Lin Klaassen invites attendees of her workshop on face reading children to bring along their kids’ photos for study and discussion. She also provides a series of her own shots in a PowerPoint presentation of newborns, middling agers and teens, illustrating the importance of studying children’s features — and what they mean.
As part of her ongoing quest to inform others of the subtleties of Western Face Reading, she is quick to add that with a child, changes are not obvious on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, she suggests, we collect our kids’ photos every few months and compare those changes to track features that grow or diminish and their corresponding behaviors.
Gauging those faces in levels of from 1 to 10, the more prominent the trait, the higher the number. The additional measurement of an ABC scale focuses on balance, and how various traits fit within that scale. See the attached slideshow for more specifics.
“A newborn is the genetic blueprint of both parents,” Klaassen said. “But, it’s alarming to see some features already indicate problems at the outset, like a horizontal crease where the nose begins, which signifies being burned out or overwhelmed.”
She presented the characteristics of a newborn with the crease at the bridge of the nose, in addition to a nose ball, which signifies inherited repressed anger. It’s key, she says, to teach a child to deal with his anger during the formative years to avoid resulting abuse.
“One of this baby’s parents was an abuser, and this baby shows the same tendencies,” Klaassen said. “When these things occur in children, it’s not a matter of if he will abuse, it’s a matter of when.”
Checking basic features offers some clear-cut clues, she says. The more prominent the feature, the stronger the skills associated with it. Larger ears indicate good listeners, and visual strengths lie with big eyes — while a prominent mouth means a verbal person. Weaker features in each of those areas show a need to develop each of them.
“Parents would do well to buy toys to develop skills other than just the prominent ones and, thus, encourage and balance a child’s abilities,” she said. Although kids tend to grow into their ears and noses, she says there are also potentially problematic spots parents need to heed.
Studying a child’s facial photo can reveal key problems with vision, such as the appearance of amblyopia, a debilitating eye disease — also called lazy eye. Observing children by applying a type of grid across their features on a photo also helps diagnose hemispheric variations that tell us the right and left halves of the brain are not working in harmony.
Klaassen has a series of corrective exercise suggestions to assist parents of such kids, including a book recommendation — “Edu-K for Kids,” by Paul Dennison — and use of “brain builders,” like playing drums or piano, or a sport like soccer.
“Using both sides of the body simultaneously is the way to solve that problem and it’s important to do so before it is too far along,” she said. “By the time a child is 10, it’s pretty ingrained and advanced.”
Broad jaws are the sign of very confident children, and those with arched eyebrows tend toward being overly emotional and dramatic. A protruding chin means assertiveness, while a receding one belongs to insecure kids. Other warning signs reveal those who are tempted by the need to conform, need control at all costs and/or refuse to follow rules.
A “gummy” smile, or one where the gums show around teeth, tells the story of one born of insecurity. It belongs to a child who didn’t develop normally. She lacks confidence overall, and needs guidance; adults need to determine what she is good at and then give her a chance to succeed.
People with larger, obvious nostrils can sometimes be compared to raging bulls as they do what they intend to do — even bullying. And, those with chiseled cheekbones don’t like to be bored, Klaassen says. Notches in ears are clues to inner quirkiness.
By considering these features, and others, she says children can be determined at an early age to be thinkers or doers, and it will help to know how they work in group environments, as when establishing classroom seating or completing family structures.
It also tells adults when some children need to be supervised more carefully, like when watching highly charged videos. That’s when it might be necessary to engage them in discussion, having them express their emotions after viewing.
By offering examples of kids with light and heavy “insulation,” she is able to expand on the fragility in some characteristics, like the thin insulation of pale skin, fine hair, light eyes, small pores and other markers. They are associated with the need for acceptance and wanting to belong. It can also hint at sensitivity to volume, temperature, spice, sunshine and difficulty with body image — another indicator in watching for eating disorders and stomach problems.
Klaassen offers private readings as well as provides materials for parents and others who care about kids. She stresses that the primary component to such study is heading off potential concerns, not causing them.
Upcoming classes she’s conducting include Face Reading Level 1 on November 12 and Face Reading Level 2 on February 18, both at the TownPlace Suites Hotel in Warren, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those at the Warren Public Library during 2012 include a January 18 one on body language and Acing the Interview on February 22.
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See Part 1 for the background in face reading, followed by Part 3, with poker tips!
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