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Lessons in Parenting, Bird Style

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

July 19th, 2012  |  6 Comments

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2012 06 24 17 04 31 532These cheeping babies outside my door have made me aware of their presence lately by their constant squawking.  Not to get too philosophical, but passing by them the other day made me stop and ponder our role as parents.

Like these little birds, our children are completely dependent on us.  If the mama bird doesn’t bring back a nutritious dinner of insects and worms, these babies won’t grow.

It’s that simple; they are helpless without her.

We, too, have a crucial responsibility to provide our children with nourishment and care.  This idea seems facile, but how often do we really consider the enormous weight of our everyday decisions?

I’m thrilled that I knew about the discoveries of Dr. Weston A. Price since the time my kids were small. His invaluable nutritional wisdom and common sense continue to inspire and guide me in making healthy food choices for my family. 

Another thing that struck me about this humble robin’s nest was the confidence of the mother bird.  She instinctively knew how to construct a safe dwelling for her babies.

The incredible ruckus she sets up whenever anyone approaches the nest illustrates how protective of a mother she is.

Why then are we as parents frequently afraid to stand up for the health of our children?

Whether it means questioning a doctor who assures us that the antibiotic prescribed for our child is really very “mild” or convincing Grandma that strawberry Pop Tarts don’t count as a serving of fruit, we need to feel confident enough of our parental authority to take a stand when our gut tells us something isn’t right.

Homeopathy has helped me more than anything else to feel secure in my God-given role as a mother.  Just knowing that I possessed the ability to cure an ear infection, or sore throat, or even halt an allergic reaction imbued me with a feeling close to euphoria.

You’ll no doubt experience it too, the first time you witness the effects of your well-chosen homeopathic remedy.

Over the years, it has become my mission to empower moms and dads to do what this little bird has done and take the health of our children into our own hands.  It can be as simple as owning a homeopathic remedy kit and a comprehensive book and/or taking a good course.

If you’re serious about increasing your knowledge, my year-long course for parents might be a good fit for you.  Classes have started, but we would be glad to get you up to date with the material.

We have no choice. If we bring them into the world, we must do what we know is right.

Committed parenting.


Whole nutrition.

Once you know this, you have to do what’s right.

That’s all there is to it!


Don't wait!  Start taking charge of your family's health now by checking out the many free downloads on my website http://homeopathyworks.net like this handy first-aid chart.


Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


6 thoughts on “Lessons in Parenting, Bird Style”

  1. Jill says:

    This is just so right on! Thank you for articulating the parents’ responsibility so well, and for empowering parents to rise to the occasion!

  2. Johnna says:

    As always, great insight from Joette. Thanks!

  3. Kathy says:

    There’s nothing more fulfilling to me than taking care of my family–preparing and serving nutritious food, treating them with homeopathy, and using plain common sense to make the right choices for their health and well-being. For me, this is what parenting is all about!

  4. Zoe says:

    My child is a grown-up now. The regrets I have for not standing up for what my gut told me was good for her health and well-being are many: the foods I let her eat, allowing her father to smoke around her, vaccinations and antiobiotics (lots of them!), ugh! She now suffers with eating issues, food allergies, and sinus pain, to name a few. Now my gut tells me that the aforementioned played a big role. Wish I knew then what I know now. The info you so freely disseminate will be a life changer/saver for many!

  5. Lara says:

    We can learn so much by observing the wildlife around us. Nature can be harsh, yet an observer cannot help but notice the overall harmony and order.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I agree. Homeopathy, more than most anything else, has given me to confidence to stand up for my children and go against the grain as far as treatments and conventional medicine is concerned. I am forever grateful for the gift of homeopathy and Joette’s mentorship.

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