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Family – What is the meaning of children’s drawings

Give your child a sheet of A4 paper, a pencil and colored pencils. let the child put in front of a sheet as it is convenient. Ask him to draw pictures of their family. not say who is in your family. Let your child Express their feelings and thoughts.

When the drawing is finished, you will learn a lot about how the kid perceives relationships in the family, and what is his role in the family from his point of view.

Drawing family, the child usually knows who to draw next to him, gives family members a personal and unique qualities. For example, if a child drew someone with well-drawn parts (sleeves, bows, ornaments, balls – lots of small parts), it speaks of the special love for such a person. If a child draws a figure with clenched fists, it may indicate a fear of hopelessness or even aggression. If the arms of the statue is lifted up, then this family member is typically configured and positively confident. When all members of a family holding hands and smiling, this suggests that the child perceives his family as close-knit and cohesive.

Detailed analysis

To further analyze the picture please note the following details:

The size and location of an image on the sheet.

Insecure children have a figure not on the entire sheet, but only on some parts. Frequently wash the parts, I doubt the correctness of his image, the line of the earth (floor paint high from the lower edge of the sheet.

Children often depict strong fathers and strong that is associated with their material basis and authority in the family. If dad is too coarsely depicted compared with his mother, then this means that perhaps the role of the mother in the family have plateaued and there are problems in the parental relationship. Perfect. if dad and mom are depicted in the same style and proportions of the figures are stored.

A happy and confident child draws a clear straight line, draw no doubt. Indecisive child usually chooses to draw faded, muted colors, lines draws with bad push. If the child is aggressive, while working can often break the tip of the pencil to push it. Soft in nature, the child will draw a lot of smooth, sinuous lines. Kids with a strong character Vice versa, will be in the drawing to use the clear corners and straight lines.

Color conveys the emotional state of the child. if the child uses bright colors, the colors of the rainbow, so he’s in good spirits. if a child made a drawing in dark dull colors – this indicates a bad mood or depressed emotional state.

It is very important how the family structure is true. if a child is someone on drew, it speaks to the insignificance of this family member for a child or even as a whole family. It is possible that the child with that person conflicts, hostility. He rejects the man. very often children do not draw siblings if jealous of the parents to them, if there is competition for attention and love.

Sometimes children in the figure depict family of strangers, that are part of a real family. It says that the child with this person very close emotional contact. Also children can portray grandparents or other relatives who are not living with him in the family. But the baby loves them, misses and also considers them his family members.

A child draws themselves.

If a child has painted himself in a corner of the sheet, separately or with his back to everyone, then it means he feels lonely, suffer from deficiency of attention and love.

More worrisome still, if the kid’s not a picture of me. But it happens that the child drew himself only. This baby is a little selfish, accustomed to being the object of common concern. Of course, the meaning sometimes other child on a plan drawing could “somewhere to hide”, it also talks about the complicated relationships in the family. The analysis of the figure should be conducted in parallel with the story of the child about the picture.

Dimensions of shapes in the figure.

Their location can judge about how the child relates to certain family members. The most important people in the family for the child will be shown the most high and large. The smallest and dull – on the contrary. People are shown around the baby are the most important.

Consider face shapes, let the child will tell you who is in what mood depicted, sad or merry. or maybe thoughtful. the child will tell you why from his point of view in the figures is the mood, what their thoughts and dreams. this will give you a very rich material for reflection.

Separate parts of the body.

Head – mind intelligence and control. Especially if the child carefully draws the head, then it may mean that the family focuses more on the mind than the soul.

The ears are responsible for the ability to listen and hear the interviews, but also to accept criticism and other people’s opinions.

Mouth – the ability to defend their interests and rights.

The human body shows the feelings and emotional state. clearly traced the body says about mental, physical, and emotional health of the child.

Hands show the ability to make contact with loved ones.

The legs show the ability of movement of the child in the world, the ability to perceive new.

Draw conclusions

If, after examining the figure of the child. you learned something that caused you anxiety or fear, do not worry, everything can be completely wrong. Perhaps the child has depicted their momentary mood. The picture may be affected by quarrels with loved ones, or the fact that yesterday he saw a terrible episode on TV and is under its influence. Everything seen should be discussed with the child, to dispel negative thoughts and after some time again to make a diagnosis. But if the overall result was the same, it already says something then You better seek the advice of a psychologist.

Draw, and using the knowledge about the secrets of children’s drawings, explore the world of your baby!