If your child has a flair for any of the arts, it will be important that you support them in the right way. Not only is creative release extremely important for both physical and mental development, but such artistic skills may end up being far more valuable to them in the long run than even the most intellectual of skills they might otherwise try to develop.
Artistic skills can be very important in many different ways, not only allowing individuals to bond over things they are very passionate about, but also giving them a very important way of expressing themselves and releasing pent up emotions that they will fail to express through algebraic equations.
Whilst it is important not to ignore more cerebral pursuits and other subjects that will indeed help them in other areas of their lives, supporting any artistic flair will not only help them to feel more content, but also that you are there to support them in whatever they choose to do. In turn, they are actually more likely to feel happier learning about history or science if they know they have something they love waiting for them at the end of the day.
It is also important not to offer them inferior artistic tools and that you offer them high quality art materials or instruments to practice their craft with. Not only will higher quality materials help them to achieve far better work, but it will also help them to improve quicker and to feel more confident undertaking the artistic pursuit they have chosen.
So, from buying the right art supplies for your child to use or taking them to those lessons they so badly want, to simply allowing them the time to be creative, supporting their love of arts will ensure they are happier, more rounded and even that they have far more choices in terms of career once their education is over.