A Conversation About Creativity
How are you feeling this week?
What have been your biggest wins?
What hasn't gone so well? What lessons have you taken away from these experiences? Are you ready to let them go now?
Today, I wanted to talk to you about creativity, although this post is definitely aimed at parents and caregivers...
"But Abby, this is a mental health blog, why are you talking about family creativity?" I hear you ask!
I strongly believe that allowing children to get creative in their free time boosts confidence and resilience, as it encourages independent thinking, problem solving and can lead to a great sense of accomplishment! Allowing young people to create and follow through freely with tasks is also a great way of allowing them to understand and appreciate their sense of self.
Would you like a couple of fun activities to try?
Have you ever tried to create a rainbow in a glass? Here’s how…
What about creating a board game?
Ah, but here's the twist...
I am looking for a game that can be played by at least 2 players, uses a board, along with some kind of game card feature… Do you think you can do it?
Have a go and send me your amazing creations by sharing your work and tagging HappiMe on our socials.
If you're struggling at all, please remember you aren't alone. You are welcome to contact me and the HappiMe team, or check out some of the amazing organisations that are also there to help you. They can be found here.
If you’d like some useful tips for building confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in your children, please feel free to contact me here.
I hope this blog helped you in some way.
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Abby and the HappiMe Team x