How to Help When Kids Say “That’s Not Fair!”

Anybody who has a kid has almost certainly heard the phrase “That’s not fair!” In our podcast episode on fairness, we explore how to help kids navigate feeling like things aren’t fair. Help Kids Understand Fairness With This Glasses Analogy Amanda Suarez, school psychologist and certified conscious parenting coach, tells a story about helping kids

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4 Styles of Conflict That Kids Should Know About

 Uplift cofounders Jon Ogden, Amanda Suarez, and Michelle Larson had a conversation about conflict. Jon interviewed Amanda (a school psychologist and conscious parenting coach) and Michelle (a marriage and family therapy associate). Below is a transcript of the conversation. Hear it on Apple. Hear it on Spotify. *** Start a free two-week trial to get

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How Digital Technology Relates to Spiritual Parenting

We recorded a podcast episode to help parents navigate digital technology use in the home and bring a deeper sense of connection. Listen on Apple or Spotify, and check out the transcript below. Jon: Hi, welcome! My name is Jon Ogden, and I create and design curriculum. Michelle: I’m Michelle Larson, a marriage and family

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Simple Living for Kids: Knowing What “Enough” Feels Like

“Living simply makes loving simple.” — bell hooks, American author and activist The pervasive drive for more stuff complicates parenting. When we promise kids a treat or toy for good behavior, we condition them to depend on things to validate their worth. These children grow up to be more materialistic adults, and materialism, as studies

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Practical Ways to Nurture Spirituality in Kids

“Children who are raised with a robust and well-developed spiritual life are happier, more optimistic, more thriving, more flexible, and better equipped to deal with life’s ordinary (and even extraordinary) traumas than those who are not.” — Lisa Miller, professor of psychology When children grow up having spiritual experiences — or embodied experiences of feeling

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How to Grow as a Parent: Regulate, Re-parent, and Reflect

No matter who you are, you already hold the wisdom, intelligence, and insight to guide your child into adulthood. By healing and growing yourself,  you can remove the barriers that sometimes block you from parenting from your highest self.  Here are a few ways to practice healthy growth. Learn to regulate. Teach emotional regulation by

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How to Respond When Kids Lie

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” — William Shakespeare It’s normal for kids to get creative with the truth. It’s part of growing up.  You can help your child see the natural consequences of dishonesty — losing trust, hurting others, harming relationships, and feeling less in integrity — while maintaining a loving connection.  Look

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How to Talk to Kids about Death (Including Scripts to Use)

Suggestions for this guide stem from direct experience in school counseling, coupled with advice given by Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist and parenting expert, Julia Samuel, psychotherapist and grief expert, and Dr. Christine Carter,  Core Principle: Make It Simple and Adapted for Each ChildWhen you talk to your child, use language that is simple, honest,

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Teach Meditation to Kids: The Best Methods and Resources

Too often, life feels designed for distraction. Between school, work, and devices that offer us unlimited entertainment, it can be hard to be fully aware of what’s actually happening at any given moment. As a result, we feel fried. Our kids feel fried. And before we know it, we experience the consequences: tension, anxiety, temper,

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