Illustrated by lively full-color photographs throughout, A Parent's Guide to Crystals addresses the diverse physical and emotional spiritual needs of children during major developmental stages and events. From sections on crystal remedies for common physical complaints such as colic, teething, and tummy aches to recommendations for gemstones that support social skills, academic prowess, and self-assertiveness, this book is designed to be helpful to parents who wish to offer their children gentle holistic alternatives to conventional approaches.
Table of Contents
The Use of Stones, Crystals and Elixirs
Stones: Pillars of the Adoption Process
Part I: Early Childhood
Surviving the First Months with Your Newborn; A New Baby in the Family; My Child has a Fever; Mom, I've Got a Tummy Ache; Colic; Teething; Banishing Fear; Night fears; Enuresis or Bed-wetting; Urinary infections; Autism
Part 2: The School Years
Overcoming Anxiety on the First Day of School; Group Influence; How to Triumph over Bullying at School; Developing a Sense of Organization; Concentration; Managing and Resolving Conflicts; Studying for Exams; Oral Presentations; Victims of Rejection; The Art of Self-assertion; Dyslexia; Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder or Both?
Part 3: Adolescence and Beyond
Adolescent Menstrual Cramps; Anorexia; Stress and Anxiety; Why Meditate?
Part 4: Crystal Therapy for Specific Circumstances
Allergies; Asthma; Eczema; Physical Trauma; The Immune System; A Dying Child; Childhood Cancer; Bereavement
Suggested Stones and Crystals
What is the Group of 5?
About Group of 5
The Group of 5 is a group of therapists in or near Montréal, Canada, who specialize in lithotherapy or healing with stones. The name, The Group of 5, refers to Leonardo da Vinci's five-pointed star, which symbolizes the perfect human being. The therapists who wrote this book have chosen the star to represent them.
“In our ever-more virtual world, there is an urgent need to return to our roots, to the earth that sustains us.… An approach using unaltered minerals supports us in adulthood and maintains the purity and vitality of children. A home embellished with specific stones confers more benefits than we can possibly imagine. Children react rapidly and effectively to stones’ energy; they can benefit from carrying them in their pockets, or wearing them as a bracelet or necklace.… Of course, there is no doubt that the best therapy for children is caring parents whose love and attention are the most precious therapeutic tools.”
—from the foreword by Gaëtan A. Brouillard, MD, director of the Clinique Médicale de Santé Globale Brouillard, Laval, Quebec, and consulting physician at Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital, Montreal