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Art therapy is becoming an increasingly popular way for children to express their fears through drawing. This type of therapy is beneficial, especially to younger children who may not be able to find the words to share what may have been an extremely personal or scary happening in their life. For a long time art therapy consisted of the child drawing or coloring on paper their feelings. Now, painting is becoming a popular alternative to drawing out feelings. Many children love to paint and often times when given a paintbrush, they feel free and able to draw whatever they choose. Often times in art therapy, painting is yet another form of freeing that child to express himself and share thoughts.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|