Painting will be very helpful for people with post-traumatic syndrome, or those who are constantly in a stress state. The fact that such activity calms the amygdale, i.e. the area of the brain that is responsible for generating emotions. When you focus on coloring pictures, you give your brain a chance to rest and relax.
If while coloring your child goes out of the outline, it will not be so noticeable. When the child sees how cool his result is, it will inspire confidence in him and will be a good stimulus for further work. Good coloring are those with the text in it. The text introduces the kid with the game, the kid will be interesting, while the text will expand its horizons.