Speech and language development is so variable in young children that it can be difficult to know when your child is really delayed and what is considered within normal development.Read more
For many animals in the arctic tundra, summer is a time of scarce food and many new mouths to feed. Parents of their young instinctively know that if they stop trying to aid in the necessities, their family will not survive. They know they must keep going and searching, even if it means weeks without food and hundreds of miles crossed. And so it is with people. If parents decide to stop providing necessary resources to children, then the family unit may not survive or the children may go elsewhere for the physical or mental needs of life. It is in this context that I wish to address the saddening increase in suicides among a young crowd of middle schoolers.Read more
Wikipedia defines a New Year’s resolution as a tradition in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior or to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. Common New Year’s resolutions include quit smoking, lose weight, get in shape or to save more money. We make our resolutions with the intent of making a real change and usually do well….for a while. Soon most of us fall back into our old habits.Read more
“Porter, it’s your day to unload the dishwasher,” I said one night after dinner.
“Okay,” he said, but then he started playing Legos instead of doing dishes.
“Porter, you were told to do the dishes and now you’re playing Legos. You didn’t follow instructions,” I said.
Porter immediately interrupted, “But I can’t. It’s too high to put them away.”Read more
It is turning out to be one of those days! A meeting at work got out late and now you are rushing to pick up your 10-year-old son at scouts, and your 13-year-old daughter from piano lessons. Your teenage son just called from home wondering if the roast in the crock pot (still on the warm setting) is for dinner – “because it certainly ain’t done!!” As your scouter son excitedly hops into the car, with his Pine Wood Derby kit, he “reminds” you that he has a book report due in the morning and could you please help him because it is “super confusing.” It is then that you remember that your family signed up to go and visit some elderly people at the nursing home this evening. After picking up your daughter, you sigh as you head for “Little Ceasars” - because pizza it is. That will be the only way to salvage dinner together before it is time to leave.Read more
After one of our speeches, a mom and a grandma came up together and asked us a simple but profound question:
“In this busy world, how do we remember to prioritize our family every day?”
It’s a great question, because we all want to put family first, and we all know we should, but we live in a world where everything else seems to be pulling our attention away. We are so busy with work, with church, with friends—and the distractions literally surround us and get delivered right into our brains by our gadgets. All these duties and connections and agendas and apps and social media are “squeaky wheels” and they tend to get the grease—often at the expense of the time and attention we know we should be giving to our children.Read more
The holidays are just around the corner and we wish you and your family lots of joy and happiness!
Mrs. Jeanette Herbert visits with KUTV's Fresh Living to talk about family traditions and how they can really help build a strong bond between generations that will last a lifetime.
We are so pleased to announce that Mrs. Jeanette Herbert, Uplift Families Founder and First Lady of Utah, received a Titan Award from the Sandy Chamber of Commerce!
Mrs. Herbert received a Titan Award from the Sandy Chamber of Commerce
Don't miss First Lady Jeanette Herbert at the 2017 Uplift Families Parenting Conference!
Tickets are sold out, but you can catch the Facebook Livestream here.Read more
Don't miss Nicholeen Peck at the 2017 Uplift Families Parenting Conference!
Tickets are sold out, but you can catch the Facebook Livestream here.