A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO RAISING HEALTHY CHILDREN. This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now 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. This is the book for anyone who has ever wanted a deeper understanding of their children's illnesses, or sought a more holistic approach to children's health. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it also discusses parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors have over 20 years' experience treating children at Herdecke Hospital, Germany, which is run using anthroposophical principles. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsillitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations including measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Symptoms of Illness in Childhood: 1. Pain Due to Illness or Injury; 2. Fever and its Treatment; 3. Respiratory Diseases; 4. Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation; 5. Skin Diseases and Rashes; 6. Allergic Sensitivity and Modern Civilization; 7. The "Childhood Illnesses" and Other Diseases; 8. The Meaning and Purpose of Illness; 9. Preventing Illness and Promoting Health; 10. Prevention and Immunization; 11. Meeteing Challenging Problems: The Foundations of Healthy Development; 12. The First Months of Life; 13. From Infant to Toddler; 14. Nutrition for Infants and Children; 15. Child Development and Related Social Issues; 16. Becoming a Family: Child-Mother-Father Connections - Health through Education; 17. Health through Education; 18. Child-Rearing and Education as Preventative Medicine; 19. Learning Effective Parenting; 20. Developing your Child's Will; 21. Sleep Disorders and Other Problems at Home; 22. Problems at School; 23. Recognizing and Fostering Children's Temperaments; 24. Why Children Need Religious Education; 25. Sex Education; 26. Understanding Addiction and Avoiding Drugs; 27. Children ad Multimedia; 28. Environmental Toxins and Environmental Protection: The Alliance for Childhood; Appendix; External Treatments for Home Nursing; Weight and height tables; Endnotes; Bibliography; Useful Organizations; Index.