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July 2009 Newsletter - Children and Crystals
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Working at my friends crystal shop several years back, I witnessed a most amazing site.   It was amazing, I suppose, because I was new to the world of crystals and found a fascination in watching people intuitively choose what they needed.  And because, the one whom I was watching that day, was an adorable three year old boy...

It was one of the sweetest moments I can recall.  This young child walking into the shop, his eyes wide opened with anticipation and excitement.  His grandmother gave him a free reign and allowed him to walk around by himself as she kept an eye on him from a distance.

He would stop here and there, picking up a tumbled stone, cocking his head a bit, putting it back down and walking to the next piece that caught his attention.  Something certainly did catch it, for he walked over quickly and put the stone in his hand.   And then, without missing a beat, he rubbed the crystal on his cheek.  He was very intense as he did so.  He smiled, then called his grandmother over.  She stood beside him and when she leaned down, he said, "Feel this".  He gently rubbed the crystal on her cheek to share whatever it was that delighted him so.  His eyes danced with excitement.

It almost brought me to tears.  This young boy totally accepting of the crystals energy, bonding with it in the most innocent of ways.  But HE KNEW! I could see it, sense it, feel his joy.  It was a day I will never forget.

As early as the day a child is conceived or arrives home from the hospital, those who appreciate crystals and their energies have introduced them into the child's life.   Whether it be a mobile decorated with crystals or some crystals in a window sill.   Each piece has a purpose and surrounds the child with vibrations of health, safety, love and joy.  Try sharing some crystals with your children or children that you know. 

Please remember to check the Crystal Cautions page to make sure that the crystal you are giving your child is safe.  For instance, you would not want to charge water with Lapis Lazuli and give to a child, due to its toxicity.

Please make sure to use good judgement. Giving a small child a tumbled stone is a wonderful gift, but you would not want them to put it in their mouth and potentially swallow it, causing harm to the child.

When making crystal mobiles for a childs room, please keep out of reach, especially small children. They will be fascinated with the crystals, possibly trying to reach for them to pull them down, causing harm to the child.  They may also try to put these in their mouth, causing concern for choking.

When working with small children and crystals, please make sure to monitor the activity at all times. The safety of the child is most important.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Rose Quartz can help an ear-ache or colic/stomach disorders. It is also a wonderful piece to give to a child because it is a very calming stone when the child is out facing the frantic and fast paced world of adults, or when facing a new situation.

Coral or Snow Quartz are wonderful for teething discomfort.

Amethyst is very helpful in calming and alleviating fears of both the dark and nightmares. It will also help to settle a child when focus is needed. A wonderful suggestion is to soak a piece of Amethyst in mineral or distilled water for 8 hours and serve the charged water to the child before bedtime.

Angelite can connect the child to his/her angels and guardians.

Jade can be helpful for fevers or fears.

Ruby, Smoky Quartz or Topaz can relieve nightmares.

Moonstone prevents night terrors and promotes calm in hyperactive children. It allows the child to get a restful and peaceful sleep.

Purple Fluorite or Lepidolite helps to calm the hyperactive child.

Lepidolite is also very useful in cleansing the environment after a sibling spat or temper tantrum has occurred. It restores peace, harmony and balance.

Charoite can soothe homesickness.

Lapis Lazuli can also provide a calming effect. A good stone to use for children who may have autistic tendencies.

Blue Lace Agate assists in calming a restless child.

Midnight Blue Goldstone can help a child to lose their fear of the dark.

Manganocalcite (Pink Calcite) helps to overcome fears.

Mookaite Jasperhelps to settle a child when he/she is introduced to a new situation or location.

Dalmation Jasper can help to calm a child and overcome the fear of animals.

Most children are fascinated with stones. And as children, this is where many of you found your love of rocks and crystals.  Embrace that fascination-encourage it and share what you know.  You, too, will witness the amazing connection of child and crystal.   It is one of the purest, most innocent and beautiful scenes you can imagine.

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The suggested uses and metaphysical descriptions of the inventory items are our personal opinions and should be used at your discretion.  These suggestions are not intended to be used as medical advice.  If you resonate and like our suggestions and descriptions, please use them freely.  However, if you don't resonate or agree with any of them, please consider them for entertainment purposes only.  We have done our best to represent the crystals and minerals accurately and chosen only high quality items that we would use ourselves.  Please use your own intuition about what "feels" right for you.

Posted on July 15, 2009
  lovely information ..... I am looking to include my son in crystals and their effects as he has a natural curiosity for them so this is most helpful many thanks :)  (Submitted by: funkyfairy on January 09, 2014)
  Thank you for this wonderful article. I wondered are their particular crystals that are totally unsuitable for children?

Thanks for your help :)  (Submitted by: Katherine on November 25, 2010)

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