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What we want for our children is for them to be happy and joyful, and for them to feel safe and loved.

And yet we often do not pay much attention to the places where our children live or sleep, when in fact in their bedrooms are one of the most important factors for their well-being

Have you taken a really good look in your child's bedroom recently?

Many of the problems that trouble children and cause them to have disturbed sleep stem directly from the way theirfung shui children

 bedrooms are organised.

Go into your child's bedroom and lie on the bed, what can you see?  Is the bed facing the door or window?  Is the bed placed so that there is the light from a window shining over the bed?  Does it feel safe and cosy or a bit exposed?

If this was your room how would you reorganise so that you felt more ‘comfortable’ in it?  We simply do not do this often enough, and to make sure that our children are safe and happy we should consider very seriously how their bedrooms are organised.

The child's bed should be in part of the room that is not directly overlooked by a window and which has a clear view of the door whilst they are lying in bed.

There should be clear airspace around the bed, preferably so that the child can get out of the bed on either side if it is a single bed, or if it is a bunk bed or similar ensure the space that they move into when they leave the bed is open and leads directly to the door without clutter or furniture in between.

Although it is perfectly okay to have shelves of toys and books in a small child’s bedroom, it is preferable to keep most toys in boxes around the outside of the room, and to keep the inside of the room clutter free... as well as providing a playing space, it keeps the air changed and circulating in the child's room which is vitally important.

Ventilation is also vitally important in the child's room, the room should not be stuffy or too closed in, and leaving the window open safely for part of everyday is beneficial.

As in other parts of the house plants charge the energy and encourage positive chi, but again of course they must be in a place where the child cannot get at them, and so on a high window sill or shelf... if this is not possible then best not to have plants in the bedroom of a small child.

It sounds impossible to say that a child's bedroom should be clutter free!  But the clutter can be managed easily, by providing brightly coloured play boxes full of the children's toys, and teaching them to put the toys away when they have finished with them will serve the purpose.  It will also teach them tidiness in their own space from a young age.

If the child has a clutter free environment, it will allow its small energy to expand within that room, and as children often have somewhat chaotic energy when they are growing, it is essential that they have enough space for their aura’s to expand without difficulty.

For an older child, providing a ‘study area’ can be a great benefit where positive chi is concerned.  This allows them to organise their thoughts and their way of working, and encourages positive beginnings at a very early age.

The use of colours can also be very important. Most children giving their choice will ask for most inappropriate colours in the decoration of their bedrooms!  And this seems to get worse as they move towards their teenage years.

Try to think beyond pink or blue for a boy or girl, and think about colours that are soothing and yet empowering such as a combination of beige and green, or gold combinations used with green.  Harmonious colours will help balance chaotic energy which is often present at all stages through childhood.

Burning a little essential oil when the child is not in the room will help the atmosphere, oils such as lavender geranium rose or camomile will be very helpful, but again only do so when either the child is not present, or when you are sure that they cannot reach the oils if they are younger children.

Best not to burn the oils in a very young child's room, under the age of five.

If you are creating a room for a new baby, then keeping it as uncluttered as possible is essential.  Keep the room well aired and try to use natural fabrics and natural wood rather than plastic whenever possible.

The best guide to bringing positive chi into a child's room is to spend some time in that room yourself, and see how you feel about it!  Put yourself in the place of a very small person and see what occurs to you that needs changing.

Ensure your children are happy and well by bringing positive chi into their lives also!