If your baby or child has difficulty falling or staying asleep, an undiagnosed food intolerance may be at the root of their problem. Check out my new blog posting and get my new Evans Food Sensitivity Assessment Tool to find quick and accurate answers to your problem.
I missed the first two lectures of this series but heard the one today and found it to be very informative and interesting. If you are a coach, a health care professional, or perhaps a person who has experienced trauma as a child or adult, you might find the concepts offered here very helpful. The theoretical information is presented in a clear and simple way and the examples are all common scenarios that we can all relate to. One of the things I have got much clearer on is... that experiences do not have to be abusive or violent to be considered trauma. Trauma takes on many forms and is about how the situation is perceived by the individual. For children, in particular, if they are unable to physically remove themselves from a situation (flight") and feel unable to fight back in their own defence (fight), they are left with only the ability to "freeze" and the trauma experience becomes embedded in their body. Also, what is traumatic to a toddler, a child or a teenager is very different than what is traumatic to an adult because of their dependent position and their lack of social and intellectual understanding. I have ordered the series as I found it so helpful so thought I would pass it along.
Delicious sugar cookies for all your holiday baking, whatever the season.
This has been my experience as a parent of 4 kids who all played a wide range of high level sports. The super star at 8 is often a very average player at 14 as others have simply caught up to his early development. The quiet, persistent player who loves the game often excels down the road and should not be discouraged from participating when they are younger. The book Leo the Late Bloomer often read to the parents of kids starting kindergarten really does apply! Be patient with your child and support their dreams and gifts, whatever they are and whenever they develop!
"Our system is setup to find the talent that shouts, but not the talent that whispers."
In this weeks blog, John explores how our flawed talent identification ...system is so focused on the early specializers, and early maturing kids, that we miss out on the late bloomers and the talent that whispers.
Loveletter Cakeshop's Vegan Double Chocolate Cake Recipe - a decadent classic.
If you are looking for some special, dairy free cheeses for the holidays or for everyday meals, check out the Vancouver location of Vegan Supply. They have healthy, vegan cheeses that are amazing! They come in slices for grilled cheese, Parmesan you can grate and even fancy, creamed ones with things like herbs and cranberries for cheese and crackers. They have loads of other products free of egg, gluten, corn etc. so it is worth browsing around. They are located at 250 East Pender and also have an on line store. How far dairy free has come!
Education system failing kids with special needs, say parents (and we agree)
Finally someone is taking a stand!
Perfect Halloween treat!
These dairy-free, gluten-free caramel apples are the perfect homemade treat for any fall occasion! Halloween, birthday parties, Thanksgiving - you name it, these gluten free candy apples will be a hit!
Irritability, temper outbursts, oppositional defiance, restlessness and difficulty falling asleep are the main behavioral effects of food additives. But parents... rarely realize that food chemicals can be associated with many other effects including arguing with siblings, making silly noises, speech delay, anxiety, depression or difficulty concentrating. Additive-free children are generally calmer, happier and more cooperative.
Right after school started this year, I was contacted by Jackson's teacher that he was having trouble sitting still in class & focusing long enough to even fini...sh one worksheet. He had also been having trouble sleeping through the night & seemed to get angry at the drop of a hat. I began researching ADD & things I could do to try to help him. Dusty & I are very opposed to putting him on medicine unless it is ABSOLUTELY necessary. What I found was a child psychologist that recommends taking away all screen time to reset a child's brain. This struck a chord with me as Jackson was constantly on his iPad or on my phone & maybe too much screen time was the problem. Maybe his brain was actually not working because he was spending too much time on electronics? Here we are, 5-6 weeks later & he is sleeping through the night, has better control of his emotions & is bringing home A's & B's. If any of you are having similar issues with your kids, I urge you to take electronics away from your kids & see what a difference it makes.
Thanks to Keith Gray for this insightful article: Dyslexic Kids in Canada Deserve Better
Amy Morin tells us about the importance of teaching kids to recognize their emotions and how to cope with them in a productive way. “A child who can say, ‘I'm s...cared but I can choose to be brave,’ will understand his emotions and how to cope with those feelings. He'll also feel confident that he can handle uncomfortable emotions.
Teach your kids to label their feelings. And rather than cheer your kids up or calm them down, show them how to do those things for themselves.”