Happy Healthy Kids traces a child’s physical, emotional and spiritual development from preconception, through pregnancy and birth, to age seven. It is a very accessible, easy to use book jammed full of practical advice and case histories. Key emotional issues and a wide variety of everyday ailments a child may face at each stage of growth are described alongside easy-to-implement solutions and a selection of appropriate Bush Essences.
Ian’s 250 page book is the culmination and integration of his 30 years’ working as a practitioner with children, an even longer period of time involved in metaphysical and spiritual studies and just on 25 years of work and experience with the Bush Essences. Happy Healthy Kids is very accessible, easy to use, jammed full of practical advice and case histories. It is equally beneficial for someone who had never worked with the Essences before, as well as the person very experienced in working with the Essences – i.e. a practitioner.
Key issues a child may face at each stage of growth are described alongside easy-to-implement solutions and a selection of relevant Essences. The book covers a wide variety of everyday ailments – from colds, allergies and bruises, to burns, bed-wetting and car sickness – and discusses topics such as nutrition and vaccination. Happy Healthy Kids details how to handle a whole range of emotional challenges, from shyness and lack of self-confidence to aggression. It also addresses many aspects of a child’s spirituality and development. The chapter headings are listed here:
1) How Australian Bush Flower Essences work
2) Preparing for pregnancy
3) Pregnancy and your baby’s birth
4) The first few days
5) The first year
6) The toddler years
7) Your child’s spirit
8) Common childhood infections and illnesses
9) Toddlerhood to childhood
10) Starting school
11) Know your child
12) Choosing the Bush Essences
13) Using the Bush Essences
14) A–Z of conditions and treatments
15) Individual essences
16) Combination essences.