This week my son and grand-daughter have been visiting, and she's been telling me about her nervousness.
After 2 years of being fed up with the public school system, her parents have enrolled her in a private school. Instead of being one of 30 children in a class, she'll be one of ten. And… she'll be the only "new kid."
If you've ever been the new kid, you know how scary that is. Will they accept you? Will they be nice to you? Will they play with you – or ignore you at recess? Will the teacher be nice? Or will the teacher be mean?
Those thoughts can weigh heavily on an 8 year old.
So, when they get in their car to head for home tomorrow morning, a bottle of Feel5ive is going with them.
I've used it when I was so nervous that I felt sure I'd make a fool of myself somehow. I've used it when I was terrified of going out on an icy road – or walking into a dentist's office. (Yep – terror left from childhood.)
And it works.
While some Bach Flower Essences work over time, the formula in Feel5ive works right away. She won't need to take it for a week or two before the energy shift begins to ease her nerves – although I will recommend she take it the night before and the first morning of school. It won't hurt at all if she keeps taking it until she feels secure in that new school.
In addition to calming her jitters, Feel5ive will make it easier for her to make new friends - because she won't be afraid to introduce herself and "be herself."
My family is looking forward to the new school and the improved educational opportunities it brings. With help from Feel5ive my grand-daughter will be able to look forward to each day in class.
Feeling good emotionally won't eliminate those classmates who are obnoxious or mean. Hopefully her class won't include any of them. But if they are there, it will help her ignore them while enjoying her other new friends.