Support Your Child’s Well-being

UNDERSTAND AND STRENGTHEN YOUR CHILD’S COPING SKILLS

Is your child unduly hard on themselves when faced with life’s normal ups and downs?

Do they enjoy taking on challenges and getting outside their comfort zone?

Is your child adaptable to change? Do you want to know how to connect on a deeper level with your child?

If so, you’re in the right place! We’re passionate about supporting families to build strong and healthy individuals. 

Why An Umbrella?

Much like the rain, obstacles and setbacks are a normal and unavoidable part of life. Fortunately, we need not be at the mercy of every challenge we encounter. Our coping skills work like an umbrella on a rainy day, giving us something we can control in the face of circumstances we can’t.

Our umbrella of coping skills is highly predictive of our future success and can be built in advance of needing it so that we are ready to take on life no matter what the weather. The skills in our umbrella are essential to building the strong and healthy relationships that carry us through life and in creating communities with lots of extra shelter and support to go around.

Watch our short video for an explanation of The Umbrella Project!

Looking For A Simple Place To Start?

Sign-up now and receive FREE resources every month!

You will receive Dr. Jen’s Top 5 – an incredible curated resource filled with practical ideas and actions you can take as a parent or caregiver. You’ll also receive our Umbrella Skills Lunch Notes related to the skill of the month ready to print, cut, and put in lunches. 

As a bonus, you’ll instantly receive our FREE 25-day Umbrella Skills Challenge making it simple for you to add skill-building activities into your daily life!

Help Prepare Your Family For The Rain Of Life!

Take the next step. Learn more about our Umbrella Project courses and consults.

Umbrella Parenting 101 

WELL-BEING CHECK-UP

 This foundational course will help you assess the strongest and weakest parts of your child’s coping skills and contributors to their well-being. You will gain immediate access to video lessons from Dr. Jen, practical worksheets, and other simple strategies to help build your child’s coping skills. You will come out of this course with a knowledge of the 18 Umbrella Skills, a strong understanding of how your child is doing, and what you can do to help support their well-being. 

$50 USD

Resilient Child Course Bundle

FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION

In this collection of mini-training sessions, Dr. Jen will walk through 3 easy but critical parenting twists that will have a big impact on your child’s well-being. You will learn how to reduce your child’s anxiety and help them blossom into confident children, willing to expand their comfort zones and embrace challenges while simultaneously conserving your parenting energy. As a bonus, you will also receive the Self-care for Parents module, designed to help you refocus on your own well-being as a strategy for a happier child.

$50 USD

Book a Well Child Visit

1-on-1 WITH DR.JEN

Every child has a unique set of gifts, circumstances, and supports directly contributing to their well-being. Our Well Child Visits are designed to evaluate all facets of well-being and create an individualized plan designed for parents and youth to develop strong physical and mental health.

Well Child Visits can be conducted via video conferencing and in-person consultations.

Price: Email to Learn More!

All our offerings are designed so that you can participate from the comfort of your own space. Our courses are virtual and self-paced. Our 1-ON-1 Well Child Visits can be conducted via video conferencing and in-person.

Ready To Learn More?

Try out some of these tips and best practices to learn about your child’s umbrella of coping skills by visiting our blog.

A Message from Dr. Jen

As a mom of three, I know what it’s like to worry about your child’s well-being. I also know that parenting can feel overwhelming especially when it comes to your child’s mental health. There’s no question, it requires a steady level of attention in order to help your child develop into a strong, healthy, and happy individual, but it should also be manageable and rewarding.

Our goal is to give you simple and effective tools that will streamline your parenting efforts and ultimately support the well-being of both you and your child!

 

Dr. Jen Forristal, BSc, ND
CEO & Founder, The Umbrella Project

Frequently Asked Questions

Didn’t find the answer you were looking for? Head to our FAQ page to see more.

What is Umbrella Parenting?

Parents and caregivers are key stakeholders in the emotional well-being and development of younger generations. Building off of the teachings of The Umbrella Project curriculum, Umbrella Parenting provides parents with a new way of reflecting on their child’s well being and success. It involves equipping parents with the ability to recognize, understand, and support the development of their child’s umbrella of coping skills.

What is the Umbrella Parenting 101 course?

In this foundational course, you will be given the tools to assess your child’s coping skills and learn where to focus your attention. It includes video lessons from Dr. Jen, practical worksheets, and other simple strategies and tools to help build your child’s coping skills. You will come out of this course with a knowledge of the 18 Umbrella Skills, a strong understanding of how your child is doing, and what you can do to help support their well-being without compromising your own. Learn more.

What kind of a commitment is the Umbrella Parenting course?

This is a self paced course, which means you can work as fast or as slow as you want to. You will receive immediate access to the materials. We recommend you set aside about 20 minutes for each lesson to watch the video and work through the exercises on your own or with your child. Each of the seven lessons includes a video from Dr. Jen, and they are all less than 5 minutes long. A short and sweet, yet impactful course.

How can Umbrella Parenting be used at home to complement learning of The Umbrella Project at school?

A great place to start is with our Umbrella Parenting course. This will provide you with an understanding of the Umbrella Skills so that you can practice at home. Also, keep up to date with any communication from your child’s school regarding The Umbrella Project. They will provide you with tips on how to promote the practice of the skills at home. If you’re not already receiving our free monthly resources for parents, they are a great way to complement the school curriculum. Our lunch notes and some of the monthly resources align with the skills being covered at school. You can sign up here. Lastly, be sure to follow us on social media. Our handle is @umbrellapjct.