Studies show that getting family portraits done can boost your child’s confidence. Dr. David Krauss a psychotherapist from Ohio co-authored Photo Therapy and Mental Health. He says: “It’s important not only to be photographed in ways that indicate caring, nurturing, love and success, but also to see those images and take them in,”. Children feel like they have a place in the family. Dr. Krauss says that a strategically placed family photo can reinforce your child’s self-image and self-confidence.
Dr. Krauss is not the only professional to take this stance. Child psychotherapist Stephanie Marston also agrees. Dr. Marston wants you to put two photos next to your kiddos bed. One should show them engaged in an activity, and the other of them with their family. She says: “Research has shown the 30-minute time period just before bed is when children are more receptive and listen and absorb more than any other time. Put photos of your kids being capable and loved next to their beds,” she says, “and these positive images are likely to be the last thing they see before they sleep and the first thing they see when they awaken.”
Judy Weiser is considered to be a foremost authority on treatment using emotional significance of personal photographs. In her words:
Therapeutic Photography & Social Action Photography techniques are done for the purpose of:
How powerful is that. Your photos are not just family photos, they can significantly impact your child’s life!
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