Yikes! It’s almost ‘that time of year’ again – back to school. But never fear – the superhero crystals are here to help both parents and kids get back in the swing of it. Each new school year can bring with it new routines, new challenges, and new things to learn and enjoy. Crystals and their energy can be helpful allies for this transitional time of year.
Kids can take their crystals to school with them in the form of tumbled stones kept in a pouch in their backpacks or perhaps or as a pendant, so the crystals can do their work without becoming a distraction or an issue while at school. Crystal key chains can be a functional way to take the energy to school. They can be clipped to backpacks or pencil cases. Older students with lockers might hang the key chains in their locker to be a touchstone between classes.
Here are some school challenges and crystals that can help:
Separation Anxiety: Rose Quartz can be soothing for separation anxiety (this applies to both Mom and little one!) and helping keep that “I’m loved” feeling throughout the day.
Disorganization: Fluorite can assist with clearing out clutter and finding routines that encourage organization. Fluorite is also a wonderful aid for concentration during class.
Shyness: Blue Lace Agate, Lapis Lazuli and Amazonite can be helpful for finding their voice and sharing their thoughts in and out of class.
Making Friends: Green Aventurine has a loving, calming, nurturing, yet happy energy that allows us to appreciate ourselves and others (who wouldn’t want a friend like that?).
Grounding/Protection: Hematite (for teens, not younger children) and Red Jasper (all ages) can help ground and center children and adults, making them less vulnerable to energy attacks and bullies.
Autism: Sugilite, Chrysocolla, and Lapis Lazuli have been found helpful for those with autism. Black Tourmaline can also help ground and protect children with autism who may be overly energy-sensitive in a crowded school setting.
ADD/ADHD: Many people have found Moonstone helpful for students (and adults!) who struggle with this. Selenite and Sodalite may also offer a calming presence.
Energy-Sensitive Children: For those who are overwhelmed by all the constantly fluctuating energies of the school environment, Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, and Garnet can help ground and protect them, allowing them to concentrate more comfortably on their schoolwork.
Here are some crystal suggestions for those going off to college, perhaps for the first time:
Charoite helps to relieve the loneliness and homesick feelings.
Rose Quartz can remind the student of the unconditional love at home and a piece next to the bed can create a calming, loving atmosphere in their dorm room.
Black Tourmaline, for releasing negative feelings, paired with Lepidolite for its calming, relaxing energy, will remind you that everything will be alright and relieve stress and anxiety.
Selenite under the pillow can help provide a more restful night’s sleep.
Iolite encourages you to take responsibility for yourself, helping you to become less dependent on your parents.
Green Fluorite and Malachite can for help being more focused and observant in class and for processing and comprehending challenging subjects. Definitely a must-have stone for any grad student too.
Emerald promotes new friendships and healthy relationships. Wearing a piece of this crystal as a pendant is a great way to keep it with you.
Fluorite and Moss Agate are useful for strengthening the immune system and fighting off bacteria and viruses that can get you sick.
-References: “Back to School with Crystals” By Debbie Elaine, and “Pack Your Crystals When You Head Off to College!” By Stephanie Arnold