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

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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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Aspire to Inspire: Learning the Mamba Mentality for Every Day Greatness

By Stephanie Trudeau | February 3, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Trudeau breaks down the Mamba Mentality framework and offers tips for how to integrate it into our own lives.

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Gradations of Grief: Navigating the Days Following Tragedy

By Stephanie Trudeau | January 30, 2020

Grief comes in many forms. Dr. Stephanie Trudeau walks us through the intricacies of grief within our youth.

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Not All Superheros Wear Capes, Some Play Ball: How Tragedy Unites

By Stephanie Trudeau | January 28, 2020

As communities mourn the loss a legend, Dr. Stephanie Trudeau shares ways caring adults can facilitate healthy grieving for youth.

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Thriving on the Road to Joy

By Pamela Ebstyne King | January 22, 2020

How can caring adults equip youth for a journey of long-lasting joy? Pamela King highlights the 3 essentials needed.

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Mentorships as Catalysts for Youth Thriving

By Casey Taylor | January 8, 2020

Research reveals the key characteristics that help mentoring programs effective in fostering youth thriving.

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Orienting Ourselves Through the Holi-daze

By Pamela Ebstyne King | December 18, 2019

Dr. Pamela King reminds us about the significance of the holidays and orienting our lives to what matters through the holiday craze.

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Helping Youth Rediscover Joy: Vocation and Spirituality

By Frederic Defoy | December 16, 2019

In this part two post, discover how joy can be nurtured spiritually and vocationally in youth.

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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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Why Giving Thanks Matters

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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Increasing Emotional Awareness in Teens

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 3 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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11 Warning Signs to Performance-Based Identity

By Benjamin Houltberg | October 24, 2018

Discover the warning signs that determine whether an athlete suffers from a performance-based identity.

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What My Parents Did Right (When It Came to Sports)

By Luke Davidiuk | August 5, 2016

Luke Davidiuk discusses the integral role his parents played in fostering positive youth development through sports.

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I Saw Virtues Cultivated as We Built a Home

By Rachel Falco | July 25, 2016

Rachel Falco shares her experience in witnessing elite athletes cultivate virtues and purpose as build a home for a family in Mexico.

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United by a Common Purpose

By Christina Scholtz | July 22, 2016

Christa Scholtz reflects on her experience of building a home for a family in Mexico, and the power serving others can have on purpose.

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Adolescents and Spirituality: Do Mountaintop Spiritual Experiences Really Make a Difference?

By Abigail Shepherd | July 20, 2016

Learn 3 ways caring adults can stimulate spiritual experiences and growth in teens.

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The 10 Commandments of Coaching

By Luke Davidiuk | May 30, 2016

Learn about the 10 research-backed techniques coaches can adopt to positively influence a young athlete’s development. 

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Asset Building in Youth: Do You Treat Them as Half Full or Half Empty?

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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