Kicking off a New Edition!

The Winning Family rides again

Big news!

A new edition of The Winning Family will be coming out this fall. Louise and Kristen have been pouring over every chapter  to update this beloved classic for a new generation of parents, in celebration of The Winning Family’s 35th anniversary, we invite you to follow our Kickstarter and get connected with all of our positive parenting resources.

If you would like to get behind the idea that families should be places of positivity and growth for kids and parents alike, we invite you to back this project on Kickstarter!

Whether or not you choose to back this project, we urge you to see the video. The book is full of so many much-needed ideas, techniques, and guidelines for parents that you might also want to support the project on behalf of a friend or family member.

Check out our chapter list for all of the areas of parenting we cover: 

  1. The Idea of Winning
  2. You Are Creating a Masterpiece
  3. The Greatest Gift: Self-Esteem
  4. Building Self-Esteem
  5. Self-Esteem Protection Skills
  6. “I Know They Love Me, But I Don’t Feel It.”
  7. Listening Skills
  8. Asking and Refusal Skills
  9. Dealing with Feelings
  10. Coping Skills for Stress
  11. The Power of Words
  12. Parenting Responses that Affect Self-Esteem
  13. Parents Are Leaders: Re-Visioning Your Family
  14. Parenting Leadership Styles
  15. Parenting and Empowerment
  16. Family Boundaries
  17. Discipline Without Damage
  18. Problem Solving
  19. Touch is Vital
  20. Beliefs & Believing
  21. Monkey Talk
  22. Who’s Pulling Your Strings?
  23. Obsession With Perfection
  24. Internal Barriers to Self-Esteem
  25. External Barriers to Self-Esteem
  26. Cultural Barriers to Self-Esteem
  27. Guidance in the Digital Age
  28. The Power (and Pleasures!) of Play
  29. Bodies and Brains
  30. The Fractured Family
  31. Extending Your Family
  32. When Everybody Wins

Free Book: The Best Gift!

Self-Esteem for Your Children…And Yourself!

Uplift Press is excited to announce…

Self-Esteem: The Best Gift
(for your children AND yourself!)  

A free ebook for parents
Excerpt from The Winning Family with Dr. Louise Hart 

Dr. Louise Hart and Kristen Caven have co-authored three books: The Winning Family, On the Wings of Self-Esteem, and The Bullying Antidote. Co-founders of Uplift Press and Uplift Programs, our presentations to parents focus on creating families where no one has to lose.

Illustrated with sweet, uplifting images, this terrific resource presents a collection of chapters from the updated edition of The Winning Family, which will be coming out in 2022:

  • Parenting: The Most Important Work
  • The Greatest Gift: Self-Esteem
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Self-Esteem Protection Skills
  • Wonder Words
  • “Weather Report”

Sign up and we’ll send you an email with a link so you can read the ebook as an epub, mobi (for Kindle), or pdf.


Still a few picture books left!

“Liking Myself” is much appreciated

In the throes of this COVID pandemic, we are so appreciative of family service agencies who continue to provide virtual services, books, and activity baskets—sometimes delivered to the doorstep of families!

“We received our books [Liking Myself] a few days ago. My staff is very excited about sharing the books with our families. Something staff members all agreed on is that parents would also benefit from this book…there is no age limit with its benefits.” —Debbie Gibson, Children’s Program Director, CCUCP

This praise comes from a Children’s Program in rural Central California who provides early intervention and prevention for children with disabilities and delays throughout their county. In addition they offer a Family Resource Center for the 400 families they serve. Our census is approximately 400 families.

If you have an agency that provides services to families, contact us for deep discounts on our titles during this time.


How to Build Self-Esteem in Your Family

Louise Hart’s popular class is now online!

Louise Hart’s original class, How to Build Self-Esteem in Your Family, is now available online. It’s the first online offering by Uplift U!

Click here to sign up for the class!

Recorded in 1990, the information is not only as fresh now as it was then, but neuroscience now scientifically proves the effectiveness of Hart’s observations. A few years after this, Louise first coined the term positive parenting, but this was the original class that started it all! (And her haircut is totally a blast from the past…!) Continue reading “How to Build Self-Esteem in Your Family”

Cinderella with a Soul

A fresh take on a classic you’ll never forget

We are proud to announce a new edition of The Souls of Her Feet this summer! This Cinderella send-up by Kristen Caven is our first novel. A fairytale ending is always uplifting, but there’s something special about this version, which includes plenty of self-esteem building and creative problem solving.


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Uplift is UPping our game!

The History of Uplift Press

On our new website, you can more easily shop for all of our books, find information about the authors, and keep track of news about new titles, discounts, articles by the authors, and special events. Start by subscribing to follow our news, and get a free e-book on self-esteem protection skills from The Winning Family by Dr. Louise Hart!

The History of Uplift Press

Louise Hart’s first book, The Winning Family: Increasing Self-Esteem in Your Children—and Yourself, was published by Dodd, Mead in 1987, and they went out of business in 1990. With her daughter, Kristen Caven, she acquired the rights and founded Lifeskills Press so she could continue her speaking career. By the time Celestial Arts took it over in 1993, about 50,000 copies had already been sold; Celestial arts sold about 20,000 more. The Winning Family was translated into Portuguese (in Brazil), Spanish, Japanese, and Australian (the “moms” were changed to “mums”). We believe nearly 100,000 copies were sold internationally. 

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