If you want your child to express themselves in a constructive way, you should have an art day each week. For children that don’t like art, you may want to set up a day for learning an instrument or doing anything else that gets the creativity flowing in them.
In today’s world it’s easy to give a child a tablet or some kind of device to play with. While there are some apps you can use to draw with or play music with, that doesn’t mean that is what your kid is doing with it. Maybe they are watching videos or playing games. Having the hands on experience lets their creativity flow. It may seem like our lives are getting more and more digitized, and that’s why being creative with your hands and mind is so important.
Creative projects will teach you a lot more about how your child feels. You can see it in their art, music, or other forms of art and creativity. Try to talk with them about why they wrote something a certain way or drew a scene with the techniques they used. You may find out about what is stressing them out or other things that may be on their mind at the time. Kids are good at hiding how they feel sometimes, so through art you may be able to learn more without feeling like you’re prying too much.
Having a creativity/art day once a week is important if you want your child to be able to express their feelings. You may not see it at first, but eventually you’ll see that this is a good way to get your kid out of the world and into their minds for a little while at least.