The important work of each energetic stage is sometimes delayed due to family crisis, illness or abuse. When this is the case, all is not lost. Nature is very forgiving and patient. The work of early stages can be done at anytime. Unfortunately, we often focus on a child’s external behaviors rather than the energy beneath. Behaviors can offer us important clues, but attending to or changing behavior does nothing to treat the underlying energetic disruption. Only by going deeper and treating the root cause, can we hope to help our children heal and move through delays. Often parents and teachers are surprised when problem behaviors naturally disappear as a result of such work. Just as the new growth after a forest fire is often richer and more abundant than what existed previously, so it is with energy. Once the circuitry is re-established, the balance is restored.