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 […]

Parents as Spiritual Guides

UU World Family pages  a monthly insert in the UU World magazine. Every issue of UU World print magazine includes a pull-out, full color section of timely, fun, and faith-building activities and stories to share at home. https://www.uua.org/families/uu-world-family-pages The Gift of Faith  by UUMinister Jeanne Niewejaar celebrates the importance of nurturing children’s spiritual growth. The book explores ways to […]

Mindfulness with Children

Silent Meditation is a great way to deal with the stresses of life, to become more calm and centered, to become more who you are. It’s not the only way to accomplish these things, but it’s one of the simplest. Silent Meditation with Children Silent meditation can be a peaceful grounding practice for children. While […]

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