Drawing interpretation is designed to do more than answer whether the drawing is appropriate for the child’s chronological age in terms of its elements

Rather, it analyzes the child’s style to answer such diverse questions as why the child chose to draw in this particular manner – in terms of drawing tools, choice of objects, their spatial distribution on the page – why he chose these particular colors, etc

Together, the answers to all those questions are combined to provide a broad personality profile covering the child’s performance in various areas in his life. The drawings paint a broad and profound picture of how children experience the world around them


:What exactly can drawings tell us? Here are some examples

Social interactions at kindergarten and school

Underlying reasons for fears and angry outbursts

Relationships between siblings and with parents

Spoiled, independent, willful, or insolent behavior

Sleeping, eating, or toilet training habits

Talents, intelligence, self-confidence and personal growth engines

Academic performance and areas of interest

Michal Wimmer, M.A,  is an art therapist and a well-known international expert on children’s drawings analysis. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Children’s Drawings. She has over 20 years of experience supporting families with children (aged 2-18) with emotional and social difficulties using their drawings

Michal is also the founder of an advanced studies program, introducing social workers, psychologists and art therapists, as well as elementary and preschool teachers to the world of children’s drawings analysis. A popular speaker, Michal has given over 300 workshops and keynotes about children’s drawings analysis. She is often interviewed in TV shows, magazines and newspapers for insights about parenting through children’s drawings .Michal manages a national forum about children’s drawings analysis, providing parental guidance based on drawings 

She is part of a “Super Nanny” team of experts, which specializes in supporting families with complex parental issues. She also provides written expertise to courts of law, based on analysis of children’s drawings, mainly in the context of family abuse and children at risk. Michal runs a private clinic for treating children, adolescents and adults. She also works as a psychotherapist in psychiatric hospitals and mental health clinics. Her therapeutic strategy is deeply influenced by the classic psychoanalytic approaches of S. Freud and J. Lacan.

When working with families, it is essential to provide parents with as many tools and methods as possible to enable them to strengthen their children and thus improve the general atmosphere at home. Getting the parents to be better aware of their child’s condition using his drawings is about 70% of the way to success. I strongly believe that through drawings it is possible to reveal the source of children’s emotional difficulties, as well as the optimal solution


?Want to know how to read your children’s drawings

Many parents glance at their children’s drawings and beyond well-meant compliments and encouragement, are simply clueless regarding the insights hidden within them and the clues they can offer them about their children’s inner world

Children’s drawings provide a rare glimpse into children’s minds. Characteristics such as colors, shapes, and graphic style provide indications to your child’s character and talents, as well as difficulties he may be experiencing, perhaps unknown to you

:This book will teach you

Tools to understand children’s drawings in different age levels

How to use drawings to find the reasons for issues troubling many parents

To understand the emotional basis for the child’s behaviors

Before-and-after processes – changes in drawings following psychotherapy 

Customized solutions you can apply at home, based on your own drawing analysis

:In this book you will also find answers to important questions such as

?Why does your child draw human figures without arms

?Do monster drawings indicate fears

?What happens to your child at kindergarten or school

?What are some of the indicators of distress in children’s drawings and handwritings

?How can you better understand the way your child will cope with significant changes 

?Why does your child use mainly black, and what do colors mean in drawings

The book is written in a straightforward, parent-friendly language that will appeal to you even if you do not have any psychological background.Many parents report significant improvement in their relationship with their children and the general family atmosphere, now that they better understand the drawings. This book can be your first step

 The delivery will be made by Columbia University Press Softcover: 302 pages

  • “The Complete Guide to Children’s Drawings is a must-have book for professionals and parents. Michal presents to the reader in a fascinating and clear manner the complex world of children’s drawings analysis, from a dual perspective – both practical and theoretical”

    Henrike Hershlikobitz, Ph.D, Social-Clinical Psychologist
    Henrike Hershlikobitz, Ph.D, Social-Clinical Psychologist
  • “Dear Michal, Thank you for your detail report. It will give us very valuable information. Moreover we will take care of your recommendations which are appropriate for our son. I got more info than expected. Moreover you also replied my questions… That’s why I don’t have any more questions. :-) ”

  • “Very insightful information, I enjoyed the course and the tips on the website… I can now understand my children’s behavior better through their drawings and watch them developing”

    Hagit Ottens-Wilk, Netherland
    Hagit Ottens-Wilk, Netherland

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