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Editor´s Note from Zorica Denton: This article is very informative about toxic chemicals that can be passed to unborn child try mothers placenta. Once born, infants take in even more pollution, through breathing, eating, and passage through the skin, just as adults do. They are more sensitive to the chemicals and toxin than adults. Some great tips on how to protect your children from toxic chemicals. See Part 1.
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You’d think a newborn baby would have a fresh start when it comes to toxic chemicals. But chemicals move across the placenta, so a baby emerges with some of the same pollution in its system as its mother...
Editor´s Note from Zorica Denton: This article is very informative about toxic chemicals that can be passed to unborn child try mothers placenta. Once born, infants take in even more pollution, through breathing, eating, and passage through the skin, just as adults do. They are more sensitive to the chemicals and toxin than adults.
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by Patricia Lantz, ATH Editor of Astrology
Using the infant Moon as a guide, parents can begin at birth to create an emotionally rich and appropriate relationship with their infant, setting the stage for the baby to become the self-assured child, who will become an adult who enjoys a happy, fulfilled and independent life.
by Bobby Seigetsu Avstreih
Our brains are hard-wired for grammar, rhythm and flow - in other words, for stories. An infant, when played a tape of a mother's comforting words in Chinese or English or Russian, will smile at the observer's face. But when the same types of sounds are removed from their context, are scrambled and played as random 'nonsense', the infant shows distress. As we learn words we continue to express our need for order through storytelling...
Editor's Note: Alison Gopnik, author of The Scientist in the Crib shares the stunning new research about what babies are actually doing when they seem to be doing nothing at all. We used to think that infants were a blank slate, but now we know that they are some of the most intelligent creatures on Earth.
Family & Parenting
by Patricia Hatherly
Humans are the only species who drink the milk of another in order to survive. In making that choice we swap mortality for morbidity and the psychological and physical sequelae are well documented. The reasons why we do this are complex and it's a constant struggle for the modern woman to achieve a balance between what she gives to herself and what she gives to her infant...
Editor's Note: Patricia Hatherly is a trained homeopath and educator, well known around the world for her work in the 'milk' remedies in homeopathic medicine. Here she gives a 'homeopathic recipe' to enable mothers to continue giving mother's milk after weaning.
by Ntathu Allen
As a new parent it is daunting knowing exactly what activity to introduce to your baby and what value it will bring to your baby's life. You want to give your baby the best, the best love care and attention. Yet it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available to you...
by Barbara Janelle, M.A.
In August 1992, I visited Jean Soprano in upstate New York. Jean recently obtained her license as a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in mammals. She does this work in her home, and this summer raised 11 infant skunks and 10 young raccoons. When I arrived, Jean took me to a cage where a 12-week-old raccoon was looking very ill...
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