Bach flower remedies and children
Talking about children and Bach flowers is really an interesting and challenging topic.
Talking about children or infants and Bach flowers is the emblem of innocence and purity. Bach flowers are simple and safe remedies; that’s why they can be used by everyone at any age.
I am often asked how can one determine the most appropriate flowers for a child? How do one determine what emotional state he’s experiencing?
The method is always the same. It’s important to follow the magnificent child intuition: in the midst of all of their "stories", there are always many truths and many interpretation keys of children’s behavior.
Surely, children are pure and immediate; that’s why, compared to adults, they respond in a much simpler and quicker way at the transforming and harmonizing power of Bach flowers.
Some typical situations in which flowers are particularly suitable for children are:
- Changes (teething, birth of siblings, moving from one school to another etc.)
- Fears (on this subject, I’ve dedicated them a fairy tale)
- To study
- To sleep
Very often you can help children with these "magic" drops, calling them safety drops, joy drops or you can use any other name you consider suitable – you may call them Love drops. It is always advisable to give Bach flower remedies to children according to their demands... This may also mean that they could finish a small bottle which "usually" takes 20 days in 2 or 3 days. It’s not dangerous... indeed!
I hope parents won’t get annoyed by what follows – I’m a dad too. When you’re trying to understand which are the appropriate remedies for your children, it often happens to see in them what you can’t recognize or don’t want to recognize in yourselves. Therefore, a parent who uses the same or other remedies may facilitate the healing process of their children.
In conclusion: children can be helped with Walnut through changes, with Red Chestnut through detachments. With Aspen or Mimulus if they are afraid of the dark. If they are "victims" of other children they could take Centaury, while if they are the "perpetrators" they could use Vine. Are they always attached to someone? Heather. They blackmail you? Chicory then!