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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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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How to Have Respectful Disagreements

Learning how to work through disagreements is essential to developing healthy, up-building relationships and working cooperatively to accomplish worthy goals.  For the past 47 years I have been working with individuals and families who are in conflict. Some conflict is good, necessary, and growth producing. Conflict comes from an inability of two or more people […]

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Building a Family Support Team – Know Your Team’s Strengths

We must look on children in need not as problems but as individuals with potential. I would hope we could find creative ways to draw out of our children the good that there is in each of them. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize laureate How can you discover your children’s unique talents? And […]

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Families that Play together, Stay Together!

Are you surprised at this title? Were you expecting something else like, the family that prays together stays together? That is also true. However, the notion that PLAY together is good for family harmony is rare. It came as a shock to me to learn that table games at home can be such a healthy […]

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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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