A few years back, I was teaching an online course for parents. During the course of the program, I shared, how through the conscious use of color, they could help their child.
One thing I suggested that instead of asking their child what they wanted to wear each day to try asking them what color they wanted to wear.
During the sharing portion of the call the following week, one mother shared this:
Her 3 -year- old daughter had recently started attending a new daycare and the mother was concerned about her. Every day when she picked her up, her daughter was standing alone in a corner of the playroom instead of playing with other children.
She decided to try asking her daughter what color she wanted to wear each day and was surprised when her daughter chose the same color. The color was Fuchsia, which holds the frequency of collaboration.
When the mother picked her daughter up from school each day that week, her daughter was in the midst of the group of children, playing and happy.
When my granddaughter, Aili, was four-years-old, my daughter had a similar experience except that my Aili knew exactly what she wanted to wear. Each day for 3 days, she chose a dress that had a big, pink heart on it.
My daughter became a bit frustrated when Aili chose the dress for the fourth day in a row and asked Aili ‘Can you please choose another dress to wear today?’ Aili responded, ‘But, Mom, this dress makes my heart feel big!’ My daughter let her wear the dress.
It is not always easy to know what your child needs but connecting with them through the language of color will help you support them in ways you cannot always do through normal avenues.