Rocking Chair / April 28, 2018 / Jodie Gilmore
Behavior of a Stressed Out Toddler. Little children do not understand what's going on when they're worried about mom coming home late than usual or Dad's implicit instructions not to disturb him when he's busy. Even a change to the big bed can be an earth shaking event when children are so attached to their cribs. Worry and anger can erupt in unusual behavior such as not wanting to spend time with the other kids, suffer frequent headaches and stomachaches. Changes in sleeping patterns, soiling and bedwetting are also symptoms of stress. You might observe her fear of loud noises, tantrums, nightmares or wakefulness at night - these should alert you to your child's emotional state.
The rocking chair reminds many people of a calmer time, and old-fashioned relaxation. Rockers have been around for a long time - no one knows how long, but they were mentioned in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1787. It's probably that these classic pieces of furniture originated in America or in England as a kind of garden chair. The first models were undoubtedly homemade, since rocking chairs didn't start being built by furniture companies until around 1800. Rockers are known from at least the 1740s in Sweden and England. Swedish rocking chairs had six legs with an extra long rocker and were usually black and gold. English versions looked like a standard chair, with rockers added onto the bottom. Now available in all styles, rocking chairs are still available all over the world, in a variety of materials. You can get rocking chairs in wicker, metal, plastic, and of course, the familiar wooden rocking chair.
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