Parenting

Resources for Talking to Young People About Mental Health and Suicide

As a parent or caregiver, you play a pivotal role in your teen’s life—not just in providing care and support but also in guiding them through difficult conversations and emotional challenges. Talking about suicide openly and compassionately can help break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues, encouraging teens to share their feelings and seek help when they need it. Read more ›

How to Parent From Two Homes

Obviously, it is great when parents align their values and parenting philosophies, which can often make raising kids together easier. But for some separated parents, finding this alignment isn’t feasible or comes with a cost. In those cases, Sophie Jacobi-Parisi J.D., M.S.W. says, the answer is parallel parenting. Read more ›

10 Tips to Help Your Child After a Breakup or Divorce

Divorce can end some unhappy, unhealthy unions, and in the end, can become the best solution for a struggling family. But if you’re a parent going through it, you’re probably thinking about more than just yourself. If you stay up at night wondering how your children are affected — you’re not alone. There are ways to make this familial transition a bit easier for everyone. Read more ›

How to Help Children Cope With Divorce

During a divorce, children may feel overwhelmed by the changes in their living situation and routine, the loss of stability, and the potential conflict between their parents. They may even feel responsible for the divorce or worry about their relationship with each parent. Read more ›

The Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children

As a marriage dissolves, some parents find themselves asking questions like, “Should we stay together for the kids?” Other parents find divorce is their only option.

The good news is, parents can take steps to reduce the psychological effects of divorce on children. A few supportive parenting strategies can go a long way to helping kids adjust to the changes brought about by divorce. Read more ›

Divorce and Children: Guidelines for Parents

Divorce affects more than a million children in the United States each year. When parents divorce, it can be hard for children to get used to a new way of life. But parents can do many things to protect their children from the emotional harm divorce often brings. Read more ›

Separation or Divorce: Helping Teenagers Adjust

If you and your partner are separating or divorcing, your teen might be feeling all kinds of things—just like you. Strong or mixed feelings are normal. Read more ›

Practicing the 5 C’s of ADHD Parenting

Parenting a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be rewarding and challenging. Dr. Sharon Saline, a renowned psychologist specializing in ADHD, has developed a comprehensive approach known as the “five C’s of ADHD parenting.” Read more ›

BrightLife Kids: Behavioral Health Coaching for Parents, Caregivers, and Kids 0–12

BrightLife Kids, a CalHOPE program by Brightline, supports the mental health of families who live in California with children aged 0–12. BrightLife Kids is free for all California families.
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California Launches Free Digital Behavioral Health Platforms for Children and Families

On on January 16, 2024, California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched the Behavioral Health Virtual Services Platform – two free behavioral health services apps for all families with kids, teens, and young adults ages 0-25. Read more ›

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