As kids acclimatise back into the routine of school life, energy levels can run high and that can be depleting for little bodies and minds. It's not just the physical energy of running around the playground or brain drain from having to concentrate for six or so hours that causes fatigue in children, it's also the emotional energy that can create big problems for little people. All of these exhausting elements, along with the need to maintain fun friendships, can effect your girls feeling well rested and energised for school each day.
Here's 3 Ideas to help your girls feel uplifted and shine bright each day.
- EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE
If you are able to eat dinner earlier in the evening this will give you girls time to wind down from their meal and the excitement of the learning milestones from their school day. It will also give them a healthy routine in the morning by waking with ample time to gently start their day rather than feeling like they are already running late before they have left the house.
- BEDTIME MEDITATION
The state of a child's mind when they fall asleep each night greatly effects their quality of sleep each night. It's important to give your girls 'wind down time' before they are expected to switch off from the day and sleep. There can be so many things that race around in their little minds and often young girls haven't yet learned how to switch their focus from those rambling thoughts to restful thoughts. Giving your girls breathing time while listening to relaxing music or guided meditations is a great way to help children let go of their thoughts and the activity of the day and simply relax in their body.
- REDUCE SUGAR
Let's face it, we all know the high that a yummy piece of chocolate, slice of cake or scoop of ice-cream in our belly can give us. But with every up there's also a low. Feeding your girls with sugary treats and sugar rich foods from the afternoon through to the evening, will really impact your girls feeling settled and calm before bed. Try protein rich foods and veggies to sustain energy levels for longer and allow your girls to feel more settled before sleep.