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Adolescence is a meaningful and challenging period in life when youth experience many social, physical, and psychological changes; explore their individual identities; and learn how to navigate their social world. Parents, coaches, mentors, and youth practitioners may at times feel overwhelmed and conflicted on how best support teens as they transition from childhood to adulthood.

Research suggests that involvement and support from caring adults is critical during adolescence. Therefore, our aim with this blog is to provide those who care for youth with the latest research on positive youth development and resources that promote adolescent thriving.

Mother embracing daughter

Mindful Parenting Practices for Stressful Times

By Leanne Bishara | March 25, 2020

Thrive Fellow, Leanne Bishara shares 4 mindfulness practices to help parents become more engaged and less stressed when interacting with teens.

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Aumentando las emociones positivas en el hogar

By Susan Mangan | March 21, 2020

Dra. Susan Mangan ofrece 3 ejercicios en casa que pueden aumentar nuestras emociones positivas.

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Boosting Positive Emotions at Home

By Susan Mangan | March 21, 2020

Dr. Susan Mangan provides 3 at-home exercises that can increase our positive emotions as we continue to navigate through COVID-19.

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La familia bajo presión: El poder de conexión al estar aislados juntos

By Stephanie Trudeau | March 19, 2020

Dra. Stephanie Trudeau ofrece maneras de orientar a nuestra familia hacia el crecimiento y la conexión en medio del aislamiento durante COVID-19.

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Father and daughter washing hands

Family Under Pressure: the Connecting Power of Being Isolated Together

By Stephanie Trudeau | March 19, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau offers ways we can orient our family towards growth and connection amid isolation during COVID-19.

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Helping Kids Develop Coping-Resiliency Strategies During Life Challenges

By Esther Tan | March 18, 2020

Thrive Fellow, Esther Tan shares a research-based model to understand how we can support kids in times of uncertainty.

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Cambiar nuestro enfoque de “sobrevivir” a prosperar durante COVID-19

By Pam King | March 12, 2020

Dra. Pam King reflexiona sobre la importancia de las prácticas contemplativas para ayudarnos a prosperar durante el coronavirus.

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Changing Our Focus from Surviving to Thriving During COVID-19

By Pam King | March 12, 2020

Dr. Pam King reflects on the importance of contemplative practices to help us thrive during the coronavirus.

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Becoming a Girl Dad

By Stephanie Trudeau | March 2, 2020

Guest blogger, Brandon Jensen and Dr. Stephanie Trudeau explore what it means to be a girl dad and share the key messages that impact daughters.

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Conversation Starters to Foster Academic Thriving in Teens

By Leanne Bishara | February 5, 2020

Transitioning to high school can be tough on youth. Discover how you can help them academically succeed through a growth mindset.

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