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Learn the 5 Strengths

There are 5 Strengths that can help your family prepare for life’s challenges.

Every family faces challenges. And every family has strengths they can draw on when things get tough.

Tantrums and tough questions, a demanding job or a family illness—weathering the ups and downs of family life isn’t easy. Learning how to build on your family’s strengths in five essential areas can help you feel more confident, less stressed and better connected to your kids.

Hear from parents

There are so many times that I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I screwed up. I’m the worst mom ever.’ You have to just keep learning, keep going, and keep asking for help.”


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The 5 Strengths

Research shows all families benefit when they have these 5 Strengths, or “Protective Factors.” The 5 Strengths can positively affect family life and the many things you do with and for your kids. Learning more about them can help you find ways to build these Strengths within your daily life. Explore each of the 5 Strengths below:



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The 5 Strengths encourage you to…

  • Take small but significant steps
  • Involve your family and friends
  • Try new things as your needs change
  • Discover what works for your family

Strong families are important.

Strong families support their friends, their communities and future generations.