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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

Creating Family Ritual

Family rituals and traditions are wonderful, and it is a special joy to celebrate a holiday or carry on a bedtime ritual just as our parents and grandparents did. But the fact is, our lives are very different now, and we need to invent new traditions for today’s families. Family ritual is pretty much anything […]

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 […]

Family Prayers

Who cared if there was really any Being to pray to? What mattered was the sense of giving thanks and praise, the feeling of a humble and grateful heart. — Oliver Sacks Prayer is a constant in human experience across eras and cultures, with petitions, lamentations, gratitude and requests for intercession expressed in a great variety of [...]
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