While for many kids, heading back to school is a time of excitement, it can also be a time of stress and adjustment. Whether your child is just starting preschool or navigating the challenges of high school life, feelings of anxiety and worry can abound. Often times, these feelings come to the surface at home, in the evening. Some kids act out while others become withdrawn, and insomnia, irrational fears, and physical symptoms such as constipation, stomach aches and headaches become more prevalent.
The good news is there are many natural treatments that can encourage feelings of calm and well being, assuaging fears and making home life more peaceful. Here are few of my favorite remedies:
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Dr. Elizabeth Winter practices integrative and functional medicine in San Diego, CA and sees patients from a distance via Skype. For more information about her and her practice philosophy visit About Dr. Winter.