Family Resources: Art Therapy Ideas and Tutorials
Art therapy not only helps kids deal with the bad stuff, but it can also help kids appreciate and focus on the good and beautiful things happening around them. Paper, paint and paintbrushes are also relatively inexpensive items that parents will likely have laying around the house already. If your family is feeling a bit stressed and claustrophobic, check out this extensive list of calming yet simple art therapy exercises. Perhaps pick two or three exercises to do over the course of the week, placing them between spurts of required schoolwork. Brain breaks and reflection can lead to a more peaceful ending to a long day.
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