Supporting Families

We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation
Because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation.
Our blunders become their burdens
But one thing is certain:
If we merge mercy with might and might with right,
Then love becomes our legacy
And change our children’s birthright.

– Amanda Gorman, from The Hill We Climb

Are you a teacher, counselor, or community leader committed to helping families grow and thrive? Tired of outdated materials and want research-based resources that boldly anticipate current issues confronting children and families?

We’re rethinking how to actively team up with families in the spiritual care of children. We’ll help you shake off old habits and techniques that just aren’t working anymore. And, using the latest data, we’ll invite you to build on what is working. We’re in this together.

  • Promoting Restorative Justice

    My son’s Montessori school had a ‘peace table’ where children could go to work out disagreements. On it were a few laminated cards with conversation prompts,

    Cultivating Intellectual Humility

    “Saying something doesn’t make it so.” My grandmother would issue this reminder whenever my siblings or I would try to insist that having another cookie wouldn’t ruin our dinner or that pulling weeds was bad for our backs.

  • Encouraging Authenticity

    Authenticity is trending as a value. Parents and children want to speak their truth and advocate for what they believe matters.

    Durable Spiritual Learning

    Recently, I watched several young children explore finger labyrinths for the first time. Most would race to see how fast they could get to the center and then back out again.

  • Getting to Know Children Better

    When marketers want to learn about people, they collect data about them. They then use that information to improve how they communicate about their products or services.

    Creating A Culture Of Caring

    In 3rd and 4th grade, I participated in an afterschool Kids Club organized by a neighborhood grandmother. I would walk to her house every Tuesday for homemade snacks and educational activities.