Parents, did you know that Springtime is a time that some kids will produce more mucous and will have trouble with #allergies, #colds, #asthma, and #bronchial inflammatory symptoms? In the ancient science of #Ayurveda, they talk about three (3) doshas, which are the governing agents of physiology. These doshas help you to understand your child more in terms of the mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical attributes of each child. Understanding your child’s dosha helps you to understand and identify potential problem behaviors, challenges, and illness plus much, much more. In the spring, children that are more ‘solid and heavier, that have Earth-like qualities, such as; grounded, down to earth, kind, slower to do activities, warmer skin, fuller, rosy cheeks, will produce more mucus in springtime which can block the bronchioles and create breathing difficulties, the may have allergies, runny nose, slow digestion or digestive/tummy problems. Asthma is on the rise for children and we see more asthma in children now at an alarming increase since 1997 according to scientific studies. Knowing and understanding your child and what their ‘energetic and physiological’ blueprint is, as I like to refer to it, can help you to determine the right diet for your child, catch and be proactive with any issues around allergy, asthma, and bowel concerns. (*** You can now learn about your child’s dosha with my R.O.C.K.S.T.A.R. Parenting video course that you can watch at your convenience You can message me to find out more details.)For these children that produce more mucous in the Spring, it is best to avoid foods that are fried, pizza, and dairy as these are high mucous producing foods. The good news is, is that there are ways to get a jump on prevention and remedies that are right in your cupboard. Turmeric is your best defense and ally in combating excess mucus. It is a powerful non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and not only is it a classic cold remedy around the world, in Ayurveda, but it is also a preventative herb that is never left out of treating colds and excess mucus production. Turmeric also is used in treating Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel syndrome and not to mention repairing cellular intestinal damage. In your home, at the first sign of colds, allergies, etc, you can make a paste by mixing equal amounts of turmeric powder with honey. (never give honey to children under 2) you can give your child a tsp a few times a day. You can also use turmeric in cooking. Spices such as ginger and pepper are heating and can also help to ‘dry up’ mucous in the body. I hope this helps you get a jump on springtime colds and allergies. #ayurveda, #parentingcoach,#healthandwellnesstips, #parentingtips **Joanne Hughes is a Parenting Coach. Joanne has had a passion and love for children since she can remember. When she graduated High School she knew she wanted to work with children and youth and so became a Child and Youth Counselor working in Residential Treatment Centers with children that had severe emotional and behavioral challenges, in domestic violence shelters working with children and youth, daycares, and as a nanny. Joanne has a Nanny 911 program that works with parents of children that have behavioral issues in the home, in the school from very young children to youth. Joanne meets with the parents and creates a safe and warm environment to hear and listen to the concerns of the parents and then helps them to formulate a plan to lesson the behaviors and therefore reduce stress in the home environment. For more details message her on Facebook or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Picture from Victoria Borodinova from Pexels.