I’ve been parenting, non-stop, for almost thirteen years now, first with one, then two, and now three wee folk who live emotionally complex lives in their little bodies. It’s been a challenge because Linda and I have always tried to minimize the allopathic drugs we’ve used and continued to try alternative remedies.
One of my mainstays has always been “Rescue Remedy”, whether it’s for myself, to chill out or smooth out an emotional wave, or for one of the children who is upset over some sort of injury or difficult situation. It’s a life saver and I really do travel with some in my car as an adjunct to the Rescue Remedy I have in the house.
At various times, both of my older children are daydreamers, lost in their own internal world, which generally I think is a great thing unless they’re in school or otherwise in a situation where they do need to pay attention.
That’s why when the Bach Flower Remedy company contacted me about its new Daydream Remedy I was pretty darn interested. I don’t want my kids not to daydream, but I loved the idea of a simple remedy that can help them regain their focus when they need it.
Even better, the company sent us a bunch of small bottles of Daydream Remedy, which turns out to be create from the Clematis Flower which was apparently Dr. Bach’s choice for bringing focus into the present.
Heck, there are meetings I attend where I should sneak some of this into my coffee, now that I think about it!
Rescue Remedy is a more complex mix, comprised of Rock Rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem and Cherry Plum. The third children’s focused Bach remedy that could be beneficial to your children is their “Confidence Remedy”.
Anyway, I have six bottles of Daydream Remedy to give away, which is cool. Even better, I’m going to make this fun: all you have to do to enter is add a comment to this blog post that’s a limerick about daydreaming children. If I get more than six entrants, I’ll have a few pals help pick the best. If I get less, I’ll send a few bonus bottles out too.
Here’s my limerick to get you started:
There was a young girl from Boulder,
Who was always just a bit colder.
She dreamed of cranking the heat,
but instead covered her feet,
And her dad just said “toldja!”
Got it? Good luck!