This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is w available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents. If you've ever wanted a deeper understanding of your child's illnesses, or to take a more holistic approach to your child's health, this is the book for you. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it's also about parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors based their theory and practice on over 20 years' experience in the children's out-patient department of the Herdecke Hospital in Germany, which is run along anthroposophical principles. The first section covers childhood ailments and home nursing. The second part looks at the healthy development of children and how to create the best conditions for them. The authors go on to examine issues of development and education, and their consequences for later life. Throughout, the book is extremely practical, with example situations of conflict and crisis presented, along with possible solutions. It includes medical and health practices in North America, Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the UK and Europe. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsilitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice, as well as possible complications arising from measles and ultrasound scans. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations and has updates on measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones and UHF and SHF radio frequencies, and their effects on respiration, the immune system and fertility.
Dr Michaela Glockler is head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. She is the author of many books on child health and development. Dr Wolfgang Goebel trained at the university pediatric clinic in Tubingen and at the Ita Wegman hospital in Arlesheim, Switzerland. He co-founded the pediatric department at the community hospital in Herdecke and was its leading physician until 1995. He has also facilitated conferences on immunisation and related topics.