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10 New-Age Relaxation Techniques for Kids (page 2)

10 New-Age Relaxation Techniques for Kids

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Updated on Aug 5, 2013

Write a Gratitude Journal

It can be difficult for anyone to see the world as a positive place when they feel anxious or angry. Encourage your child to write about the things he is thankful for. The process of writing in the journal and reading old entries can help him return to a place of calm.

Smell the Scent of Lavender

Pullo says kids respond well to lavender, an herb that naturally promotes relaxation. Add lavender essence to a warm bath or spritz a little lavender around the room to create a calming space. 

Help the Imagination Run Wild

Simply imagining something positive can make children feel relaxed. Encourage your child to close his eyes and visualize something that makes him feel good, like being at the beach, playing with puppies or receiving an award at school.

Get in the Water

Floatation therapy has been practiced since the 1950s because it’s calming and easy. All you do is jump in the swimming pool and float! Play some gentle music and encourage your child to close his eyes as he focuses on the feeling of weightlessness. Older kids can float independently, but young ones may feel more secure wearing a floatation vest.

Trying out some of these relaxation techniques can help smooth over a few of childhood’s rough patches and even give your kid lifelong tools that he’ll use to become a happier adult.

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