Why Art Matters. Being Creative breeds Happiness--Not today!

Today in After school Art, a little 3rd grader had a huge crying melt down because she could not make the project the way she wanted to make it.  Perfect.  After a long discussion with her and Grandpa who picked her up-she said she is so stressed out with Map testing.  She feels like she can't make anything perfect. She quit, told me to throw the project away and left just spent. Being creative should breed happiness but the stress of life is getting to even the kids.  Usually, the act of being creative, makes us all significantly more happy but today it was areflection on a child's world.