Kids don't come with instruction manuals...

But herbs can make it easier!

Herbs are the perfect solution for so many aspects of keeping our kids healthy! But lots of people have questions about what is safe for kids, and what will work - and even about how to better incorporate herbal strategies into regular every day parenting. (Or in other words, "i'm not sure my kid will actually go along with it!")

Don't worry! Kids and herbs have a long history: basically, as long as there have been kids, kids have had herbs - there are plenty of safe solutions!

And more importantly, you aren't locked in to just one solution for health issues and parenting struggles - so many herbs can work in a complementary way right along with conventional therapies. 

You have a lot of freedom to find what's right for your kids and your family!

In this course, you'll learn how to:

🌿Choose the right herbs for your kids at every stage of growth

🌿Modify strategies that work for adults so that they're appropriate for kids

🌿Create herbal remedies that your kids will enjoy - or at least feel motivated to take

🌿Create complete protocols for your kids, specific to their own needs

This course includes over 17 hours of video instruction, as well as PDF handouts, quizzes and homework assignments, and more - plus weekly Q&A discussions where you can talk directly with Katja and Ryn.

Growing children go through all kinds of discomforts - but herbs can make them easier!

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to Holistic Health for Children!

    2. Live Q&A sessions twice a week!

    3. Mountain Rose Herbs + Foster Farms discount codes

    4. How to use this platform

    5. The "What's New" button on your dashboard

    6. How to use the Discussions feature

    7. Meet our Friends!

    8. Chatting in the Community Space

    9. Use of Course Material (Intellectual Property)

    10. Every Body is Different

    11. Every Family is Different

    12. My Daughter in the Past Tense

    13. 🌿💊 Herb-Drug Interaction Notes for Children's Health

    14. Dosing Chart for Kids

    1. An Impossible Task...

    2. Kids' Health & Parents' Health

    3. Kids' Health & Parent's Health [audio]

    4. Parenting Challenges

    5. Parenting Challenges [audio]

    6. What is Good Health - for Kids?

    7. What is Good Health - for Kids? [audio]

    8. Kids' Stressor Buckets

    9. Kids' Stressor Buckets [audio]

    10. Teaching Kids to "Hear" Their Bodies

    11. Teaching Kids to "Hear" Their Bodies [audio]

    12. It's OK for Your Kids to Get Sick

    13. It's OK for Your Kids to Get Sick [audio]

    14. Building Immune Function

    15. Building Immune Function [audio]

    16. When to Get Help

    17. When to Get Help [audio]

    18. Quick Guide: Raising Healthy Children

    1. It's OK to be Different

    2. It's OK to be Different

    3. It's OK to be Different [audio]

    4. Kids & Food

    5. Kids & Food [audio]

    6. Sugar Marketing in the 50s

    7. Better Versions of Some Kid Favorites

    8. The Broad Spectrum of Food Sensitivities

    9. The Broad Spectrum of Food Sensitivities [audio]

    10. Navigating Food Sensitivities

    11. Navigating Food Sensitivities [audio]

    12. Kids' Food Around the World

    13. Changing Your Diet with Kids

    14. Changing Your Diet With Kids [audio]

    15. My Favorite Gluten Free & Dairy Free Substitutes

    16. A Gut-Heal Tea Blend for Families

    17. Sleep & Kids

    18. Sleep & Kids [audio]

    19. Doing Less

    20. Doing Less [audio]

    21. Kids & Movement

    22. Kids & Movement [audio]

    23. Socks, Shoes, and Kids' Feet

    24. Quick Guide: The "Four Pillars" for Kids (& Families!)

    1. Suppression vs. Support (vs...)

    2. Suppression vs. Support (vs...) [audio]

    3. Health & Environment

    4. Health & Environment [audio]

    5. Technology & Attention Entrainment

    6. Screenagers: A Movement for Engaging Kids in Healthier Technology Habits

    7. Quick Guide: Supporting Health vs. Suppressing Illness

    1. Your Bag of Tricks

    2. All the Best "Tricks"

    3. All the Best "Tricks" [audio]

    4. Attentiveness: the Secret to Success

    5. Attentiveness: the Secret to Success [audio]

    6. Quick Guide: The Mary Poppins Chapter

    1. Baby Issues

    2. Every (Baby) Body is Different

    3. Every (Baby) Body is Different [audio]

    4. Dosing for Babies

    5. Dosing for Babies [audio]

    6. Cradle Cap

    7. Cradle Cap [audio]

    8. Colic

    9. Colic [audio]

    10. Homemade Baby Formula Options

    11. Beyond "Tummy Time"

    12. Beyond "Tummy Time" [audio]

    13. Monkey Bars for All Ages

    14. Grow Wild - Movement Starts Young!

    15. Teething

    16. Teething [audio]

    17. Teething Popsicles

    18. Surviving Teething Time

    19. Thrush

    20. Thrush [audio]

    21. Diaper Rash

    22. Diaper Rash [audio]

    23. Quick Guide: The First Year

About this course

  • $200.00
  • 194 lessons
  • 17.5 hours of video content

A perfect complement

It's true: things have to be modified for kids. They just don't need as much as adults do!

But on the other hand: kids are small humans, and things that work for humans work for small humans. 

Every body is different and every kid is different - but in general, strategies that we work with for adults can be modified to be size-appropriate for kids.

Because of this, we don't recreate the entire Community Herbalist program in this course - everything in the Community Herbalist program applies to kids already!

This course will help you learn to modify all of those approaches to be appropriate for smaller bodies. 

Additionally, this course contains things that usually aren't relevant to adults, like Chicken pox and cradle cap and growing pains, as well as kid-specific strategies for things like dealing with food allergies, changing sleep schedules, and getting more movement.

If you are not enrolled in the whole Community Herbalist program, don't worry! You can take this course, and if you want more information, you can enroll in Community Herbalist later. If you do, send us email and let us make you a coupon code to deduct the tuition for this course, so that you don't pay for it twice! 

But wait, there's more! 🙂

In addition to the videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

  • Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever!

  • Weekly live Q&A sessions with Katja and Ryn - to ask your questions directly, live and in person! (They're even archived, in case you miss one!) This course has 6 months live Q&A support.

  • Ask questions anytime - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions, usually within 24 hours

  • Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow the videos along on paper, or keep them handy for a quick reference

  • Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

Certificate Information

You will receive a certificate for the successful completion of this course. 

This course has 45 credit hours.

This represents the actual time of video instruction and live Q&A, as well as the time allocated for your capstone assignment, quizzes, and other assignments & activities required for completion of the course.

It is reasonable to plan about twice that much time to complete the work: this is because most students like to watch the videos more than once, review their notes, and many students complete more than the required activities. You might also enjoy joining a study group in our Student Community, and you might choose to work on extra activities together as a group to help you internalize all that you've learned. 

Regardless of how long it takes you, there is never any pressure! You have access to this material for life, and in fact, when we add updates and new materials, you receive it all for free, automatically!

If new material is added after you have received your certificate, we are happy to send you a new updated certificate to document the additional time when you complete the new material.

17+ hours of in-depth videos, downloadable quick guides, live Q&A sessions, and more - all for $200!

The best herb school online!

Vanessa P.

"I researched different online herbalism courses for about two months and am so glad I found you two. There is so much more than just the material to this course. Because you teach everything in videos, and then with the live Q&A sessions every week, I feel like this is more of an in-person experience than an online course and I love that."

Your Teacher

Co-Founder Katja Swift

Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in practice for nearly 25 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart the whole way through.

Zero-Risk Return Policy

Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also an aspect of being someone's "cup of tea".

So we want you to take the first 14 days to really decide if you love it or not. If for any reason you feel like this program isn’t right for you - if we're just not your cup of tea - we’ll give you a full refund. You don't even need a reason - just please let us know within 14 days of purchase.