Bach Flower Blog. Make the School Holidays Stress Free
In the northern hemisphere, the summer holidays are drawing to a close. You’ve probably done everything on your Summer Holiday list and now both you and the children are getting fractious. Would you like help so the remains of the holiday is stress free?
The long summer holiday is eagerly awaited,with excited anticipation by the children – and possibly with the feelings of dread and trepidation by the mums who are constantly thinking – “what on earth am I going to do with them for 6 weeks?”
A cry for help
I’ve had a cry of help from a couple of mums on my Facebook Bach Flower Facebook Group, asking which Bach Flower Remedies will help as the “kids are bickering and fighting like crazy. Please help”!
I’ve chosen some remedies to help you, but perhaps you’d like to have a look at these free Bach Flower Guides and choose some that suit you and your family peronally.
“Bickering and fighting like crazy”
To keep the children happy and smooth (most of the time) so everyone has a happy holiday (including Mum), I would recommend you choose the most appropriate of these remedies. These remedies will help parents as well as children.
When you’re in need of Impatiens you’re deinitely not a ‘team player’. If the children are cross when the others don’t want to play the game their way, or when things don’t happen fast enough them – (nothing ever happens fast enough for a child) and they snap back when spoken too, you’ll find Impatiens makes a world of difference. If you only have Rescue Remedy, you can use that as it contains Impatiens. (If using Rescue Remedy, use 4 drops).
Beech is the remedy when you or the children are irritable and intolerant. If they criticise what the other children are doing and how they’re playing the game then Beech will make a big difference to them. Those in need of Beech are inclined to focus on what is ‘wrong’ in others and correct them. They’re intolerant and want things done their way.
Holly is for sudden those out bursts of anger that can become violent. They’ll have a full blown tantrum when asked to share, or to do something they don’t want to do. They’re jealous of their own toys and very definitely won’t share their own toys. They get angry when others want to play with their toys. But they’ll be very happy to play with the other children’s toys.
Willow “Its not fair” is the cry of those who need Willow. and it’ll help adults too, who tell the story about ‘look what they have done to me!”. It’s also good for the child that’s been bullied by the others. So when your child comes running to tell an “it’s not fair” story, Willow will work wonders – (as all the remedies do).
Vine. If one of the children is obviously a leader but can sometimes turn into a dictator and makes the other children do what he/she wants – then Vine will do a lot of good. (Vine is good for the child doing the ‘bullying’. Bullying is about about ‘control and power over …. ‘).
Vervain. This remedy is for when the children get over excited and you know that its going to end in tears. Give Verain (2 drops in water or their drink) will bring down the excitement levels. This is a must to help excited little people (and big ones too) slow down so they fall asleep easily.
How to take the Remedies
Please don’t put remedy drops straight on the children’s tongue.
It’s not fair on the children. The remedies are preserved in brandy and brandy has a strong and a horrid taste. It’s a shock for children. Please put the remedies in water, or in their juice. Remedies taken in water are equally as effective, easy to give and more cost effective.
Put 4 drops of Rescue and 2 drops of each of the chosen remedies in a glass of water, and then put a teaspoon of that water (1 dose) into their drinks. Make sure they have a dose of their remedies at least 4 times a day – more frequently if need be. (There are no side effects and you can’t overdose).
Click on this blog if you’d like some help on how to take the remedies.
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