May 25, 2018
I’m Tara Hunkin, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner, mother, and founder of My Child Will Thrive. I am passionate about helping parents like you because I have been in your shoes. My Child Will Thrive is the resource I wish I had found years ago.
After 13 years — and counting — researching, applying therapies and techniques, succeeding and learning from mistakes, the journey to recover my daughter from multiple neurodevelopmental disorders (dyspraxia, sensory processing disorder, general learning disability, dyslexia, auditory processing disorder…) has been an eye-opening, soul-searching, sometimes lonely trip.
My learning never ends. Whether formally, through courses and conferences, or informally, by reading, listening and research, I am on a mission to transform what I’ve learned into useful, practical solutions for parents who are where I was at the beginning of my journey — confused, determined, scared and hopeful.
Knowing more about your child’s health and the possible underlying causes is the key to finding the path to recovery. Envisioning your child’s total recovery (whatever that means to you) is, dare I say, a reasonable and necessary part of the process. Knowledge is power, hope is fuel.
March 22, 2018
Jodi Sternoff Cohen is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where she has combined her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils that helped her heal her own anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity.
Her #1 bestselling book Healing with Essential Oils has been widely praised as one of the most well-researched consumer books in years. In it, Jodi synthesizes decades of leading scientific research to save you from years you might have spent researching your health issues, and gives you the knowledge and tools to take action immediately.
June 6, 2017
The Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit is a unique online event for parents that will help you identify opportunities to help your child.
Having a child with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Processing Disorder is challenging. Figuring out what to do to help them is just as challenging.
Join us for 10 days of eye-opening information into the root causes of your child's neurological dysfunction. Imagine learning about what may have caused their symptoms and how to address them with nutrition, biomedical and leverage the power of positive neuroplasticity to improve function, health, and their lives.
Listen to the podcast for more information.
May 25, 2017
On today’s podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Greer Gurland, lawyer and mom to five children that just happen to have special needs. Greer, a Harvard Law School graduate, recently wrote a great book called What Every Parent Should Know about Special Education Law to help parents understand what Special Education is, who it’s for and how to access it, so that you and your child don’t have to struggle to find the resources to get them the education they deserve. Understanding your child’s rights, approaching the process armed with the right tools (Greer provides some in the book) and attitude will go a long way to getting access to the resources your child needs.
Greer is a wealth of information and experience. I encourage you to listen to the entire podcast (and comment below with any questions) and pick up a copy of her book, aside from the great information there are 20 pages of sample communications and tools to make it easy for you to advocate for your child!
May 4, 2017
I get excited at the prospect of attending a new conference either in person or online. I look at all the speakers and the things they are talking about and think of all the possibilities of some nugget I may learn or ah-ha moment I may have that could help my children. It is hard not to get excited, but when I first started attending conferences (real or virtual) I would be wowed with all the information and then on the way home or the after the online event ended a wave of overwhelm would wash over me. What did it all mean? How do I implement? Where do I go from here?
Eventually, I learned that if I had a plan before attending a conference they were one of the most important tools for learning how to help my child. Today, I will share with you how to maximize the value of attending a conference (in person or virtual) to help your child.
April 27, 2017
Research and clinical findings show that our children are burdened with multiple nutrient deficiencies. Unaddressed, these deficiencies continue to impair many important metabolic functions in our children and impact their health, neurologic function and in the end their ability to heal. In order to address key nutrient deficiencies appropriately, we must identify which ones are most likely in our children, what impact this has on them, why they occur in the first place and how we can fix them.
On today’s podcast, I discuss the what, why and how to fix key nutrient deficiencies in our children. I also addressed this subject in a previous blog post, Top Nutrient Deficiencies Found in Our Children – What You Need to Know. Here is a snapshot of what you will learn today: