Starting new schools is a difficult and daunting experience, even for outgoing children. Dealing with change is a learned skill and big changes in kids lives need to be handled to help set them up for the future and into adulthood.
Learning how to not sweat the small stuff is something everyone needs to learn, and some adults even struggle with this. So installing this in your child will help them throughout their lives when they are faced with changes and difficult experiences.
How Aromatherapy Can Help With Life Changes
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that utilises the power of essential oils that help your overall health and well-being. Aromatherapy can help to regulate your nervous system, and help you to de-stress, and feel happier, and calm.
There is an abundance of benefits when it comes to essential oils. Here are just a few of them:
- They can help to relieve and manage pain
- Have the ability to improve the quality of your sleep
- Can reduce stress
- Have been known to reduce anxiety
- They are soothing for both the mind and body and can help sore joints
- They can help relieve the pain and pressure from headaches and migraines
Adding aromatherapy practices into your life can help you to approach situations from a better perspective as they can help you to manage your stress and anxiety levels, therefore giving you the ability to observe and assess a situation as you enter into them. This can help your child in new situations as their heightened emotions can be regulated and not influence them when in new and challenging situations.
How To Help Kids Adapt To Change
Change for anyone, you and old can be difficult. Your child will need to learn from you how to manage and adapt to new situations.
You will always want to lead with positivity, but you also don’t want to invalidate their feelings if and when they start to feel nervous and overwhelmed. It is a fine line to tread, but validating their emotions is a way to help them process and understand where they are coming from. As well as helping them to pass and leave room for the excitement that will be sure to come once the initial nerves wear off.
How Kids Can De-Stress
Stress is a powerful emotion and if not dealt with correctly can be mentally and physically exhausting and damaging.
When your child is feeling stressed, get them outside, whether this is to go for a walk or to play in the park. Fresh air will help to clear their minds and take their mind off of the stressful day they’ve had and will give them a chance to regulate their nervous system.
Encourage your child to take up an activity outside of school whether this is swimming, football, dance, or whatever they are interested in sign them up for a weekly class. This is a great way for them to burn off some steam from their school week and to also meet new friends outside of school.
Teach them the art of peace and help them to quieten their minds. Meditation is a great skill for them to learn from a young age as it will help them to acknowledge their thoughts but also not be ruled by them and have the ability to let them go.