My daughter has trouble controlling herself when she has become over stimulated. Someone suggested a yoga class that we could go to together as a possible solution but I can't find one in our area ( Blackpool, Preston and Lancaster are our nearest large towns/ cities) 'd also be interested to know if anyone has tried it and how they got on.
Never tried Mum and child yoga, but my DD's went to an after school yoga group when they were 7 and loved it. They were really disappointed when the teacher had to stop giving lessons. They did become much more relaxed and went to sleep much easier.
DD and several of her friends have done yoga but non of them lasted more than a term...they all ended up saying it was really boring. They were 4-5-6 age group. Didn't see much calmness in evidence, DD used to run out of class like a maniac. She could tell me exactly what they had done and even demonstrated, so she was paying attention.
DD has moved onto gym which she loves, but she still watches Waybuloo and does the yoga there and gets out my yoga cards and does those.
So perhaps the particular class was dull, and if taught better, would be more fun?
Thank you! Just had to google waybuloo. DD's 11 but has SEN and epilepsy. She does watch some Cbeebies but we've not seen that. I will continue to look out for something in our area spottyotter. I have an Edinburgh Techniques relaxation story that I used to use at school which I'm going to dig out to try butif anyone hears of anything would you let me know? Thanks again!
They do that at our local children's centre but it's for pre-school children and is on when DD is at school. I think the lady that mentioned it was thinking about self regulation... understanding when her breathing becomes fast, adrenaline starts pumping etc. It really is a big problem with her.
It was our adoption social worker who suggested it. We are working with CAHMS too... just wanted something that DD and I could do together so that when she gets heightened I can gently suggest something that might help. Did you have something in mind MrsBadger ?
not specifically (not v helpful I know ) I know our local Children's Centre does parent-and-child anger-management sessions and I wondered if something like that might be any good just for the techniques. Does depend very much on what is available locally though.