Sunday, May 1, 2011

Night Time Parenting

Our little ones can be easily overwhelmed by the world.  There is so much to see
and feel and experience.  Often times it can be overwhelming and they can act out especially at night.  At night the lights are usually dimmed, it gets quieter in the house and all that extra energy that has accumulated through the day can come roaring out of your little one.  Teaching them how to relax or having a night routine that has a calming activity can help slow things down and eventually help them sleep. 
One simple visualization that you can do with them (when they are old enough to do visualizations) is to have them pretend that they are a tree and they have roots that grow deep with in the earth.  Those roots then bring back beautiful light blue light that fills their toes, feet, ankles, legs, thighs, abdomen, chest, arms, hands, fingers, neck, head and then branches that grow through the top of their head and the light blue light can continue on.
This simple clearing technique can help clear out any extraneous energy and get them calm for sleep.


  1. I love this idea! Do you think that for younger children, an attached parent could act as "proxy" for the child and do the visualization for the child?

  2. No personal experience of trying it with a child too young to visualize, but it definitely sounds like it could be done. The energy of an adult, specially someone close to a child, can be extended to the child, so this definitely sounds possible. Please tell us if it works!