A Waldorf Guide to Children's Health

Illnesses, Symptoms, Treatments and Therapies

Michaela Glöckler, Wolfgang Goebel and Karin Michael; Translated by Catherine Creeger


Quick Look

  • An essential reference guide which empowers parents to consider their children's health holistically
  • Combines up-to-date conventional medical information with the best in complementary therapies to advise on all aspects of children's health
  • Includes a clear and accessible first aid section

A definitive guide to children's health and wellness includes first aid, how to treat common complaints and illnesses, and advice on when to seek medical help. Based on the bestselling A Guide To Child Health.

Floris Books
Parenting & Child Health
248 pages
Publication date:
22 Nov 2018


When a child is sick, parents need clear, reliable information to help them take action quickly. This fully comprehensive guide to child health and wellness, draws on anthroposophic medicine, combining conventional treatments with complementary therapies.

A Waldorf Guide to Child Health includes:
-- Easy-to-access guidance on first aid and medical emergencies
-- How to recognise the symptoms of many childhood illnesses such as chickenpox, glandular fever and ear infections
-- Suggestions on caring for babies and toddlers, including detailed information on vaccination
-- How to relieve the effects of common conditions such as pain, fever, vomiting, allergies and asthma
-- Advice on coping with serious disorders, including diabetes, chronic illnesses and hospital stays

Including current medical advice alongside tried-and-tested tips, this book empowers parents to look beyond the surface symptoms and better understand their child as a whole, in body, soul and spirit.

Based on the bestselling A Guide To Child Health, this essential reference guide has been fully revised and updated for today's parents.


'Sound advice on child development milestones and the needs of children and parents today.'
-- Kindling


Dr Michaela Glöckler is a former head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland and an anthroposophical pediatrician. She is the author of many books on child health and development.

Dr Wolfgang Goebel (1932-2020) trained at the university pediatric clinic in Tübingen and at the Ita Wegman hospital in Arlesheim, Switzerland. He co-founded the pediatric department at the community hospital in Herdecke and was its leading physician until 1995. He also facilitated conferences on immunisation and related topics.

Dr Karin Michael is an anthroposophical pediatrician and Head Pediatrician at Herdecke Community Hospital in Germany.

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