Do you ever wonder how your child sees you? How he sees his siblings? I love to connect with the small thoughts in my kids’ heads. Do I seem blue, or red? (I hope it’s blue!)
One great way to find out is to draw family pictures together!
I will hand my child a blank piece of paper and get one for myself. Then I give a good start by saying we are going to draw a picture of our family. We just start with simple stick figures, one for each member of the family. Then we add details. Clothing, surroundings, hair, faces….and then give each person a possession. It can be something they like to do, something they wish they had, a hobby, anything.
You draw a family picture too. Your promptings can help your child feel free to be creative and keep the conversation going. They will enjoy seeing how you imagine them in your drawing.
Then hang the pictures up somewhere. The fridge, a window, I once had one of my girl’s drawing hanging in my car for the longest time. Show them to Daddy over dinner and talk about how we see each other. It can help them feel understood.
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