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Three Principles to Help Your Family Thrive

Helping your family thrive is a big job. It's a mix of increasing resources and decreasing adversity while building resiliency that promotes confidence, competence, and the ability for you and your children to "land on your feet" in challenging and overwhelming circumstances.

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University suggests three critical principles necessary for families to thrive: reduce source of stress, strengthen core life skills, and support responsive relationships.

These areas for focus are well supported by strong evidence in the fields of bonding and attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and the science of brain development. We know that brains develop best under the right kind of stress in circumstances where there is good emotional support, and with training to support the core executive functions of planning, focus, self-control, awareness, and flexibility. Children whose families can provide these things in "good enough" amounts will thrive in school, at home, and in their communities. They will develop confidence that is grounded in being successful at things that interest them and that challenge both their intelligence and creativity.

These principles are integrated into treatment plans with all families who come to Families Thrive. You and I will work to identify how each of these areas can be strengthened for your child. Sometimes the focus is on your child (child therapy), sometimes on you as parent (parenting consultations), and sometimes on your family as a unit (parent/child interactions). You and your child will complete counseling having the skills, robust connections with each other, and personal stabilization you need to operate with the success and satisfaction you seek.

Call today for a free telephone consultation.

Working with Nancy Pearson, LCSW, Families Thrive!

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