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[Video] Week 2: A User's Manual for Your Child

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Has your child's behavior ever baffled you?

Or maybe your kids are complete opposites? One child is outgoing, friendly and adventurous while your other child is shy and quiet. Or maybe your child is very different from you and your partner or spouse? One of my patients recently shared that her son, a Water child, started crying when she told him they were going on vacation to Hawaii! She said he was sobbing because he didn't want to leave his toys at home. I…

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[Video] Week 1: The Story Behind Heal Your Child from the Inside Out Book

I'm SO excited to share that my book, Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids, has been released! The official release date was October 18th!! Woo hoo!! To celebrate its release, I'm launching an all new video series to give you the inside scoop on my book. In my upcoming videos, you'll learn how you can use Chinese medicine and the 5-Elements at home.

Week 1 Video: Who inspired the book & what I never want another parent to have to go through!

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Do You Have a Fire Child?

Fire Child

How do you know if you have a Fire child? If their inner eco-system is dominated by the Fire element that will put them on the more active side of the Five Element continuum. That means they're more outgoing, energetic and demanding.

STRENGTHS

Fire children are bright and vibrant and seek lots of stimulation. The magnetic quality of these kids comes from their Fire energy. Even as babies and toddlers, they exude a spark that attracts others to them. They're talkative, charming, energetic, fun,…

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Parenting Made Easier with the Five Elements

Parenting Made Easier


None of us got an instruction manual for our child.

That would've been nice, right?! Once you become a parent, it takes time to get to know your baby. But right off the bat there are tons of decisions to make on your child’s behalf. Sometimes it’s hard to know what the “right” decisions are. What worked for your oldest child doesn’t necessarily work for your youngest. Most of us begin to naturally shift our parenting style to fit each child.

But what if you had a clear way to understand your c…

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Step 1: AcuParents™ Personalize Their Parenting by Understanding Their Child on a Deeper Level

Discover-Your-Childs-Unique-Element-Type

As parents, we intuitively know our children are unique. 

Even so, it can be quite shocking to have two kids who are complete opposites despite their parentage! Each child has different strengths and challenges and will need a different type of parenting in order to thrive. You may also notice that each child tends to have different health problems. One child may spike a high fever with every illness and your other child has colds that always go into the chest. If your child suffers from a chro…

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Why is My Kid So Cranky?

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I'm sure there have been times when you've asked yourself, "why is my kid so cranky?"  Then if your not completely exhausted from dealing with your cranky kid, you go down the checklist of possibilities:

  1. Is he hungry?
  2. Did he get a good night sleep? Does he need a nap?
  3. Did he have anything sugary to eat?
  4. Has he had too much screen time?

No. No. No. No.   What could it be?  Oh, no!  He might getting sick!  Crankiness, whining, and irritability are the first signs that your child could be …

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Use the Five Elements to Bring out the Best in Your Child

Which-Element-is-Your-Child

As parents, we intuitively know our children are unique. 

Even so, it can be quite shocking to have two kids who are complete opposites despite their parentage! Each child has different strengths and challenges and will need a different type of parenting in order to thrive. You may also notice that each child tends to have different health problems. One child may spike a high fever with every illness and your other child has colds that always go into the chest. If your child suffers from a chro…

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Let Go of Guilt and Anxiety: Avoid Defining Your Child by Their Disease

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 Many parents who step into my clinic have a child with a chronic illness.  I've seen first hand how worry, doubt, guilt, fear, and anxiety about their child's illness can build up and subconsciously define how the parent sees their child.  I've also had this experience myself when my first born came down with a severe chronic case of eczema.  It's easy to let the feelings of guilt and anxiety overwhelm you (see my personal post Letting of of Mommy Guilt), but the problem is these thoughts creat…

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Opting Out Part 2: The Doctor of the Future is You & Your Healthcare Team

Doctor-of-the-Future

 

In my last post, Opting Out Part 1: Parents Fed Up with 'Conventional' Medicine and "The Look", I examined the common frustrations parents have arising from deficiencies in ‘conventional’ medicine.  In summary, many parents are seeking a different healthcare model for their child.  They’re unsatisfied with what ‘conventional’ medicine has to offer for acute or chronic problems. They’ve decided to buck the current trend by making different choices for their children regarding nutrition, supple…

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Opting Out: Parents Fed Up with Conventional Medicine and "The Look"

The-Oh-Youre-One-of-THOSE-Moms-Look

 

Parents today are faced with many challenges and obstacles in their quest to raise happy and healthy children. We get conflicting messages all the time about the “right way” to parent. The most recent study seems to contradict the previous study. Where should your baby sleep? What should your baby eat? What to do if your baby is a picky eater? Can you hold your baby too much? Everywhere you turn you get conflicting data. Vaccine safety is another hot topic loaded with controversy. An increasi…

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