Health

  • Immunization… a parent’s decision (or not)

    Posted by Christopherus

    I'm more then disappointed with California's recent passage of bill SB277.  The law takes away the basic parental right of deciding what is right for their child if that child is enrolled in a public or private school. For now…

  • Water Fluoridation

    Posted by Christopherus

    I have some friends in England who are active in a local campaign to prevent their drinking water from being fluoridated. Here is a link to the campaign which contains information which many of you will hopefully find useful!

  • The Need to be a Cling-On

    Posted by Christopherus

    One of the most important reasons for parents to create a lifestyle which values slow over fast is that it supports good health. Cooking meals from scratch, growing one’s own vegetables or taking the time to visit a farm or…

  • Gardisil Warning

    Posted by Christopherus

    Dear Parents, Please have a read of this report from Medical News Today questioning the safety of Gardisil if you are considering getting your daughter vaccinated with it.

  • “Naturalness”

    Posted by Christopherus

    Here's a strange bit of information I received from Rahima Baldwin's newsletter. I thought some of you might be interested in this and so asked her if I could re-print it here…. Along the theme of  "What is natural, and…

  • Steiner and Breastfeeding

    Posted by Christopherus

    (Here’s an excerpt from an interesting thread on my discussion forum about Steiner and breastfeeding)  Steiner never talked about things like breastfeeding per se – he talked about the development of the human being – it has been up to other…

  • Let’s Hear it for Hats!

    Posted by Christopherus

    It’s getting warmer outside – our subfreezing Wisconsin winter is passing into beautiful Spring days of sunshine and balmy temperatures. Neighbors I haven’t seen for months have emerged from their winter dens. And children are everywhere – on bikes and…

  • Computers – When?

    Posted by Christopherus

    This is a rehashed post from my old Yahoo group. It was part of a discussion about computers and children. The following is mainly about what we did as a family. We simply did not have a computer before our…

  • Practical Suggestions for Sick Children

    Posted by Christopherus

    This article first appeared in the Homeschool Journey newsletter, May 2005 Here are a few things for parents to consider when their children are ill. It is based, in part, on what we do in our family, as well as…

  • Time to be Ill?

    Posted by Christopherus

    This article first appeared in the Homeschool Journey newsletter, May 2004 How do we regard illness in our families? Do we respond with an arsenal of medicines and potions, moving quickly to get rid of whatever it is that is…

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