Teaching Parents: How to Make RE a Family Practice

By Patricia Infante

The shift towards Family Ministry has many religious educators reclaiming the language of “parents as the primary religious educators.” What does that mean for today’s parents, many of whom did not grow up with Unitarian Universalism and have limited experience to use as guideposts? We’ll explore the role of parents in religious education and talk about practices and tools that parents can use to reinforce meaningful participation in a faith community.

Presented by Patricia Infante, CER Program Manager for Lifespan Faith Development.

Resources from this video include:

The Gift of Faith Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children, Second Edition

By Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar

From Skinner House Books

Celebrates the importance of nurturing our children's spiritual growth...

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Nurturing Children and Youth A Developmental Guidebook

This book belongs to the Tapestry of Faith Toolkit Series provided by the UUA Faith Development Office. Toolkit Books provide background knowledge, inspiration, and practical guidance to program and lead UU faith development and to help us explore and live our faith in our congregations,...

Nurturing Children and Youth

About the Author

Patricia Infante

Patricia Hall Infante is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who grew up in a large New York City congregation. Her first career as a contract negotiator was put on hold while she took the job of full-time mother to two wonderful boys (an investment that continues to pay dividends)....

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We Discover Faith Together, in Our Families

All people are lovable beings of infinite worth, imbued with powers of the soul. We are obligated to use our gifts, talents, and potentials in the service of life. Unitarian Universalism affirms all families, of origin and of choice. Parents and caregivers find support to embrace their role as...


Timely, topical, and fun activities and stories: the UU World Families section

UU World magazine includes a pull-out, full color section of timely, engaging faith-building activities to share at home. The Families section is edited by Susan Lawrence, Managing Editor of the UUA Lifespan Faith Engagement Office. Use the links below to download a complete four-page Families...

UU World Family Pages