My kids LOVE working with crystals for emotional wellbeing & support. They have whole collections now and whenever they get upset, they often ask to hold a crystal. If your child is showing signs of interest in crystals, here are some tips I have, to get you started:
1). Make sure they’re old enough for crystals – First things first, you need to have a “safety talk” about crystals. Crystals should not be thrown, or kicked, or put in mouths, or shoved up noses. It’s the same talk you would have about the stove, or riding bicycles with appropriate pads and a helmet. If your child isn’t old enough to have a serious conversation about the care of their “crystal friends”, then they aren’t ready to work with crystals – plain and simple. School-age is a good starting point, but you know your children better than I do, so use your best judgment.
2). KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) – Start out with a small collection of tumbled stones. Having just 4-5 crystals in the beginning is really all they need at first (I’ll cover suggestions in the next post!). I like to stick with agates (especially those in the quartz family) and jaspers for kids. These types have energies that are very grounding and easy to work with. They’re also less likely to be overpowering (some stones have higher vibrations and can be overwhelming for kids & adults to work with, like Moldavite).
3). Let the kids pick the crystals – Kids tend to trust their intuition more often than adults, so let them use it when selecting which crystals to work with. You’d be surprised how often they choose the “right” crystal that corresponds with their issue.
That’s it, lovelies! There’s not much too it – just make sure they know how to properly handle crystals and that they’re stored out of reach of little fingers when you aren’t with them. And for crying out loud, HAVE FUN!!! Once introduced to the world of crystals, your kiddos will take the lead from there. ❤
DISCLAIMER! Crystal Healing is a complementary energy modality. What does that mean? Crystal vibrations help support our own internal healing abilities and assist with emotional wellbeing. Crystal Healing is NOT meant to take place of standard medical care. I’m not a doctor, lovelies, so nothing in this post should be taken as medical advice.
Brightest Blessings, -Cory Gunn, CCH