Navigating Well

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Navigating Well – smooth sailing through life’s obstacles

Today we depend on GPS systems in our cars, phones, Fitbits, and various apps to help us find our way to our destinations. They have become our built-in navigators for life.

When your loved one has special needs, the family has many more destinations to find – more doctors, more paperwork for every service provider, more complex governmental agencies to find exactly the right person to talk to, more details to negotiate to get the best educational IEP designed. Navigating Well through these pathways is frustrating, time-consuming, and stressful, with sometime limited results.

The FamilyEQ Resource Builder helps you anticipate these complex situations and helps you focus on these areas of family life and develop solutions that greatly reduce the stress and time required to achieve good solutions.

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New Member Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How much time will it take to complete the FamilyEQ Resource Builder reflective-assessment? A: If you stay focused on the reflective assessment task, it should take from 10 – 20 minutes to complete.  If you feel you need to take a break, or just want to consider your answers to any of the areas, […]

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Be an Encourager, not a Discourager for Families with Special Needs

Be an Encourager . . . What can each one of us do to help a family with a child who has special needs? During our year-long, ethnographic research process families in the study shared with us those specific things which encourage them – create positive energy and feelings that mean so much. Consider how […]

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Reducing Stress: Rate Your Reactivity

Feelings and behavior are not a direct result of another’s behavior. My feelings are the result of what the others person’s behavior means to me. If my wife Karen comes home from work and fails to speak to me, I could respond with anxiety, hurt, and some anger. Or, I could respond with empathy. What […]

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