Why We Chose a Youth-driven Approach

Do you ever wish you could travel back in time and give your teenage self advice, encouragement, or maybe just a hug? Many of us have great memories of being a teenager, but we all remember plenty of challenging, cringe-worthy moments, too. A lot has changed, but tweens and teens still need tools to help […]

How to Teach Your Teen to Trust Their Intuition

We call it instinct, a hunch, or a gut feeling: intuition is when we “just know” something without knowing why. It’s often considered mysterious, but intuition is actually a higher-level thinking skill that can be cultivated. According to author and Intuition Lab founder Kim Chestney, intuition is “our built-in guide, or GPS system” that helps […]

Why Confidence is so Important for Teens

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Here’s a cool, little-known fact about the word confidence: it comes from the Latin fidere, which means “to trust.” If you’ve used the Lucero App, you might have seen this word before. Hint: It’s the title of Island 2 because the 28-day experience is designed to help improve your sense of confidence.   You could […]

Why Emotional Regulation is so Important for Teens

The teen years are known for intense emotions with good reason. First, the prefrontal cortex – the part of the brain in charge of reasoning, logic and impulse control – is still developing in teens. Second, the hormones that spark puberty’s physical changes also amp up activity in the emotional and reward-seeking centers of the […]

5 Keys to Your Teen Finding Their Purpose

Not so long ago, researchers thought a sense of purpose was only important for adults. Now they agree that purpose is critical for teens, too. Recent studies show that teens with a sense of purpose benefit from better mental and physical health, a more positive self-image, and an easier transition to adulthood.  “Purpose is not […]

4 Ways to Help Your Teen Discover Their Superpowers

If you’re the parent of a teenager, chances are that just a few years ago, they were running around in a Spider Man suit or Wonder Woman bracelets, saving the world while you cheered them on. Whatever their age, we want our kids to recognize and embrace the unique superhero qualities we see in them. […]

The Benefits of Boredom

How many times have you heard the familiar refrain, “I’m bored!”? If it seems frustratingly frequent these days, you’re not alone. Recent studies have found that the teenage attention span is shrinking. Digital devices promise endless entertainment and connection, but the fast pace and information overload seem to be leading to more boredom, not less. […]

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