Children are curious and love to find ways to express themselves. Art is one form in which they can do so. Art allows a child to naturally voice what they are experiencing. What your child creates in their artwork is more than just a blob. It perhaps is a feeling, a word, an action, a train of thought or a desire. So take the time to listen to your child through experiencing their art world with them. Open your mind and allow yourself to enter your child’s mind. For it is in their art that they speak. It is in your child’s creations that their experiences reside.
Through art children have the freedom to be themselves. They are without limits or the constraints of the real world. Art allows one to delve into their self to experience their creative side thus strengthening ones’ self confidence. So when you think that your child is simply misbehaving when they draw on the walls, look at the circumstances through their eyes. Think how they might just be trying to find a bigger canvas to express their inner feelings and creativity. By embracing your child’s art you are embracing your child. Take the time to listen with your eyes.
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