This topic of helping our kids focus and calm down is always part of back to school season. We all want our children to thrive each year, and that means helping them learn to the best of their abilities.
Actions and emotions of children – and adults – are effected by everything we do and eat. Sleep habits and healthy diet are have a huge impact on helping our kids focus and calm down.
We stopped buying junk food on the regular. I used to put it on our grocery list as if it was a needed food item. Live and learn, as they say!
If I do not bring junk into the house, my kids can not eat it! They may still get some at friends’ houses, but at least the majority of their snacks can be healthy at home. What I teach them, they will learn….simple but true. So we stopped buying junk regularly and keep it to fairs, special events or birthdays.
Maybe you make healthy foods for your children. Maybe you have tried to support their focus and calm behavior with diet, maintaining a regular sleep routine, but they still show signs of needing more support.
If the body needs support beyond diet and sleep, a few tips can help.
Helping our Kids Focus and Calm Down
Create calm spaces in the house.
Keeping electronics out of the kids’ rooms are a good idea too. We let our kids read books with a lamp or flashlight before bed but no electronics. This sets the stage for their rooms being calm spaces without a lot of stimulation.
Setting up a good bedtime routine takes time.
When my kids were infants it was tougher to set up a good bedtime routine, because they went through growth spurts so frequently. But stick with it and in time your bedtime routine will feel smoother.
Diffuse and apply essential oils to support sleep.
Young Living essential oils are safe to use with babies, kids and on skin. I only buy essential oils from them because of their purity and safety.
Great oils to diffuse and apply to your child’s feet before bed are Stress Away, Lavender, Peace & Calming, or Frankincense. All of those oils come in the Young Living Premium Starter kit that includes a diffuser, so you will be set to support restful sleep in your whole house when you get started with your Young Living oils.
Create calm school or home work time.
We rearranged some things in our house to help infuse our school day with more calm and support focus.
A desk in each of the kids’ rooms helps us have quiet space for the older two to go to when they need to really avoid distractions.
We found a great one for the girls’ room on Facebook marketplace locally. Our boys have the desk their grandpa had when he was a boy. Use what you have to make a great homework space.
Maybe you have a small room you can make into a study space, or a small corner of your living room you can turn into a homewoek station. These ideas for homework spaces are pretty fun!
I made my children each an essential oil roller for focus. Since essential oils can reach the limbic lobe of the brain through our sense of smell, using them to support emotions and focus are really helpful.
I have a little roller holder on each of the kids’ dressers. They can apply their immune support oils before bed and their focus oils before homework time.
I love empowering my kids to self-support their health!
If your kids really need support for focus and attention span you would just have them roll on the oils for focus every 1-2 hours on their feet, neck, wrists. Great essential oils for focus are Vetiver, Frankincense, Citrus Fresh, Peppermint or Geneyus (from the Young Living kids oil collection).
I believe so much in using natural options for helping our kids focus and calm down! They are so effective, cost-effective and have zero side effects over the short term and long term.
Because I know how well natural options work for helping our kids focus and calm down, I want to help you create a calm home, naturally.
The best essential oils on the planet are from Young Living. Young Living is a 25 year old company with the largest selection of essential oils.
They are the only company with a Seed to Seal purity guarantee meaning they oversee the entire oil production process. They even own their own farms.
There is no reason to use grocery store or convenience store oils with toxins in them. That just makes your energy and mental focus worse.
I have a generous offer for you!
Getting essential oils into your home for less
Go to this page and follow the steps to get your Premium Starter kit with your choice of diffuser.
After your order processes, message me on the Stay at Home Mom Survival Guide Facebook page and I will send you a $25 rebate plus a welcome packet of resource material for using essential oils with your children (valued at $25).
You will get 12 oils plus a diffuser, a welcome packet of resources for learning to use the oils, and access to our Facebook Members only group. Everything has a money-back guarantee!
The essential oils in the Premium starter kit support focus, calm, immune health, digestive health, energy, sleep and a positive mood. Heading into back to school season, sickness can get thick! This is the time to get started with natural wellness support for your family to bring calm and focus into your home.
What calm and focus struggles are you dealing with right now? Don’t forget to get your starter kit and message me to receive your rebate.
Enjoy your time at home!