Helping Children

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Information for Parents

All children are special. All children need devoted parents, care and good nutrition. Some children do well in a variety of circumstances even when conditions are not ideal. Some children do not do well even when conditions are favorable and these children need extra special care.

Understanding Children

The best parents are pragmatic and not theorists. They stay involved with their children, follow some basic guidelines they learned and tend to do whatever works. Good parents improvise childcare with a combination of innate generosity, common sense, love and concessions to the demands of modern life. Professionals have a variety of opinions about child-rearing that range from helpful suggestions to misleading and even bizarre ideas.

Feeding Children

If infants and children are not doing well when conditions are favorable, we think first about problems in their food supply. They develop problems even with regular foods and need carefully chosen foods and sometimes need nutritional help with our low allergy, complete nutrition formulas. Learn how food choices play an important role in determining children's health, learning and behavior. Learn how nutrients work in the body, and how you can solve food-related problems with a balanced, scientifically-based strategy of diet revision, the Alpha Nutrition Program. There are many ways for food problems to interfere with a child's normal functioning and to promote disease. Several problems interact in a complex manner to produce the symptoms and dysfunction that we seek to remedy.

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Physical and Behavioral Problems are Linked

We recognize the association of physical symptoms with emotional, behavioral and learning disturbances. The emotional-behavioral problems we see in children with faulty diets range from depression to attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity. The earliest disturbances are often irritability, moodiness, and sleep disorders, especially nightmares and night terrors. Some children are hyperactive and become difficult to manage at home and later in school; they tend to be impulsive, easily distracted, and may be unusually aggressive or prone to anger and tantrums. They have trouble adjusting to school rules and may fail to learn.

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The Helping Children Website was developed by Alpha Education, a division of Environmed Research Inc. Sechelt, B.C., Canada. Online Since 1995. Experts in Self-Managed Care. Experts in Elemental Nutrient Formulas. The topics online were adapted from 2 books, Feeding Children and Children and Family, written by Stephen Gislason MD. The latest editions are available as 2016 revisions. The Alpha Nutrition Program is required reading when diet revision is required to solve children's diseases. Alpha Nutrition is a registered trademark of Environmed Research Inc.

Feeding Children by Stephen Gislason MD is a guide for parents when children are not doing well and need diet revision. Infant feeding and proper nutrition for growing children are discussed. The book discusses health problems that arise from the wrong food choices. The solution is found in the Alpha Nutrition Program, a standard method of diet revision. There are many conditions that improve with diet revision. Each condition is described in the book.
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Children, Adolescents and the Family is a book for parents, teachers and other professionals by Stephen Gislason MD. The book is available in print form and as a PDF file for download. Click the links to the left to read some topics from the book.

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