Everyone Needs Resilience

Parents & Families

There's no manual for raising kids, but there are interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills to make you more confident & improve your relationship with your kids.

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Family Advisors

We provide evidence-based resources that allow family advisors to help families get along better, like each other more, and preserve and grow their legacy.

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Schools & Coaches

We help schools, after-school programs, club leaders, and coaches teach resilience to their students through our easy-to-implement weekly Resilience Reminders.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the families and people we serve. We do this by providing evidence-based resources pulled from our clinically-validated Resilience Model. In short, we want you to become a stronger, happier version of yourself, and we want the same for your family, your clients, and your students.

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About the MacDermott Method

  • Our resilience-training programs are based on two decades of research by Kristin MacDermott, a licensed marriage and family therapist, conflict resolution specialist, and resilience expert.
  • Over the past two decades, she has developed resilience-training programs for some of the highest performing people on the planet, including Navy SEALS, the Los Angeles Police Department, and healthcare providers at 20 hospitals across the country, including at Duke Health and the National Institutes of Health. She has created programs for corporate executives, cancer patients, at-risk youth in inner-city Los Angeles, and students at top universities.
  • Her resilience-training programs have been validated in four studies (including tow randomized-controlled trials) with researchers from the Duck Clinical Research Institute, published in peer-review journals, and proven to promote clinically significant improvement in key mental health and resilience measures, including distress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and self-efficacy. 
  • Our passion is helping families and their teen children. Families can and should be our greatest source of joy as humans, but as a society, we fail to teach the basic skills necessary to nurture supportive, good-feeling relationships. Our mission is to teach those skills to every family who wants to experience more connection, joy, and love, as well as to the advisors, teachers, and coaches who serve families.

Latest Blogs

How to Deal with a Rebellious Teenager

Sep 19, 2023

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Check Out Our Podcast

The Teen Toolkit with Kristin MacDermott. Our mission is to help you love raising your teen. In each episode, will give you actionable, evidence based skills you can apply today to embrace the joy of raising teens

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