Mom and Dad from Brighton call their style of parenting “relaxed” and claim that their children never went to the doctor and will never go to a classical school.
Adel (32) and Matt Allen (33) believes in “natural” approach to parenting, but refuse to modern medicine, traditional school, and their five-year son still eats breast milk.
Adel gave birth to her both children without the help of a midwife and a doctor, only in the company of her husband. And still breastfeed both, though Uliks now has five years.
Also, they have decided on the so-called “lotus birth” in which the placenta and umbilical cord is not cut off, but is worn until the natural fall off.
She was wearing her placenta in a cooling bag covered with flower petals and salt to cover up the odor. Both times, it took six days to placenta and umbilical cord fall off naturally.
Adel deeply believes in the importance of breastfeeding for children.
“Uliks is still breastfeeding from time to time. As we get another baby, we agreed with him to turn it down, but I did not want to drop him off completely. I think he need to decide when to stop, “she said.
Their children never visited health centers neither received vaccine.
Adel has no confidence in medicine, so she treat the children of an eye infections by washing them her own milk, and when they get cold, she gives them some lemonade.
“If you use herbs in healing, attacking only the bad bacteria and not the good ones. If I by any chance suffering from something serious like cancer, I would definitely be healed in a natural way, “she says.
“A lot of time we spend in nature and to us is important to become familiar with their surroundings, plants and animals.”
“I think that children who are educated at home are much more successful entrepreneurs, because they are educated so that they want to build their own business and not to other slaves,” said Adel.
They are currently saving money, in order to move to Costa Rica and live fully “sustainable” way of life. They plan to grow fruit and vegetables.