoloration, pale skin • Digestive worries – constipation, bed wetting, or bloated tummies These symptoms are messages from

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the body that something is not right. If any of these sound familiar engage with your child whether they are babies, toddlers, or adolescents. Ask the right questions and listen to the response. Your time, attention and energy are the greatest gift you can give. Educate your children about their bodies. Kids are naturally inquisitive and generally more interested in how their body works than we give them credit for. Their bodies are incredibly intelligent machines designed to heal and capable of fighting off illness. It might be as simple as getting more sleep, breathing more fresh air, eating a more nutrient dense natural diet or having their nervous system checked (by a chiropractor). Parenting by definition is the rearing of a child or children, especially the care, love, and guidance given by a parent. There is no right or wrong way to do it but it helps to allow them to grow and develop into the greatest expressions of themselves as possible. wellsure.com.au

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