Dear Steve: My child, Alice,
has recurring bouts of strep throat. The problem started
about a year ago, when Alice started kindergarten. She
likes school and is doing well both with the work and
with other kids. She is only six years old, and we keep
having to take time off to take care of her. Iím also
concerned about the number of times she has to take
medicine. My husband just changed jobs, taking a pay
cut for a "better" position. I am in school
full-time, and have been for about a half-year. Aliceís
grandparents sometimes help take care of her, but I
hate to keep asking them to cancel their plans also.
We have consulted a nutritionist
and a homeopath. Alternative methods help to clear it
up each time it occurs, but nothing seems to stop the
At My Wits End,
Grand Junction, CO
Dear Tawney: Strep throat
infection can be a sign of general sluggishness in the
immune system. It is also highly communicative. But
why do some people get it and others do not? Children
of Aliceís age often reflect the emotional states of
others, usually parents. Because strep causes inflammation,
redness and soreness it may reflect anger. Because it
is in the throat or communication center, it reflects
how others may or may not communicate their anger. It
may also become hard to swallow (the anger).
Is there a situation in your life
that started about a year ago in which you felt angry?
Did you give yourself permission to express that anger?
Do you really WANT to be in school full time? Are there
any "unrealistic" expectations you have about
yourself and/or others? Talk about some of those frustrations
and change plans as necessary. Also, do (did) you want
to have another child? Additionally, give Alice permission
to express any anger she may have - safely without harming
herself or others. Do some screaming with her if you
two can find the space to do that. Anger is not "bad".
It CAN be expressed in Healthy ways. It also helps us
see where we may be feeling hurt, and what needs and
wants we may have.
Positive Thought To Manifest:
All my feelings are for the Highest Good. I express
them safely. And I allow others to do the same.
Your needs and wants are okay with
Steven Rogat is a
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personal growth facilitator and author of Healing Thoughts, Therapeutic Shamanism:
A Bridge Between Metaphysics & Psychotherapy. Along with his wife Marcia, Steven co-ounded the Creative Thought Center (www.creativethought.org)
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