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Our Thrive Team has written on a variety of topics that focus on thriving.

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Helping Youth Rediscover Joy: Body Senses and Connection

By Frederic Defoy | December 9, 2019

Learn how you can nurture joy in adolescents through their body senses and relationships.

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Inspiring Kids to Adopt a Posture of Gratitude

By Susan Mangan | November 26, 2019

What does research tell us about gratitude? Explore the key benefits of gratitude and how you can nurture it in kids.

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The Top 6 Apps for Thriving

By Thrive Center | October 31, 2019

When used properly, technology can help us thrive. Our research team highlights 6 apps that can boost relationships, beliefs, and purpose.

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Fostering Emotion Regulation in Teens

By Leanne Bishara | October 30, 2019

Leanne Bishara highlights 5 ways parents can model healthy emotional expression in front of their teens.

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Raising Emotionally Healthy Teens (Part 1): Emotional Awareness

By Leanne Bishara | September 26, 2019

How can parents foster and support emotional awareness in youth? Leanne Bishara shares 3 parenting tips backed by research.

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The Three Religious and Spiritual Assets of Youth Thriving

By Pamela Ebstyne King | July 15, 2019

Pamela King shares the 3 dimensions of religion and spirituality that promote positive youth development.

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Survival of the Equipped (Part 2): Giving our Youth the Tools for a Thriving Life

By Pamela Ebstyne King | October 1, 2007

Explore how youth programs can help teens strengthen the developmental assets that contribute to their thriving.

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Survival of the Equipped (Part 1): The Emerging Perspective of Positive Youth Development

By Pamela Ebstyne King | October 1, 2005

Learn how ministries can serve and empower youth facing trauma through a developmental systems approach.

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