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.
(KUTV) -- Linda and Richard Eyre appear on Fresh Living to talk about their work with Uplift Families, including their new four-part series of articles on the Key Attitudes of Parenting.
“The Greatest Ride We’re On” by Amy Kroff, 2019 Utah Mother of the Year
POSTED BYon May 12, 2019
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” Hunter S. Thompson That quote sums up motherhood to me. Can you see it? At the end of your life you’re comin’ in hot, not slowing down for anything.Read More
Connection and Communication: A Parent’s Role in Prevention By David Watkins
POSTED BYon May 02, 2019
Parents play a major role in preventing substance misuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, violence, depression and anxiety. Many risk factors for problem behaviors occur within the family such as family management problems, conflict and favorable parental attitudes toward problem behaviors. These increase the likelihood of teens to engage in problem behaviors. On the other hand, strong family attachment or bonding prevents problem behaviors.Read More
Take a Moment to Unplug by Teresa Willie
POSTED BYon April 22, 2019
Recently a friend shared a Facebook post that read: (Dad): “Son, I feel like you love the iPad more than you love me…” (4-year-old Son): “Oh Dad… I love you both the same.” In a 2012 TED Talk, Sherry Turkle explained, “Those little devices in our pockets are so psychologically powerful that they don’t only change what we do, but they change who we are. We are being together, while not being together. We are getting used to a new way of being alone together.” Mobile devices that promised to save time, increase connectedness and keep us safe may be doing just the opposite.Read More