This drawing reveals the emotions of an 8-year old during parental divorce. A sad face is quite prominent. Seemingly, the self representation has shorter arms meaning the child may feel weak or ineffective. There are no hands, perhaps indicating a sense of insecurity and problems with either home or school. Because this is a picture of divorce, a likely assessment is the child is exposed to parental conflict. The presentation of heavy feet in this drawing may indicate the child is seeking security. Divorce is especially difficult for children. I hope someone notices how this child is feeling and offers emotional support.
#477, Divorce Makes Me Feel Sad