There Is No Controversy Over Vaccinations

The issue is Fully Voluntary Informed Consent.

Touch the Future, Kindred and ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) are working with NVIC (The National Vaccine Information Center) to protect the sanctity of our children’s health and our civil liberty. Our goal is a modest 5,000 Public Comments at the CDC each week, 20,000 by Mid-October. I posted my comment today.

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parenting
wellness
freedom

Parenting History: Adverse Child Experiences

Maternal neglect has been with us for a long time, officially since 1928 with the publication of John B. Watson’s book Psychological Care of Infant and Child, the most nefarious psychologist of the 20th Century; and the reminder by John Bowlby with his 1951 publication in the WHO Report: Maternal Care and Mental Health, a landmark publication that is tragically ignored to this day.

There is, today, an indifference and hostility to Motherhood that interprets aberrant behavior in children as “normal” and not the consequence of failure of Maternal Care. This reality is illustrated in PARENTING ADVICE. THE WASHINGTON POST  8.18.16

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parenting

Hormone-Altering Chemicals Part 2

Yesterday I shared an interview with Peat Myers that described: “If you take a little bit of Bisphenol A and put it in corn oil and feed it to a mouse while she’s pregnant, and the amount fed to the mouse is equivalent to two parts per billion of her body weight, that a male mouse in her womb will grow up with a prostate that’s much bigger than it should be. And also its structure has been changed so that it’s hypersensitive to hormone stimulation. For the life of that animal, it’s got a different prostate. It’s got one that’s predisposed to prostate problems.” As little as 2 part per billion of some chemicals found in the environment is enough to alter development for a lifetime.

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hormone-altering chemicals

Hormone-Altering Chemicals

By now most understand that widely used chemicals mimic hormones, estrogen in particular, but few know what this really means. This interview is one of those eye opening experiences. It changed fundamentally how I view and relate to environmental toxins. A must see.

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hormone-altering chemicals

Monsters Under The Bed

September snuck in like a clever thief. You can feel the days getting longer. Barbora, at twenty, is a sparkling young woman. She arrived a week ago, a Czech Au Pair, French for ‘on par,’ meaning equal, a member of the family for a year to help care for Carly and to create a rich bilingual environment. With much of her extended family in Europe it is important that Carly Elizabeth speak Czech, a challenging language to master.

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language development
imagination

Everyday Abuse

Holding my hand Carly Elizabeth stopped in her tracks. Walking down the street, a few yards ahead, were three large overstuffed derrières and a bright, bored four-year old. The swaggering behinds belonged to a set of grandparents and presumably to their son. Granny stopped the herd, grabbed the boy by the shoulder and smacked him in the seat, shaking him. “If you don’t shut up I’ll smack you again,” and she did. Predictably, the boy cried and the matriarch smacked him again.

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abuse-neglect
parenting

Parenting History: Adverse Child Experiences

Negligent, abusive and damaging advice given to parents by assumed experts lingers today. There is, Watson (1928) wrote, “a sensible way of treating children....

Never hug and kiss them, never let them sit in your lap. If you must, kiss them once on the fore-head when they say good night.

Shake hands with them in the morning. Give them a pat on the head if they have made an extraordinarily good job of a difficult task. Try it out. In a week’s time you will find how easy itis to be         perfectly objective with your child and at the same time kindly. You will be utterly ashamed of the mawkish, sentimental way you have been handling it.”

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wrong advice

Joseph Chilton Pearce January 14, 1926 – August 23, 2016

Sometimes it takes a lifetime to embody an insight our teachers share. Joe (Joseph Chilton Pearce) was like an idealized father, ideal in the sense of sharing together one’s passion. It is, I believe, every parent’s wish that their children see the light that illuminates our journey in the same way that every child wishes to be seen for whom they really are and not as an image to be compared.

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Joseph Chilton Pearce

Shivering Excitement

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passion
intrinsic learning
language development

Mommy’s Coming

New words keep popping like popcorn. Yes, every thing and every experience has a name; ball, eat, sit, run. Carly Elizabeth, just now two years young, which is still pretty new, mastered walking upright, an astonishing feat of balance and mobility, over twelve months ago. Now she is tackling the most complex and abstract capacity in the known universe, expressing and exploring meaning with symbols, metaphors and imagination. Not only is she naming, Carly is connecting name-symbols into metaphoric phrases; ‘mommy’s coming.’ The word ‘coming’ is extremely complex; on her way, will be here soon, implying time, the future. OMG! The concept that something is going to happen is enormous. Like a Tsunami the landscape of the mind changes and with such ease, such complete playful attention that never seems to stop. We and she seem to take this amazing capacity for granted, nodding and repeating after her, ‘yes, mommy is coming,’ and it’s off to the next miracle.

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