Fire Child Water Child



Fire Child, Water Child is a revolutionary guide to parenting a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not rely on medication or pathologizing your child’s challenges. This method, created by pediatrician and ADHD specialist Stephen Scott Cowan, helps you identify your child’s unique focusing style—wood, fire, earth, metal, or water—and calm the stress that can contribute to your child’s ADHD symptoms. This personalized approach will help your child reduce impulsive behavior, regulate attention, and handle school and home routines with confidence.


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“Fire Child, Water Child is a breakthrough work. Children are unique and deserve an expanded and elevated approach to healing. This stunning book points toward complementary and healthy alternatives to pharmaceutical remedies.” -Deepak Chopra, MD, author and cofounder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing “’Not a disease, but a symptom,’ is Dr. Cowan’s stunningly insightful summation of ADHD. Fire Child, Water Child offers a deep understanding of the types of children who may manifest attention difficulties. Dr. Cowan identifies what is right about them, innate positive qualities we can support to promote their development. Far more compassionate than the standard narrow medical approach, this book is also more scientific in its appreciation of children’s relationship to their environment.” -Gabor Maté, MD, author “Stephen Scott Cowan’s clinical skill and experience is unrivaled. His original approach has helped hundreds of children. Read and heed the wisdom embedded in his work.” -Frank Lipman, MD, author “This is such a good book - as practical as it is poetic. Dr. Cowan helps us to know our anxious, troubled, and sometimes troubling kids in new, more appreciative, and more compassionate ways. He teaches us that ADHD is as varied as the children who show its symptoms. In helping us adults step-by-step to help them, he helps us grow in love as well as knowledge.” -James S. Gordon, MD, psychiatrist, founder of The Center for Mind Body Medicine, and author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression “Dr. Cowan has written an exceptionally thoughtful, repercussive book that will surely change the lives of children and parents looking for profound, holistic ways to understand and heal attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Not only has he created a masterful treatise in which children’s root natures are brought to light as key ingredients in their bespoke recoveries, but he has also contributed a beautifully crafted ode to rebuilding attention. Dr. Cowan’s support and recommendations have indeed proven transformative for me and for my son, Water child extraordinaire. This unique and brilliant book is a tour-de-force and finally, blessedly, reveals Dr. Cowan’s gentle genius to the world.” -Maggie Lyon, founder of

Stephen Scott Cowan, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician specializing in holistic developmental pediatrics who has over twenty years of experience working with children and families. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the AAP section on developmental disabilities, a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and a clinical faculty member at New York Medical College. He has lectured internationally and currently practices in New York. Visit him online at www.

General Fields

  • : 9781608820900
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : April 2012
  • : 152mm x 230mm
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : VF