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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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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Building Others Up: 4 Basic Skills That Show Love?

Do you want to be the person your family and friends can confide in and feel supported and encouraged? Check your GREW skills to start.

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members only Reducing Stress: Rate Your Reactivity

If you are trying to reduce stress, one of the first and most difficult steps is realizing your 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 […]

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The 12 Steps for Daily Living – Resolving Problems and Gaining Peace

What are the things in your life that constantly cause you relationship problems? Anger about your circumstances? Fear of trying something new to overcome a life challenge? Bitterness that a nagging problem never seems to get resolved? Jealousy and lust that others appear to have more than we do? These feelings are common to the […]

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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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