Have you noticed more anxiety, frustration, withdrawal, or overwhelm in your child with the current changes? Do you want more joy + connection in your family?
I help kids & parents become more resilient by teaching the skills to overcome challenges, prevent future problems, and build an excellent life!
All of us experience challenges and transitions in life, both big and small. Naturally, we respond in ways that makes us more comfortable. However, not all responses are equally beneficial. Kids need to be taught healthy ways to respond to stress and challenges so that they do not turn toward ineffective or even harmful coping strategies. Even more, kids need to understand that they matter and their choices have an impact on those around them. As parents, we want to guide our kids to be future adults who know how to adapt to all kinds of situations and still thrive with joy and kindness.
You have a great impact on your own child's development, well-being, and resilience. Resilience is the ability to rise above the inevitable stress and challenges that are faced in life with optimism and confidence. I believe resilience is more than just “bouncing back,” it is also becoming your best, and it is accelerated in a healthy family environment. With weak resilience, however, there is greater risk for anxiety, depression, and conduct problems. A lack of family communication and cohesiveness contributes to the erosion of a child's healthy coping. Resilience is something we all need more than ever right now.
Resilience is a skill that can be learned and can be strengthened, just like a muscle. There is no greater skill needed at the moment than resilience. The great news is that even very young kids can start developing and applying these skills. There are specific, research-based strategies and tools that help build stronger resilience in kids, adults, and families.... And that is where I can help. As your guide, I will not only educate and create a system of accountability, but I will also support and celebrate you and your kids as you transform into your most excellent family! With stronger resilience comes higher achievement, healthier relationships, and greater satisfaction with life.
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I'm so happy you're here! As a mom of three and lifelong "people watcher," I am always wondering what it takes to be genuinely happy and successful. Through my own experiences of navigating the ups and downs of life combined with my background as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I have become an advocate for evidence-based resiliency skills training, brain-based health and well-being.
I am on a mission to make resiliency skills training simple and accessible to millions of families.
As the Founder of Building Family Excellence, I walk alongside parents and kids as they navigate the big transitions and challenges in life. I equip kids and families with the skills necessary to not only overcome, but also to thrive with resilience, confidence, and optimism.
I specialize in helping you build on the strengths of your child to accelerate her/his resilience and promote well-being, while in the context of a supportive family environment. Resilience and well-being are skills that can be learned to help prevent unnecessary anxiety, depression, and conduct problems as your kids launch toward adulthood.
Let's get in touch to see if resiliency skills training is the right fit for you and your kids. Let's build your most excellent family life!