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Supporting Your Teen as the School Year Ends

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Time certainly flies, doesn’t it? It feels like just yesterday was August, and the school year was starting. Now, we’re just weeks away from its conclusion. For many, this marks the end of high school and the onset of the exciting yet uncertain college years. This transition ushers in a new wave of stress, fear, […]

Sidelines to Frontlines: Parenting a Teen Athlete

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Welcome to the fast-paced world of teen sports, where every game is more than just a display of physical talent. It’s a blend of hard work, discipline, and emotional ups and downs. As parents, you’re right in the thick of it, cheering from the sidelines and offering a shoulder when the going gets tough. Join […]

From Spring to Summer: Helping Your Teen Manage

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As March arrives with blooming flowers, the anticipation of summer break and, for seniors, the leap towards college life intensifies. This period is filled with both excitement and adjustments. How can you support your teen’s emotional well-being during this time? The Emotional Landscape: Understanding Your Teen’s Feelings Have you engaged in deep conversations with your […]

The Loneliness Toolkit: How to Boost Your Mood

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What is Loneliness? Humans are complex, social, emotional beings, and it’s natural for us to crave connections with others. Having a loneliness toolkit, tried and true methods to quickly boost your mood, can make a huge impact on how fast you recover to your true self when you’re feeling down. Even though we live in […]

How Gratitude Can Get You Through the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner. ‘Tis the season to be jolly—so why is it that we sometimes feel melancholy during the most wonderful time of the year? The truth is, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years’ Eve can be a demanding time for many reasons. Between spending an extended amount of time […]

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Divorced Parents

The holiday season is rolling in, and you know what that means – neighborhoods are lighting up like a Christmas tree, menorahs shining through windows, and, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the cutest doggos rocking their holiday sweaters. But hey, let’s be real – if you’re surviving the holidays with divorced […]

31 Mental Health Hacks to Relieve Your Holiday Anxiety

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Anxiety. It’s a totally natural, normal, expected response to the dizzying blur of activities that happen each holiday season. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less painful or convenient. But with an arsenal of grounding exercises under your belt, you can bring down your anxiety to a manageable level before the point of no […]

Smart Ways to Tackle Teen Stress: Essential Tips

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Let’s talk about something we all face: stress. Whether it’s the end-of-year exams, holiday chaos, or just trying to figure out where to fit in, stress can be like that annoying friend who just won’t leave. But here’s the thing – managing stress doesn’t have to be a drag. Let’s explore some effective stress-management strategies […]

Veterans Day and Your Teen: What’s the Connection?

Thank You Veterans

At first glance, the significance of Veterans Day and the everyday lives of our teenagers may seem worlds apart, but there’s a poignant connection that might surprise you. A Shared Battle: Hopelessness and Mental Health Statistics reveal a sobering reality: the only demographic experiencing a higher rate of suicide than our nation’s adolescents and young […]

Teen Angst or Genuine Depression?

Teen angst or genuine depression

Hey, super parents! Welcome to the sometimes tumultuous world of parenting teens. If you’ve found yourself wondering whether your teen’s moodiness is just typical teenage behavior (teen angst) or something more serious, you’re not alone. It’s a tightrope that many parents walk, trying to strike a balance between understanding and concern. So, let’s demystify the […]