Mind jars & calm

Lots of ideas floating through my head on how to calm an unruly Boo. I don’t want to stifle her, I love her creativity & enthusiasm but sometimes her exuberance it’s excessive and ends in tears – hers, her sisters, others that she’s playing with & mine at times. Via Pinterest which then linked to this blog http://stilllifewithcircles.blogspot.com/2011/04/meditating-with-childrens.html I found ‘mind jars’ for meditating with children. I’m trying it right now as something to distract Boo. It seems to have worked in that it took her away from the situation, gave her something to focus on and a specific timeframe – the time it took for the glitter to settle. Ours hasn’t worked in quite the same way as our glitter settled split between the top & bottom, but that’s ok once the glitter stopped floating she was calm and went off to play with no need for further tears.

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