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Children’s Emotional World by Michal Wimmer Coming Through An Art Therapist

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The Complete Guide to Children’s Drawings: A Practical Handbook to Children’s Emotional World by Michal Wimmer throws great insights on the subject. Every child is a unique entity. Drawing brings forth a new angle of a child. As a matter of fact, every drawing a child draws is a journey. This journey begins within via the world of imagination. As we know, imagination has no end. But every child’s imagination has a different path. As a matter of fact, this path takes them to another world of joy and happiness. With the change in lifestyles, parenting is going through various changes. Even the most successful parents in their professional worlds tend to fail in parenting. Because somewhere of the other they lack in understanding their children, setting their boundaries, and giving them the right behavioral reinforcements. That starts a chain reaction of mistakes from their end.

Emotional World of a Child

This may lead to an altogether different direction not leading to a healthy state of the relationship. The Complete Guide to Children’s Drawings: A Practical Handbook to Children’s Emotional World by Michal Wimmer tries to take the control of things in this regard. Children’s drawings are a way to explore child’s inner feelings and emotions. The only important factor is to analyze and interpret properly. That is, in fact, not an easy task. As a matter of fact, proper development of a child in order to empower him or her to explore the world around them is very important. There has to be an element of encouragement and guidance that sets a right direction for them. Every formula of parenting doesn’t fit all. Every child, in fact, has a unique set of requirements. Interpretation of drawing by a child can help parents in identifying those unique set of requirements.

Emotional World

Emotional World of a Child Is Important to Explore

The Complete Guide to Children’s Drawings: A Practical Handbook to Children’s Emotional World by Michal Wimmer starts with developmental stages in children’s drawings. While there are many stages according to the age of children but it doesn’t reflect negatively if there is an overlapping. Like, usually children scribble during the age of 1.5 to 2.5 years. But even if a 4-year child loves scribbling, it doesn’t show any discrepancy in his or her normal growth. Even the inconsistent lines they draw during that scribbling stage has a meaning behind it. Similarly, between 2.5-3.5 years of age, a child’s scribbling starts taking a direction and are structural in nature. Overall, the book is an interesting take for all parents, to be parents, and would be parents. 

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