As a young family, making choices that are very different from those of our parents can be unsettling…for everyone. Grandparents and extended family think they know better and often, they do have hard earned wisdom that when graciously offered, can be received with an open heart. But sometimes, when the discussion about vaccines comes up, emotions run high. Fear. Fear of disease and potential complications, fear of vaccines and potential damage…fear, fear, fear…especially for the health and wellness of the wee ones born into this particular time in history.
Very quickly, fear moves into defensiveness and/or silence…we just won’t talk about ‘it’, we won’t tell our doctors/families of our decision to be vaccine free or we ‘arm’ ourselves with as much information as we can to justify our decision. We are ready to ‘do battle’. And we are all left exhausted, emotionally hurt, misunderstood and all we really want to do is what’s best for our children and our grand children.
So much information…it’s easy become overwhelmed and simply give up trying to make an ‘informed’ choice. The bottom line? Vaccinated children get sick and vaccine free children get sick too. Kids simply get sick…a lot. And what we want as parents is to learn how to best help them when they are sick…without fear of harming them even more.
How do we move from fear to confidence?
Remember that ‘hard earned wisdom’? That’s the experience part…that’s how my parents learned, that is how I learned and that is how you will learn as well. You know your child better than anyone else. I remember the first month of being with my first born…learning what his preferences were for being held, what positions made burping easier, learning that he was a ‘hot, sweaty’ baby, knowing that he loved being outside, and that movement helped him to fall asleep. We went for lots of walks!
Fast Forward to Today
I started this weekly newsletter in 2012 with the hopes of offering you my own ‘hard earned wisdom’ and research over the last 20 plus years of parenting and homeopathic education. Here is a memory from 2012:
“Today, the rubber hits the road. Gracie is sick. She woke in the middle of the night with a croupy, barky cough. My daughter-in-law Natalie is wonderful…in the middle of the night, she got up, homeopathy book in hand and gave Gracie Aconite. Gracie went back to sleep. Today she has a cough and we are now, even as I write, having a gramma jamma-rama day. (I have the best job in the world…writing for you and being able to be at home so that Gracie can heal from this cough. Gracie is busy ‘working’ at her desk making cards for her mommy and daddy.)”
This is the reality of kids getting sick. Mom works, dad works and Gramma does too. My work can often be more flexible than my adult kids and if you thought that it took a village to raise a child…well…it takes two villages to help kids heal from sickness! You need community…safe places where there is time, comfort, love and space to just ‘be sick until you heal’. Jammie days.
Confidence Comes When???
Well…after your first encounter with croup using homeopathy, you are well on the road to that experience I spoke about earlier. If you have a homeopath, call them when your child is sick. If you have a friend who has helped their kids through croup with homeopathy, call them.
With today’s newsletter, you will get the Homeopathy and Croup handout. I’ve researched and put together many handouts so that you will have the information on hand…when you need it…just like my daughter-in-law.
The continued croup memory from 2012:
“When she dropped off Gracie with her little backpack, my daughter-in-law gave me Gracie’s symptoms…cough worse for warm air. And added, “I gave her some Spongia”. (Winter here in our part of the world and car heaters blast away!) Then today I will watch for what makes her cough worse, what makes it better. I’ll find out what she wants to drink…or not. Is it icy cold water that she wants? Or maybe she won’t be thirsty at all. These are all symptoms that will be relevant in choosing a remedy for her cough.”
There is one more homeopathic remedy that might be needed should your child get croup. Have a look at the handout. You’re on the road to gaining confidence in helping your children heal with homeopathy!
If you have friends who would like to learn how to start using homeopathy, please let them know they can sign up on my website www.powersofhomeopathy.com and as a thank you gift, they will receive a free handout Fever Essentials: Helping Your Child Heal with Homeopathy. Once signed up, you and your friends will receive weekly newsletters by email with LOTS of information on how to use homeopathy at home.
If you want to start your own at home kit, you can check out one of my favorite retail stores in Calgary, Alberta. Renewal Homeopathy and Wellness
I love to hear about your successes with homeopathy, so drop me a line or leave a comment.
Yours in health and healing,