Get support with the tough stuff and help your child thrive.

Behavioral health coaching for parents, caregivers, and kids 0–12.

No costs attached. No insurance required. No referrals needed.

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California cares. That's why California is paying for 100% of the care your family gets through BrightLife Kids.

Real coaches. Real simple. Really free — for all California families.

Families have questions. We have answers.

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Infants & Toddlers

Coaching for new(ish) parents/caregivers

Learn how to build non-verbal communication skills, navigate milestones, teach toddlers how to share, solutions for separation anxiety, and more.

Infants and Toddlers
Ages 5-8

Kids

Coaching for kids and parents/caregivers

Develop more patience, encourage independence, solve sleep issues, support making friends and showing kindness, and more.

Kids
Ages 9-12

Tweens

Coaching for preteens and parents/caregivers

Manage friendships, stress, and social pressures, and learn how to navigate your tweens’ growing sense of independence — together.

Tweens

I often feel like a failure as a parent, but Brightline has been giving me hope that it can get better.

BrightLife Kids parent

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Our Mission

To help all kids see a bright future, we provide no-cost, expert behavioral health support for California families with children ages 0-12.

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Our Approach

We make it easy for parents and kids to get the help they need with live coaching sessions via video, secure chat, and on-demand digital resources.

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Our Care

Our bilingual coaches come from diverse backgrounds, have experience with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC populations, and are trained in personalized coaching.

What does BrightLife Kids offer?

Behavioral Health Support

Behavioral Health Support

Support navigating kids’ milestones, phases, and behaviors for California families with children aged 0–12

Easy Access

Easy Access

Bilingual coaches, live translation services in 19 languages, and no insurance or referrals required

Dedicated Coaches

Dedicated Coaches

Live coaching sessions via video, secure chat (with your dedicated coach), and on-demand digital resources

Care Guides

Care Guides

Care navigation to community resources for kids who may need help outside of BrightLife Kids

Privacy

Privacy

Your family's privacy is important to us. Your information will always be kept confidential.

What does BrightLife Kids help parents and caregivers with?

We are here to help you become the parents/caregivers you want to be. How? With a dedicated coach who communicates directly with you and your child to provide expert behavioral health guidance (along with on-demand resources). It’s all yours — anytime and from anywhere.

Parent and Infant

Parents/caregivers of infants/toddlers ages 0–4 learn how to:

  • Identify “normal” development and when it’s time to seek help

  • Help kids make friends and show kindness

  • Help toddlers work through frustration/tantrums

  • Build patience with defiant behavior

  • Get their kids to try new things, places, and foods

  • And much more

Parent and Child

Parents/caregivers of kids ages 5–8 get help with:

  • Learning to express big emotions like sadness, worries, and anger in healthy ways

  • Encouraging age-appropriate independence and responsibility

  • Balancing alone time with social time

  • Finding organizational skills that work for your child

  • Eating healthy foods that are good for brains and bodies

  • And much more

Family and Children

Parents/caregivers of kids ages 9–12 partner with coaches to learn how to:

  • Set boundaries online/on social media (how to use it safely and reduce arguments about where/when/how much is okay)

  • Stay true to themselves when peer pressure starts

  • Build communication skills, manage conflict, and increase confidence

  • Manage relationships at home and friendships at school

  • Foster inclusivity and self-acceptance

  • And much more

Our provider really helped our son navigate his big feelings. She was kind and patient and provided many tools that he uses to manage his emotions on a day to day basis.

BrightLife Kids parent

Getting started is easy

1

Create your account

Click the "Sign Up For Free" button below to get started.

2

Tell us about your family

Based on your answers to a few short questions, you’ll get a personalized care recommendation.

3

Meet with your coach

Video visits are available within days and you can start a chat anytime.

Frequently Asked Questions

BrightLife Kids is for any family living in California with kids 0-12 years old. Parents and caregivers can turn to BrightLife Kids for peer support and expert advice on how to handle behavioral challenges while teaching resilience, problem-solving, and communication. Kids benefit from resources and coaching that teach them how to manage worries, how to express big feelings like sadness, anger, or frustration in healthy ways, and how to navigate complicated or confusing social situations.

No. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen but must be living in California.

No. Insurance is not needed to use the BrightLife Kids program.

Yes. BrightLife Kids is a program that is entirely paid for by the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI). The CYBHI is a $4.7B package of investments initiated by Governor Gavin Newsom to support California’s kids. The goal is to give kids and families the opportunity to receive expert behavioral health support in an easy-to-access, digital format, at no cost to the families.

We offer personalized support, content, and resources for parents/caregivers of kids 0–12 years old.

Our partner Kooth has created a no-cost program called Soluna that was built to support youth from 13–25 years old. Please visit SolunaApp.com to get more information.

School counselors are a great in-person resource, especially for high-needs kids who need academic, career, and personal support. They also help every other student, every day. But sometimes issues or questions come up after school, on weekends, and over holidays. Or there might be times when you need to talk to someone about behavior, but the school counselor isn’t available. Think of BrightLife Kids — with our on-demand resources and video coaching — as an extra layer of support at no cost. We help boost the support at school by helping with family, relationships, and your child’s overall emotional development. Parents/caregivers and kids can get advice or information 24/7 from our library of articles and videos. They can also send a secure message to their coach anytime or schedule a private video coaching session from home, school, or wherever they are.

BrightLife Kids is an added layer of behavioral health support for students and families. School counselors or primary care providers can direct kids and families to BrightLife Kids for help and guidance. However, parents/caregivers and kids do not need a formal referral from anyone to access the program.

Virtual care for kids and their parents/caregivers has been found to be just as effective as in-person care, especially for common concerns like managing worries, sadness, anger, sleep, or tantrums. When in-person care is needed for situations that need an immediate or intensive response, or if a coach’s assessment determines a different level of care is required, BrightLife Kids will guide members to the right care in the community.

BrightLife Kids is committed to providing our families with diverse and inclusive care. Our coaches are bilingual in English and Spanish. They come from diverse backgrounds (just like the families they work with) and are sensitive to different cultures, traditions, and ways of life. Coaches also have experience working with LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and gender-diverse populations. And BrightLife Kids has partnered with Violet to make sure our coaches have the right training.

Yes. We have coaches who are bilingual (English/Spanish) and we offer live translation services that cover 17 other languages* for parents/caregivers who need it. Some of our on-demand digital resources are also available in both English and Spanish.

*Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Armenian, Russian, Farsi, Japanese, Arabic, Cambodian, Hindi, Hmong, Thai, Laotian, Punjabi, Mien, and Ukrainian

Yes, we ask that parents/caregivers complete the registration process for their kids.

Parenting is hard, and the stakes are high, and now I feel like I have a parenting coach. Improving my parenting and my relationship with my kids pays off in terms of my quality of life SO much.

Brightlife Kids parent

Partner with us!

Are you part of a school, community organization, healthcare provider, or other organization that works with families? Learn more about bringing BrightLife Kids to your community and how we can work together to make sure more kids have the support they need.

Email Community Engagement at ce@hellobrightline.com or download our comprehensive toolkit below.