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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Developing Spiritual Persistence

I am often so excited when I begin a new spiritual practice, I expect to see immediate benefits. In my enthusiasm, I sometimes forget that to see the lasting effects of meditation, yoga, or advocacy practices, I need to continue doing them even when they are hard or I don’t feel like it. To establish new ways of being with…

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  • Guided Meditation for Peacefulness

    Stress and anxiety are common occurrences in contemporary family life. Parents and children have a lot to do each day,…

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    Creating a Mindfulness Space

    Mindfulness practices help children to become more self-aware. When they spend time being present with themselves, they…

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  • Empathy Maps

    Getting to know the children with whom we work is essential. We learn their names and perhaps ask about their favorite…

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    Yoga with Children

    I keep returning to yoga practice in my adult life. It provides me with a space to be present in my body and helps me…

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  • Chapter Books about Refugees & Asylum Seekers

    Older children often wonder about the reasons refugees and asylum seekers have left their homelands. They are able to…

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    Change Sings

    Social change can be scary for children (and adults). Much of parenting young children involves teaching them to obey…

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