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Honor American Heroes With Your Teen This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the day Americans set aside to honor those brave men and women who met tragic ends while defending our freedom.

This Memorial Day weekend, families in Contra Costa County and beyond will enjoy warm weather, backyard grilling, and maybe even a trip to the beach. And for many teens, Memorial Day is just a day off from school. However, I encourage you to use this Memorial Day as an opportunity to ask your teen, “What […]

Avoiding Those Teen Summertime Blues

how teen mental health is impacted by covid 19 pandemic quarantine and lockdown

In just a few weeks, the 2020-2021 school year will end.  Most teens have barely had time to socialize with peers in meaningful ways. Without a doubt, this past school year has been the most difficult for teens in more than a generation. Because of COVID-19… We asked them to stop spending time in person […]