Crafting has been a lifeline for my my daughter, who lives with ADHD. It has empowered her to focus, express herself, develop fine motor skills, boost her self-esteem, and engage with the world in a way that suits her unique needs. If you have a neurodivergent child, I encourage you to explore the world of crafting with them. It's not just about creating beautiful objects; it's about nurturing their potential, supporting their emotional well-being, and fostering their growth. Crafting, as we've discovered, is more than a hobby; it's a powerful form of therapy for neurodivergent children, offering them a world of possibilities and self-discovery.
Mental health issues can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. However, there is often a stigma associated with discussing these challenges in children, particularly young girls. The first step in addressing this is normalizing conversations around mental health and acknowledging that seeking help is not a sign of weakness.