It’s no secret we’re going through hard times. The outbreak has put all of us on edge, and one of the worst things you can do, as a parent, is ignore the emotional and psychological trauma your child is going through.
Bear in mind that they see you worrying. They keep hearing all these discussions about death and disease, and this really affects their well-being.
So, What Can Yyou Do?
Your children need to blow off steam. They need a space to express their emotions safely, and there’s no better way to do this than through art. Just like coloring is used for adults as a form of therapy, it can work wonders for your children as well.
Coloring Removes Stress.
We are all going through stressful times. Having something fun and easy to focus on, like some coloring pages, can really help us eliminate that stress we’ve been carrying about with us.
This goes for both kids and grown-ups alike, by the way, so make sure you join them in coloring.
Coloring Is Relaxing And Improves Relaxation.
When we’re coloring, we’re sitting down in one place and focusing on one particular thing. Little by little, as that stress fades away, we get to delve into this relaxed state of supreme calm. When we’re done coloring, we emerge much happier and more content with ourselves.
Also, once we’ve gotten ourselves to this state, it can be more difficult to break out of it. In other words, coloring helps us build an armor of calm against all the stressors in the outside world.
Above all, children need calm and safety right now.
Coloring Stimulates Creativity.
That alone should be reason enough to get you to bust out those crayons. Coloring is a wonderful way to spark a child’s creativity and imagination. It’s all about shaping and filling in your unique vision, which is something kids these days don’t get to do too much of.
Bear in mind that a lot of video games and other activities kids today engage in are largely pre-determined for them. They take very little creativity, which in time, dulls down our children’s natural artistic responses.
Coloring Gets You Away.
Which is vital when you can’t really get away. Being stuck at home all day can be stressful for the whole family and kids, much like adults, long to escape somewhere. Through the relaxing activity of coloring, they get to detach themselves from the current world and place they’re in and fly through their imagination.
Once again, it’s a wonderful way to stimulate creative thinking, not to mention provide a break for kids who are exhausted from sitting inside the house all day.
Overall, we think coloring is an excellent, fun and easy way to spend time with your child and help both of you de-stress in these complicated times that we live in.