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.

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Jeanette Herbert
Uplift Families Founder
Former First Lady of Utah




Jennie Taylor is the wife and Gold Star Widow of Utah Army National Guard Maj. Brent Taylor, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in November of 2018 while on a leave of absence from his position as Mayor of North Ogden City, Utah. Jennie Taylor joins Fresh Living to tell us more about her story and how she has helped her children cope with grief.


Positive Parenting Can Help Prevent Drug Use By Alyn Mitchell

POSTED BY on October 15, 2021

All the chaos and uncertainty of the last year may have left many parents wondering what is the best way to raise their children to live happy, healthy, and productive lives? Could their children be at a higher risk for substance misuse? What kind of an impact has the pandemic had on our youth? Quarantine, social isolation and family losses and separations are only a few of the issues that families have faced during this historic period that may have increased risks of unhealthy behaviors. How do we as parents help build resiliency and family bonding?

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What to do if Your Teen Says He Hates You by Dr. Paul Jenkins

POSTED BY on October 01, 2021

I would be really surprised if this didn’t come up for you at some point in raising a child. Usually when a child says they hate, it means something different. It usually means, "Hey, I don't like the limits that you just set for me."

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A Lesson in Parenting: 3 Things Parents Should Tell Their Children Every Day by Dr. Paula Fellingham

POSTED BY on September 01, 2021

Do you remember holding an infant for the first time? Were you struck, almost immediately, with an acute awareness of the infant’s helplessness? As a mother, I remember feeling incredibly humbled, and a little overwhelmed, by my new responsibility for the life of another human being. Although normal, for some of us those feelings don’t diminish with time and experience.

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