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Meeting-Kids-Feb-24

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-24

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-23

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-23

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-23

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-23

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-23

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 […]

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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 […]

Meeting-Kids-Where-they-Are-June-23

Raising Empathetic Kids

Everyone has two types of friends. One friend will listen to your issues, but is just there for you to vent. The other is a friend who is able to […]

Meeting-Kids-Where-They-Are-May-23

Continue Teaching Despite Their Failures

I recently attended a conference where speaker Tara Leigh Cobble told a beautiful story about how God is never disappointed in us (especially as our father). After all, disappointment can […]

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