Calming Stones For Kids
Ever thought the “terrible twos” were bad? Well, be prepared for the “threenager” stage.
Lately my little witchling has been displaying some strong emotions and it’s been pretty exhausting. When you have a toddler that is misbehaving or acting out, sometimes it’s really hard to put yourself in their shoes and try to diffuse the situation in the best way possible.
It seems like everything you try is just futile. The temper tantrums, the kicking, & screaming over the littlest things ( I’m sorryyyy I gave you the red cup instead of the blue & that the cat is sitting on your blanket! ) it’s difficult to think that it’s not your fault. But it’s important to realize that it’s not your fault. The best thing you can do is try to get on their level and understand them.
Lately I’ve been trying to give my little guy some one on one time. When he starts getting upset, we sit down together and both of us take some deep breaths. This helps me not get too upset and it helps him calm down too.
Kids are never too young to start teaching them breathing exercises and meditation. Taking it a step further, I decided to start introducing stones into our mommy and me chill out sessions. Little guy loves to learn about the stones and hold them in his hands. To me, it’s great being able to get him involved in my craft and introducing some age appropriate connections.
Here are some of our favorite stones:
•Labradorite is great for strengthening your auric vibrations and keeping negativity at bay. It can help create a protective seal around you to keep in positive energies and promote feelings of confidence and self worth.
•Amethyst is a powerful meditation stone. It’s great for balancing chakras and helping maintain a state of calmness and peace for both your body and your mind.
•Amazonite is great for releasing toxic energy and calming aggression and creating a serene environment.
My little guy is always taking an interest in what mommy is doing and I think he gets a pleasant feeling in knowing that him and I are able to do something together. Since I’ve been doing this, I’ve seen some improvements in his behavior and certainly mine as well.
(This is not medical or pediatric advice, please always consult a professional if your child is experiencing behavioral problems. What works well for one child, might not always be the best for others. Please use discretion.)