Supporting Kids with Big Emotions

Our little man, who really isn’t so “little” anymore haha was struggling with overwhelm and emotions last night. We just let him be and have his space with quiet time in his room. With big emotions, we have found this is the best option – to offer space and support when ready. I went in and put his diffuser on and within 30 minutes he came into the kitchen, ate his dinner, joined me in the living room where I was reading and asked if it was time to do oils, then asked if he could soak his feet (with epsom salts and oils), while soaking his feet he asked if I still had the mud mask cream, he went into the bathroom and put the mud mask on his face LOL… he literally went from complete overwhelm (sugar, emotions, school) to having a spa night with his family in the living room and back to his amazing, happy self. It also helped that our family enjoyed a technology free night last night. Sometimes the quiet is exactly what we need to help reset! My heart was so full ❤

I feel its very important to honor our kids and their feelings. To help them move through them rather than sit with them and possibly at times, silently suffer. Feelings children feel, are very different from what we as adults feel. However, for them in their life it may feel huge and we, as their loved ones can help bring comfort and also at times reality to help calm the chaos happening in their mind. Using words to describe how I am feeling or how my husband or other family members are feeling helps to expand their vocabulary to learn its ok to feel frustrated, sad, upset, anxious, exhausted, overwhelmed, confused etc no matter the age. However regardless of the situation, everyone in this world faces challenges at some point in our lives and this is where we can gain strength as we grow through it. Removing stigma, judgement and fear can help envelope in love.

That evening, both kids got “their oils” on (morning and evening ritual of Balance, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Frank as well as a blend of DDR, Frank, Turmeric and Copaiba on their spine and the Energy Protect blend of On Guard, Melalueca/Tea Tree, TerraShield and Frankincense on their spines. They also typically get back rubs with oils as well – with the oils of their choosing and sometimes I add in my own suggestion for support.

The oils we have been using in the kids diffusers lately has been 2 drops each of Petitgrain, On Guard, Breathe (easy air) and Cedarwood.

Interestingly enough our energy protection blend that I had been using religiously on the kids for the past 4 months, ran out early January and I was substituting it with just a blend of On Guard and Tea Tree – powerful oils to boost immunity, however I now see where this protection blend was helping them both in their daily life. Last night I topped up all oils including Lemon which my son wears on his wrists and was very low for the last week. Consistency and daily use truly does help support our physical and emotional health! Good reminder for this mama as we all know, sometimes life can get “busy” and we all need to slow down, refocus and come into balance within ourselves. ❤

Interestingly enough, there is a new moon tonight… Anyone who is highly sensitive like myself and my two little’s will feel the connection to the planets.

Rising Woman said it perfectly… “The New Moon is an ocean of eternity. A spiritual bath. We are taken to the tides. Pisces season is highly Sensitive, changing and emotional. It is pourous and without-bounds. If things are foggy and unclear, retreat and meditate until you can hear the silence. If you are drained, sleep, rest and fill your cup. If you do nothing else on this Moon, make space to escape from the mundane world enough to feel your emotions.”

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