Morning comes apace. Unfortunately. The alarm has gone off, the day’s rigors are stretched long and wide ahead of you, and you just know that the floor is particularly cold this morning. Down the hall, your babe slumbers heavily in his bed, undisturbed, wrapped still in the bliss of his dreams.
For example, classroom assistants are frequently seen almost doing a child’s writing for them! They excuse this by explaining, ‘He doesn’t like writing’. Too true he doesn’t like writing, but he still has to be expected to do it and he’s certainly not going to write if he can con somebody else into doing it for him! The problem is that once you’ve allowed this situation to become established it becomes more difficult to change. It can be done, but you’re better not allowing it to become a pattern of behaviour from the start.
Mimulus – for any fear or anxiety that they can name about school. E.g. fear of: going back to school, changing class, certain teachers, kids who are bullies, eating in the large hall where it’s noisy, not knowing what to do, not knowing where to go, not knowing where the toilets are, speaking out in class, getting things wrong, being laughed at, kids not wanting to be friends with them, getting into trouble and so on. If your child can put a name to a fear then they need to take Mimulus. It is also the remedy for shyness, blushing and stammering.
Become a good role model. Be enthusiastic and confident about this move. Mirror the feelings and behaviors you want your child to exhibit. Facing and constructively expressing your own feelings about this change will give your child a great model for expressing his or her own feelings in a constructive manner. Talk about your own experiences when you were faced with similar situations. Share your childhood triumphs along with other times that you overcame your nervousness to succeed. Children feel better about their worries when they know their parents have also had worries. Tell them how you are or have adjusted to new situations in the past or in the present. How did you make new friends after a big move? What did you do to adjust to a new school/job?
For best results, they need to start taking remedies about a month before school starts back so that the remedies get to work in good time. Put 2 drops of each flower remedy into a drink of juice or water and do this 4 times a day. To help you remember, it’s good to give the drops around mealtimes or routine times. E.g. breakfast, lunch, evening meal and bedtime. If your child is taking the drops to school put them in a drink bottle with their regular juice.
Examples of parts are the stamen, pistil, stigma, and ovary. Then, return to your home or classroom and read of Planting a Rainbow, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert.