This is a continuation of the book suggestion series. This list includes my recommendations for parents of children who want to learn more about alternative solutions to raising their child with special needs.
When my son was born, I immediately felt like I had given him up to a system. They whisked him from my body and into an incubator within seconds. Eventually, we were signing papers, consenting to run tests, and handed envelopes for waiting lists in medical departments I couldn’t even pronounce.
I felt powerless.
I didn’t know I had a choice.
I just signed papers and agreed with everything because I trusted their expertise.
But, none of it ever felt quite right.
Eventually, with the guidance of a friend, I landed upon a mode of healing that would forever change my life. It’s termed “alternative medicine” but in reality, it’s a form of healing that returns us to our roots. To what nature intended.
In the early days, alternative solutions, for our family, came in the form of a chiropractor, an osteopath, and a naturopath. Eventually, it led to learning more about herbs, homeopathic remedies, essential oils, and flower essences.
Even though we don’t rely solely on alternative solutions, they play a big part in helping our son thrive and maintain good health on a daily basis.
This is why I wanted to share my top book finds in this category with you. This list is intended to help you open your mind to other ways for your child to heal. If you do a search, you will find a myriad of alternative healing books specific to your child’s condition. For instance, search ADHD and you will find alternative/ natural models to help your child deal with his symptoms. Because I didn’t want to get so specific in this list, I am sharing some general solutions for restoring your child’s mind, body and spirit.
6 Book Recommendations for Parents of Children with Special Needs Looking for Alternative Solutions
- Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs by Bob Woodward
- Healing Young Brains: The Neurofeedback Solution by Robert W. Hill, PhD., and Eduarto Castro, MD
- Gentle Healing for Baby and Child: A Parent’s Guide to Child-Friendly Herbs and Other Natural Remedies for Common Ailments and Injuries by Andrea Candee (This book is not specifically written for use with children with special needs, but it includes ideas for sleep, behavioral and attention issues, among the common ailments.)
- Kids Beyond Limits: The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child with Special Needs by Anat Baniel
- Yoga for the Special Child: A Therapeutic Approach for Infants and Children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Learning Disabilities by Sonia Sumar
- What About the Boy? A Father’s Pledge to His Disabled Son by Stephen Gallup (The story of a family’s journey into alternative solutions for their child with special needs.)
What additional books would you add to the list?
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