Parents Raising Resilient People

Using Ask Ed to manage problems helps build your child's resilience.

Ask Ed starts a conversation that allows you to be there to reassure your child, and to help them learn to modulate the stressful emotions that you experience in life. Knowing how to deal with problems and ‘move on’ in a positive way is an important life skill that everybody needs.

Ask Ed can be used anywhere and anytime to identify, discuss and sort through everyday problems.


I don’t want to ...
go to bed, clean my teeth, pack the dishes in the dishwasher, go to school, stop playing the computer,
pack up my toys

I can’t ...
build my Lego model,

I want to go to ...
my friends house after school,
the party, the movies, the sleep over.


I am ...
being bullied,
picked on,

I have ...
no friends,

I don’t want to ...
do my homework

I am not ...
fast enough,
smart enough

Out and About

I want …

I don’t want …

You can’t make me

Please buy me that

She is hitting me

I want to sit in the front seat

He made a face at me

When you need help, Ask Ed!

You can use Ask Ed with your child or allow them to use Ask Ed by themselves.

As children work through the process of stating the problem, identifying their feelings, selecting a Catastrophe Scale rating and deciding on ideas Ask Ed can help diffuse an emotional outburst. 

Emailing the report and printing a copy is highly recommended as it provides a reference for use immediately or at a later time.