The Children's Wellbeing Cards have been designed to lovingly encourage children to recognise their seven foundational needs, and bring awareness to those needs in alignment with the chakras. Each of the 28 cards has an accompanying reading supporting parents to affirm their children's needs in a simple way. By using the cards, children discover words and images to help them express their feelings and come to know that their needs matter, which is vitally important to their wellbeing.
The Concept of Children’s Wellbeing
The Children’s Wellbeing Cards have been designed with the intention of lovingly supporting children to affirm their foundational needs. The cards assist both adults and children to become more aware of children’s needs and offer a simple way to encourage and affirm these needs.
Using positive affirmations with children is central to their wellbeing. If a child has a negative perspective of themselves and the world, they are more likely to experience challenges as a result. Children who are exposed to more positive affirmations about themselves, others and the world have increased wellbeing.
How to Use the Cards with your Children
Each morning you can select a wellbeing card as the focus for the day. Get your child to shuffle the cards any way they feel comfortable. If your child has difficulty shuffling the cards, they can swirl them on a table and recollect them into a pile. Help your child if they need it. After the cards are shuffled, spread them into a fan with the images facing down. Have your child run their fingers along the fan of cards until they pick one of the cards that they feel drawn to. When your child has chosen a card say the affirmation on the card to your child and have them say the affirmation also. You might also like to get them to affirm while looking in a mirror. Read the meaning of the card to your child. You can ask your child to notice as you read what part of the meaning seems the most important to them. This card will have a special theme that your child can focus on for the day.
About the Author
As founder and director of Childosophy™ and creator of the foundational needs model, Maxine trains practitioners, teachers and parents in her child-centred wellbeing methods. She supports parents and children in clinical practice to understand their needs through common behaviours that are presenting. When adults understand how their unmet needs (often in the way of inter-generational patterns) manifest in their children's lives they are able to see the reason beneath the imbalances.