Transform your child’s next “Time Out” into a time where they can calm themselves and reflect on a recent incident. You might work together to create a “Calming Jar” and talk about how each of the sparkles can represent our thoughts. When we are feeling upset, or overwhelmed, our thoughts can rapidly swirl around our mind much like a blizzard; The Calming Jar helps us to settle our thoughts, as the glitter slowly and quietly comes to rest on the base of the jar.

Calming Jars Directions
Calming Jar Directions:
  1. 2 tablespoons of glitter glue
  2. 2 cups of warm water (to dissolve the glue), food coloring
  3. Mix all above together in a mason jar


Then, during your child’s next “Time Out” shake up your Calming Jar and ask your child to take a deep breath and sit watching the sparkles inside until the jar settles and all the sparkles fall to the bottom.  This may visually calm your child and allow them to be ready for conversation.

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