Let's start out this Hub by saying that there are many psychics who will refuse to read for infants or children at all.
There are a number of reasons that they give for this choice.
- Some say a child is too young to understand what is happening in a reading and to benefit from it.
- Some say their attention spans are too short to sit through a reading.
- Some say that children have so much wide open potential that it is difficult to impossible to see a clear path into the future for them until they grow older and make some changes that set them on a more definite direction.
- Some just say that children do not respect the reading and the reader enough.
There is some legitimacy to all of these challenges. That being said, I still enjoy reading for infants and children; and feel that both the child and I get a lot out of these palmistry readings.
In this Hub, we're going to focus on reading for the infant.
Working with Babies
Babies are great.
Babies are not going to be impressed that you're some hot shot psychic or that your metaphysical lineage goes back to some time before written history. Babies just care about whether you are taking good care of them or not, and your reading will succeed or fail based on how well you connect with that baby.
At this point, your dignity may have to go out the window in order to make things work for your tiny client. If your client likes sounds, you may need to make sounds. If she likes noises, you'll be squeaking and cooing. If he's a games man, you may need to play with him to get him to open up and let you look at his palm.
It's ok. When you provide a service, part of doing that is meeting the special needs of your client. True dignity is something that you carry inside of you, and you can not truly loose it by doing what you need to to make a human connection..
Babies are great. They insist that we meet them on their terms where they're at, and there's a lot of value in that concept. We could learn a lot about how to treat all of the people we read for by the level of service insisted on by babies.
Position is Everything
In most cases, when you're reading a palm, you'll be seated upright, facing your client across a table.
Not with a baby. When reading for an infant, you want him or her to be as comfortable as possible, and that means positioning particular to each baby.
Two of the positions that I have found to be most useful are with the baby on mom or dad's lap, or else reclining at ease in a stroller. Watch your infant for muscle tenseness, fussing, and avoidance to indicate a position that is bad for him, and smiles, vocalizations and eye contact that indicate more comfort.
While thinking about the baby's position, you need to think about your own as well. It's likely that you'll be bending or reaching, so position yourself facing the child, as much as possible at the baby's level, and as close as you can in order to avoid twisting, bending or reaching that may injure your back. Safety first!
Look Who's Talking...
For the most part, when you're reading the palms of an infant, you're reading for the parent or grandparent. They want the information about their little one so that they can support the child while he grows up.
Despite that, it's also very important to talk to the baby. It can be surprising the amount of comprehension a child has, and all children respond to that human connection.
Smile. Make eye contact.Use simple words and short sentences. "You're really smart" as opposed to "He's going to be a brilliant thinker". Show him how delighted you are with him.
Some babies love squeaky voices and silly sounds. Some do not, and are vaguely affronted by the concept. Watch your baby's body language to determine which is right for him.
Be sure that you tell the parents or grandparents that, since we all have free will, what you see for that child is what lies ahead of him at the present moment, but that he always has the ability to change his direction in life and make a different future for himself. (Indeed, knowing the future that he is presently headed for gives the child and his family good information to make some of these choices.)
An adult will sit their calmly and let you examine her palm in detail for as long as you want. A baby will not.
When you're reading the palms of a baby, the process consists of coaxing the baby to open his hand long enough for you to sneak a quick peek at it before he closes it again. Rinse and repeat for as long as the baby will let you do this without getting irritable.
To make the most of this, you first need to have a detailed knowledge of the landmarks of the palm, so that, when that little hand opens for a minute, you have a plan for what you're looking for and know just where to look.
Some ways to get the baby to open that hand?
- Asking "Can I see that hand?"
- Stroking or massaging the hand.
- Playing simple games, such as peek a boo.
- Singing to the baby.
- Gently tickling the hand (or the baby!)
Keep an eye on the baby as you try things for signs of comfort or distress as noted earlier in this hub. If one method isn't working, shift to another, and never press the baby enough to make him unhappy. Neither the child nor the mother will thank you for making him cry.
The length of the reading is determined entirely by the baby, and when he's done, he's done. If you're charming and attentive, a nice baby will let you have more time, but the infant is still the person who determines when things are over.
It's Simpler than It Sounds
Does all of this sound like a lot of hoops to jump through?
If you like babies, its really not; and the information that you can give a family can help this child to have a better, happier life.
So study up on your lines and mounds, practice a squeaky voice, and give it a try. You may find that you like reading palms for babies.