DIY Calming Jar

Emotional regulation isn’t something that comes easily to some children (or adults). What can parents do to help their children learn to control their emotions? How about trying a calming jar?

Calming jars are bottles filled with glitter and water used to help children take a moment to collect themselves during an emotionally turbulent time. Shaking the bottle and watching the glitter fall helps children settle down and become more peaceful and mindful. It teaches children self-control, reflection, and relaxation.

Hannah Milford, LPCS, RPTS

Hi, I'm Hannah. I'm a licensed mental health therapist and creator of Happy Camper Counseling in Austin, Texas. I work with people of all ages that want to make positive changes in their lives. It is my joy and honor to help people find peace and create a life they love.

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