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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.

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Sincerely,

Jeanette Herbert
First Lady of Utah

 

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UPLIFT FAMILIES ON KUTV's FRESH LIVING

(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.

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Take a Moment to Unplug by Teresa Willie

POSTED BY on 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. 

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The Key Attitudes of Parenting Part 4 By Richard and Linda Eyre

POSTED BY on April 04, 2019

The Perfect Formula for Unhappiness Imagine that you were tasked with the dark job of creating a formula or an equation for unhappiness.  X plus Y plus Z = U (Unhappiness).  What would X, Y, and Z be? And what if the task also involved coming up with a formula for bad parenting?

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The Key Attitudes of Parenting Part 3 By Richard and Linda Eyre

POSTED BY on March 31, 2019

Be a “Synergicity” Parent, not an Independent Parent In parenting, as well as in most things, methods and techniques and experience and ability are important, but attitude is the most important factor of all.  This is particularly true when it comes to parenting and building strong families.  In this third of four parts on optimal Parenting attitudes, we will compare and explore the difference between an attitude of Independence and an attitude of “synergicity,” and then apply both to parenting to see what the relative affects are and to think analytically about which of the two is best for our kids, best for our families, and best for us. Synergicity is a combination of the words synergy and synchronicity and it means working together with others and getting a result that is greater than the sum of its parts, and understanding that everything in life is connected and that each part needs the other parts.

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