PRESS RELEASE:  August 17, 2004
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Back To School Tips: Feng Shui For Better Grades
                                                                                                           Contact:  Robyn Bentley

Richmond, Va.: Robyn Bentley, author of Creating a Haven: Simple Steps For A Healthy And Nurturing Home, says there are no bad children, only bad behavior, and our environment affects our behavior. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of working with the energy and energy flow in buildings to create balance so our lives will be in balance. Here are some easy tips to help parents create a supportive environment for better grades and behavior.

1. POINT YOUR CHILD’S BED IN A POSITIVE SLEEPING DIRECTION.
Sleeping your child with the crown of their head pointed towards their “wisdom” direction will help them perform better in school and have a better attitude about school. Sleeping them pointed towards their “marriage & family harmony” direction will help them get along better with others. When children sleep in a negative direction, they will be bombarded with negative energy all night which can cause them to express themselves with negative behavior. It also makes it harder for them to achieve their goals. It is very important to use a compass and not sunrise/sunset to determine sleeping directions. Stand at the foot of the bed and point a compass at their pillow. The way the compass is pointing is the way your child is sleeping. Find your child’s best directions at www.fengshuidiva.com in the “Feng Shui For Kids” section.

2. LIMIT YOUR CHILD’S EXPOSURE TO EMFs
EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) are harsh energies emitted by electronic devices. They decrease the body’s production of melatonin. Low melatonin levels can cause insomnia, moodiness, anger and depression. Arrange furniture so that your child’s body is 3 to 5 feet away from TVs, computer monitors, stereos, lamps and other electronic appliances. Never use an electric blanket or waterbed heater and don’t let them stare into the microwave waiting for the popcorn! Stay 5 feet away while it‘s on.

3. USE POSITIVE SYMBOLS IN YOUR CHILD’S ROOM
When a child feels loved and supported, they will be feel happier. Displaying happy family photos will reinforce to your child that they are part of a loving, supportive family. Let them pick their favorite family photos and blow them up with a color copier to make mini posters. You can also display any awards they have received to raise their self esteem, display mementos from their favorite activities, and positive pop culture favorites as role models.

4. DE-CLUTTER TO KEEP THE ENERGY FROM GETTING STUCK
Energy naturally flows through rooms but when it encounters clutter it gets “stuck”. Stuck energy can cause procrastination, lack of motivation, a feeling of being in limbo or not moving forward, and even depression. Clutter will make it harder for your child to reach their goals and it is also distracting which makes it difficult for students to focus on their studies.

Use these easy tips and send them back to school this year “feng shui’d” for better grades.

Robyn Bentley is a feng shui consultant, author and teacher. She can be reached through her web site www.fengshuidiva.com.

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