I was speaking with a journalist during the week, she made an interesting comment. Having begun to read Naturally Better, she said she’d been wondering – in relation to her own young ‘well’ children – if in fact the ‘terrible twos’ are partly caused by something else – a vitamin deficiency for example? She even suggested a specific supplement which may be needed, just from having read the book!
Brilliant! This is exactly how I look at things too. But I’ve been thinking about this ever since, and have realised that the ‘terrible twos’ have passed us by for the most part – with all 3 of our kids. I honestly think this is largely because of three things:
DIET: our girls were dairy & gluten intolerant for the first 3 years of their lives (back in the days before NAET) so their diet was free from those. Plus all 3 of our kids have had vitamin supplements – as advised by our Naturopath – from early on
LOW ADDITIVES: I’ve always been pretty strict about avoiding food colourings and preservatives
MINIMALLY TOXIC ENVIRONMENT: Our kids have never had paracetamol, instead we used vitamin C, echinacea and homeopathics (among other natural remedies) to treat illnesses. Plus I’ve always used low-chemical hair & skincare products.
So is this the key to terrible twos? I wonder. I can definitely say that when it comes to our son, he has only ever been badly behaved when he is tired, hungry or when I’ve turned a (rare) blind eye and he’s had a sugary treat! Other than that, like his sisters were, he is a dream.
So, to the journo who made this comment, thank you. It’s food for thought….