If you haven’t heard about baby drawings, they are a relatively new concept that has just hit the landscape. Baby drawings are drawings done by children that are meant to be self-empowering. They are a way to show their artwork to loved ones without worrying about the parents being concerned about their artwork. In the case of baby drawings, they are self-empowering because the parents are not the ones who have to see the artwork.
In my experience, parents who love their baby’s drawings the most are the ones that have the most trouble getting rid of them. In this case, the parents are the ones who are trying, and they’re not likely to be the ones to see baby drawings, especially if they do not share the same values as the parents.
The problem is that while we can make a difference with self-awareness, we are not necessarily better when we do. I say this because there is a difference between the parents being concerned for their artwork, and the parents actually being the ones making sure the artwork looks great. By putting more emphasis on “looking great” when it comes to artwork, we are essentially making our self-awareness redundant because there is no longer any responsibility for “looking great.
While parents may be concerned that their artwork and their lives will never look the same after they pass away, if we were to do our parents a favor and just ignore them, wouldn’t it be better for them? We’d have the ability to focus more on our own lives, but we’d never have enough self-awareness to make a difference in the world. The parents of the world are the ones who make a difference, not us.
It’s not like we can’t be the parents of the world without them. If we’re still making an impact on the world and helping to create awareness as it relates to children, then we should be able to make a difference in the world, even if it’s just helping to create awareness to those who are just born.
And that’s exactly what we tried to do. We made a video about autism, a video about the importance of the family, and a video about how we have to teach our kids that they should be more self aware because all the stuff our kids see on the news and on social media is not real.
As it turns out we did better than we had expected with the autism video. We did quite well in both the videos we did about family and the videos about teaching our kids about awareness. But there was one thing that was somewhat disappointing. We did the autism video with autistic children, and we did the awareness video with a wide variety of different children, but we used the same kid in all three cases.
We did this by having someone hold a camera phone at the end of the video. We had each child get a sheet of paper and write down their family name, and then we had them each open a new blank sheet of paper. We then had a researcher hold the camera phone and ask each child to draw something. Then we took the drawings and put them on video.
The video of autistic kids was a bit different. They do that when they are able, and it works well when it’s just the two of us. In our case, we had one autistic girl who drew a baby. Then we had another autistic girl who drew a rabbit. Then we had a third autistic girl who drew a duck. Then we tried to get the autistic boy who drew a cat to do the same thing.
The problem was that the camera phone wasn’t very far away and the autistic kid who drew the baby wasn’t very close. So the resulting video wasn’t as good as it could have been.