When the new school year started and Son didn't seem to have any problems going to school I was ecstatic. Last year was a different story. Almost every morning we had to convince him that school was good and he would have fun...no tears necessary. His comfort with going to school this year was short lived unfortunately. He soon began clinging to us, crying, and begging us not to go. Inevitably a teacher would come help by pealing him off of us, taking his hand and finding a distraction. It wasn't a pretty picture and definitely not comfortable for any of us. Several weeks into this heartbreaking routine, I said to myself, there must be away to make this a better experience for Son. At that time I had one bottle of Young Living essential oils that I had bought months before for myself - Peace & Calming.
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The scent of this oil is gorgeous and I tend to use it before bed when I'm having troubles sleeping. Well, I thought that if it helps me, it might just help son to "peace out" about going to school. So I applied a bit (diluted in olive oil for his sensitive skin) to the back of his neck and had him take a big whiff of it. He LOVES the smell of it and lucky for me, this works to my advantage since he normally won't let me put anything on him that resembles a lotion. I didn't tell him why I was putting it on him just in case it didn't work and so that we didn't have a placebo effect. I wanted to know if it would really help. I crossed my fingers and off we went to school. That day, more than 4 weeks ago, was the last day he struggled with
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