Bug Spray: An Herbal Solution for the Child Who is Hyper-Allergic

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Lots of children (and adults) are hyper-allergic to many products. Parents have to use caution when using any type of skin products on them. Some children even exhibit an allergic response to bug bites. The swelling can get bad enough that parents need to administer benedryl to control the histamine response.  A few ant bites […]

Natural Remedy to Soothe Sunburn

by Tiffani Lawton, RN  Summer is certainly here! As I write this post, we are looking at an incoming record breaking heat wave in our area.  We have two fair-skinned Irish lads and load them up with sunscreen if we will be out and about in the sun.  At times, we just miss a spot, […]

Considering Natural Botanicals for Sleep?

Sleep Deprivation is a monumental issue for many families living with autism spectrum disorder. Not only is the child impacted by the lack of required sleep, but the parent who stays up with the child is equally impacted. Exasperated parents have certainly tried just about everything…but maybe there is something that you have yet to […]

Tea Bath Balls: Soothe The Senses

by Tiffani Lawton, RN  I am leaning towards the holistic and natural methods to address common issues experienced by our children, whether they are on the autistic spectrum, have ADD/HD or SPD. Epsom salt baths have been instrumental in settling my boys into a “wind down” bed time routine.  Add a dash of aromatherapy to […]

Is Your Home a Coalmine?

by Lisa Sell When we first started our journey through autism, I found many websites and books mentioned the vast quantity of toxic chemicals our children are bombarded with. I had never considered it. Therefore, I started reading labels on everything. I was shocked. I understood why our kids with ASD’s were referred to as […]

Bach Flower Remedies

by Lisa Sell The first experience I had with Bach Flower is “Rescue Remedy” readily available at health food stores. I used it for years for my son and myself. It has been helpful for my child during stressful situations, such as meeting a new therapist. Rescue Remedy is a small spray bottle you can […]

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