For Families

We're here to help your kids (and you) thrive

Our expert coaches help kids navigate everything from sleep to screen time to separation anxiety — and help boost your confidence with resources for parents, too.

No costs attached. No insurance required.

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For every age and stage

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Coaching for new(ish) parents/caregivers

Learn about developmental milestones, manage separation anxiety, build patience, get kids to try new things, discover strategies for better sleep, and so much more.

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AGES 5-8


Coaching for kids and their parents/caregivers

Work on how to express big feelings like sadness, worry, and anger in healthy ways, encourage age-appropriate learning, balance alone time with social time, and so much more.

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Ages 9-12


Coaching for preteens and their parents/caregivers

Learn to set boundaries on social media, manage peer pressure, nurture your tween’s growing sense of independence, build self-esteem, confidence, and inclusivity, and so much more.

Tweens BLK
Family and Children

BrightLife Kids is free for all California kids ages 0–12

Our behavioral health care is 100% paid for by the State of California.

Sign up and gain access to free video coaching for your child, secure chat, and parenting resources

No cost. No insurance needed. No referral required.

What is BrightLife Kids?

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Personalized, 1:1 video sessions with diverse coaches

many are bilingual in English/Spanish and have experience working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities

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Secure chat with your coach and on-demand resources

to get help with day-to-day challenges and questions that come up between sessions

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Expert guidance

to help you understand your child’s needs and navigate community resources for therapy, psychiatry, or medication management

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Peace of mind

knowing your concerns are heard, your child has support, and your family’s information is always kept private and secure

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Looking back I wish I had a coach in my corner and that is now my “why” as a coach. It’s important that every child and teen that I work with feels supported and is given the support, and resources to succeed in life. Every so often I’ll receive a message from a caregiver appreciating the positive results they’ve seen in their child through coaching. BrightLife Kids is helping families be healthier, and when families are healthier, our communities are too.

Brando Menjivar,

Senior Clinical Manager

It takes just a few minutes to get started


Create your account

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


Tell us about your family

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


Chat with a coach, schedule a session

You can start a chat any time and video visits are available within days.

What BrightLife Kids parents and caregivers are saying

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.

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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. Coaching through BrightLife Kids is 100% free for every California child ages 0–12 years old and their parents or caregivers. The State of California has fully funded this program, which is why it’s free for families. 

Therapy is not included as part of the free BrightLife Kids coaching program. Therapy is recommended for kids who require close monitoring for safety reasons, have been struggling for a long time, or have more complex challenges that are significantly impacting their day-to-day life. The cost of therapy may be lower if it is covered by insurance. If you have insurance and therapy is recommended for your child, we can help you find out if therapy is covered.

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 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.