Real Kids Real Faith is reimagining how children’s spirituality looks, sounds, and acts in this moment.

Our Vision

Growing up human today means facing big challenges and high expectations. So we’re rethinking how to help children respond creatively to whatever life brings their way.

Children’s spiritual lives don’t come prepackaged, but are stitched together by snuggles on the sofa, tears over a lost lovey, and gaming with friends next door. Their spirituality is also shaped by a parent’s job loss, learning challenges, and allergies that mean nobody else can have peanut butter.

The good, the bad, the really hard – it affects a child’s spirit. And we’ll address it all.

The ideas you’ll find here are research-based, motivated by a desire to see kids flourish in significant ways. This is important work, best done together. We’re glad you’ve joined us.

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Imagining a Better World with Wish

“Why do bad things happen?” asks my son. That question is hard enough to answer, but he doesn’t stop there. 

  • Exploring Family Relationships with Trolls Band Together

    Movies and commercials often highlight traditional families and focus on the joys of being together. But real families are complicated and not always places of comfort and happiness.

    Practicing Thanks-Giving

    “Let’s go around the room and say something we’re thankful for,” says the teacher. “I’m thankful for apple pie!” says one child.

  • Helping Young Children Connect Actions with Consequences

    As preschoolers, my kids love playing with story blocks. Our set consisted of wooden tiles depicting various characters, places,

    Kindness Trees

    “No, no, no!” said the preschool teacher as she rushed over to a child threatening to hit a playmate.

  • Managing Misbehavior with Conscious Discipline

    I’m watching a group of children prepare to act out a spiritual story. One child insists on taking the lead role,

    Encouraging Creative Thinking

    While hanging out with a babysitter one evening, my children decided to create their own tabletop game. They drew a board on a large sheet of poster paper,