From Publishers Weekly
Larimore, host of the radio and TV program "Focus on Your Family's Health," draws upon the same basic principles he used in his book "10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People" to help parents raise healthy children. He emphasizes that healthy individuals enjoy a balance of physical, relational, emotional and spiritual health. He also gently but firmly combats misinformation (e.g., correcting parents who wrongly believe that immunizations are dangerous or cause autism), drawing upon medical studies and his own clinical experiences to cement his case. His wisdom to parents seeking advice about everything from handling discipline problems and bullying to enjoying family vacations and activities is sensible. One brief chapter explores how to lay a foundation for children's spiritual development; on this topic, Larimore provides excellent advice but not enough of it. Although the chapter is too short, readers will appreciate Larimore's solid, down-to-earth suggestions about how to teach children about faith.
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From the Back Cover
"There is a powerful connection between a childs physical body and his or her emotional, relational, and spiritual health." Dr. Walter Larimore
You want the best for your child, especially when it comes to his or her health. Cut through popular misconceptions, alert yourself to the surprising and proven connections between a childs physical, emotional, relational and spiritual health, and discover the best, most up-to-date resources for raising a child who is not merely healthy, but highly healthy.
Dr. Walt Larimore equips you as a parent to: assess your childs present health, physically, emotionally, spiritually and relationally determine his or her areas of strength and areas that need work clearly understand the essentials that will lead to maximum, well-balanced health for your son or daughter implement proven strategies to strengthen your childs health in each area needing improvement
No matter what the obstacles you face, youll be encouraged that your child can become more highly healthyand youll learn, in very practical ways, how to make a difference in your childs health immediately.
Youll get the most out of this book when you invest the time to take action. Take notes. Talk it over with your spouse. Get started today! This is a treasure trove of highly relevant material, including the best Internet resources, covering everything from nutrition guidelines, immunization checklists, relational improvements, tips on how to find just the right doctor and build your childs complete health care team, nurturing maturity and a healthy self concept, insights on boosting your childs physical fitness . . . and much more. No stone is left unturned in this all-in-one resource.
The Highly Healthy Child is absolutely indispensable for your parenting library and is a powerful tool for helping your child enjoy great health now and into adulthood.