A Guide to Child Health
ISBN No. 9780863153907
No.of pages 488
This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now available in a revised edition. Combining medical advice with issues of upbringing and education, this is a definitive guide for parents. This book outlines the connection between education and healing, with all that this implies for the upbringing and good health of children. Medical, educational and religious questions often overlap, and in the search for the meaning of illness it is necessary to study the child as a whole - as body, soul and spirit. The authors based their theory and practice on 17 years' experience in the children's out-patient department of the Herdecke Hospital in Germany, which is run along anthroposophical lines. The first section covers childhood ailments and home-nursing. The second part looks at the healthy development of the child and how to create the best conditions for it. The authors go on to examine issues of upbringing and education, and their consequences for later life. Throughout, the book is extremely practical, with example situations of conflict and crisis presented, along with possible solutions. This new edition also includes medical and health practices in North America, Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Table of contentsSymptoms of Illness in Childhood 1. Pain Due to Illness or Injury 2. Fever and its Treatment 3. Respiratory Diseases 4. Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation 5. Skin Diseases and Rashes 6. Allergic Sensitivity and Modern Civilization 7. The "Childhood Illnesses" and Other Diseases 8. The Meaning and Purpose of Illness 9. Preventing Illness and Promoting Health 10. Prevention and Immunization 11. Meeteing Challenging Problems The Foundations of Healthy Development 12. The First Months of Life 13. From Infant to Toddler 14. Nutrition for Infants and Children 15. Child Development and Related Social Issues 16. Becoming a Family: Child-Mother-Father Connections Health through Education 17. Health through Education 18. Child-Rearing and Education as Preventative Medicine 19. Learning Effective Parenting 20. Developing your Child's Will 21. Sleep Disorders and Other Problems at Home 22. Problems at School 23. Recognizing and Fostering Children's Temperaments 24. Why Children Need Religious Education 25. Sex Education 26. Understanding Addiction and Avoiding Drugs 27. Children ad Multimedia 28. Environmental Toxins and Environmental Protection The Alliance for Childhood Appendix External Treatments for Home Nursing Weight and height tables Endnotes Bibliography Useful Organizations Index
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