When working with children, parents often ask ‘how long will this take?’ as so many parents seem to think that something which has been chronically present will just go away overnight My answer always is that “it takes 9 months to grow a baby” be patient, and let nature follow her own time flow, to allow the healing to happen and the changes to occur.
This is true both with children and, with adults. People are always in such a rush and unfortunately, the current pressure to rush towards the “perfection which always seems out of reach”, is, sadly, towards children.
The nervous system of a child is still developing after birth, and is developing for quite some time in childhood. Children grow rapidly in those early years, and so much is going on for them at so many levels. The best gift is patience, acceptance and buckets and buckets of love. Rushing them to too many “fix it up appointments and therapists” and “over socializing them after a long day at school” only serves to wind up and extend an already overextended nervous system.
The truth of the matter is “there is no instant fix to anything”.
It takes time to learn to work with children, and it often takes far longer to work with their parents, as this driving need towards perfection provides pressure upon them both. At this juncture so much of the parent’s material is loaded onto the child, and this makes the child’s burden even heavier.
It is always so very important to work someone who is both qualified and clinically experienced in this paediatric area. And further, when asking advice from so called friends, to question the advice given, as so much is “the all care and no responsibility mania” which seems to feed on social media, private groups and pseudo radical rebellions by many who think they are instinctively parenting their children. A responsible friend will steer you towards a qualified professional to assist with the healing process. A responsible friend will not steer you towards someone who makes claims they can neither substantiate nor prove. It is very important when seeking treatment to request to see the qualifications of the person being consulted.
Paediatric homeopathy takes quite a few years to experience and learn from at a clinical level. Today’s children are so much more complex in their ailments and problems than their predecessors of other ages. In short, life is not easy for the 21st century child; it is fairly hellish, and they are constantly compensating for their parents expectations and pressures, and, thus, having no real childhood. There is so little time for play and so much time devoted to “fixing them” in order that “they fit in and become brilliant”.
I found after having had so many children myself , and now, grandchildren, that time is the greatest gift we can give to our children, because in that place of complete attention, we provide them with the space for all their healing needs.
Dhanvantari College of Homeopathy, along with its Professional Diploma of Homeopathy, Post Graduate Degrees, also offers a Masters Degree in Paediatric Homeopathy.
If working with children within homeoapthy seems to be your passion, then contact the Dhanvantari College of Homeopathy for further details.
Children are our future. We need to pay attention to what is happening for them, and, we need to pay attention to this now.
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