Webinar: Deepening Your Connection with your Tween or Teen

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar August 6, 2024, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
Live Webinar
Registration Close Date: August 6, 2024

Parenting has been the most challenging and rewarding thing I've ever done! Our two teenagers provide no shortage of opportunities to practice the mindfulness and resiliency skills I've learned as a competitive endurance racer, a career Soldier, and a mental fitness coach.

Through years of trial and error (mostly error), I learned to be less demanding and directive and more curious and compassionate. I utilize nature and movement to build rapport and connection with our kids and the kids I work with. This has helped create an environment of openness, support, and love that is the foundation of our family.

My hope is that you learn from my mistakes and apply some of these tools to your family to create the same. We're by no means perfect parents, but we are far better than we were, and (at least as of writing this) our adult kids enjoy hanging out with us, sharing their greatest fears and dreams, and cuddling on the couch for movie night.

During this interactive webinar, we'll have lively discussions and engaging breakout sessions that will help you build authentic connections with your children.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Jesse Tubb

Jesse Tubb

Jesse Tubb served 28 years in the U.S. Army and is the founder and creator of GRIT Adventures, an experiential learning outdoor program that utilizes adventure racing as a vehicle for teaching valuable life skills. Through this program, teams and organizations gain a greater understanding of their own capabilities, develop resilience, perseverance, conflict resolution skills, mindfulness, self-awareness, and learn to work effectively with others. Jesse is a certified Life and Engagement coach, ACC ICF certified coach, a Mental Fitness coach through the Positive Intelligence program, served as a Master Resiliency Trainer in the Army and is an endorsed mental fitness coach with the U.S. Adventure Racing Association. He holds a Resilient Building Leadership Professional-Trainer (RBLP-T) Certification, trained with the University of Pennsylvania Resilience Program, and completed the Mindfulness Mentor Training program through Cloud Sangha with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. As a member of the advisory board for TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), he provides workshops on developing emotional and mental resilience for the families of fallen service members. He has spent the last 17 years competing in various endurance sports around the world. His accomplishments include competing in the 2019 Eco Challenge, an 11-day race in Fiji filmed on Amazon Prime, winning both the 2018 U.S. Adventure Racing Association National Championship and the 2022 24-hour Adventure Racing National Solo Championship, and numerous podium finishes in ultra marathons and triathlons.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.