i'm resurrecting this thread bc i have sooooo many questions...
i've taken rescue remedy before with some success-i can never tell if it actually works or it the idea of it working. anyway, i got some rescue remedy sleep for dd (4 1/2 yo) yesterday. she is a TERRIBLE sleeper, night wakings, won't go to bed, won't stay asleep, belligerent, the whole nine, plus she is also very "spirited".
so, i got her the sleep stuff, sprayed it on her temples and then gave her the homeopathic remedies chamomilla and coffea cruda. she actually slept until from 10:30-3:30am without waking!! then she went back to sleep until i woke her at 9:20am!! now, i can't say which one of those things it was that worked, but i'm doing them all again, tonight
my question is this, upon reading the bach website, i've found a couple other flower essences that i think would work for her, like:Aspen
-Fears and worries of unknown origin. Night wakings, NightmaresCherry Plum
-When the child/teenager are in deep despair and feel like you are going to "lose it." Tantrums, out of control, want to hurt self or othersChicory
-When the child is manipulating and controlling. Whining, demanding attentionMimulus
-Fear of known things. Such as, fear of being alone, fear of spiders, fear of flying or fear of the dark. Shyness is also a known fear. Seperation anxietyVervain
-For the child/teenager who is strong-willed and highly strung with minds that race ahead of events. Hyper activeWhite Chestnut
-When the child/teenager's mind is cluttered with thoughts or mental arguments. The child/teenager may be unable to sleep because of the thoughts.
so how do i "prepare" them? do i purchase them all separate (not that i can necessarily afford to do this!!) and give them when the need arises? do i make a blend and give it to her daily (she has always been high-need and most of these essences "treat" her most common attributes)? do i really need all of these, or are some of these things part and parcel of being a four-and-a-half year old? what do i tell her when i give her the remedy? i want her to be able to learn how to control her emotions instead of me saying "you're having a tantrum, you need some cherry plum", but there are times i know her emotions get the better of her and she cannot control them. kwim? it's really hard to say what's par or the course, bc she has always been so challenging. reading other moms' stories here on mdc, sounds as though alot of us are in the same boat, but then again, couldn't we all use a little help? aargh!! so confusing.
please, anyone, feel free to chime in here...