Utah’s first lady, Jeanette Herbert, held a convention for parents this week in Salt Lake City. The conference, Uplift Utah Families, showcased speeches from parenting and relationship experts as well as sessions covering a range of topics. One common theme is the need for parents to turn everything off and focus on spending time as a family. Being ‘present’ to children’s needs and wants serves to strengthen a family’s bond. If consistent parental guidance is missing, children will look to others for validation and a sense of belonging. Too often children are without proper guidance, and that can lead to trouble. Children need adults to teach them boundaries, reinforce values, and serve as active role models.
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