UPLIFT FAMILIES is our 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.


Jeanette Herbert
Uplift Families Founder
Former First Lady of Utah




Paul Peterson joins KUTV's Fresh Living to discuss OCD and Anxiety. The world is only now beginning to understand what is happening in the case of mental illness, rather than merely judging the behavior they are witnessing. Compassion should motivate our reactions instead of judgment, comparison, and rejection. For those with OCD and anxiety, there is a specific treatment that helps to retrain the brain. Learning to face fear and risk uncertainty can help strengthen the parts of the brain that are misfiring and help people get back their lives. Check out our TIPS articles for more.


Bonding with Family While Exploring and Learning about History by Holly George, PhD

POSTED BY on June 29, 2022

A few days ago, while hiking with my daughter, I was so tempted to start lecturing about how in the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the trail we were on—but then my mom sense kicked in, and I realized that might be a bit intense for a kindergartener. You know what was age-appropriate? Telling her about my own experiences working at that lake during college. 

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Tips for Parents on How to Protect your Children from Sexual Exploitation By Natalie Heiner

POSTED BY on June 26, 2022

Do thoughts of protecting your children against online grooming keep you up at night? Do you feel passionately about preventing child abuse but aren’t sure what to do to help? Do you read stories about sex trafficking on Facebook and feel helpless?  Do you worry that your teens are viewing pornography and aren’t sure how to put filters on your computer?  Are you trying to figure out when the right time is to talk about sexting and consent with your teens?  

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Avoiding Mental Health Stigma by Heather Lewis

POSTED BY on June 19, 2022

We know kids don’t come with instruction manuals. We also know they learn very quickly and most of what they learn when they’re small comes from parents or caregivers.  Everyone has heard stories of babies repeating the swear word or “adult” comment the mom or dad had said.  That’s why it’s so important for us as parents to be mindful of the words we choose, because our kids are listening and they’re learning.

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