Everyone Needs Resilience
No one is immune to obstacles. Disappointments, failures, breakups, illness, friendship drama: These are all part of the life experience.
So shouldn't we all learn resilience skills? Unfortunately, most people don't learn resilience skills, so they can't teach it to their children.
We break down resilience into bite-sized, actionable skills that children as young as eight can use today to start feeling better and to grow stronger in the face of life's inevitable challenges. These skills are available to families, teachers, and students.
Provide Your Families Tools for Teaching Resilience to Their Children
Demonstrate your school's commitment to being a true partner with parents in raising self-aware, empowered, resilient children. Our resources build resilience in children, parents and households. Participating families receive weekly skills and activities that help them have conversations that build emotional intelligence, self-esteem and self-efficacy.Show Me an Example
Host a Webinar with Kristin MacDermott
Create a school culture that embraces emotional intelligence by hosting a webinar where Kristin MacDermott can provide your families with actionable strategies they can start using today to raise more resilient children and to build households that foster resilience.Learn More
Provide Resilience Tools in Classrooms
Give your teachers tools for having conversations with their students about emotional intelligence, interpersonal, and resilience skills. We provide conversation starters, scripts, and written resilience training for teachers that can be learned and applied in bite-size pieces. In fact, these tools are so easy to implement that your teachers can start using them today!Example
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Plus, we will send you a free copy of Conversation Starters Kit in the Classroom.
Provide a Resilience Support Program for Families
Our resilience skills are delivered weekly via email as audio files. Families can listen to these 10-minute lessons while walking their dog, washing the dishes, or driving to the store.
Weekly activities are designed to improve resilience, decrease friction in households, and increase positive interactions family members have with each other.
Our resilience program is packed with additional resources that will help your families feel more confident about their role as a parent. These are resources that have been validated in four studies.
About Kristin MacDermott
Kristin MacDermott is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the author of It Takes Two Minutes, and the creator of the MacDermott Method.
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. She has created programs for cancer patients, divorcing families, parents, athletes, students and for mentors and at-risk youth in inner city Los Angeles.
Her resilience-training programs have been validated in four studies (including two randomized-controlled trials) with researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, published in peer-review journals, and proven to promote clinically significant improvement in key resilience measures, including distress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and self-efficacy.
Her passion is helping children.
All of us will face obstacles. There's no preventing it. But when we teach children resilience skills, we open the doors for them to move past these obstacles quickly and access their best-feeling life. We give them the tools to choose good-feeling relationships, to pursue their dreams, and to grow into self-confident, compassionate, solution-focused adults.
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Plus, we will send you a free copy of our Conversation Starters in the Classroom.