Jennifer Rodriguez escaped a violent marriage with her two young daughters and she understands all too well what it means to overcome adversity and deal with bullies.
Today she lives in Orangevale with her daughters and fiancé Jason Torrey.
“After leaving my ex-husband who was physically and emotionally abusive, I questioned myself every day,” Rodriguez said. “And then I met my fiancé, Jason, who encouraged me and I regained my confidence.”
An educator, blogger and children’s book author, Rodriguez founded Salice Family Services, a non-profit dedicated to help children and families deal with adversity through understanding how to build healthy emotional bonds and manage stress.
“Understanding what it means to create healthy emotional bonds with others in your family and in your friend network is such an important life skill today,” Rodriguez said. “With texting and social media, it is easy to have lot’s of connections, but no real relationships. By encouraging children to develop healthy social skills, avoid bullying or unhealthy relationships, and forming high quality and lasting bonds with friends and family, the negative effects of stress will decrease and allow for healthier brain development and learning strategies—and improved overall health in the future.”
Salice offers a Parenting Education Program which consists of eight classes; each class is an hour and a half. Topics discussed include managing stress-outs and tantrums, establishing appropriate boundaries, building trusting relationships, and creating family values and beliefs.
To access the parent education programs go to: Salice Family Parent Education
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