The Parenting Connection

Art therapy, communication and creativity

December 11, 2023 Discovery Playtime
Art therapy, communication and creativity
The Parenting Connection
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The Parenting Connection
Art therapy, communication and creativity
Dec 11, 2023
Discovery Playtime

Ella is an art therapist in Dublin and she shares her journey and practical information useful for parents and teachers with us. Art is not the perfect piece we hang on the wall; we understand art as a form of communication and it can be found anywhere and everywhere.


Some of the topics discussed on this episode:

  • What is art therapy and who is it for?
  • How to support child’s self-esteem through art.
  • Ways to communicate with our children to support their wellbeing.
  • What to expect from an art therapy session.
  • The difference between art and creativity.
  • How to get started with creativity at home.
  • How to encourage creativity with your children when you don’t feel creative as a parent.
  • The link between messy play, creativity, and self-expression.
  • The role of the parents during play.
  • Setting up limits and boundaries during play.
  • The importance of self-care just for yourself and not for others.
Show Notes

Ella is an art therapist in Dublin and she shares her journey and practical information useful for parents and teachers with us. Art is not the perfect piece we hang on the wall; we understand art as a form of communication and it can be found anywhere and everywhere.


Some of the topics discussed on this episode:

  • What is art therapy and who is it for?
  • How to support child’s self-esteem through art.
  • Ways to communicate with our children to support their wellbeing.
  • What to expect from an art therapy session.
  • The difference between art and creativity.
  • How to get started with creativity at home.
  • How to encourage creativity with your children when you don’t feel creative as a parent.
  • The link between messy play, creativity, and self-expression.
  • The role of the parents during play.
  • Setting up limits and boundaries during play.
  • The importance of self-care just for yourself and not for others.