When Erica Reid's son almost died of a bacterial infection at only three years old, the painful experience drove her to seek out the knowledge to make her home a healthier environment for her family. Over time, this passion came to encompass every aspect of conscience parenting. From health and nutrition, to discipline and spirituality, Reid schooled herself in every area that is part of creating a totally healthy environment in which a family will flourish. Reid will draw upon her own experiences in creating a toxin-free, green lifestyle for her family, as well as encouraging the development of creative, spiritually balanced children. The objective of THE THRIVING CHILD is to show and explain to parents how they can put their family on a healthy path, both physically and emotionally, in a world that seems to push in the other direction. It will include narrative of the author's experience but balanced by tips and advice. While Reid will draw upon lessons she has learned and concepts she has developed from her own experience, THE THRIVING CHILD is not a memoir but instead prescriptive work, including in-depth perspectives from experts in various fields as well as insight from other celebrity mothers.