Bach Flowers are a remedy particularly suitable for children, since they do not have any side effects, they are not addictive and there is no possibility of overdosing. The children, in turn, are among the best users of the Flowers, because they react quickly and without conditioning. Not many adults respond to treatment so immediately.
In the life of a little boy the situations in which the remedies prove useful are many, if we consider that they can help in the event of:
- Fears related to things known and unknown;
- Excessive attachment to parents;
- Difficulties in dealing with the phases of growth;
- Problems related to school life;
and many other emotional states.
This article focuses on school-related problems.
A child who faces the first day of school or kindergarten after returning from the summer holidays may need Walnut to adapt to the change of life and novelty, regardless of whether or not he is happy to go to school. In fact, it is a remedy that helps and protects against great changes.
Mimulus will help him if we talk about a particularly shy person, who is therefore agitated at the idea of being among so many children and having to talk in front of the teacher and his companions.
Always to address the first day of school I would suggest Honeysuckle, who removes the memory of the past holidays and the consequent nostalgia, allowing the child to immerse himself in the present fully and with satisfaction.
For children who show little attention to what happens in the classroom and doing their homework, Clematis is useful, which helps to maintain concentration and attention on the lesson explained by the teacher and what is being done.
Chestnut Bud, on the other hand, is recommended for those who have real learning difficulties, who seem not to learn or are very slow. It is, in fact, a useful Flower for those who always repeat the same mistakes and do not want to make use of the lessons that life imparts to them: brought back to school, it is the Bach Flower for those who do not want or are unable to learn the concepts they are provided.
Larch is a useful remedy for very insecure children, who believe little in their abilities and find it difficult to get involved: for them, class assignments and interrogations are an insurmountable boulder, they would willingly avoid putting themselves to the test.
In these cases Mimulus is useful again, which reduces or nullifies the fear of the task, question or examination, so that the child can face the test with serenity.
I would also recommend Gentian, when the child tends to become too discouraged in the face of failure, when the test (properly prepared) did not go well.
The shy pupil, who is fine but is insecure and continually corrects his work preferring the solutions chosen by his companions rather than those that came to him instinctively, the child who adapts to the "group" also in ways of doing and dressing you may need Cerato, which increases self-awareness as a unique individual and security in your choices.
If the child does not show particular learning difficulties, but is very active (not to say hyperactive), impatient, irritable and never stands still, so he finds it difficult to sit for hours at school, Impatiens is the remedy. which helps him to calm down, to appreciate calm and reflection. Or Vervein could have the same effect, especially if the subject also suffers from insomnia due to this hyperactivity.
As can be understood from these examples, some remedies must be taken in a personalized bottle and for a medium-long period of time so that they can have the desired effect, while others are useful for temporary and temporary situations (the first day of school, the long programmed interrogation) can be taken in the immediately preceding period (a day or two before) and assumed with the glass method. In general, children who take Bach Flowers regularly and for a long period of time (two or three months) definitely solve their problems.