Temper tantrums are a normal and common part of child development and raising children, and parents often struggle with how to manage them. All the parenting books and parenting classes discuss the “terrible twos” and how to handle toddler tantrums, but as children approach five and six, a kid throwing tantrums may trigger worry. While parents become concerned that they reflect a deeper concern, for most kids they are a part of typical child development. Sometimes, however, they are a sign of a problem that needs to be addressed when they occur with intensity, length, and frequency.

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People often assume that energy medicine therapies are hard to quantify, but some can be measured and proven scientifically. PEMF, biofeedback and neurofeedback are quantifiable scientific therapies backed by brainwave training research. These are still viewed as unconventional, however, because instead of depending on chemistry, brainwave training is a therapy that focuses on energy or physics to heal.

Kids With Family Christmas

Parenting difficult kids at the holidays comes with an added level of stress. No parent is perfect, and kids get rambunctious at the holidays. While all children get sensory overload at the holidays, the more sensitive or challenging kids can struggle even more. That makes the most wonderful time of the year not so wonderful sometimes. Since most families can’t fly off to Jamaica to avoid holiday craziness, some simple tips and strategies can help you survive.

With the rise of chronic health issues and pain, there has also been a growth in technology and therapy to support those afflicted. This rise can also be attributed to our health system’s tendency to treat symptoms and not address root causes and an increased need for more integrative therapies that don’t carry side effects. PEMF and Biofeedback are technologies that have a long history of supporting those with health issues yet are unknown to the average person.   

Mom and Daughter

Raising children is a challenging job, to say the least. On a daily basis, parents face the arduous tasks of being protectors, nourishers, comforters, teachers, guides, companions, and advocates for their children.  Since life does not stand still, stress can often seem like a familiar part of the everyday routine. Sometimes, it’s hard to see the difference between good parenting and bad parenting because each child is different.

Parent helping child with special needs

For parents of special needs children, one of the biggest concerns is feeling alone. “Special needs” can be defined in a variety of ways. The term can refer to an intellectual disability, an executive functioning disorder, or being gifted. Many parents of special needs children find themselves isolated, looking for others who understand the situation.

Holistic remedies are often viewed as “woo” or “make believe.” In reality holistic remedies, referred to as “complementary alternative medicine” (CAMs) in the medical field, are supported by research which suggests they are effective. Understanding the value of holistic remedies and how to use them can help people with chronic conditions ranging from multiple sclerosis to ADHD.

Holistic remedies are often viewed as “woo” or “make believe.” In reality holistic remedies, referred to as “complementary alternative medicine” (CAMs) in the medical field, are supported by research which suggests they are effective. Understanding the value of holistic remedies and how to use them can help people with chronic conditions ranging from multiple sclerosis to ADHD.

Mindfullness Techniques

Mindfulness techniques are fun and simple to perform with your child to strengthen the brain-body connection. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge lists some mindfulness strategies and what they do to help your child.

Mindfullness and Executive Functioning

Children react differently to stressors than adults and therefore process information differently. Mindfulness practice can improve executive functioning in children, especially those with ADHD. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge offers information and advice about this helpful tool of parenting.