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Lemon Balm and Valerian Curb Hyperactivity, Boost Focus for Kids

Kids with ADHD – hyperactivity and attention issues – now have proven natural alternatives to drugs in the form of two safe herbs: Lemon balm and valerian root.

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  Kids Meditate Instead of Taking ADHD Medications and See Amazing Results  

Kids Meditate Instead of Taking ADHD Medications and See Amazing Results

Firmly embedded into our culture now, pharmaceutical companies create so-called cures and treatments for every human condition, and modern psychiatry has become an institution that works to create lifelong dependencies on medications to help people adapt to the stress of modern life and to conform to the rigid corporate/consumer culture that has come to be known as life.

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  Why kids who play outside are smarter, more creative and better adapted to the challenges of real life  

Why kids who play outside are smarter, more creative and better adapted to the challenges of real life

Somewhere deep inside every one of us, beating as natural as a heart's pulse, is innocence and goodness. Somewhere deep inside, our inner child desires a sense of freedom, to take up the calling of who we are, to build something of our own, to explore the unknown, to be unique. Somehow along the way we've been instructed to follow along, to get in line, to learn a certain way.

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Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed

Since 1993, the rate of antipsychotic drug prescribing to children has increased by a factor of nearly eight, while prescribing to teens has quintupled and in adults nearly doubled, according to a new study. The dramatic rise of antipsychotic prescribing in youth has occurred in conjunction with the illegal marketing of the drugs by their makers, resulting in multibillion-dollar settlements with the government.

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How Playing in the Dirt Benefits the Immune System

At present, our culture is overly obsessive about germs, cleanliness, and hygiene. Parents are constantly washing their children’s hands, using antibacterial soap, alcohol tinged wipes or changing them the second they have dirt on their clothes.

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Treating childhood anxiety with computers - not drugs

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, one in eight children suffers from an anxiety disorder. And because many anxious children turn into severely anxious adults, early intervention can have a major impact on a patient's life trajectory. The understandable reluctance to use psychiatric medications when it comes to children means child psychologists are always searching for viable therapeutic alternatives.

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