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Auburn Opelika Parents: Meet kids where they are. Discover strategies and resources for effective engagement and support in their unique developmental stages.

meeting kids where they are April

Avoid Making Assumptions

When was the last time you examined any assumptions you have made about your children? If you have not done this recently, follow the advice of Alan Alda, who said, […]

Meeting Kids March

Resolving Sibling Conflict

“My children are constantly fighting, and I am losing my mind!” All parents with more than one child have expressed this frustration at least once. Just know sibling conflict is […]

Meeting Kids Feb

Slow Down to Help Kids Build Empathy

What is your primary goal for your child’s education? Is it getting good grades, collecting as many awards and scholarships as possible, or participating in as many sports and activities […]

Meeting Kids Jan

Executive Functioning Skills… The Secret to Their Success

As a child, I loved playing the arcade game “Whack-a-Mole”. The goal was to hit the heads of moles every time they popped out of holes. The game started slow […]

Meeting Kids DEc

The Importance of Risky Play for Children

In 2023, Ellen Sandseter, PhD and her team of Norwegian researchers determined the importance of “high risk” play. They found that children across the globe engage in six types of […]

Meeting Children Where They Are Nov

Processing Positive Emotions

Recently, my counselor explained to me that I do not process positive emotions. This realization has been life changing for me. When I experience a negative feeling, I think through […]

Meeting Kids Where They Are Sept

How to Parent Beyond Focusing on Behaviors

“When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” Dan Heijer An excellent tool to help parents with “overly emotional” children is the […]

Meeting Kids Where They Are Sept

Navigating Sickness With Your Child

In the last year, my husband and I have been forced to join a club that no one would ever choose. Our daughter has become seriously ill. We want to […]

Meeting Kids Aug

Raising Emotionally Resilient Children

There are two common misconceptions that hinder parents from raising emotionally resilient children. The first is that “healthy children” have appropriate emotional reactions. The second is that “good parents” are […]

Meeting Kids Where They Are

Tips for Teaching Your Child Anything

Simply telling your child what you want them to do and walking away is not an effective teaching strategy. You can’t “talk” your child into learning a new skill. The […]

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