About Sharing Strengths and Esther Schiedel

group logoSharing Strengths — It’s what families do.   We recognize, understand, appreciate, and increase our strengths, and the strengths of other family members. Because we continue to grow, we are constantly faced with new situations and challenges as families. We can learn skills, discover new insights, and gain support from others through family life education.

My programs are based on respect for individuals and individual family structures.

Each person and each family is unique and will find their own best answers to their challenges and their own best ways to express their joys.

Family life education can:  Increase your understanding of healthy growth and behavior.

Refine your skill at positive and cooperative interactions with all family members.

Help you Share your Strengths!

Esther Schiedel, MS CFLE


“Family life education provides skills and knowledge to enrich individual and family life” –NCFR.

Certification is through the National Council on Family Relations.

Sharing Strengths provides support and skills for family life through online classes, blogs, and links to other helpful resources. I also offer workshops in the Corvallis, Oregon area.

About me: I have a Masters Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Oregon State University. Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) means I have academic background and work experience in ten content areas related to human development, family dynamics, and adult education. I’ve worked as a parenting educator in several different programs, and helped families adjust to parenthood for 39 years as a volunteer La Leche League Leader.

I’ve been married for 43 years (to the same wonderful man) and we have two adult daughters, an adult son, two sons-in-law, and three grandsons.

I am not now nor have I ever been a perfect parent. I continue to learn and grow from my relationships with my family.




Parenting Resources in Linn and Benton Counties Oregon

Parenting Success Network


National Council on Family Relations.

National Parenting Education Network
Publications for Parents and Children

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