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Happy Thanksgiving Teen Health 411 Readers!

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Blessings to everyone!

The holidays are here and with them come the perfect opportunity to embrace what is important, slow down and spend time with the people you love the most.

The next month brings extra tasks, visitors, the end of the semester, finals, visitors, college applications, soccer season, shopping, decorating, etc... but also an important focus on family, nurturing, loving, tradition, rituals, warmth, and inclusion!

Make the best of every opportunity and stay conscious - choose activities that bring light and love to others and be sure to include your whole family. Remember to include the kids and especially teens, in the planning, preparing, and enjoying - they are more than capable of helping with just about everything and if you need to slow down to include them, so much the better for all of you!

Try not to get so overwhelmed that the process becomes more important than the enjoyment! This magical time of year only happens so many times while you can share it with your kids - so do not waste a moment - embrace your family and make it special!

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Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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