Did you realize that art is important for your kids and teens? In fact, it’s vitally important in helping them find who they are.
If you are a parent, I’m pretty sure it didn’t take you long to find out that your precious baby (whether that baby is one or eight or seventeen) likes to experiment, push boundaries, bend (or break) the rules, and be his own unique self. Thankfully, art provides the perfect vehicle for him or her to do these things.
Through the artistic process, kids and teens can spread their wings and even soar as they discover their gifts and talents, and ultimately, who they really are.
Here are even more reasons why art is important for kids and teens:
Art allows them to–
- explore their feelings and emotions
- reconcile conflicts
- become more self-aware
- manage and improve behavior
- develop their artistic skills
- reduce stress and anxiety
- gain self-confidence
- increase self-esteem
- improve their sense of well-being
- think outside the box
- express themselves creatively
- improve performance in other areas
- achieve personal insight
- receive tremendous pleasure
Now, run out and buy them some new art supplies – QUICK! 😉
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Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.