KIDS AND CRYSTALS
Are crystals good for kids?
If your child does not mentally understand the power of energy healing, they will at least feel it. They may not know why they are pulled towards certain stones, but just like their favourite teddy bear, they will take comfort in the crystal's vibrations.
Younger kids must always be supervised by an adult when wearing or playing with gemstones.
Kids should learn how to relieve stress and negativity in a positive way. Start them on the crystal healing path and watch as they thrive into a healthy future.
Can kids wear gemstones?
You can place a crystal underneath their pillow or by the bed, and make up a ‘Magic Spray’ for younger children. Simply fill a bottle with water and a few drops of lavender essential oil, and add an Amethyst crystal in too. Spray this around the room just as they are going to bed.
It will bring back all their creativity and freedom of mind they once had. It will make them forget all the sadness and bring them into being more confident and cheerful.
Has Citrine placed where your kid sleeps? The stone will work its magic in their sleep.
4. Rose Quartz
5. Tiger’s Eye
Tiger's Eye can be carried in their pocket, but we would recommend that they don't carry it all the time - daydreaming is important too!
6. Black Tourmaline
Tourmalines are the best crystals for child protection. This stone helps your children to feel safe and reduces to fear to combat any negative energy. This, in the end, makes them more confident than any child around.
We recommend having the Black Tourmaline with the kids when they go to school. Not only it will give them protection, but it will also make them confident.
7. Red Carnelian
If you only want one stone to get for your child if he or she is insecure, Carnelian would always be it. It helps kids trust themselves in every situation which elevates their self-esteem.
We recommend making Carnelian crystal necklaces for boys or girls and have them wear it to the school. The stone will give them confidence and a great deal of creativity to them.
8. Green Aventurine
9. Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is known as the 'Master Healer' and really is a must for anyone's collection. It acts as an all-purpose healer and can, therefore, be useful in many situations. Children seem especially drawn to this crystal and can often spot small rainbows within its structure.
Why are children drawn to crystals?
Kids of all ages have a natural attraction to crystals - they can be drawn to their energies, their beauty, colour and form.
Children experience the subtle energies of crystals quite easily and this can help them to understand and process the world from a grounded perspective.
It's important to allow your child to choose the crystal/s that they feel are right for them. Make sure that any crystals your child chooses are tumbled, as this will help prevent pieces from breaking off. We would also advise that new crystals (and those that have been used for any length of time) are cleansed in clean water to recharge them. Get your kids involved in this part too.
How should my kid use crystals?
Your kid can use crystals just like you do in healing. If they don't yet understand the power of healing, they may start off as rock collectors and line them up in their room for their pure beauty.
Here are a few ideas for your kids' crystals:
Place them under the pillow at night
Carry them in a drawstring pouch
Put them in a special backpack pocket
Line them up on a shelf
Create mindful mandalas
Have a show and tell with their friends
Make up stories for each crystal's personality
Place them on their chakras
Create chakra plates
Make gem elixirs
Wear gemstone jewellery
Gift crystals to their family and friends
Teaching Kids How to Use Crystals
Once your kids have a crystal or two in their collection, they’ll need to know how to use them. While some might be content just to leave their special stones on the bedside table or carry them in a pocket, they should also know the basics.
Crystals need to be cleansed before they’re used, and kept clean to ensure they work properly. Teach kids how to cleanse stones carefully with water, by charging it on a sunny windowsill, or by visualizing the negative energy being washed away from the stone to leave only positive.
Meditating with crystals is a great way to bring relaxation and relieve stress for kids. Tell them to hold the stone in their hand and think about what they want to meditate on, whether its feeling calmer, relieving anxiety, building confidence, inspiring creativity or something else. Once they’ve told the stone what they’re thinking about, they should close their eyes and focus on their desire. They should practice gentle breathing, and maybe listen to some calming music to aid their meditation.
Crystals can be carried in a pocket or pouch to offer protection throughout the day. In the morning, ask your kid to pick out whichever crystal is calling out to them that day. We don’t recommend carrying several stones together as they may get scratched or damaged. The stone can be kept secretly in a pocket where the child can reach out and touch it to get a boost of energy when they need it.
If your child is rough with their stones, make sure to choose harder crystals that can take a beating. Just like any other object, supervise your child and their crystals.
As your kids grow, they will want to expand their crystal horizon. Teach them the meaning of each crystal and what each one is good for. As they become adults, they can use crystals to focus their paths in life with self-confidence.
How should my kid clean their crystals?
Be sure to clean the crystals often if your child carries them around for a long period of time. For the gemstones we recommended above, rinsing them off with water will be enough to cleanse them physically.
To have your child tune into the metaphysical side of gemstones, teach them how to clean, charge, and program their crystals energetically.
If there are young people in your life who have an interest in crystals, encourage them. Children are drawn to the natural beauty and power of crystals and love these tactile objects. Children are open to the healing powers and special energies of crystals, and should have the opportunity to listen to their inner voice.
As with all complementary healing, crystals are not intended to take the place of conventional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are concerned about your child's health.