It is hard to believe it is August already. That means that school starts in less than a month, at least in Minnesota, where, by state law, most schools aren’t allowed to start before Labor Day.
Summer seems like a good time to relax and not have to deal with the hustle and bustle of the school year if you have children. But with the start of school, many of the old problems crop up again. Maybe your child is anxious about school, maybe there is some ADD/ADHD you are dealing with, or asthma during Gym class. (Just thinking about Middle School Gym class takes my breath away—and not from the exertion.)
Maybe it is time to not have to deal with those problems anymore. Homeopathy can help. Here are just a few ways:
Shots: Those back to school shots are “required” at certain grades. The reason “required” is in quotation marks is because that is what the Minnesota Department of Health would like you to believe. Fortunately, in Minnesota, we have Conscientious Objector status available to parents and their children. If you don’t wish to vaccinate your child, you can complete a form, have it notarized and turn it in. The form is readily available on line or in the school district office. There are really only a couple of states where there are no exemptions possible.
But what if you are concerned about the childhood diseases? It is true that as children get older, some of the diseases are less of a concern, but others can show up worse in a teenager. That is actually the rationale behind the order of the vaccine schedule. If you are concerned about this, Homeopathy has an answer in Homeoprophylaxis (HP). Homeopathy has been helping to prevent disease since the early 1800’s when Samuel Hahnemann used homeopathic remedies to ward off scarlet fever, typhoid, and other diseases that were going around in epidemic proportions at the time.
Instead of going through the diseases, you can have the energetic disease without the symptoms of the disease, and still receive protection from those diseases. It takes about 3 years to complete the basic HP program.
Anxiety: Some students just simply don’t function well in school. Perhaps there is a subject which they don’t understand, maybe some performance anxiety or the dreaded social issues, which often seem impossible to tackle.
There are homeopathic remedies for the kid who gets picked on, or sweaty hands and shaky knees during public speaking class. Even Learning Difficulties can be helped with homeopathy. Remember, homeopathy isn’t just about physical symptoms, but mental and emotional ones as well.
ADD/ADHD: I’m very excited to put into practice the new training I received in May. I wrote a blog about CEASE therapy for Autistic kids. It turns out that it can also help some ADD/ADHD symptoms as well. Not every child would need the CEASE protocol, but many can be helped with it, and if not, then good old fashioned Classical Homeopathy can also help.
There is still time to make the school year better with Homeopathy. Call if you need help.