Screen-based activities like video games, social media, and watching television or movies are common interests among teenagers.
However, if you encourage your teen to take up a hobby like painting, it can help them express themselves better.
Their emotional and social development will really benefit from having a creative outlet such as working on a painting. Pre-teens and teens who pursue their artistic interests may notice changes in their mood, self esteem, and personal interactions with others. You may notice these changes as well! The emotional benefits of painting cannot be denied.