Feng Shui For Kids!
How to help your children grow and develop in a positive way and enhance family harmony
There are no bad children, only
bad behavior. Our environment affects
our behavior. We know what to expect if we give
our kids a lot of sugar or caffeine. They'll bounce off the walls.
We know what to expect if the temperature in the house is 90 degrees on
a summer day. Tempers will easily flare. These are normal responses
to negative stimulation that most parents know about. But what most
parents don't know is that there is negative stimulation in the home that
affects their child's behavior, their health and even their grades.
This negative stimulation is invisible, however, it can be easily remedied
using a combination of ancient Chinese wisdom and modern day science.
the practical techniques of Feng Shui and holistic living to your home will
help you create a balanced environment. This will help your child grow and
develop in a positive way and enhance family harmony.
the most amount of time in one spot every day in our bed, so the sleeping
direction is very important. The goal is to align the child's bed so that
the top or crown of the head is pointed towards one of their good compass directions .
If your child's bed is pointed in one of their negative compass directions,
it can throw their life out of balance. They won't feel as well as they should
and they may express this with negative behavior. They may have trouble sleeping,
difficulty accomplishing things, and can even have problems with others treating
them badly or "bullying" them. Pointing their bed in their "wisdom" direction
can help your child get better grades and improve their attitude about
school. The "marriage and family harmony" direction will help decrease
fighting and arguing in the household and help your child sleep better.
Be sure to use a compass to determine actual compass directions in your
home. (Related article: Positive Sleeping Directions
Dark Bedrooms Are Healthier
Melatonin is a hormone that regulates sleep and mood. Melatonin is
produced by the body at night, in the dark. Light makes the body
think its daytime. If a light, night light, tv or computer monitor
is on while your child sleeps, their body won't produce the natural amount
of melatonin. This can create sleep disorders, depression, and/or
anger and moodiness. Are you
getting enough dark?
EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) are harsh energies emitted by
electronic devices. They also decrease the body's production of melatonin.
Arrange furniture so that your child's body is 2 feet away from computer
towers, CRT computer monitors, and power strips. Keep them an adult
arm span away from TVs. 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.
Bedrooms should be "yin" or quiet. Things that can create "yang"
energy in a bedroom are aquariums or fountains, live plants, and light
during sleeping hours. Mirrors in the bedroom keep the room "awake" and can make it
harder to sleep.
Every building has both positive and negative energies. These energies
form in patterns when a building is constructed. Classical feng shui calls
the energies that make up the energy patterns "flying stars". In every
building there are nine different flying star energy patterns. One in each
of the eight compass sections and the center. Negative flying stars in your
child's bedroom can have an impact on their health and behavior. See related
Energies in Homes and Offices .
What the Child's Eye Sees:
what your child sees every day. A happy family photo visible from
the child's bed is comforting to see before they fall asleep and when they
awaken. It reminds them they are part of a happy family when they
are alone in their room. Posters of kittens, puppies and favorite
cartoon characters are non-threatening and comforting for the little ones.
Get to know the meaning behind the images in your teenager's room and keep
the cool "negatives" to a minimum.
up after a small child is like shoveling the sidewalk while it's snowing.
But children do need a place to store their stuff to keep clutter under
control. If a child's bedroom is also their study room, they won't be
able to focus in a lot of clutter because clutter is "eye noise".
Children should frequently clear out the space under their beds, which
tends to become a catchall for trash and treasures and creates "stuck"
energy. Need some help with your clutter? Check out Clutter Queen Boot Camp
should have its headboard against a solid wall. Make sure there is room
to walk around each side of the bed - don't push one side up against the
wall. Avoid placing the bed under a window or directly in line with the
door. Standing in the doorway, if you can toss a ball straight ahead
and hit the bed, energy flowing into the room will also hit the bed and
this is not good for the child. Related video: What's behind your bed?
sleeping habits will let you know whether their room is comfortable. If
you keep finding your child in bed with you, then their room is not working
for them. Avoid using energizing colors like red and other bold, bright
colors in the bedroom as they can cause tempers to flare during playtime
and too much hyperactive energy for the little one to fall asleep at night.
Bright colors are good for playrooms but bedrooms need to be more subdued.
Pastels are best.
comfortable, harmonious bedroom makes for a good night's rest. And
a good night's rest makes for a refreshed, healthy child.
©Copyright 2002 RobynBentley/Feng Shui Diva, LLC