How to help children with Bach Flower Remedies
Changing grumpy children into happy children is child’s play with Bach Flower Remedies. The remedies heal and soothe upsets and troubles as simply as you can count 1, 2, 3. But sometimes, it’s quite difficult to choose which remedies will best suit you, so here’s something to help.
I recently met a lovely group of young mothers who were curious about alternative ways to help their children (and themselves) through the trials and tribulations of life. Through the magic of technology, at the click of a button, I was instantly transported into 7 living rooms in eastern America, talking to 7 mums who wanted to know how Bach Flower Remedies could help their children – and they had a list of questions for me.
The Terrible Twos
Most of the mums had toddlers who seemed to be starting their Terrible Twos early as they were beginning to show their strength of will and their independence. They were being stubborn and having tantrums.
Holly Tantrums are like child’s play to deal with Bach Flowers. Holly fits the tantrum scenario perfectly. Holly is for the anger we feel when we’ve been treated unfairly. And yes, a toddler can feel that. They’re naturally curious and want to explore everything. And when they’re stopped; when they can’t do what they want to do they get really cross and sometimes violent too. Holly will help heal and soothe the Terrible Twos just as it’ll help and soothe you, when you’re angry about life.
Young children can get jealous easily. Holly heals jealousy. Even when your pets are jealous of the new baby, Holly will sort that out too. (2 drops in the dogs drinking water for a few days and you’ll see the difference).
Young Lilly wakes from her afternoon sleep screaming and is very angry. If her mother tries to pick her up or console here, she gets even angrier and hits her mother. Holly will soothe little Lilly and save her mother from a lot of heart ache.
Clinging and anxious
Sarah mentioned that her 2-year-old was clinging and always seemed anxious.
As I mentioned, children are naturally curious so, if they’re reluctant to try something new it could be a lack of confidence mixed up with their anxiety.
I recommended this youngster be given Mimulus. Mimulus people are gentle and kind and anxious about life. It’s the remedy for known fears – like fear of spiders, fear of dogs, fear of flying etc.
Larch is the remedy for self-confidence. A child who is hesitant about attempting new things will benefit from being given Larch.
You can see that Larch and Mimulus go really well together and I recommend Sarah give her young lass both these remedies. It’s that easy – like child’s play.
Night terror panic
Nancy’s daughter was having night terrors. She was waking in the night, crying and really frightened. It’s very upsetting for the child and the mother.
I recommend that Nancy give her daughter either Rescue Remedy – or Rock Rose – and Aspen. (Rescue Remedy contains Rock Rose. Nancy’s more likely to have Rescue than Rock Rose).
Rock Rose is the remedy for ‘urgent fear’ that we call panic!
Aspen is for unknown fears. We feel afraid without being able to identify what we’re afraid of.
Stress of motherhood
This deserves to be a blog in its own right, but I’ll add a little here about the stresses of motherhood to help young mums.
Mothers want to do their very best for their children and are inclined to chew over the past and are hyper vigilant about every detail – everything must be ‘just right’. A lot of mothers can have a perfectionist-nature when it comes to how they bring up their children. They are very frightened about not getting it right.
Now a 3rd remedy joins Larch and Mimulus combination to make a brilliant trio – Pine. Pine is the remedy for feelings of “I’ve done it wrong” and “I could have/should have done so much better. I didn’t do enough”. It’s the remedy you need when you beat yourself up.
Young mothers always have too much to do in too little time. And for years they don’t get a full night’s sleep!
Olive is the remedy for fatigue and will help you through the day.
Vervain is the remedy for being over stressed – trying to achieve too much in too little time.
Taking the remedies is like Child’s Play.
It’s easy and simple to take the remedies.
There are 3 ways to take the remedies – all are effective, and one way is not any better than the others. One is much more expensive than the others – but all methods work well.
- Put 4 drops of Rescue (or 2 of every other remedy) straight on to the tongue. The remedies are preserved in brandy and the strong taste is a shock to the children. Please be kind to your children – don’t give the remedies straight from the bottle.
- Put the drops into a small glass of water and sip frequently throughout the day.
- For long-term treatment, make a Treatment bottle. This is a 30ml bottle with a dropper. Fill the treatment bottle to the shoulder with mineral or filtered water and add your ch