Has your child’s behavior ever baffled you?
Guest Post by Robin Ray Green, author of Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids
NOTE FROM JEAN: As you may know, all of my work is based on the ancient concept of The Five Elements in Chinese medicine. And I love to support others who are helping to spread this amazing wisdom.
So I asked Robin Ray Green if I could share her article here, and recommend her wonderful new book to you. I wrote The Wisdom of Your Child’s Face: Discover Your Child’s True Nature with Chinese Face Reading to help parents understand their child’s Elemental Type, and now Robin’s book arrives to help you even more! (I don’t get compensated for recommending her book, btw.)
Has your child’s behavior ever baffled you? Or maybe your kids are complete opposites? One child is outgoing, friendly and adventurous while your other child is shy and quiet. Or maybe your child is very different from you and your partner or spouse?
One of my patients recently shared that her son, a Water child, started crying when she told him they were going on vacation to Hawaii! She said he was sobbing because he didn’t want to leave his toys at home.
Instead of getting irritated or annoyed with him, she understood him. She knows he’s a Water child and a home body! It’ll take him time to adjust to the idea of leaving home and going on vacation. She was able to reassure him and support him. The next day he was excited!!
The Five Elements allow us to reframe our child’s behavior so we can support our children in a whole new way!
Knowing your Child’s Five Element Type is Like Having a User’s Manual!
When you look at your child through the lens of the Five Element system, suddenly everything makes sense! Baffling behavior, like crying over going to Hawaii, is completely understandable!
According to Chinese medicine, the Five Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each Element has corresponding physical characteristics, personality traits, strengths, and weaknesses that shape each child’s overall health and way of being with the world.
One particular way of being will influence your child’s personality, health, and temperament above all others—their Dominant Element.
When we discover our child’s Dominant Element, we begin to see patterns that allow us to understand the individual child’s needs and allows us to make subtle (but profound) changes to how we interact with and parent them. This can free us up, as parents, to love and appreciate the unique traits and quirks that our children bring to our lives.
It will give you insight into your child’s innate nature and unravel the mystery of what your child needs to thrive.
In addition, knowing your child’s Dominant Element will help you understand how to help heal the root of many health and behavioral issues.
You’ll understand your child’s:
- Strengths and challenges
- Predisposition to certain types of illness
- Unique dietary needs
- Parenting needs
- Schooling needs
You’ll understand your child on a whole new level and that can ease tensions and create harmony in your family life.
To learn how to nurture healthy, happy kids the 5-element way, be sure to check out Robin’s book: Heal Your Child from the Inside Out! Order today and get 3 FREE Gifts!
About the Author
Robin Ray Green is a mother of two boys, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and a leading expert in the field of pediatric acupuncture. She holds a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. Robin has over ten years clinical experience helping children with asthma, allergies, and eczema heal using Chinese medicine.
A published Hay House author, Robin’s book, Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids, will be in bookstores October 18, 2016. Her popular kid’s health blog, now at www.robinraygreen.com has over 1 million visitors annually and she runs a directory to connect parents to pediatric acupuncture specialists at www.kidsloveacupunture.com.
Robin founded the Center for Advanced Acupuncture Pediatrics, which provides premier pediatric acupuncture training worldwide.