Relaxation techniques. It's the new craze at my place. For me, for Max, for Pip.
For Max. The last few weeks have seen the return of hot-headedness. It's been so quiet and calm for so long now, I knew we were due. What's setting him off? Who knows. Saturday he was a disaster. This morning, too. In fact, many mornings haven't gone so great. Why? School. For the last month, every morning when I walk into his room the first words he utters ~ "no school today?!?!" ~ said with a glimmer of hope that it might be true. It's all downhill from there. Poor thing.
Relaxation technique: close your eyes, count to three, breathe deep. Effects: not working yet.
For Pip. The last few weeks have seen the start of daily night wakings. Like clockwork between 10:00 and 11:00 each night I hear her toss and turn in bed and then tears. She'll wander out of her room crying, calling for Mommy or Daddy and is very agitated. Come morning she doesn't remember a thing and we're guessing it's just a case of bad dreams.
Relaxation technique: chanting. "1, 2, 3...all about me". repeat. A way to lose her train of thought, change direction, relax. Even while asleep. Effects: not working yet.
For Me. The last few weeks have seen the return of hot-headedness and the start of daily night wakings. Not to mention my own insomnia over family health and doctor's appointments.
Relaxation technique: snoring. Effects: sorry, Billy Webb.
Know a trick to get little ones to chill? Do tell!