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Teaching Parents: How to Make RE a Family Practice
Teaching Parents: How to Make RE a Family Practice

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

Jeanne Nieuwejaar
From Skinner House Books
Celebrates the importance of nurturing our children's spiritual growth

Nurturing Children and Youth:
A Developmental Guidebook

Tracey L. Hurd
From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
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...

About the Author

  • 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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