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Starting school be in first day of kindergarten or going off the higher education and leaving home for the first time can cause stress, anxiety for the child and a very nerve racking time for parents.
I still remember my son’s first day of kindergarten. I sat at home and worried about him all morning and to make matters worse we received a phone call from the school with a teary child on the end. It just broke my heart!
Twelve years later he moved away to University at the tender age of 17, again it was a nerve wracking experience and I found it hard to hold back the tears. Now my daughter is moving away at the end of the week, she is 19 going on 20 and I am anticipating a teary journey home.
Fortunately the Bach Flower Remedies are there to help with the emotional aspects that will surface over the next few months for our family, and will help me to remove the motherly 'bubble wrap'.
Aspen and Mimulus will help ease the fears and worries. Aspen is for fears and anxiety, when you are unsure of what could happen, those niggling anxious feelings that seem to pop up from time to time. Apprehension is replaced by a desire for a new adventure and new experiences, disregarding any difficulties that may arise with reassurance. Mimulus assists with known fears, providing one with a calm sense of courage to face difficult situations with confidence.
Moving away is a big step and can be very overwhelming. Elm helps with self-assurance and the ability to put things into perspective that everything will fall into place. Larch gives one the confidence that they will be able to cope with whatever life throws your way. For protection from change and outside influences Walnut gives us the ability to move forward and adapt to everything new or different in our lives.
I will be taking numerous doses of Red Chestnut when I start to worry about her safety going to and from College, and wondering if she will be able to cope with all the course work, and so it goes on. Red Chestnut will help me to remain calm and confident that everything will work out and the niggling feelings of anxiety will be put to rest.
Before, during and after moving day I will be taking large doses of Rescue Remedy which can help with any demanding or stressful situation. If you are fearful, anxious, or even in terror, Rescue Remedy will help you face the situation in a better frame of mind. Rescue Remedy is especially useful before a stressful event helping to reduce fear and nervousness.
Please note that the Bach Flower Remedies are not a magic bullet, and there are 38 in total, which can be combined 6/7 at a time, and can be custom blended for whatever is going on in your life. They work subtly by bringing out the positive qualities that are already in you.For more info on the 38 remedies