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Interpreting Children’s Drawings

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What can you learn about your son or your daughter through the decoding of your children’s drawings?

Decoding their children’s drawings, allows parents to obtain new insights about their children, and help them better cope with the challenges they face in raising their children.

Decoding drawings helps parents understand information children do not express in words, but what is clearly expressed in their drawings.

Children’s drawings help to identify ADHD, learning disabilities, special talents and abilities, anxieties and fears, lies, and their manner of coping with the difficult situations they encounter, such as a child who fails exams, a child suffering from social problems, having trouble accepting change, dealing with a new child in the home, divorce, getting ready for first grade, and more.

At what age is it possible to decode children’s drawings and obtain insights?

The initial phase, where uniqueness or distress can start to be decoded in children’s drawings is at the age of a year and a half when the child scribbles and gives associative names to lines and circles.

At the age of 3 to 5, appear the first drawings of figures of people (this stage is called the pre-schematic stage).

At the age of 4.5 to 9, the child draws in a “schematic” manner. From ages, 9 to 12 is the transitional stage and from ages 12 to 19 the realism stage.

In order to make an in-depth analysis of a child’s drawings at any stage, and of course, at the most initial stage (from one and a half years old), 15 drawings drawn by the child should be brought, preferably from different places, kindergarten, home, the grandparents’ and at various activities.

To what do I refer in my decoding of children’s drawings?

The analysis of the drawings takes into account a great number of parameters; some are objective data, such as the child’s age, gender and the reason(s) the parents wish me to decode the drawings. Is there a particular new difficulty they wish to check?

In the drawing, I attach great significance to shapes, colors, lines drawn, and the page space used by the child. At that point, decoding begins with reference to color choice, strength and pressure on the page, usage of part of the page, the density and load of the drawing, the number of elements in the drawing. I also look at style (is there repetition, is it organized, structured), the quality of the line in the drawing, the stability of the figures in the drawing, proportions between the parts of the body of the figures drawn, etc.

The decoding diagnoses the symbolic significance of these elements and how they graphically explain the child’s behavior and what the child does not express verbally.

Are you interested in obtaining solutions and answers hidden in your children’s drawings?

Are you interested in finding out how your child is doing socially? How he perceives reality, whether he has a special talent you have identified which can be enhanced and developed?

If you think your child might be hiding secrets from you. Contact me!