As a single parent of a 3 year-old child, many times I find myself wondering whether I am doing a good job, whether my son is "normal", whether I am being too strict, whether his tantrums are my fault... the list is endless. It is only natural after all, and it is part of being a parent.
But when a child's behaviour becomes so challenging that problems at school keep escalating, you need to see a consultant for a diagnosis, and you feel like everything is spiraling out of control, it is time not only to question the most obvious causes, but to examine your whole life. This includes considering how a change in diet, family time, your child's school, after school activities, etc, could affect the well being of your little one.
I really liked this book. I know very well how diet can affect our health, our energy levels, mood and general well being. I am also familiar with the nasty side effects and dangers of certain drugs. A child life is so precious that, unless absolutely necessary, we should always consider whether it is necessary to give them certain types of medication.
This book raises many interesting topics such as the importance of trusting our own parental instincts, how certain environments can positively or negatively impact a child's behaviour, how what parents, teachers or friends expect of a child influences a child's self esteem, how a healthy and balanced diet can have such a huge positive impact on our children...
I totally recommend this book to all parents out there, in particular to those who wonder "what is wrong with their child". Sometimes we need to dig deep to find the answer. This book is enlightening; I loved it!