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Verbal First Aid for Children

Limit Setting and Parenting with the Basics of Verbal First Aid

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

What has happened in our culture and in our families that we are more worried about whether our kids like us than whether we properly prepare them for a life?

Self-Healing Children: The Promise of Verbal First Aid

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

That our words have not only emotional impacts on others, but measurable, magnificent physiological effects is nothing short of astounding.

How to Turn Magical Thinking Into Healing Magic

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Therapeutic suggestion is particularly effective with children. Logic and expectation are not yet the barriers they become for adults and it is easier to reach them with healing suggestion.

Words As Medicine

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

The mother's words and her tone not only soothe her child emotionally, they begin to slow down the inflammatory response so that a disaster is averted.

Doctor-Parent Partnership for Maximizing Children's Health

Judith Simon Prager, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Simon Prager, PhD

The goal is for parents to make sure physicians attend not only to the medicine but to the positive emotion that contributes to healing and reduces pain and to forge an alliance.

Leading With Love: Kid Whispering, Dogs and Verbal First Aid

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Behavior management with children is a way of life, not a one-time application. It is a way of communicating and relating over time.