BACK TO SCHOOL FOR YOUR LITTLE STARS
Add smiles to the school run and homework hour this September with a little help from RESCUE®
The summer holidays are over and the school routine is back. Going back to school to start a new school year is exciting, with different teachers, friends and opportunities. It is a fresh start, but there is no denying that going back to school after the summer can be a daunting time for children and parents with 1 in 5 children experiencing 'school phobia' at some point in their time at school[i].
The first day back at school is a big day so why not have a ‘secret weapon’ against tiny tears on standby in the school run bag. Mum’s school run handbag essential, RESCUE® Gummy Stars could help turn a frown upside down at the school gates. Each RESCUE Gummy Stars contains four drops of RESCUE, the famous combination of five flower essences. RESCUE Gummy Stars contain no artificial sweeteners and come in a yummy natural orange flavour. They are suitable for children over two years old.
Once back at school don’t let the studies become too much to handle why not have RESCUE as your homework buddy. RESCUE® REMEDY formulation is a combination of five Bach™ Original Flower Essences specially blended to provide support in times of emotional demand. The flower essences are Star of Bethlehem, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose and Cherry Plum and it can be used anytime, anywhere and is suitable for all the family.
With RESCUE in the school run bag and on the homework desk, Mindfulness teacher Kelly Robson recommends six mindfulness top tips to teach your children to help them deal with meeting new people, places and situations
- Keep breathing. It's always useful to take a few good, deep breaths whenever you're feeling nervous. Try counting your breaths for a few moments. Think about your breath as being your anchor when things get stormy.
- Feel your feet. If your thoughts are scattered or if you're worried and can't stop thinking, drop your attention to how your feet feel on the ground, how they feel in your shoes, the sensation of clothes or the breeze on your legs. This will help bring you 'out of your head' and back to the present moment.
- Pay attention. Notice what's happening around you. Slow down and really listen to what people say, explore the feelings in your body when you walk, enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin, and savour the smells, tastes and textures of your food.
- Sleep well. If over thinking is keeping you awake at night, bring your awareness to your body. Feel the sensations in your toes, feet, ankles, calves and shins, thighs, hips and so on - you'll probably be asleep before you reach your nose.
- Be kind to yourself. You are complete just as you are, and just as good as everyone else. If you make a mistake, move on - don't beat yourself up and don't spend too much time on it. Everyone makes mistakes. And be kind to others - they're as nervous as you are.
- Don't let difficult thoughts carry you away. Practice watching your thoughts come and go, like clouds come and go in the sky. If you need help, ask someone who can do something - don't keep anxious thoughts to yourself. And keep breathing!