A New Year Means New Mental Health Goals

Setting goals for the new year is a time-honored tradition, but this year it’s time to focus on creating positive mental health goals to reduce anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. A lot of common goals or resolutions focus on things like finances, weight, health, relationships, or family. But if you really want to […]

How to Help Your Teen Set Positive Goals for the New Year

Anytime is a good time to set new, positive goals, but it can help to have a milestone or significant occasion to connect those goals to. This year, you can help your teen to make goals to better their mental and emotional health, here’s how. That’s why so many people make New Year’s resolutions. Your […]

The Gift of Giving Back as a Family

The gift of giving is a big part of the winter holiday experience, so it’s no wonder that it’s the time of year when many people start thinking not just about giving presents to friends and family, but about giving back to their community in the form of volunteering. As a parent, you also may […]

Drug-Impaired Driving: The Effects of Marijuana and Opioids

A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that in 2016, more than 40% of drivers who were fatally injured in car accidents tested positive for drug-impaired driving. Close to 40% of those drivers tested positive for marijuana, and another 16% tested positive for opioids. 4% tested positive for a combination of marijuana and […]

The Health Benefits of Outdoor Winter Activities

Some people see the beginning of winter as their cue to get out of the house and partake in outdoor winter activities – they can’t wait for the chance to go skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating. Many others, however, would prefer to do the opposite – curl up inside a warm house with a blanket […]

Encouraging Teens to Self-Reflect This Time of Year

Adults traditionally view the end of the year as a time to take stock and self-reflect. Many people assess their lives and the way they’re living them.. You might have the hope of approaching the new year with a new outlook and perspective. You don’t have to wait until the end of a year, or any other […]

Parenting a Teen with Holiday Depression

The holidays are a difficult time for many people. The expectations of others around the holiday season can cause stress and exacerbate existing stress which leaves many, including teenagers, vulnerable to holiday depression. By the time they reach their teen years, your child has obligations to friends and family that they feel responsible for – […]

3 Ways to Help Your Teen Beat the Holiday Blues

A lot of people experience holiday blues. Holidays can be a rough time for a lot of people–and not just adults. Children and teenagers also experience stress and sadness around the holiday season. For example, children of divorced parents might feel sad about being away from one parent during the holidays, or anxious about having […]