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Our material possessions could turn into a serious burden!
A little illustration how it could potentially well all start.
Would you see this as a new type of child abuse?
How can children find joy playing in this kind of room?
An excess of toys is overwhelming and could well lead to stress, anxiety and lack of confidence from a very early age onwards. Many toys illustrated here are well above little children’s height. To give you an idea on what children perceive, bend your knees and look at what they can actually see from their height.
Imagine little 3 and 5 year old entering this room, all those toys are higher than them! How can they find their way in this labyrinth of clutter? Too much choice!
Are they spoiled? I don’t think so… What are your views?
Children rather enjoy an “experience” = “quality time” such as… a joy ride on a merry-go-round, a special time at the movies, doing some sport together, etc.
Your time with them is very precious.
A clear and harmonious decor will encourage a clear mind – especially around children’s bedroom and playroom a well sorted environment is essential for good studies and their future life focus.
Please help them by being a good example yourself.
Feng Shui starts with de-cluttering and common sense! Thank you.
Roseline Deleu, international Feng Shui Master & best-selling Author
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This room is awful and I don’t think children enjoy playing there, they wouldn’t know where to start. Too many toys are not good in my eyes. Some simple things like a big cardboard box keeps them amused for hours while they also use their imagination. Being creative together is important and I always had such fun with mine making things, gluing, cutting, sticking , inventing. Many paretns nwadays don’t spend enough time with their kids and think toys are a substitute. They are not! Time and building memories is more important than a pile of toys.
Roseline Deleu said:
Thank you for your comment Ute, I am sure they will inspire some parents to get into a bit of crafty and creative!
I love your saying “Building memories is more important than building pile of toys!”
Sara Dwyer said:
I regularly get my kids to de clutter their rooms and toy boxes – a good habit to get into! Broken things go to the bin, anything that can be recycled is; anything in good working order is washed and donated to childcare or charity. We encourage relatives not to give plastic toys for presents but instead something crafty the kids can create with (and learn) or a book. Clutter creates chaos and filth; a grumpy mum and kids; stress fighting over the “clean up” process etc. Yes I agree too many toys is bad for kids and a modern form of child abuse. Do we mention the issues of toy envy & dissatisfaction it can create amongst their peers? Regarding the room featured – I would HATE to be in that room – it’s a boxed nightmare!
Roseline Deleu said:
Thank you Sara! You are right, so many toys are ‘easy-to-buy’ that end up building dissatisfaction… who are those children going to be as teenagers?
Let’s spend more quality time together and, like you already do, de-clutter and donate!
I am for the moment enjoying crochet, it is something easy to teach to kids and is so rewarding when they can wear what they created!
Keep the good work you are a fantastic mum x