What Children say through their Drawings Drawings Family Black Color

Many parents try to understand what their children think and feel with no success whatsoever. This often happens  because they don’t know where to look, or because they jump to  wrong conclusions. Drawings can reveal a lot, if parents learn to understand some helpful things.

What children say through their drawings

Children who draw themselves next to other people

If children draw themselves next to other people, probably try to express their need to be closer to those people and receive more affection from them. If they smile and hug the other people, then this may be the only way they have to express their love for them.

Children who draw themselves between their parents

Children who draw themselves between their parents are either children who are extremely loved and protected by their parents, or children who want more attention from their parents.

Children who draw themselves away from other people

Children who draw themselves away from other people either feel isolated and believe they are not truly loved and wanted, would like to keep safe distance from those people, or are too shy to try to approach other people and communicate effectively with them.

Children who draw themselves as giants

Children who draw themselves as giants, obviously feel too strong and too powerful and believe they can achieve anything they want. They also may be trying to show they they are the ones in control and others should be afraid of them. 

Children who draw themselves standing on top of a cliff

Children who draw themselves standing on top of a cliff, while the other members of the family are way down, applauding, then these children probably try too hard to draw attention to themselves. Likewise, if the children draw another family member or even a friend on the top of a cliff, that means that they recognize the power this person has and that they wish they were in his place.

Children who use too much black color

Children who use too much black color in their drawings, are feeling disappointed, too weak to deal with problems, or even depressed. This is especially true, if they wear black clothes  in their drawings.

Children who does not draw his entire family

Children who always ”forget” to draw a specific family member, do not feel comfortable around him. They may afraid of this particular person, or even harboring feelings of resentment for them.

Parents who notice at least two of the above things, should consult a therapist or at least talk to a teacher to be better informed and be able to help their children. This is not a situation that should be taken lightly.