created its own population bulge, 80 million baby boomers are now in
full-tilt parenting, confronting age-old issues of child rearing along
with a slew of new ones that have brought added complexities to the
question of what it takes to raise healthy and happy kids. In this edition
of Body & Soul we take a look
at what kids and parents are up to these days.
for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that of the 150 million
outpatient prescriptions written for antibiotics every year, about one-third
of them aren't needed. A proportion of those prescriptions go towards
the treatment of children to fight off a litany of common infections
such as flu or common cold. But are they always necessary and is there
out, Body & Soul talked to a
naturopathic physician in Vermont, as well as the director for the Center
for Holistic Pediatrician Education and Research at Children's Hospital
in Boston. They have more in common than you might think.
Then you'll meet
Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn, the authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner
Work of Mindful Parenting who share with Gail Harris some of their
insights into the agonies and ecstasies of modern parenting.
& Soul will take you to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck,
N.Y. for a look at Adventure Game Theater, a mainstay of the holistic
education center's Family Week. The creation of Howard Moody and Brian
Allison, Adventure Game Theater cloaks important lessons of cooperation,
teamwork, and creative problem solving for adolescents in the costumes
and storytelling magic of an unusual kind of theater.
here to view the previous program