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From Spring to Summer: Helping Your Teen Manage

Teens on campus springtime

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 […]

Does Valentine’s Day Affect Teen Depression?

Female writing Valentine's Day cards

As February unfurls, Valentine’s Day with its hallmark of romance – dinners out, toasts with wine or champagne, and the exchange of jewelry – fades into memory before we know it. For adults, it’s a month draped in love’s glow, but for teens, the atmosphere can feel markedly different. The impact of Valentine’s Day teen […]

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

Teen during the holidays

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 […]

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 […]

Neurodiversity in Teens: Our Differences Make Us Who We Are

Neurodiversity

The term “neurodiverse” seems to be used everywhere today; social media, tv shows, movies, and more! While there is no single definition of this term, it typically is used to describe the differences in the ways people’s brains work. According to the Child Mind Institute, the term “neurodiversity” was created to help fight the stigma […]

Mental Health Basics

Mental Health Awareness Month

The term “mental health” has gained an immense amount of popularity and attention in recent years and is a hot topic in workplaces, schools, social media, and much more!  Navigating this complex term can be overwhelming as it encompasses so many different areas of psychology: mental illnesses, psychological health, emotional well-being, and mental wellness. If […]

Stress: The Good, The Bad, and The Benefits You Never Knew Existed

Teen girl studying outdoors

While it might be difficult to accept, stress is a part of our everyday life. You might think that all types of stress are bad, but that isn’t true! In most cases, we believe that stress is a negative thing that wreaks havoc on our physical and mental health, but it can actually provide us […]

Don’t Rely on Luck: Protect Your Teen’s Mental Health

Girl holding a lucky four leaf clover

Every day, whether through face-to-face interactions or podcast conversations, I have the privilege of speaking to hundreds, even thousands, of adults about the reason A Brighter Day Charity exists and the positive impact we are having on families.  Our resources on stress and depression for teens and their families, with the ultimate goal of preventing […]

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