63 episodes

Uplift Kids helps families start conversations about timeless values and expansive spirituality. In this podcast from the cofounders of Uplift Kids, Jon Ogden interviews Amanda Suarez, a school psychologist and conscious parenting coach, and Michelle Larson, a marriage and family therapist associate.

We look at what the emerging science and wisdom traditions teach about how to navigate big feelings as well as how to integrate practices that nurture spiritual health at home. For more, see: https://upliftkids.org/

The Uplift Kids Podcast Uplift Kids

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Uplift Kids helps families start conversations about timeless values and expansive spirituality. In this podcast from the cofounders of Uplift Kids, Jon Ogden interviews Amanda Suarez, a school psychologist and conscious parenting coach, and Michelle Larson, a marriage and family therapist associate.

We look at what the emerging science and wisdom traditions teach about how to navigate big feelings as well as how to integrate practices that nurture spiritual health at home. For more, see: https://upliftkids.org/

    Uplift Family Camp 2024 Recap!

    Uplift Family Camp 2024 Recap!

    Uplift Family Camp 2024 was a success! A fun and transformational mix of games, water play, activities (sound bath, crafts, storytelling), singing, and heartfelt discussions.

    Here is some of what participants had to say: 


    "Beautifully planned and executed. So grateful for this new family tradition."
    "Loved the circles and group sessions. Amazing food!"
    "Loved this so much! Would love to come back."
    “The first thing my kids said when they got in the car to head home was, ‘Can we do this again next year?'”

    To get on the waitlist for next year, visit upliftkids.org/family-camp

    *Our apologies — We recorded this episode in person right after camp ended and the audio isn't as clear as we hoped it would be.

    • 13 min
    Critical Thinking: Spotting Misinformation and Lies

    Critical Thinking: Spotting Misinformation and Lies

    It can be difficult to help kids know what's true and what's not true — especially when it comes to information online. In this episode Amanda, Michelle, and Jon talk about how our personal attitude and disposition can make a big difference to finding the truth.

    • 12 min
    Digital Technology: Connection or Disconnection?

    Digital Technology: Connection or Disconnection?

    Jonathan Haidt's The Anxious Generation has sparked an international conversation about screen time. In this episode, we talk about the topic as it relates to connection and disconnection, considering both aspects together. Listen to hear ideas about how to navigate this tricky topic.

    • 13 min
    What to Do With "I'm Bored!"

    What to Do With "I'm Bored!"

    What do you do when your kid says, "I'm bored!" — and how does boredom relate to spirituality? In this episode, the Uplift team explores the best ways to navigate feelings of boredom at home.

    If you're a member, check out the full lesson at: UpliftKids.org/lessons/boredom

    If you're not a member, start a free two-week trial: https://upliftkids.org/join/membership

    • 14 min
    Mornings: Create a Routine That Works

    Mornings: Create a Routine That Works

    Finding the balance between structure and flexibility in the morning routine helps everyone feel prepared for whatever comes their way. In this episode, Amanda, Jon, and Michelle share their own struggles to make mornings work as well as small ways they find connection.



    https://upliftkids.org/lessons/mornings/

    • 11 min
    Wisdom Parenting: Balancing Polarities (Opposites)

    Wisdom Parenting: Balancing Polarities (Opposites)

    Wisdom is when we can discern what is the best way forward, especially as it relates to two good things. It's easy to tell your kid to be kind. But what about being kind *and* honest? Wisdom is when we can discern what's appropriate in any given moment.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Jmcheaton ,

Super helpful podcast and program for teaching kids!

We have used the Uplift lessons with our family for a year now, and it has been so powerful! The podcast really helps you as the parent or adult to prepare to teach on the topic; I love the discussion Michelle, Amanda, and John have every week with each of their different perspectives. They are thoughtful and well-rounded. Thank you Uplift for another amazing resource!!

Joshua Sykes =] ,

Wise words, simple answers

Humility episode was well worth the listen! ~ Teaching conflict management and interaction skills is something I can benefit from too (Episode 6) Thank you Michelle, Amanda, and Jon =]

BrendaKstar ,

Helpful Wisdom

Best parenting podcast! I love the way these guys back up their ideas with stories from their lives and practices. This pod helps not only with my own parenting, but with all my interactions with kiddos. It’s a new world of interconnectedness!

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