Whether it’s the fear of the dark, the pressure at school, peers, or the tests – all children at least occasionally experience fear, anxiety, or stress. Help your children by teaching them some of the most effective relaxation techniques and help them reduce their stressful daily life. This will provide them with useful tools that will help them throughout their lives.
Changes, School, Everyday Life
Major changes that occur in the family such as going to kindergarten or school, having a new child, separating parents, etc. – represent pressure on the whole family. Also, some events are only for children. Sometimes these are small things that parents do not even see, and they confuse or annoy children. Schoolchildren are also under pressure from school.
Sometimes normal learning, balance, temporary or continuous difficulty keeping things up, resistance to certain subjects or teachers – can cause serious problems. There are parents’ expectations and evidence – for them, for you, your peers, and for teachers. Peer pressure should not be ignored. All of this creates stress for your child. Depression can be the cause of many health and mental health problems such as abdominal pain, headaches, tics, tongues, night fears, nailing, etc.
Indications for Childhood Stress
Symptoms of depression in a child are various forms of irrational fear, depression, denial or “coldness” of emotions, emptiness, and feelings of worthlessness, as well as aggressive behavior, constant feeling of tiredness, or boredom. On the contrary, countless children are naturally free. It shows an interest in the environment, is easy to concentrate, does not lose intelligence and curiosity. A free child thinks in his head, fights for his ideas, and stays intelligent until he grows up. Depending on her age – you can teach your child to do some mental exercises on her own. These exercises can free your child from the burden of stress, while some of them you can train together.
Here are some tips to help you relax your baby.
Let the baby lie next to you while you raise a cool, slow voice that he thinks is in a good place. Help your child to imagine that he or she is somewhere in the woods, on the beach, and that you are both walking together. Don’t forget details such as colors, smells, and sounds. The goal of this exercise is to change the mindset from one stressful event to another, relaxing content. Children over the age of 7 will be able to understand when you explain to them that they can go to these places and do this activity whenever they want to relax or unwind.
Listen to music
Speaking of dreams, this is where music can help you. Some cool light music will help your child relax his muscles and go to a good place for his imagination. Studies have shown that listening to music improves physical and mental health. Daily relaxation with music leads to improved concentration, better sleep, and eliminating chronic stress. Listening to soothing music can help your child to concentrate. Even the youngest children can enjoy listening to cool music or artists like Enya, Robert Miles, or Josh Groban. So now get a radio station like this – and enjoy some relaxing music together.
Tell your baby to take a deep breath and, while breathing, count to three. While you are holding your breath in your lungs, it should also count to 3, and while you are breathing, you should reach 3. Adults can also do this task, but count to 4 or 4-5-4. For children, however, the ideal dose is 3-3-3. One of the most common breathing exercises is the repetition of breathing and breathing exercises, for example: “I breathe joy and vent my anger”. Choose the desired one at a time.
Have the baby lie on the floor with arms outstretched next to the body. Tell her to lift her right leg as tight as possible, as if it were made of metal. Keep it in that position and count to 10. Then let it soften the leg and repeat the same exercise with the left foot. In a few minutes, your baby will feel comfortable and secure. In the same way, let the child tighten the muscles of the arm, that is – to stretch and tighten it more, to stay in that position until you count to ten. Then let your child relax and re-exercise with his or her left hand.
Laughing Like A Solution
Try to encourage your child to laugh as much as possible. Even unreasonable teasing can be very effective. Laugh loudly or laugh until you are caught in a burst of real laughter. You already know it – the one from your stomach. Because of the muscles that move in this way, the whole body is filled with energy with laughter.
Ask your child to make the craziest facial expressions. Tightening his muscles on his forehead, cheek, face, and neck will allow him to relax all his muscles as soon as he stops being depressed. It is important to maintain the appearance of the face until it counts 5 and then changes the spasm and rest of the face several times.
Tell the child to stand in front of the mirror and tell them all the good things they want to hear from someone else. If it is easy for a child to say something good about you without you – you have to give him or her strength.
Always after a hard day, treat your baby and you with a shower or relaxing in a bathtub full of warm water. The water is relaxed and gives a sense of refreshment. You can increase the impact of water on children by suggesting that they think gold droplets come out of the shower, which further has the magical power to wash away all the unnecessary things that happen during the day.
As adults, a quiet environment has therapeutic effects on children. Eliminate all those common sounds that make everyday life like TVs, phones, etc. – then choose a quiet or relaxing, relaxing music that you won’t hear in the background.