The Artist & The Parent

Q :My six-year-old goes bananas when I get rid of any art or schoolwork, so I’ve resorted to recycling stuff behind his back. We have many more years of school – and stuff ahead. Help! Tiffany S

Image result for finger painting for kids

 Finding this in my purging basket, I laughed and agree it is important for kids to be a part of the purging process. That’s how they learn that just because you put effort into something doesn’t mean that you must hold on to it forever. I would suggest creating distance between projects like having the child create an art folder or binder and when its full go through it with your child. Another idea is to hang artwork on the fridge and when the next “master” piece comes home, discuss with your child what to do with the current art.

 

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2 Responses to The Artist & The Parent

  1. Such a dilemma – maybe wait until the child has improved enough not to want to look at it

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    • msw blog says:

      It is a parental dilemma. I do however like the idea of nother idea of when thenext “master” piece comes home, discuss with your child what to do with the current art. Both parties can learn a lot in those discussions.

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