It’s no shock that children have worries. Their worries are so much more delicate than ours and how we help them to handle them will have a huge effect on the way their character and personality is shaped.
With many challenges facing Dexter this year, I was really interested to hear about the fairy door company worry plaque.
I would always hope that Dexter will come to me to talk if something is bothering him. But at only 3 years old, I understand that sometimes he may not have the words he needs or even understand his feelings. I feel better knowing that we have something in place for him to make him feel better about things if he needs to.
This year he has some big changes facing him. He will have another baby brother or sister, meaning our time will be split even more. As a result, he will need to become a bit more independent. He will also be starting school in September and going into a new environment with new people, clothes and a whole new routine. I have no doubt that his sensitive little soul will be wildly thrown out of whack.
About the plaque.
The worry plaque works by placing your hand in the handprint whenever you have something you are worried or nervous about. It lights up red when you are sharing your worries with the fairies. Once they have heard it, they take it away and the light goes green.
At the moment, his worries aren’t all that huge but when he was in trouble last week I did see him take it into the baby jail and place his hands on it until it when green. I sat and watched him and it was such a sweet moment seeing him with a sheepish look on his face.
I’m glad he already understands it and I can see it being useful over the coming months.
I’m not going to lie and make out that it’s some kind of magical implement, guaranteed to make everything better. Obviously it’s supposed to appear that way to a child but we have differing opinions in this house. I think it’s a fantastic idea. I can really see it being useful (especially if your child has difficulty expressing themselves for whatever reason). Liam tends to disagree and thinks it seems a bit plasticky.
I’m all for encouraging imaginations. Dexter’s is a very vivid one at times so I’m happy to let him believe the fairies can help him if he needs them.
You can access some lovely videos on the Irish Fairy Door Company website that tell you how to use the plaque and what happens to your worries. The site has lots of videos to help you with a specific worry. There is even an app available, filled with all the wonderful things you ever wanted to know about fairies.
The worry plaque retails on average at £24.99 and is available from Argos, Smyths toys and Amazon. Uses 3 AA Batteries(not included). We received the Worry Plaque in exchange for a review. All opinions and words are my own.