Kids

Children’s Yoga and Meditation Class

One Breath at a Time, Mindful Living and Wellness Services will be teaching a children’s yoga and mindful living class at the Oneness Yoga Festival. The class will be held at two times: from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and then at 3 to 3:30 p.m. on June 24 at Yards Park, in Washington, D.C. The children’s class and many other ... Read More »

Enrollment Period Open for Local Montessori School

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an Italian physician who designed a method of education by observing young children and how they learn. Her extensive early childhood research, which is supported by modern research, revealed that children experience sensitive periods for learning during their early years. They easily learn particular skills during the corresponding sensitive periods, more so than at any ... Read More »

Natural Motherhood

Creating the Best Start for New Life by Deborah Shouse “A woman’s body is exquisitely designed to conceive, nurture and give birth,” says Dr. Carol J. Phillips, an Annapolis, Maryland, prenatal chiropractor, doula and author of Hands of Love: Seven Steps to the Miracle of Birth. Judith Lothian, Ph.D., associate editor of the Journal of Perinatal Education, professor of nursing ... Read More »

The DC Doula

Malika Hook Muhammad has been a doula for nine years, and has been serving women and families in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 2011. She first learned about the work of doulas after sitting with a friend who was in labor, while Muhammad was in graduate school. When t labor finished, she said “you should be a doula.” This ... Read More »

Overcoming a Child’s Fear of the Dentist

by Terry Victor, DDS, the DC Dentist One of the most frequent issues patients have with dentistry is fear of the dentist. It could be fear of the dental situation, including fear of the dental “drill”, “needle” or of the unknown. Another big fear is of being in pain. Each of these fears show a level of discomfort and anxiety. ... Read More »

Dancing Jaguar’s Spirit Camp

Dancing Jaguar’s Spirit Camp is a fun, five-day program that empowers children to tune into their inner worlds. Humans are made up of mind, body and spirit, yet in our society, children’s minds and bodies are nurtured, and their spirits are often neglected.  This summer camp, designed for children ages 5 to 10, assists children to connect to their spirit—that ... Read More »

Fun Fundraiser at DC Brau

Beer and babies are two of life’s greatest things. On May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m., come out for the debut episode of 650,000 Hours—a new web series on the real-life heroes who make America great. Author and host Ken Budd will combine the two with a Beer and Babies Diaper Donation Party to benefit the DC Diaper Bank, ... Read More »

CBD Shows Promise for Autism

by Katherine Leo Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, affecting more than 3.5 million in the U.S. alone, according to a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These numbers have steadily increased at a yearly rate of 6 to 15 percent since 2002, and seem to be on an upward rise. While there is ... Read More »

Holistic and Biological Dentistry for Children

Spotlight on the Biological Dental Group at National Integrative Health Associates Holistic and biological dentistry are terms used synonymously, notes Dr. Mark McClure of the Biological Dental Group at National Integrative Health Associates (NIHA), in Washington, D.C., near Chevy Chase. Holistic refers to the structure of how the mouth, teeth, jaw, head and neck are intricately connected to the whole ... Read More »

Keep Decay Away

Kids Do Best with Holistic Dentistry by Linda Sechrist According to a 2012 New York Times story, “Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities,” more dentists nationwide are recommending that children be administered general anesthesia at hospitals due to the severity of decay. Such extensive dental work on children is largely preventable. Wise parents encourage their children to develop ... Read More »