antibiotics in kids

Pros And Cons of Antibiotics In Kids

The use of antibiotics in kids has become a commonplace practice in American culture.  Our fast-paced, drive-through society loves the quick fix when our kids aren’t feeling well.  “Doc, can you just give me an antibiotic?” 

There are certainly those moments in motherhood when prescription antibiotics are needed and most welcome.   (I had one of those moments myself recently.)  However, these moments can and should be few and far between.  The overuse and misuse of antibiotics in kids has been highly criticized in recent years…and for good reason. (more…)

Kids with ADD

Kids With ADD: Stories Of Healing And Hope

In America today, there are three million kids with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) who are taking stimulant drugs for treatment.  This is a 2,000% increase in ADD drug use in the last 30 years.[1. Sroufe, L. Alan, “Ritalin Gone Wrong”, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opinion/sunday/childrens-add-drugs-dont-work-long-term.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0  (accessed July 25, 2012).]  Wow! L. Alan Sroufe, a psychologist Read more…