Brock, Steven, Kenneth Brock, Nancy Bruning
NATURAL RELIEF FOR YOUR CHILD’S ASTHMA
A compendium of complementary medicine available to curb asthma in children, which supplements conventional approaches with exciting natural remedies. Useful forms and lists assist the parent/child team in assessing the complete health picture and devising a plan of action. Reading lists, support group contacts, and natural remedy suppliers are provided in the back of the book.
Living Organic is the ultimate handbook for those wanting to learn more about living naturally, avoiding toxins and moving towards a healthier lifestyle. In harmony with the choice to breastfeed, this book offers practical advice, helpful hints, and additional resources for living a modern life without the addition of unnecessary chemicals.
THE BULLY, THE BULLIED AND THE BYSTANDER
A must-read for all parents concerned about their child’s emotional and physical wellbeing, Barbara Coloroso gives the reader a clear understanding of the underlying dynamics between the bully, the bullied and the bystander. Learn how to identify bullying in its myriad forms which will enable the parent to intervene without delay. Divided into two clear sections, Part One examines the problem, whilst Part Two addresses breaking the cycle of violence and creating a caring home, school and community where all children feel loved and safe. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Sept-Oct 2005.)
PARENTING THROUGH CRISIS: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change
Coloroso helps parents handle family crises, such as illness of a parent or child, death of a parent or sibling, divorce, remarriage, single parenting, and adoption. She stresses that in all cases, children need attention, affection, and a sense of optimism to weather the crisis. The book provides constructive ideas for dealing with each situation according to a child’s age and stage of development. Children with disabilities are also addressed respectfully and constructively. This book will make any reader more appreciative of the resiliency and strength of the human spirit.
Cummings, Stephen and Dana Ullman
EVERYBODY’S GUIDE TO HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES
Tarcher/ Putnam, 3rd ed. 1997
An excellent, comprehensive reference to homeopathy, one of the fastest-growing alternative approaches to health and healing. Clear and easy to read, practical. Covers minor illnesses and injuries and helps parents broaden their home care skills. Information is also given on how to recognize a situation that requires professional help. Includes an annotated bibliography.
EMPTY CRADLE, BROKEN HEART
Helps parents to deal with the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, and guides them along the path to emotional recovery.
de Becker, Gavin
PROTECTING THE GIFT: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
A leading expert in predicting violent behavior, Gavin de Becker, shares his wisdom and experience with parents on protecting children from violence. Protecting the Gift goes beyond “don’t talk to strangers” and empowers parents to worry less and to trust their intuition more. Parents will learn tools to teach their children that will benefit them for a lifetime. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Dec 2004-Jan 2005.)
Faldet, Rachel & Karen Fitton, eds.
OUR STORIES OF MISCARRIAGE Healing with Words
Fairview Press, 1997
A compilation of essays, poems, and journal entries by men and women who have lost a child through miscarriage. A touching, beautiful book about loss and healing, longing and fulfillment. The stories bring comfort to others who mourn their lost babies. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Mar-Apr 1998)
ONE MIRACLE AT A TIME: Getting Help for a Child with a Disability
Simon & Schuster, 1993
This practical resource for parents of children with disabilities offers encouragement, comfort, and many other types of support. Includes the pros and cons of “mainstreaming” children into regular educational settings, as well as advice from parents about how to to handle the emotional, bureaucratic, and other challenges of raising a child with special needs.
BREASTFEEDING YOUR PREMATURE BABY
LLLI, rev. ed. 2002
Offers parents a basic guide to help them provide the benefits of human milk to their tiny infant. From pumping tips and establishing an adequate milk supply to getting baby started at the breast and coming home, this book provides the kind of information and reassurance that parents need. with complete references and resource list. (First edition reviewed in LEAVEN, Oct-Nov, 2000.)
MOTHERING MULTIPLES: Breastfeeding and Caring for Twins or More!
LLLI, rev. ed., 1999
Covers all aspects of caring for multiple babies from possible complications of pregnancy, preparing for a multiple birth, coping with newborns who might need to spend time in a NICU, establishing a milk supply for multiple babies to adjusting as a couple and caring for toddler multiples. The revised edition includes updated information based on current research as well as the experience of parents of multiples. Available in English and French. (Second edition reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, Mar-Apr 2000.)
A PARENT’S GUIDE TO AUTISM
Simon & Schuster, 1993
In question and answer format, this book offers clear and reassuring advice to the parent of a child who is autistic. Chapters address possible causes of autism, symptoms, treatment, and education options. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, July-Aug 1994.)
BREASTFEEDING SPECIAL CARE BABIES
Balliere Tindall, 2nd ed., 2002
A complete guide to life with a baby who needs special care in the hospital. It begins with a discussion of why breast milk is so important for these babies and covers what both mothers and babies experience during the hospital stay, including solutions to many common problems. It is well-indexed and very helpful to anyone supporting a mother and her child in a special care situation. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Oct-Nov 2000.)
WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT PREMENOPAUSE: BALANCE YOUR HORMONES AND YOUR LIFE FROM THIRTY TO FIFTY
A guide to treating many concerns of women in their 30s and 40s in a more natural fashion than is practiced by many doctors. This book presents information about how the hormones in our bodies work and how they can become unbalanced due to dietary and environmental influences. Dr. Lee explains his theory of estrogen dominance, its causes and symptoms, and recommends the use of natural progesterone to correct it. LLLI takes no position on treatment modes discussed and encourages women to discuss such issues with a health care professional who shares their values about health and healing.
KANGAROO CARE: The Best You Can Do to Help Your Preterm Infant
Explains the benefits of “kangaroo care,” a method of caring for premature infants that encourages parents to hold the baby. This method has been proven to have both psychological and emotional benefits for premies including a more stable heart rate, more regular breathing, longer periods of sleep, and earlier bonding. (Reviewed in NEW BEGINNINGS, May-June 1994.)
SPECIAL CHILDREN, CHALLENGED PARENTS
Carol Publishing Group, 1997
The author, a psychologist and father of a child with autism, helps parents come to terms with their own feelings surrounding their special needs children and explains the need for nurturing and loving guidance for these children. The joys and frustrations of life with a disabled child are candidly and realistically portrayed. Includes a long list of resources and a bibliography.
Nelsen, Jane & Cheryl Erwin & Carol Delzer
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR SINGLE PARENTS
Prima Publishing, rev.ed., 1999
An encouraging parenting guide for single parents. Suggests positive, loving guidance techniques and also addresses issues unique to the single parent family, such as balancing needs, priorities, and time, dealing with the noncustodial parent so that everyone benefits, and handling new romantic relationships.
Houghton Mifflin, rev. ed., 2003
This updated edition is a must read for those expecting multiples who want a good birth experience and healthy breastfed babies. Packed with information on genetics, prenatal care, delivery and life with twins, this book includes information not commonly found in mainstream or medical books, including alternative medicines. (First edition reviewed in LEAVEN, Nov-Dec 1982.)
WOMEN’S BODIES, WOMEN’S WISDOM
Bantam Books, 2nd ed., 1998
The revised edition of Northrup’s groundbreaking book has been updated to include more information on nutrition and expanded discussions of childbearing, fertility issues, and natural treatments. The valuable and extensive resources section has also been updated and expanded. Dr. Northrup sends clear and empowering messages to women, encouraging them to take responsibility for creating physical and emotional health in their lives. She provides practical resources to help women identify problem areas and affect real solutions. Her holistic approach is a welcome addition to the women’s health literature, and her support of breastfeeding and good nutrition complement La Leche League philosophy. Not every reader will find her views perfectly reflected in this book, but many will find valuable support in Dr. Northrup’s thoughtful and unique approach. (Second edition reviewed in LEAVEN, Aug-Sept, 2001)
STACY HAD A LITTLE SISTER
Albert Whitman, 1995
Through the eyes of the big sister, Stacy, this book tells the story of a family dealing with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The book addresses the ambivalence Stacy feels when the baby is born and the guilt and fear she experiences after the baby’s death. A sensitive resource for families in this difficult situation.
I WISH I COULD HOLD YOUR HAND: A Child’s Guide to Grief and Loss
I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand explores a child’s experience of grief in a variety of circumstances, such as a friend or family member moving away or the death of a pet or relative. By validating children’s feelings, Dr. Palmer encourages a compassionate discussion between children and adults on this difficult subject.
BREASTFEEDING THE ADOPTED BABY
Corona Publishing Co., 1994
Explains step-by-step the process of inducing lactation in a woman who has not given birth. Adoptive mother Debra Stewart Peterson offers these special mothers everything they need to enjoy the benefits breastfeeding hold for both mother and baby.
IS THIS YOUR CHILD? Discovering & Treating Unrecognized Allergies
HEALING EAR INFECTIONS: Prevention, Home Care, and Alternative Treatment
North Atlantic Books, 1996
Schmidt discusses the central role nutrition plays in the development and maintenance of healthy immune system. The benefits of breastfeeding for the development of a healthy baby and the prevention of ear infections are clearly presented. Includes suggestions for improving the family’s diet and specific recommendations for the diet of the breastfeeding mother. Schmidt describes several approaches for home care for earaches including allergy management, homeopathic medicine, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, botanical medicine, and nutrition. References and resources included. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, June-July 1999.)
SIDS: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Little, Brown, 1995
A comprehensive review of research into Sudden Infant Death and startling information on its causes. Dr. Sears offers strategies to prevent or minimize the risk of SIDS.
Sears, William and Lynda Thompson
THE A.D.D. BOOK
Little Brown, 1998
Living with children who learn differently is a challenge–but help has arrived! Sears and Thompson share loving guidance techniques that parents can use to help their child achieve success socially, at home, and at school. The authors present breastfeeding and attachment parenting as ways to help a child be “Smart from the Start.” The book offers strategies for improving behavior and treatment options, including a discussion of medications and nutrition. One chapter covers special education laws and another is devoted to helping the family celebrate the uniqueness of the A.D.D. child.
Sears, William, Robert Sears, James Sears, and Martha Sears
THE PREMATURE BABY BOOK
Little, Brown, 2004
Detailed and optimistic, this book focuses on the various aspects of caring for a premature baby. The authors provide information on the unique features of premies, methods for dealing with common feelings experienced by parents, and tips for bonding with a newborn in the NICU. This book will help parents who struggle with complex medical decisions in the first weeks following their baby’s birth and will assist them in understanding possible developmental issues as their baby grows.
THE PREGNANCY BED REST BOOK
This book is a lifesaver for the woman on bed rest. Dozens of practical solutions to issues such as how to find help, nutrition, side effects of immobility, how to parent from bed, setting up your bed rest area, and coping with the feelings of all members of the family.
THE CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO HOMEOPATHY
A user-friendly guide to homeopathy, a 200 year-old internationally recognized approach to healing. Instead of suppressing symptoms, homeopathic remedies work with the immune system to help the body heal itself. This volume gives the history of homeopathy as well as its place in modern medicine. Excellent overview chapters with specifics on a wide range of conditions for infants to the elderly. Includes resources and glossary.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR CHILDREN & INFANTS
Penguin Putnam, 1992
An excellent resource book for those interested in using homeopathic remedies to help heal their children at home. Written by a world-renowned homeopath, the book offers specific remedies for over 75 common ailments of children, including teething, poison ivy, colic and the common cold. Ailments and remedies are listed alphabetically.
A CAREGIVER’S HANDBOOK FOR PERINATAL LOSS
A Place to Remember, 1996
The author, a psychotherapist, shares his professional and personal experience in this concise guide to the issues surrounding perinatal loss. Explains the roles of medical staff and clergy.
BREASTFEEDING YOUR PREMATURE OR SPECIAL CARE BABY: A Practical Guide for Nursing the Tiny Baby
Lactation Associates, 4th ed. 1998
Easy-to-read short guide for the parents of premature and special care babies. Includes excellent black and white photos, and a detailed discussion of pumping and nursing supplementers. Very supportive of breastfeeding. (Reviewed in LEAVEN, Oct-Nov 2000.)
Wootan, George & Sarah Verney
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH
This book teaches parents how to watch for signs of a sick child and gives detailed instruction on how to treat a child when a doctor is not available. This is a wholistic approach to wellness, including chapters on the healthy family, breastfeeding, and communication and discipline.
Zand, Janet, Robert Rountree and Rachel Walton
SMART MEDICINE FOR A HEALTHIER CHILD
A comprehensive, alphabetical guide to children’s health care with both conventional and alternative treatments. This reference book includes information on nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, acupressure, as well as standard medicine. LLL encourages readers to consult with their health care advisors to determine diagnoses and appropriate treatments for their own families.