Toddler Bedroom: Wish Well Board/Ritual
How to Use the Wish Well Board/Ritual in the Toddler Bedroom
Life can be complicated, families and friends can be separated by vast distances, and personal struggles abound. Yet, there is always something we can do to demonstrate our loving concern and connect with those we care for: We can wish them well. The Wish Well Board provides a visual way to aid children in wishing others well and helps adults remember to take a quiet moment, too.
Developmentally, toddlers are learning their place in the world and that they are separate and unique individuals. At the same time, they feel a very strong need to remain closely connected to loved ones. A family Wish Well Ritual helps to keep these connections strong while nurturing a sense of empathy and inner calm.
Families can use the Wish Well Board from Conscious Discipline or a homemade one. The process for wishing well includes taking three deep breaths, filling your heart with love, and then sending that love to another person. Wishing well generates an internal cascade of feel-good neurochemicals and hormones that boost positive feelings. Your Wish Well Ritual is easily incorporated into your morning routine as part of a Brain Smart way to start the day.