WELCOME TO UPLIFT FAMILIES!
UPLIFT FAMILIES is my initiative to connect parents with information, resources and programs that help them acquire knowledge and skills to raise loving, responsible, and happy children.
We believe that strong parent-child relationships are the key to providing children with tools and encouragement to make healthy and safe choices in their lives, keeping them free from drugs, alcohol, violence, crime and pornography. This UPLIFT FAMILIES program includes web-based resources, social media experiences, educational materials and periodic conferences on parenting and family issues.
Please enjoy our new website and resource center! We are always eager to hear your comments and feedback, you can always share your thoughts with us by clicking here.
Thank you to Jesse Funk for a great message on KUTV's Fresh Living for Uplift Families. (KUTV) — Jessie Funk from Uplift Families visits KUTV's Fresh Living to share tips on how to help your teenager fall in love with life! She talks about what kids are missing when they are struggling with life and how parents can help with depression. Jessie has an article coming out this week on UpliftFamilies.org, that will give more information for parents in helping their teenagers with Life Perspectives.
Any Day Can Be Valentine’s Day By Abbie Vianes
POSTED BYon February 14, 2020
Many couples find themselves stressed by the pressures to get the right card, the right gift and over spend on dinner and a sitter on February 14th. I suggest that couples pick their own Valentine’s Day and celebrate, far from all the commercialism. Any day can be Valentine’s Day.Read More
The ABC’s of Motivation By Jessie Funk
POSTED BYon February 05, 2020
“So, you actually like it?” Carl looked at me the same way a five-year-old little boy looks at his father when he first hears the words, “I’m proud of you.” I smiled and said that I meant it when I thought the original song he’d written and recorded in his basement was really nice. He asked if he could play it for me again so that I “could really hear the words this time.“ I told him I would love to listen again.Read More
Warning Signs of Emotional Struggles For Parents & Families By Hope4Utah
POSTED BYon January 29, 2020
Warning Signs of Emotional Struggles Early recognition is key to overcoming challenges. Signs your child may be struggling emotionally include: Loss of interest in usual activities Mood or behavior changes including appetite and sleep Withdrawing or isolating Taking excessive risks or behaving recklessly Repeated unexplained body aches and pains Anxiety interfering with activities Frequent anger, irritability, criticizing, or tantrums Change in academic performance Preoccupation with death or dying Talking about wanting to die or being a burdenRead More