Antianxiety Effects of Essential Oils in Children

  Childhood anxiety disorders are defined by excessive fear and worry caused by anticipation of future threat.  Significant symptoms of anxiety then significantly disrupt children’s lives and cause major impairment and distress in social, academic, occupational, and other areas of their lives.  Research shows that living in excessive fear, worry, and anxiety during childhood years strongly correlates with suffering from suiciadal ideation (1) and depression in later years.  (2) Childhood anxiety disorders are commonly divided into three major categories: Separation anxiety –  This disorder is defined by excessive fear or anxiety concerning separation from home or caregivers a…

Simple Relaxation Techniques to Help Your Child Sleep

According to National Sleep Foundation (NSF), sleep deprivation is a problem among children in America.  According to NSF’s 2004 Sleep in America poll, more than two-thirds of children experience one or more sleep problems at least a few nights a week.  (1)  At this time, little is known about the impact of sleep disturbances on the structural properties of the developing brain.  However, according to recent research, sleep disturbances from age 2 years onwards are associated with smaller grey matter volumes. Thinner prefrontal cortex in children with adverse sleep disturbances trajectories may reflect effects of sleep disturbance…

30 Day Wellness Tune UP for Busy Ladies

Click on Wellness Calendar below to get your free wellness calendar and a step by step guide on how to implement it. Wellness Calendar…

Simple Strategies for Parents of Withdrawn Children

How to Help Your Withdrawn Child out of Her Shell     Does your child tend to be quite and withdrawn? Does she isolate herself from others? Is he hesitant to engage in games and prefers to play by himself? Does she prefer to stay at home and avoid her peers? Is it difficult for your child to adjust to a new environment?  At times, this behavior may be obvious and troublesome.  However other times, parents may not even be aware of their child having significant social difficulties as she may act completely appropriately in a home environment.   7…

Avocado Chocolate Super Pudding

  Love avocado? Let me introduce you to one of my family’s favorite treats!  Not just guilt-free, but also super nutritious and delicious.  This pudding is a big hit with my kids as well as my adult family members.  Some people, especially children, may be turned off by the idea of making a chocolate pudding out of avocados.  But try to give them a taste without showing them the process, they will never know.   It is that good.  It is also very easy to make. Let’s take a look at what makes this pudding a…