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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Expressing Gratitude

An American celebration of Thanksgiving generally involves liberal helpings of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pie, plus whatever other traditional or quirky foods a family loves. Sweet potatoes might be candied, mashed, or baked whole. Southerners might add collard greens. Young children might clamor for…

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  • Spiritual Brain Power

    When my eldest child was three, she shocked our neighbor by explaining in detail how a refrigerator works. Amber loved…

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    Helping Kids Appreciate Facts

    What is a fact? One basic definition is that facts are things that we know to be true because of experience,…

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  • Environmental Justice for Preschoolers

    As global leaders gather in Glasgow to discuss climate change, one message is clear: environmental justice isn’t just…

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    Reading The Proudest Blue

    Wearing hijab is a spiritual statement for Muslim girls and women. It is a sign of faith and a practice of…

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  • Encouraging Active Empathy

    My daughter came home talking about a new girl in her class. Since being the new kid can be challenging, I want my…

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    Avoiding Seductive Details

    Drawing children into learning activities can sometimes feel like Sisyphus rolling an immense boulder uphill. Just when…

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