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The thing of this is that kids need an OUTLET and if they have a gift in the fine arts that should most certainly be their chosen outlet. My son (age 7/grade3) does his VERY best art when he is feeling frustrated and I say to him, hey instead of over-reacting, or being all mad, go draw and express yourself. Our pediatrician told us this is the very best things we can do : when a child has a creative outlet to choose they will be so trained to choose that activity over drugs or alcohol. This is ecspecially vital for the highly gifted/ profoundly gifted kids out there : because they do have a higher chance of turning to drugs and alcohol. The greatest artists the world has known via art, music, etc. are the highly gifted (IQ speaking) - so the fine arts MUST be encouraged by parents first. The fine arts are no longer being funded in school or supported or encouraged : parents must advocate this at home and give kids outlets for their creativity.