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How to Use Crystals with Kids

Updated on March 13, 2014

Using Crystals with Children

Learn how to use crystals with kids and babies safely in this comprehensive guide.

Children love crystals. Children are more aware and open than adults, and consequently they are sensitive to the subtle energies of crystals and their healing powers.

Crystals can be used in many ways with kids, including babies. This lens looks at how crystals can help with issues such as confidence, calmness, sleep and study, and how to use stones safely with babies.

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Crystal Healing and Children

As stated above, children are very receptive to the subtle energies of life that adults lose touch with. Young children will find them fascinating and calming, while older kids can have an interest in natural history and geology encouraged.

Babies often experience all kinds of issues and upsets during the early months, as they get used to their senses and the world around them. Calming crystals, in particular rose quartz, can have a profoundly calming and de-stressing effect.

Of course, crystals must be used with the utmost care when dealing with babies and very small children. Small crystals need to be kept out of reach to avoid a choking hazard, and large natural geodes should also be out of reach, as they can feature sharp protrusions or have pieces flake off if delicate.

As children grow older, more crystals can be introduced. They can be worn as jewelry or charms, kept in bedrooms, or used as pocket companions to aid study, confidence or focus.

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Here are a few ways to integrate crystal healing into the lives of your children.

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Help Children Focus with Crystals!

Calming Crystals for Babies - Using Gentle Rose Quartz

Because babies are very open and developing their connection with the world, it is not a good idea to use most crystals with them because it can expose them to energy vibrations they are not ready for, and it will leave them ungrounded. However, there is one crystal which is perfectly safe for use with babies, and is even being used in teething rings, necklaces and rattles.

Rose Quartz is a beautiful, calming, loving stone, and can be used in a number of ways:

* Place under the crib of a newborn to ease the trauma of a difficult birth

* Place under the crib to help with sleep issues

* Rub some rose quartz gem water on the gums to help with teething

* Incorporate into a teething ring, rattle or teething necklace

* Place in the nursery for a calming atmosphere

Rose quartz can also help parents feel the joy of parenthood despite the fatigue, and help connect parent and baby, so wear some or place a piece under your own pillow too.

Life Circles Stone and Wood Nursing Necklace (Rose Quartz)
Life Circles Stone and Wood Nursing Necklace (Rose Quartz)

Combine a nursing necklace with rose quartz to bring your baby peace and calm!

 
The Art of Cure Certified Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for Baby (Rose Quartz/Lemon) - 12.5 inches
The Art of Cure Certified Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for Baby (Rose Quartz/Lemon) - 12.5 inches

Beautiful teething necklace that includes rose quartz for a calm, happy babe!

 
3 Rose Quartz Tumbled Stones Gemstones Crystals Healing Rocks Wiccan Supplies
3 Rose Quartz Tumbled Stones Gemstones Crystals Healing Rocks Wiccan Supplies

Place rose quartz under your baby's cot or child's bed for peaceful sleep and happy dreams.

 
The Chrysalis Stone Rose Quartz Puff Heart Worry Healing Stone
The Chrysalis Stone Rose Quartz Puff Heart Worry Healing Stone

A puff heart is a lovely stone to introduce your child to, for loving and peaceful energy.

 
Rose Quartz Crystal Pocket Guardian Angel / Healing Angel
Rose Quartz Crystal Pocket Guardian Angel / Healing Angel

An angel carved from rose quartz is a beautiful symbol to place on a shelf above a child's bed, both for the calming energy of the stone, and for angelic protection, watching over them as they sleep.

 

"Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God."

~ Barretto

How to Use Crystals with Kids at Bedtime - Aiding Children's Sleep

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Placing rose quartz under a crib or beneath the pillow of an older child can help them drift off into a calm, happy sleep. It will also help them absorb the feeling of love as they sleep, making them feel secure even when you are not physically with them.

Using Crystals to Prevent Nightmares

Crystals can also help with sleep disturbance and night terrors. If your child is suffering from nightmares, it is something to be discussed and soothed, but can also be aided by a piece of crystal beneath the pillow.

* A small, rough piece of rose quartz will bring sweet dreams

* A small amethyst cluster by the bed or an amethyst tumblestone beneath the pillow acts as protection from nightmares

* A piece of moonstone under the pillow or by the bed helps prevent sleepwalking

Prayer or blessings before bed can also help children sleep more easily. If you discuss angels with your child, then a rose quartz angel by the bed is an ideal focus of calm and loving energy.

You could also make a dreamcatcher to hang over the bed, threading rose quartz and amethyst beads into the center.

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Moss Agate

helps children develop an close affinity with nature

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Calming and De-Stressing Kids with Crystals

Modern life, stress and hyperactivity can all put kids out of sync with the world. Tumblestones in their pockets or a crystal talisman around their neck can help them stay calmer and not worry so much about things.

Ideal crystals include:

* Rose quartz - calming and loving

* Blue lace agate - de-stressing and calming

* Aquamarine - helps with nervous tummies

* Haematite or clear quartz - protection

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How to Build Kids Confidence with Crystals

If you child has worries or concerns, or is lacking in confidence, crystals can help build their self-esteem.

Kids can carry stones in their pockets, or you can make a special "talisman" or amulet together for them to wear when they need an extra boost.

* Amethyst - protective, connects spiritually

* Aquamarine - happiness and clarity

* Aventurine - brings enthusiasm, happiness and tolerance

* Blue lace agate - helps with communication and expression

* Carnelian - cheering and strengthening

* Citrine or tiger's eye - for courage and extra confidence

* Clear quartz - energises and protects

* Haematite - strength and protection

* Rose quartz - brings openness, happiness and empathy

* Sodalite - encourages self-expression and individuality

You can also purchase crystals carved in the shape of angels or animals. These can act as charms of confidence and support when your child feels nervous, worried or upset. Consider the symbolism of the animal when choosing - for example, pick a wise owl for a test, or a tiger for courage.

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How to Help Kids Study with Crystals

There are many crystals which aid concentration, memory, focus and other attributes that help with exams, tests and studying. Coupled with a symbolic shape such as a book or owl makes the charm even more potent.

Use the following crystals to help children with their schoolwork, revision or exams:

* Citrine or tiger's eye - extra confidence in a test

* Amethyst - aids concentration

* Aquamarine - for clarity of thought, and settling nerved before a test

* Sodalite - helps with self-expression in written work

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Crystal Creativity

Encourage your children to take an even deeper interest in crystals, and develop a deeper connection with them, by growing their own with a crystal growing kit such as this one!

Growing Crystal Kit
Growing Crystal Kit

* Grow your own crystals in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors!

* It's the perfect Earth Science kit.

* Observe how ordinary rocks can turn into glimmering crystal treasures.

* The kit includes crystal chemicals for 9 crystals, 3 crystal display pedestals, 1 sheet of plastic trays & geode mold, 1 plastic sheet of lids, 1 pair

of goggles, 1 magnifying glass, 1 measuring cup, 12" monofilament plastic thread, 1 poly bag containing granite base rocks, 11 sheets of

record keeping log, 1 wooden spatula, and instructions.

* For ages 10 and up.

 

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      skatrise 4 years ago

      thanks for your kind words to use crystal with kids i am planning to have it soon as my kid is facing sleeping disorder

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      saleemawan 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this totally works!, from the time my son turned 12months he started waking 2-3 times in the night when before that he had been sleeping really wellâ¦then when he was 15mths i was so exhausted and i read up about crystals and decided it was worth a shot, he already wore the amber teething necklace and never needed panadolâ¦.from the very first night with the crystals (amethyst,rose,clear quartz and selenite) he slept 14hrs straight and he has done so every night sinceâ¦he goes to bed each night at 7pm now and wont wake till after 9 the next morningâ¦today i woke him up at midday as i had to go out! he is a totally different little guy now so much happier and eating everything again too,â¦its been 7wks now of bliss in our house :-) when i have my next baby i will start it earlierâ¦definitely try it!

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      oceanfaerygoddess 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I hope that you have success with crystals for your son! Rose Quartz is particularly calming and restful for children.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a 10 year old son, who is in the Autistic spectrum disorder as well as being mentally challanged he has always had trouble sleeping through the night and I am at my wits end as how I can further help him, going to give it a try with crystals!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This was very insightful. As a teacher in an urban city, i am trying different techniques to help my students. They are very atracted to crystals but I want to learn more about the qualities of crystals to help aid in the classromm with all the different issues the students bring to class. Thank you so much for en-lightening me!

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      lovemicheala 5 years ago

      I'm thoroughly enjoying your lens, thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Really helpful advice, I will definitely be visiting this site again

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I found it very helpful, easy to understand with clear and practical instructions. Fantastic site. Going to include it on my favourites list.

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      I don't know how to use crystals. I just know what some are for and have different ones. My favorite is rose quartz. I have lots of it around and also amethyst. Cool lens! Blessing it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Beautifully and invitingly presented!

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      What a wonderful lens, I'll bet crystals speak much louder to children than adults. 2 thumbs up and a lensroll on my amethyst lens :)

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      I wish I had thought of this when my kids were little.

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      Interesting!

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      spritequeen lm 6 years ago

      Wow, I had no idea crystals had so many uses! Can't wait to try it on my kids! Thanks for sharing!

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      The crystals have a great influence on our lives and our mood. I agree to provide this assistance to children.

      Beautiful lens.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Crystals are a real centering/balancing tool! Great lens!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This just flows with the other crystal lens. Very interesting.

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      aishu19 6 years ago

      I never knew that you could use crystals on kids and babies. Great explanations! Wish I knew this when my kid was a baby..but I guess better late than never