If there are many fights at home, or you are getting divorced or your child is bullied at home, it is likely for your child to feel anxious. However, if your child seems to feel constantly anxious despite no issues at home or school, you can try a gentle approach of nutrition and essences in reducing his or her anxiety.
The first thing that you’ll have to do is cut caffeine from his/her diet. Surprised because your child does not drink coffee? Coffee is not the only source of caffeine. He or she may be getting quite a lot of caffeine from cola, fizzy drinks and chocolates.
Granted that the amount of caffeine in these foods and drinks is very less but some children have low resistance and may respond highly to even the “small doses”. Caffeine is a stimulant and if your child has an extra dose of that, he/she might naturally feel anxious.
Some foods and drinks release lots of sugar when taken and just after a few minutes the blood sugar level plummets, causing the child to feel edgy and anxious. Some times low levels of blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, may make your child feel panicky because of all the adrenaline rush. Make sure you keep your child’s blood sugar steady.
Avoid sweet and sugary snacks that produce a sugar-high and then cause the blood sugar level to plummet. Some good sources of sugar, that steadily release sugar in the body are health bars low in refined sugars, sandwiches made from whole meal bread and bananas.
You can even mellow down some of your child’s nerves with the help of Thini-A. This essence is well known for its calming effects. The peaceful essence has an intensely relaxing effect not only in your child but also of someone who is much older. It comes from rainforests of Brazil and just 3 to 5 drops of it in the water, depending on your child’s age will do a world of good for your child.
Whether your child cannot sleep because he /she is insecure, experiences constant fear, tension and anxiety or simply has a difficulty in relaxing, it will help him/her to relax and sleep like an angel. For worries and fears a child cannot seem to express, you can also consider Betony, the plant essence used for helping those who have unconscious fears that cannot be recognized or identified.