Create a Family Covenant

A covenant is a promise made in love.  The word “covenant” shows up all the time in UU spaces. We begin every church service by speaking our covenant, and we begin our learning gatherings at church by making a covenant about how we will interact. At its heart, a covenant is simply a promise made [...]

Family Joys and Sorrows

Sharing of Joys and Sorrows “We listen to each other, it is a holy act To share our joys and sorrows, with grace it flows on back.”   Sharing Joys and Sorrows is a beautiful way for your family to share a simple ritual, listening deeply to each other for what is on the mind [...]

Parenting During Pandemic

We know that parents are struggling with their own schooling and safety decisions and longing for UU community with the other parents.  Some of us are struggling with our privilege to make a decision with only the best interests of their own kids in mind. Others are struggling with real life painful decisions about risk […]

Talking to Kids about Covid-19

Talking with kids about the coronavirus can be hard. Here are some places to start. Social stories help kids with autism and other disabilities. These may also help kids with anxiety or young kids. Coronavirus Social Story a resource for kids with autism by Amanda McGuinness and one by Laura Solomon a UU seminarian and therapist with children. Just For […]

The letter your teen can’t write you

Parenting teens is not for the faint of heart. This blogpost by author Gretchen Schmeltzer offers encouragement for the role of parenting a teenager. http://gretchenschmelzer.com/blog-1/2015/6/23/parent-corner-the-letter-your-teenager-cant-write-you

Gender Spectrum Resources

How can I best raise my gender variant or transgender child with love and compassion, even when I barely understand the issues ahead of us? And what is gender, anyway? These resources help offer a deeper understanding of gender variant and transgender children and teens so that we are better equipped to support our children […]

Racial Justice Resources for Parents and Kids

It is easy to sidestep frank conversation about race, class, gender and sexuality, and disabilities. But if our children are to be justice-makers, we must talk. Children naturally notice racial and cultural differences and economic, social, and other disparities. Make it your mission to affirm their questions. Give truthful answers as best you can; admit what you […]

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