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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 […]

Winter Break and Finals: 5 Ways to Encourage Your Teen

winter break and finals

With winter break on the horizon and final exams around the corner, it’s no surprise that your teen might be experiencing more stress and anxiety during this time of year.  There is a curriculum to cram, deadlines to meet, and pressure to do well on tests before leaving for the holiday break. Performing well on […]

Anxiety, Stress, and Your Teen: A Christmas Story

‘Tis the season to be merry and not so merry… As parents, we are painfully aware of the flu season, the never-ending Covid season, and the sadness and loneliness adults can feel this time of the year. Did you also know, however, that our teens also rank the winter months as the saddest time of […]

The Luck of the Irish and Good Teen Parenting

As a parent, we often have incredibly full schedules. We are so busy with work, driving our teens everywhere, making dinner, making sure the homework is being done, all while preparing for everything related to college applications.  We don’t have enough time in our lives to be closely acquainted with our teens.  At least, we think we don’t […]

Is Your Teen’s Head on Straight as Schools Open for Fall?

For some, resuming pre-pandemic activities requires a gradual approach. Be open to talking to your younger family members to help find balance. Quiet time after school, and in between playdates and activities, may help children ease back into a normal routine.

All of us as parents are so grateful that our teens will finally be able to go back to school in a few weeks.This means that they may learn in the proper setting, spend time with their friends and do what teens need to be doing to develop and grow.So, this is a good time […]

Tackling the Transition from Teenager to Adulthood

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​ I came across an article on the Internet offering teen advice that I found very effective and wished to share with you.  11 Tips to Help Your Teenagers Navigate Early Adulthood Tip 1 Take your time You will grow up fast enough without trying to rush the process. tip 2 Don’t try to plan […]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

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When you think of the word “boundary,” what comes to mind? You might think of the local river that separates your city from the next town over, the doorstep that separates your classroom from the hallway, or the big red STOP sign posted at each crosswalk.  In short, boundaries signal limits, where one thing stops […]

10 Ways To Be a Good Friend

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What is one kind of relationship that can… Be an immense source of happiness and fulfillment, Teach you vital social skills, Help you define your priorities, Offer you support through thick and thin, Significantly reduce your feelings of loneliness and isolation, Give you a reality check every now and again, and Help you create social […]