Kids

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 »

Mindful Healthy Life Releases E-Book Resource Guide for Local Parents

For natural-minded parents that live in and around Washington, the new Mindful Healthy Life of Metro DC Guide to Holistic Family Living e-book offers a wide range of healthy family resources. The new release from the online lifestyle magazine MindfulHealthyLife.com combines all the entries that are in its online directory—practitioners, yoga studios, schools, parenting coaches, health coaches and much more—with lists of activities, events and ... Read More »

A Passion for Holistic Health Care for Children

A Spotlight on Dr. Lorelle Bradley of NIHA by Robin Fillmore Dr. Lorelle Bradley is a holistic pediatrician at National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) who understands that to help children, and their parents, she must be more than their doctor. She also serves as a navigator and advocate, helping families develop their children into healthy productive adults. Trained as a ... Read More »

The Wild and Wooly Teen Brain

What Kids Need [from Us] to Grow Wise by April Thompson Peer pressure and body consciousness are universal challenges facing teens and their parents. Experts find that by modeling healthy habits and maintaining open lines of communication, adults can help foster healthy independent thinking and responses to inevitable situations. Respect Developing Capacities Some teen struggles are literally all in their ... Read More »

Raising a Music-Lover

Kids Thrive to Rhythms of Head and Heart by Randy Kambic A resounding chorus of research shows that the traditional three R’s of essential early education should also encompass an M for music. Playing instruments prior to and during school can put children on a tuneful path to lifelong benefits. Helpful Resources A 2015 study by the National Association for ... Read More »