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CSP Spotlight: What do Kids Need Most? - Druid City Living, Tuscaloosa's premier community newspaper.

CSP Spotlight: What do Kids Need Most?

Each week, Community Service Programs of West Alabama brings us helpful information about their programs, and for parents. This week: "What do kids need the most?" Some of the answers might surprise you.

  • To be able to solve their own problems
  • The right to make mistakes
  • Developmentally age-appropriate responsibility and expectations
  • T-I-M-E with their Mom & Dad
  • Consistent limits and boundaries expressed in a loving manner
  • To be treated in a respectful manner
  • Positive emotional connections with adults in their lives
  • Daily reminders that they are loved
  • Lots of positive encouragement and on-going support
  • To have a be heard and respected
  • Lots of patience!  Remember they are kids and are trying to figure it all out
  • Expected consequences for their actions
  • To feel important and valued
  • Opportunities to experiment, try and learn new things
  • Carefree playtime...time to be just a kid
  • To feel safe and protected


Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc.’s Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care Partnership, and Early Intervention programs engage families and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Safe and healthy children are ready to learn and explore their world. 

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