How To Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety

Posted: August 11, 2010 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Everywhere in this country, children from preschool up to college are preparing to go back to school. All that  change, separation, anxiety and peer pressure may be, at times, too much for young people to deal with. Naturally, it is quite common to find children and young adults a little nervous or edgy around this season. As adults, we can  help and support them by  providing a calming and reassuring atmosphere with the use of essential oils. Create your own “Child Soothing Massage Oil”: 1 4 oz bottle of Carrier Oil 10 drops of Lavender essential oil 10 drops of Bergamot essential oil 10 drops of Mandarin essential oil 10 drops of Cypress essential oil. Add them to your carrier oil shake well and use this oil to give your child a loving massage in the evenings. If they are not used to massages, you can start by gently applying the oil to their hands –  just a small amount is enough and will be well absorbed through the skin. Many parents found that  the massages helped their children feel more at ease and stay healthier. Massage time is a great way to bond with your child. The caring touch of a parent can help children outgrow their fears, anxiety, anger and frustration.  A massage can induce a peaceful night’s sleep so that your kids wake up in a good mood  and are ready to start a new day. I also like to have them rub this blend on their solar plexus area, while they do that, tell them to visualize that all the worries and fears go away. What are your thoughts? Related article: How to help your child focus naturally Photo by Wayne Noffsinger
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