For all Moms reading bwb, I wanted to share healing gemstones and crystals for children. Kids have a profound connection to rocks and the healing attributes of stones and crystals. This is the first in a series of five blogs, listing gemstones and crystals that support helping various children’s issues and challenges. My junior clients love and respond to gemstone therapy using some of the following crystals:
Amethyst – is a master healing crystal. It will help children in the midst of a transition (i.e. a death of family, pet, moving, or mother going back to work). Amethyst helps with nightmares or insomnia, by placing a piece on the child’s nightstand or under the pillow. For children with disabilities or with either emotional or physical pain, an Amethyst cluster in their room helps bring the room into a balanced state. Also for local pain, an Amethyst can be held directly on or over the area for up to 20 minutes.
Obsidian-Apache Tears – helps children with any form of sadness. This stone is protective. It is a nice stone to carry around in a pocket so it can be held when needed. This is also a stone that can be placed under the child’s pillow. I know one junior client that likes to fall asleep holding his Apache Tears.
Blue Lace Agate - Few crystals have the soft, gentle energy of this agate. That is why it is helpful for children who are argumentative and have a short temper. It allows them to practice more peaceful communication. Blue Lace Agate can be worn (since it is great for the throat chakra), carried in the pocket, or placed under the pillow at night.
Carnelian Agate – can be used to help with feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. It is useful for promoting self-security and self-love. Carnelian encourages love between parents and children. It helps girls appreciate their bodies. It can be used for acne by holding the stone over the skin and moving it in circles for several minutes several times a day. This is a great stone in aiding creativity.
Aventurine – is a leadership stone. It is very loving, embracing, and protective of the heart. It is an excellent stone for children who are shy and/or timid, and suppressing their leadership qualities. This stone helps them to become active and to initiate action on their own accord. Asthmatic children seem attracted to Aventurine as it opens up the lungs, giving them some relief. It balances out polar energies.