About the Authors

John Trent, Ph.D.

Dr. Trent is one of the most accomplished authors in the country. With over 20 books currently in print, Dr. Trent leads strongfamilies.com along with his daughter, Kari Trent Stageberg, an organization committed to building strong relationships in these stressful times. Dr. Trent’s main focus includes writing and speaking at retreats, conferences, to corporate America, at churches, seminars and to military families across the country. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in Scottsdale, Arizona and have two grown daughters.

Dewey Wilson, Ph.D.

Dr. Wilson is President and CEO of Strong Marriages, which is dedicated to building Godly strong marriages through Biblical principles and meaningful relationships. He his wife Lynne have dedicated much of their lives to effectively strengthening marriages and families using processes and resources they created. In addition to writing, Dr. Wilson speaks and teaches at conferences, churches and seminars across the country. He and Lynne live in Dallas, Texas along with their two married daughters and grandchild.

About the Book

The Relationally Intelligent Child

Most parents today understand brokenness and loneliness when it comes to relationships. Then comes the need to teach relationship skills to their children! Having experienced isolation and loneliness on their own, parents can be terribly aware of how much their own children need and long for relationships.

The Relationally-Intelligent Child teaches parents the crucial insights of a must grasp concept: relational intelligence. This tool for growth and connection will not only change a child’s life, but also a parent’s own relationships. You’ll discover five key elements that can engage and equip your child with skills for being relationally intelligent with family, friends, and others.

This book also includes a special online version of the Connect Assessment® to help parents understand their children’s relational strengths. You’ll find a hands-on application plan, as well as links to powerful podcasts, videos, and resources. Your child was created for connection and designed for loving relationships. Get the help you need to guide them to develop the skills they need to do so.

How to Get Started

Developing Relationally Intelligent Children

Despite so many perceived obstacles, is it really possible today for kids to have healthy, meaningful relationships that last a lifetime? By learning to become relationally intelligent, we believe it is! The Relationally Intelligent Child introduces 5 key foundational elements that when combined can set your child up for relational success. In addition to these 5 elements, we are also creating many resources to help you along the way, which you can find here on this website. So, to get started, here’s what we recommend:

Your Four-Step Action Plan for Success

Step 1:

Get your copy of The Relationally Intelligent Child today. Additional options for where to purchase are located at the bottom of this page.

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Step 2:

Read through the 5 Key Elements of Relational Intelligence and begin putting your plan together.

Step 3:

Each family member completes their FREE Connect Assessment® — take yours here:

Take Your FREE Assessment!

Understanding your natural tendencies, and those of the other family members living in your household are extremely important when it comes to relational intelligence. Using the Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, and Beaver every family member receives his/her own graph and an overview of their results at no charge. Additionally, a Full Reports are available, detailing each member's preferences in areas such as decision making, communication, handling conflict, and dealing with stress.

Step 4:

Stay plugged in to this website for the latest articles and blogs regarding all that is going on in the area of Relational Intelligence.

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