Functioning Well

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Functioning Well – every family member doing a job they are capable of

Our mission at is to equip families to function as a championship team. In championship teams, every team member has a job to do, and they are trained to do their job with all their heart, focus, and personal skills.

Families that have a member with special needs may need to do jobs they have never done before for the care of the family member, and, even more importantly, for the care of each other. When families are functioning well the responsibility of meeting the needs of the member with special needs is shared to others beyond the primary caregiver.

A great solution to this dilemma happens when every family member adjusts their family responsibilities to assist the primary caregiver. Friends and extended family members find their role in this team-focused process.

The FamilyEQ Resource Builder®reflective assessment and family report helps guide the entire family and support system in the adjustments needed to better care for one another, in addition to the family member who has special needs. This tool identifies family problem solving skills, resilience factors, household organization and caregiver health, and family strengths & resources as areas important to improving functioning wellness.

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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 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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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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Relationship Insurance Part 1 of 3: How to Grow & Maintain Love During Conflict

Conflict can either strengthen or destroy a marriage. The way couples handle conflict is the most significant aspect of being successful or unsuccessful in keeping the marriage together.

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