The Natural Child
The foundation for good health starts with children, so it is very important for parents to bring their children up naturally. Nature has provided us with everything they need including and abundance of fresh air for them to breath in deeply while they play and an abundance of natural cures for their little aches and pains.
Juliette de Bairacli Levy says in her book Nature's Children "At the heart of all, for Nature children, there will always remain a core of love for natural life, for the fresh vegetables and fruits and whole grains, for the sun and the rain, the moon and the wind, for snow – and for beautiful things in general, because their bodies and minds were formed out of such things when in the mother’s womb and in infancy and childhood.”
So what can you do to raise your child more naturally? Here are some issues to consider:
* Natural Childbirth
* Extended Breastfeeding
* Cloth Diapers or Elimination Communication
* Natural Toys
* Natural and Organic Care Products
* Natural Fibers and Organic Clothing, Diapers, and Bedding
* A Diet of Organic and Whole Foods
In addition to natural health issues there are also ways to parent or raise your children that more natural or instinctive. Here are some issues to consider:
* Baby Wearing
* Consensual Living
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The Last Child in the Woods - Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder - Today's kids are increasingly disconnected from the natural world, says child advocacy expert Louv (Childhood's Future; Fatherlove; etc.), even as research shows that "thoughtful exposure of youngsters to nature can... be a powerful form of therapy for attention-deficit disorder and other maladies." Instead of passing summer months hiking, swimming and telling stories around the campfire, children these days are more likely to attend computer camps or weight-loss camps: as a result, Louv says, they've come to think of nature as more of an abstraction than a reality.
See also: Natural Toys and Creative Play
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