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.
Respect by Matt Townsend
POSTED BYon September 17, 2018
1. Build Respect by Being Respectful Who we are and how we act always speaks louder than almost anything we say, so the best way to build respect with our kids is to be respectful in the most difficult times of our lives. So when your child shows disrespect to you by name-calling, ignoring you, or dismissing what you say, your chance to grow respect is at hand. Instead of reacting by treating your child with the same disrespect they showed you, do the opposite. Instead of ignoring them, engage them. Instead of demeaning them verbally, lift them and stay positive. Instead of getting angry and showing it, find some peace to model. Your actions will always be their best teachers and your peace of mind will be the benefits of all of your hard work. In the end, by being respectful in the difficult times, you earn a moral authority, which, over time will create more trust than anything else you could ever say.
Mrs. Herbert Visits Good Things Utah
POSTED BYon September 12, 2018
Utah's First Lady, Jeannette Herbert, stopped by the Good Things Utah studio to talk about her Uplift Families Parenting Conference and initiative. The Uplift Families mission, according to their website, is "to strengthen families by connecting parents with programs, resources and information - both from Uplift Families and partner organizations - that help parents acquire the skills necessary to raise loving, responsible children." For more information or to purchase admission to the 2018 Uplift Families Parenting Conference, visit our 2018 Conference page.
Destination Happiness by Damian Rodriguez
POSTED BYon August 08, 2018
As I rolled our car into the garage on Sunday, officially marking the culmination of our 9-day and 2,000-mile “vacation,” I sighed deeply. Not out of sorrow that the trip which took a year of planning (and saving) was over, but out of relief. As we quickly unloaded the car and prepared the kids for bed, my wife and I chatted back and forth about the misnomer that is the term “family vacation.” There is no relaxing on a vacation with a five- and two-year-old; our annual week-long expedition to California will forevermore be referred to as “the trip.”