Some children with special needs have a great deal of difficulty going through transitions each day.
They may have trouble transitioning from room to room in their homes, transitioning from wearing pajamas to getting dressed, or transitioning from home to school.
A child may resist a transition simply by not complying with the request and may need to be physically picked up and redirected. This can sometimes result in excessive worry, fear, or extreme tantrums.
If you are the parent of a child that has difficulty with transitions,then you know how time - consuming, frustrating,and challenging these times of day can be. Believe it or not, THERE ARE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THAT!
SMOOTH SAILING EASY TRANSITION ROLLER BOTTLE BLEND RECIPE
• 20 drops Balance Blend
• 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
• 20 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
Combine the Essential Oils in a 10 ml roller bottle and top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Roll the blend onto the back of your child's neck at the occipital triangle and bottoms of the big toes.
TRANSITION ACTIVITY: VROOM, VROOM, DRIVING IN MY CAR –CAR DIFFUSER CRAFT
Many children who have difficulty with transitions also find car rides to be extremely stressful. To make the transition to the car ride a little less challenging, you can try this activity!
• 2 clothes pins
• Small, colorful pompoms (found in the craft section of most stores)
• Tacky Glue (Or hot glue for those who have children who will not be helping, or anyone who does not have the patience to wait for wet glue to dry!).
• Frankincense Essential Oil
• Balance Blend
Glue (or, if they are able, have your child help you glue) the pompoms along the top of the clothes pins. Allow them to help pick the colors and involve them in the creative process as much as possible! Wait for the glue to dry. Clip the clothes pins to the air vents inside your car. Apply 2–3 drops of Frankincense on one and Balance Blend on the other. As air comes out of the vent, the Essential Oils will disperse, creating a much smoother car ride!
QUESTION –THINK OF A TIME WHEN YOU HAVE HAD DIFFICULTY MAKING A TRANSITION. MAYBE YOU WERE READING A GOOD NOVEL AND AN IMPORTANT CALL CAME IN THAT YOU HAD TO TAKE, OR YOU WERE HALF WAY INTO A GREAT WORKOUT WHEN YOUR CHILD WOKE UP EARLY FROM A NAP. HOW DID YOU FEEL, NEEDING TO MAKE A TRANSITION IN YOUR ACTIVITIES? WHAT WOULD HAVE HELPED MAKE THE TRANSITION EASIER?