As a parent if you find that your teenager is not able to maintain basic social rules and they are not in your control you must try out art therapy. Compared with traditional therapy this art therapy works like a miracle. This is an art, which is able to give a new way of looking for both parents and children. It is quite often used in therapeutic boarding schools where this art is used to as an expression that helps your teenager to move out negative energy from them and allow them to release their pent-up emotions as well.
Rather than creating any artwork this art creates a way through which teenagers can express themselves easily participating in various activity. However, it is not important that they have to perform well in this work and need to prove their ability. Now question is that why art therapy is so effective? First of all, in this therapy teenagers and therapists both of them does not get restricted in the communication barrier. They start their communication in a new way being friendly to each other,
Secondly, it provides teenager learning in a different way where they get to visual opportunity along with abstract and hands-on learners. Hence, the way of learning is appealing to them. Last, but not least reason is that this art can fit into some undiscovered inspiring sources. It undoubtedly added a new aura of a teenagers life that is a good feeling for children as well as for their parents. It has been observed that, this therapy allows to open the mind of a teenager while attending this learning style very easily.
Art therapy is a broad canvas indeed irrespective of any medium. It starts from clay sculptures to easy pastels and acrylic paints. It basically aims to explore each individual in different way so everyone can participate into it. Unlimited number of projects allow each individual to explore themselves in different directions. It involves also group activities where they have to interact and help each other to complete a small art project forming a small groups.
Thus, working in therapeutic residential schools student enjoys their way of work. There are a lot of benefits where student, their family and friends get a lot of benefits out of this program. For student, it explores their multi-dimensional view. Also, it finds out how others accept their decisions and appreciate it as well. On the other hand, their family and friends got to know what their children actually think, feel and get involve.
Hence, if you find all traditional therapy is in vain for your teenager and they are beyond your way of communication you may try out this fresh canvas and some paints to show them that you really care for them. End of the day communication is an art and you can explore it in various ways.