Arts Encourage Positive Behaviors and Characteristics

Parenting can be a very dynamic task filled with copious amounts of problem solving, care taking, reflection, trial and error and most of all, lots and lots of social modeling. Most desire well-adjusted, positive children who can communicate, cooperate, and create. Certain positive behaviors are difficult for parents to foster alone. Interactions outside of the home with role models, educators, coaches, and peers are just as influential (or sometimes more influential) than parents. Enter the Arts… Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts can provide a rich source for parents to foster positive behaviors and characteristics.

These include but are not limited to: Pride, Focus, Finesse, Passion, Dexterity, Tolerance, Inspiration, Confidence, Commitment, Spatial Acuity, Physical Health, Improved Memory, Collaborative Skills, Healthy Risk-Taking, Problem-Solving Abilities, and Communication Proficiency.

Related Sources worth investigating more:

10 Lessons the Arts Teach from the National Art Education Association.

10 Ways Art is Fundamental to Education by Jen Van’t Hul of The Artful Parent. Article on page 39.

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9 responses to “Arts Encourage Positive Behaviors and Characteristics”

  1. mandalaartcentre says :

    Hi I really love the poster you have put on here about what the arts offer … I am wondering if I might be able to chat with you about potentially using or adapting this for my website? Im starting an art centre in Alberta Canada for people with disabilities and I think this poster can really speak to all that can be accomplished through the arts. My email address is mandalaartcentre@yahoo.ca. Thank you so much!

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  3. holidaykidscrafts says :

    adding to my website in the near future with a direct link back. I teach home school, charter school and after school art.

  4. Beth Tyrrell-Prevost says :

    Hi there! I am an art teacher in Arizona, and we would like to use or adapt this image for our art club t-shirts. Can we get permission from your organization to do so? Please let me know how to properly credit your group, etc.

  5. Mally says :

    Can the above poster be printed? I’d love it in my studio. Thanks in advance.

    Mally
    ladymsh@aol.com

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