We believe that every family, especially those faced with extra needs, has hidden potential for growth, joy and satisfaction.

FamilyEQ.us was created to encourage families and empower caregivers. We offer assessment tools and educational resources designed to help improve your family’s relational health and overall well-being so everyone can flourish!

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Communicating with Kindness is a Choice Everyone Can Make

Communicating with kindness allows us to accomplish many things by creating an encouraging environment.

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Building Others Up: The 5:1 Ratio

The ratio of speaking in an encouraging versus discouraging way is a great indicator of family emotional health. If the ratio in your home is 5:1,

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10 Minute Mental Fixer Upper – Simple Step to Reduce Stress

Study after study shows that prayer and meditation lead to a healthier emotional, spiritual, and physical life.  Just a few minutes a day can help with facing a new day or unwinding at the end of the day. This Prayer/Meditation uses YAWNS to facilitate peace Get Comfortable Purposely Yawn as many times as you like Breathe Deeply […]

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Supporting a Loved One Who is Grieving

Being with people who are grieving can be difficult because we really want to say and do the ‘right thing’ but are anxious about making a mistake. There are many ways to add to their pain and not many ways to relieve it. Showing our love and care for those we are close to is […]

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The Bully Within

We have met the enemy and he is us! Pogo, a cartoon by Walt Kelly Research on bullies’ shows that people with a delay or disability are often picked on. At FamilyEQ we cooperate with schools and organizations to prevent and reduce bullying. While childhood bullies are real, many of us struggle with a form […]

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members only 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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