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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) — Joining Fresh Living from Uplift Families is Dr. Adam Wahlstrom. He is discussing the dangerous new fad of vaping and the increased risks that follow.

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BONDING – A Powerful Protection! By Alyn Mitchell

POSTED BY on December 13, 2019

As the holiday season nears, the classic story of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” comes to mind. Written by Barbara Robinson in 1971, the book opens with these words:”The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied, stole and smoked cigars, even the girls, and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and…set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s old broken-down tool house…”

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The Dangerous New Fad of Vaping By Dr. Adam Wahlstrom

POSTED BY on November 07, 2019

I still remember the look on my brothers face when he caught me with a spent cigarette in my mouth.  Sheer horror was slowly replaced with a sinister glee at the prospect of telling my mom about my transgression against everything we were taught as children.  A grinch-like smile spread across his face as he took in a large breath in order to properly siren out the alarm across the 7-11 convenient store.

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They Keep Getting Angry! By Nicholeen Peck

POSTED BY on October 22, 2019

Hi Nicholeen, I've been working hard to implement the principles you've taught me. I've seen a huge difference in how I parent and respond to my children. However, there has been one side effect I was not expecting. Because of my poor parenting in the past, they've developed a habit of responding with anger to any negative consequences they receive. We've practiced responding with 'OK' to a negative consequence, but when it happens in real-time, that goes out the window.

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