Move over summer-a new school year is coming!
With the start of school, families face a new set of challenges. School bells ring–and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, after school activities and events, notepads fill with cryptic messages, and cold and flu season becomes a parent’s constant worry. Can the holidays be far behind?
Get prepared now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your family for the busy days ahead.
Guarding Against Germs
Statistics show that young children on average catch about six to ten colds a year. Combined these children lose nearly 22 million school days due to the common cold alone. With so many children sharing supplies, playing at recess, and eating lunch together, it’s no wonder that school can be a breeding ground for germs. Odds are your child will be bringing home more than homework this year.
With cold and flu season just around the corner it is best not to be caught off guard.
- On Guard Hand Sanitizing Wipes provide the protective properties of dōTERRA’s On Guard blend in the convenience of a portable hand wipe. Each wipe is formulated to kill 99.9% of germs that make your children sick, so tuck a set in your child’s backpack and help prevent the spread of germs.
- On Guard Protecting Throat Drops are a convenient way to benefit from On Guard’s immune-supporting properties. Providing your child with a few, kept in a desk or locker, can be an important preventative measure.
- On Guard essential oil is safe to use on counter tops, to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. This is a beneficial way to keep the germs that may be brought into your home at bay.
Assisting with Diet
School districts across the country have been taking steps to make food in schools healthier due to new federal guidelines and awareness that a growing number of children are unhealthy. Food and beverage companies have scrambled to offer healthier alternatives in school cafeterias and vending machines. With all of the positive changes schools and government are working to implement it’s important for parents to do their part. Assist your child in making healthy diet decisions and in supporting proper digestion. dōTERRA’s PB Assist is a potent blend of friendly probiotic microorganisms that support healthy digestive functions and immunities.
A Mood Conducive to Learning
The first day of school, a new school, new teachers, and finding new friends can sometimes be a source of anxiety for children. Staying focused can be difficult and children may find themselves feeling disconnected. The warm, woody aroma of Balance, dōTERRA’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. The enticing fragrance promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. Waking early and diffusing this blend as your child goes about the morning routine, or rubbing it on their feet, temples, and back of the neck can be an excellent way of preparing your child for a school day.
Stress can be a major contributor to illness and disease, in fact, it is estimated that more than 90% of all visits to health care professionals are related to stress. Thankfully children may not feel the effects of stress as prominently as adults but what child doesn’t worry over a difficult assignment, test, or project, the ability to make friends and the desire to please their parents. Serenity is a blend composed of individual oils with known calming properties which create a sense of well-being and relaxation. Applied to the bottom of the feet at bedtime or by placing a few drops in the bath, dōTERRA’s Serenity becomes an excellent way to promote restful sleep and prepare your student for a new day.
Grades determine our child’s future and our child’s ability to study and recollect material affect their grades. Citrus Bliss and Peppermint have the ability to enliven our mind, invigorate our senses, and improve patterns of memory. Diffuse this combination during study to improve a child’s ability to focus and for mental clarity. Mix a small bottle for your child to carry and reapply to the back of the neck when recollection of the studied material is needed. The emotional connection to the scent creates a pattern of memory that allows the child to recollect the material previously studied.
Back to school can be a time of constant activity, where we bustle here and there hoping to keep up with the demands of the day. Take a moment before school begins to better prepare your child, put a kit of the above products together and work with them to make this school year a success.