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Dealing With Teenagers’ Risky Behavior | Jon Mattleman | Episode 126
May 25 • 47 min
Teens do many things that baffle parents. We shake our heads and wonder why they do the things they do. But when they engage in risky behavior it scares us. When parents are scared we can over react or take a stance that makes things worse. Find out why…
Strengthen Family Bonds When You Volunteer As A Family | Jenny Friedman | Episode 125
May 18 • 30 min
A universal truth is parents want to be close to their kids. But when our kids become teenagers it can be tricky to find ways to strengthen family bonds. One way to do it is to spend meaningful time together, and a great way to do that is to volunteer as…
Raising A Good Man | Kara Kinney Cartwright | Episode 124
May 11 • 36 min
When asked what we want for our children most parents say we want them to be happy. However, we also want them to be good, kind, responsible people. That’s the premise behind Kara Kinney Cartwright’s new book Just Don’t Be An Assh*le: A Surprisingly…
What Parents Need To Know About Teenage Emotions And Suicidal Thoughts | Dr. Lia Gaggino | Episode 123
May 4 • 55 min
Children’s emotional and physical health are one and the same. The health of the body impacts our emotions and thoughts. Conversely, our thoughts and feelings impact the body. As our teenagers grow up they experience intense emotions and may even have…
Coping With Learning At Home | Sandy Fowler | Episode 122
Apr 27 • 27 min
Parents are suddenly thrust into the position of teacher. Not only that, but they have to do it while adhering to someone else’s schedule and plan. Coping with learning at home is pushing many parents over the edge and causing their stress levels to soar.…
When Your Teenager Is Pushing Your Buttons | Hunter Clarke-Fields | Episode 121
Apr 20 • 36 min
Parenting teenagers is challenging. Pushback, arguments, silence and distancing are some of the hallmarks of this stage. One of the more challenging situations for parents comes from your teen pushing your buttons. It’s like we’re wearing a shirt with big…
Relieving Coronavirus Anxiety | Sandy Fowler | Episode 120
Apr 13 • 20 min
Families everywhere are dealing with lack of routine, lost connection, living and working in close quarters, and even grief as COVID-19 runs its course. Our kids are living with a lot of disappointment and fear, and they may feel adrift. All of this is…
Healthy Parenting Strategies For Handling The Coronavirus Lockdown | Anthony Rao | Episode 119
Apr 6 • 27 min
Healthy parenting during the Coronavirus lockdown has some challenges. Our kids are feeling a lot of different emotions. They are dealing with a lack of routine and they get tired of being locked down with us. But there are things parents can do, and…
Decoding Boys - Understanding Boys’ Silence, Anger And Other Signals | Cara Natterson MD | Episode 118
Mar 30 • 42 min
As our boys grow up life can get strange. That little boy who loved being with you can suddenly disappear behind closed doors. We lose communication and our relationship with them suffers. Understanding boys and the changes they go through as they…
Arguing With Your Teenager | Laurie Warren | Episode 117
Mar 23 • 52 min
Ever feel like all you’re doing is arguing with your teenager? Whether it’s an eye roll, the exasperated tone, push back, or an actual argument, it’s exhausting. Parents get frustrated and end up feeling guilty. But Laurie Warren has a different view of…
Strategies For Dealing With Social Distancing With Teenagers | Sandy Fowler | Episode 116
Mar 16 • 26 min
With scheduling changes, living in close quarters, loss of stability and routines as well as income, many families are struggling to deal with social isolation. Stress-relief coach and Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler shares strategies for…
Dream Big Never Quit | Marc Megna | Episode 115
Mar 9 • 46 min
Every parent wants their teenager to be happy and that means we want them to dream and to dream big. But what happens when life gets in the way? When they experience failure, bullying, or obstacles? How can we still connect with them and support them? How…
Why Kids Struggle In School | Rachael Gallows | Episode 114
Mar 2 • 37 min
When teenagers struggle in school the effects ripple outward. Parents try to help their kids but often end up in power struggles, an argument or even someone being in tears. Rachel Gallows knows what that’s like. She struggled and almost failed year after…
Understanding Food Addiction For You And Your Teenager | Jennifer Alembik | Episode 113
Feb 24 • 39 min
Touched-up photos of thin, beautiful women and muscular, gorgeous men. Movies where sadness is met with a tub of ice cream. Living in a world that feels out of control. These are just a few of the societal factors that contribute to food addiction. But…
The Surprising Reason Kids Can’t Handle Disappointment or Failure | Dr. G | Episode 112
Feb 16 • 30 min
We hear a lot of frustrated and worried parents commenting on the way teenagers aren’t handling disappointment or failure well. When life gets frustrating kids are folding or melting down. Not being able to buy the gadget they want, not getting the grade…
Beneath the Surface - Understanding Teenage Depression | Kristi Hugstad | Episode 111
Feb 9 • 39 min
Depression is a surprisingly common health concern in teens yet most parents don’t understand depression or recognize the warning signs. Understanding depression in teenagers helps parents and other adults recognize when a problem may be forming and…
Am I Parenting Right | Dr Steven Fonso | Episode 110
Feb 2 • 53 min
Parents struggle to do what’s best for their kids and often wonder, “Am I parenting right?” There are many different parenting styles and many ways to implement them. Parents may feel varying degrees of success in attempting any of them. Plus, we all have…
A Sneak Peek Inside The Teenage Mind | Valerie Grison-Alsop and Blanche Stora | Episode 109
Jan 26 • 43 min
Every parent wonders what their child is thinking. In today’s climate we also wonder what is weighing on their hearts and what is feeding their anxiety. Today we’ll get an inside look at the teenage mind from people who listen to them regularly. Mighty…
How to Eat Healthy And Help Your Teenager Lose Weight in a Healthy Way | Nagina Abdullah | Episode 108
Jan 19 • 48 min
Eating healthy and losing weight are two popular New Year resolutions. However, achieving those goals is not easy. It can be difficult when we try to shift an entire family’s diet. Then there are the issues that come up when our teenager wants to lose…
How To Help Teenagers Bounce Back From Failure And Rejection | Stephen David Leonard | Episode 107
Jan 12 • 53 min
Trying out for the theatre or a team. Being graded on a performance. Trying to make friends or ask someone out on a date. Teenagers face rejection and failure frequently and they may not have the skills to bounce back. It takes resilience which is…
Settle Smart In Your Search For Work Life Balance | Dana Look-Arimoto | episode 106
Jan 5 • 46 min
Work-life balance is a myth. It’s not about balancing work and all the rest of life. Work is a part of life and to separate it like that is disingenuous to you and your potential, not to mention your family. Pushing for balance stops us from enjoying our…
Motivating Teenagers And Helping Them Reach Goals | Adam Norse | Episode 105
Dec 29, 2019 • 40 min
When teens are lethargic, unmotivated, or avoiding school work it makes parents crazy. We may try talking, taking away privileges, or even bribery to get them to do what they need to do. What they really need is motivation. Motivating teenagers can be…
Making New Year Resolutions Work | Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis | Episode 104
Dec 22, 2019
The New Year is right around the corner. This is the time where we either think about how much we despise resolutions or how we can succeed with our New Year resolution. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler have different views on resolutions. On this episode of…
Understanding And Managing Emotions To Create More Joy, Love, And Peace | Jude Bijou | Episode 103
Dec 15, 2019 • 49 min
Ask any parent and they’ll tell you they want their child to be happy. When you dig deeper that turns out to mean we want them to experience joy, love, and peace. That’s a tall order but emotion expert Jude Bijou has a blueprint for finding it. On today’s…
Studying For Standardized Tests | Sandy Fowler | Episode 102
Dec 10, 2019 • 7 min
Tests impact our children’s lives in many ways. From college admissions to scholarships to competitive high school placements, kids need to do well on exams to achieve their goals. Scoring well on standardized tests includes writing a good essay. Mighty…
Running The College Admissions Gauntlet | Gabrielle Glancy | Episode 101
Dec 8, 2019 • 43 min
Parents want their kids to be happy and have a good college experience. However, sometimes they get in the way of that happening. College admissions counselor Gabriella Glancy talks to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler about the ins and outs of…
How To Cultivate A Culture Of Connection In The Digital Age | Anne Moss Rogers | Episode 100
Dec 1, 2019 • 55 min
Human beings need to live in a culture of connection. We crave real connection; seeing people’s faces, feeling human touch, and having conversations that leave us feeling heard and understood. Today’s digital age is fast paced and superficial, leaving us…
How To Write A Winning College Essay | Sandy Fowler | Episode 99
Nov 28, 2019 • 8 min
When our child decides to go to college there are a million things to sort through and manage. On that list is getting admitted to a college that is a good fit for them. Part of the process is to write a college admissions essay. This is no easy feat! The…
Why Finding Your Authentic Self Is So Important For Teens | Cathy Lander-Goldberg | Episode 98
Nov 24, 2019 • 50 min
Peer pressure, emotional challenges, and personality development are a few of the hallmarks of the teenage years. The difficulties are easier to navigate and teens make better choices when they know who they are and what’s truly important to them. Cathy…
Tips For Financing College And Common FAFSA Mistakes | Ron Caruthers | Episode 97
Nov 17, 2019 • 50 min
Parents want to give their child the option of going to college, and especially the college of their dreams. But do parents really understand financing college—the options, the lingo, and must-do items? There are many things to consider and many ways to…
Building Essential Writing Skills With a Virtual Writing Tutor | Jamey Heit Cofounder of Ecree | Episode 96
Nov 10, 2019 • 41 min
Writing skills are essential for success. Our kids need to write papers, apply for post-secondary schools and scholarships, and eventually hold a job. Ask a manager what their biggest employee problem is and they are likely to say their employees can’t…
Stress Relief Strategies For Better Holidays | Sandy Fowler | Episode 95
Nov 3, 2019 • 28 min
Whether you mark the beginning of the holidays with Halloween or Thanksgiving, chances are you’ll be feeling some stress about getting through the season. Finances, family, and packed calendars all add to holiday stress. Let Sandy Fowler show you a way…
Being Selfish Is Good For You And Your Teen | Dr Laura Dabney | Episode 94
Oct 28, 2019 • 46 min
Have you ever caught yourself telling your teenager they are being selfish? It may be time you followed their lead. It turns out being selfish is good. Actually, it’s essential if you’re going to be a great parent. Find out why we need to be selfish, what…
Teach Your Teenager Good Writing Skills Using The 5 Key Characteristics Of Good Writing | Sandy Fowler | Tips - Episode 93
Oct 24, 2019 • 8 min
We know it’s important for our kids to have good writing skills. Writing essays is a skill that not only gets them better grades, it gets them into college, helps them earn scholarships and helps them land and keep a good job. Every job listing we look at…
Career Anxiety In College And High School Students | Dennis Trittin | Episode 92
Oct 21, 2019 • 54 min
Career anxiety in college and high school students is enormous. The pressure begins in junior high and continues through high school and into college. Our kids are suffering from the strain but what’s causing it? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler…
The Truth About The Opioid Epidemic | Sam Quinones | Episode 91
Oct 14, 2019 • 52 min
The opioid epidemic impacts families across the country regardless of race, religious beliefs and socio-economic background. But what does this mean for your family? How did it get started? Are parents adding to the problem? How can we keep our teens…
Mighty Parenting Q and A - Homework Help And Parenting For Independence | Episode 90
Oct 7, 2019 • 53 min
It’s Q&A day at Mighty Parenting. Sandy Fowler answers listeners questions including tips on homework help and parenting for independence. She’s introducing our new sponsor, Ecree, the on-demand virtual writing tutor for students. They have great tips for…
Building Resilience With Timeless Advice For Teenagers | Lisa Shumate | Episode 89
Sep 30, 2019 • 40 min
Why is resilience the current parenting buzzword? Because our children must possess it in order to be independent and successfully move into adulthood. Unfortunately, our teens are lacking in resilience. But there are things parents can do to help. Mighty…
Technology And Relationships Plus Smartphone Addiction | Danny Kim | Episode 88
Sep 23, 2019 • 42 min
Smartphones are supposed to make life better but how do we avoid smartphone addiction for ourselves and our teens? What about technology and relationships? Technology is a tool that has the power to enhance or hinder human connection so let’s find out…
How To Change Your Family With Intentional Parenting And Daddy Saturdays | Justin Batt | Episode 87
Sep 16, 2019 • 52 min
Discover simple methods for connecting with your kids and teaching them lessons and values they need through intentional parenting and Daddy Saturdays. Justin Batt joins Mighty Parenting host Sandy Fowler to share the lessons he learned from spending time…
Mighty Parenting Tackles Teen Suicide Prevention | Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis | Episode 86
Sep 9, 2019 • 51 min
Even the thought of teen suicide is enough to make us want to bury our heads in the sand. But what if there was something you could do to help protect your child as well as others and reduce their risk of attempting suicide? Teen suicide rates are on the…
Reaching Academic Goals | Steven Greene | Episode 85
Sep 2, 2019 • 45 min
We all want our children to be happy and academic success helps them reach their life goals. So, how can parents support their children in reaching academic goals? Education expert Steven Greene opens up to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler. They…
Parenting An Addicted Child Through Recovery | Kim Muench | Episode 84
Aug 26, 2019 • 48 min
No parent dreams of parenting an addicted child. We dream of the joys of parenting and of seeing our child live an amazing life. But sometimes life throws us a curve ball and our teen or twenty-something becomes addicted. It can happen in so many ways…
What Every Parent Needs To Know About Kids Getting In Trouble With The Law | Elvin Gonzalez | Episode 83
Aug 19, 2019 • 53 min
Teenagers getting in trouble with the law is a real issue across geographic, socio economic, and racial backgrounds. Mighty Parenting host Sandy Fowler interviews Elvin Gonzalez to find out what parents can do to protect their child. Our Guest: Elvin…
Embracing Neurodiversity In A Differently Wired World | Debbie Reber | Episode 82
Aug 12, 2019 • 54 min
Kids are all different; some teens are constantly moving, some have difficulty with loud noises, some see letters or numbers jumbled on the page, some are gifted, some struggle with slow processing and others have their own challenges. These kids are…
Use Resilience Parenting To Raise Teenagers Who Are Ready For Life | Chris and Holly Santillo | Episode 81
Aug 5, 2019 • 60 min
Kids are struggling as they grow up and move out of their parents’ home. They just don’t have the resilience they need to handle the challenges life throws at them, even some of the simple things. Resilience parenting is a solution. Chris and Holly…
Mighty Parenting Tackles The Stress-Free Family Vacation | Sandy Fowler | Episode 80
Jul 29, 2019 • 34 min
Every parent dreams of having a stress-free family vacation but frequently that’s not what we get. We encounter bickering children, surly teenagers, and melt downs. We deal with bad directions, no restaurants when you need them, and lost luggage. We can…
What Homeschooling Looks Like And How It May Help | Alison Morrow | Episode 79
Jul 22, 2019 • 62 min
With increasing frustration over problems in schools, behavior issues in our own children, special needs and other concerns, families are seeing more reasons to homeschool. But what is homeschooling really? What does homeschooling look like? Can it help…
Teaching Teens About Money | Lacey Langford | Episode 78
Jul 15, 2019 • 61 min
Find out the essential things every parent must know to teach teens about money plus what they need to know before moving out for college or a job. Money isn’t an easy subject for many parents but Lacey Langford will walk us through it as Sandy Fowler…
Solutions For Handling Chronic Pain And Anxiety | Dr. David Hanscom | Episode 77
Jul 8, 2019 • 53 min
Many teenagers are dealing with chronic pain. Whether it’s a sport’s injury, illness, or emotional pain, handling chronic pain can leave them frustrated, angry or depressed. Interestingly, emotional pain and physical pain both cause anxiety so, regardless…
Why Raising Boys Is Different | Janet Allison | Episode 76
Jul 1, 2019 • 50 min
While every teen is an individual, generally our boys and girls are different. Raising boys is exciting and challenging, however, our culture is often geared more toward girls. From problems highlighted in the media to classroom expectations, our boys’…
Human Trafficking Happens Everywhere - Protect Your Teenager | Cathy Knauf | Episode 75
Jun 24, 2019 • 50 min
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal activities. Traffickers are now generating approximately $39 billion annually upon the exploitation of children alone, including teens from all 50 states. Join Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy…
A Moment Of Insight On Raising Happy Healthy Kids | Suvrat Bhargave | Episode 74
Jun 17, 2019 • 45 min
Parents want their children to be happy but what does that really require? What do we do when our kids are facing a difficult time, when they’re asking the tough questions? Dr. Suvrat Bhargave found there are some fundamental questions we all have and the…
How Letting Go Of Shoulds Helps In Building A Good Relationship With Your Teenager | Lisa Giruzzi | Episode 73
Jun 10, 2019 • 39 min
Building a better relationship with your teenager is the parenting dream. In this episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast, communication expert Lisa Giruzzi shows us how the simple phrase “I Should” undermines that goal. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler go in…
When Kids Call The Shots We Can Have Bullied Parents | Sean Grover | Episode 72
Jun 3, 2019 • 50 min
Are you struggling with your teen? Could it be that you’re actually being bullied? Bullied parents are not something we think of, or discuss much, but it happens all the time. When kids call the shots, through defiance, pushing us away, or manipulating…
What One Family’s Experience With A Wilderness Camp Can Teach Parents With A Struggling Teenager | Amie Carey | Episode 71
May 27, 2019 • 47 min
When you have a struggling teenager and you’ve tried every parenting solution you can find only to have them not work, it can leave you devastated. It can also feel like you are all alone but other families are experiencing a similar situation. In fact,…
Teens And Social Media: How To Protect Your Teenager Online | Mandy Majors | Episode 70
May 20, 2019 • 43 min
Parents worry about teens and social media. You probably wonder why they are so attached to it and why it causes so much anxiety. Actually, social media plays a role in teens lives in many ways, both good and bad. So, whether you worry about social media…
Do It Scared: Overcoming Fear In Parenting And Life | Ruth Soukup | Episode 69
May 13, 2019 • 47 min
Fear holds us back and stops us from living the life we want. But how does that work? Is all fear the same? How do we find courage? How do we teach our teens to overcome fear? Ruth Soukup, author of Do It Scared, joins Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy…
Using Yoga to Slow Down Our Lives | Nancy Belisle | Episode 68
May 6, 2019 • 47 min
Today we’re talking about the common problems of stress and busyness that most families face. We’re looking at how yoga is more than what you think it is and could be a solution. Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler chat with Nancy…
Mighty Parenting Q&A Show 1: Real Answers To Your Questions | Episode 67
Apr 29, 2019 • 55 min
Parents send us questions and notes saying they wonder if they’re doing this parenting thing right. It’s a common concern and Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler have been there. They’ve struggled and wondered and now they’re…
Is Your Teen Acting Out In School Or Showing Anxiety About School? | Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider | Episode 66
Apr 22, 2019 • 50 min
Is your child acting out in school? Have they become disruptive or the class clown? Do they have anxiety about school? Are they seen as lazy, unmotivated, unfocused, or difficult? It may not be a behavior issue but rather that they have learning,…
Preventing Dating Violence In Your Teenager’s Life | Dr. Shalanda Moten | Episode 65
Apr 15, 2019 • 52 min
We never think it will happen to our child but 1.5 million teens are the victim of physical violence from their dating partner each year - and even more are affected when you account for emotional, digital, and sexual violence. It’s scary to think of our…
Mighty Parenting Tackles: Dealing With Your Teenager Or College Student This Summer | Episode 64
Apr 8, 2019 • 41 min
Kids coming home from college or off from high school for the summer can mean more family time and fun, or more stress and battles. Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler discuss strategies for dealing with your teenager and college…
What Parents Need To Know About School Lockdowns | Nancy Kislin | Episode 63
Apr 1, 2019 • 39 min
In the era of school lockdowns, parents are frightened and simply don’t know what to do. Do active shooter drills in schools affect our teens? Should we talk to them about it? Mighty Parenting hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler get expert advice from…
Applying Lessons From The Athletic Field And Extra Curricular Activities To Academics And Life Success | Christian K. Buck | Episode 62
Mar 25, 2019 • 53 min
Christian Buck, human performance consultant and author of “The Sport of School: How to Help Student-Athletes Improve Their Grades for High School, College, and Beyond”, joins Mighty Parenting hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler to discuss ways to not only…
Is Your Family Protected From The Opioid Epidemic? | Jamie Nicole Dalton | Episode 61
Mar 18, 2019 • 36 min
It’s all over the news that the US is experiencing an opioid crisis and parents need to know how to keep their kids safe. The opioid epidemic does not discriminate based on race, gender, socio-economic background, or geographic location. It affects teens…
Insights Into Teen Financial Literacy And Finances For Families | Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz | Episode 60
Mar 11, 2019 • 45 min
Parenting means teaching our teens many important skills, including financial literacy. But are they learning those skills? What can parents do? Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler have a candid conversation with financial expert…
The Formula For Raising Successful Children | Ronald F. Ferguson And Tatsha Robertson | Episode 59
Mar 4, 2019 • 38 min
Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler interview Ronald F. Ferguson and Tatsha Robertson, authors of The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children. They discuss achievement and find out what parents can do to…
The Surprising Reason Your Kid Is Acting Defiant and Difficult | Bill Beausay | Episode 58
Feb 25, 2019 • 38 min
Ever wonder why raising a teenager is so difficult? Learn the surprising reason your kid is acting defiant and difficult in this week’s Mighty Parenting podcast. Hosts Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis interview national bestselling author and speaker Bill…
How Parents Of Teens Can Keep Their Romantic Relationship Healthy | Dr. Terri Orbuch | Episode 57
Feb 18, 2019 • 47 min
Relationships take work. Parenting takes work. But how do we have a happy, healthy, romantic relationship when we have kids? And how do we teach our kids the skills for having a healthy relationship? Mighty Parenting hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler…
Mighty Parenting Tackles: Celebrating Milestones | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler | Episode 56
Feb 11, 2019 • 50 min
Celebrating milestones has happened for centuries but has changed in our current culture. Is it still a good idea? What makes for a good and healthy celebration? Can we celebrate too much? Not enough? Are we missing something? Mighty Parenting tackles…
Tips for Powerful Parenting Strategies That Help You Stop Overparenting | Kim Muench | Episode 55
Feb 4, 2019 • 44 min
Parent coach Kim Muench joins Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis to talk about ways overparenting can impact our families. Get tips for powerful parenting and building a strong relationship with your teenager. Our Guest: Kim Muench…
Rewiring Education - How Education Has Changed And Where It Needs To Go To Unlock Our Kids’ Potential | John D Couch | Episode 54
Jan 28, 2019 • 51 min
Our kids think differently. They’ve grown up with technology so they’re digital natives who think differently, and it’s affecting their ability to grow in the current school system. Rewiring Education author John D. Couch has a frank discussion with…
Creating Mental Wellness | Ann Douglas | Episode 53
Jan 21, 2019 • 43 min
Stress and anxiety are on the rise in our society and teens are no exception. Combatting this problem means we need to focus on creating mental wellness in our teens, but what is that? What does mental wellness look like and how can we create it? Join…
Mighty Parenting Tackles: Ending Family Friction | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler | Episode 52
Jan 14, 2019 • 47 min
When raising teenagers, family friction is something that can pop up at the most inconvenient times. From eye rolls and door slamming to lies and shutting down, our teen’s behavior can grate on us and our reactions can send them over the edge. Join Mighty…
Parenting Tips: Ending Procrastination Once And For All | Leslie Josel | Episode 51
Jan 7, 2019 • 47 min
There are many issues that parents and teens struggle with and procrastination is one that can be a daily battle. It can be frustrating to parents to watch our kids waste time, create stress for themselves, or miss deadlines. This is also a time when we…
New Year’s Resolutions: Why Resolutions Fail And Why Resolutions Work | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler | Episode 50
Dec 31, 2018 • 50 min
How to succeed with your New Year’s resolution is the big question on everyone’s mind at this time of year. Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler talk about New Year’s resolutions - why resolutions fail, why resolutions work and what…
Reflections On Parenting: A Year In Review | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler | Episode 49
Dec 24, 2018 • 51 min
Making life better means understanding what’s working and what’s not so you can do more of what works and tweak what’s not working. The same is true with parenting so reflections on parenting is Judy and Sandy’s way of looking back to see what lessons…
Utilizing Resources To Empower Your Teenager And College Student | Natalie Borrell And Alison Grant | Episode 48
Dec 17, 2018 • 39 min
We all want our kids to succeed. Utilizing resources is an essential skill for them to do that, but this is a skill many of our kids have not mastered. Compounding that is their fear or nervousness around talking to the adults in their lives when they…
A Cure For Exhaustion | Karen Brody | Episode 47
Dec 10, 2018 • 36 min
Parents everywhere are looking for a cure for exhaustion. That constant weariness catches us off guard because we expect to be tired when our children are babies, but we don’t expect it to continue on into their teenage years. And we certainly didn’t…
The 411 On Teens and Dating | Mary Jo Rapini | Episode 46
Dec 3, 2018 • 38 min
Every parent needs the 411 on teens and dating. Whether your child is just getting ready to dip their toe in the water, they’ve been swimming for a while, or they’re sexually active, you’ll want to be ready to talk to them and guide them. Mighty Parenting…
How To Prevent The Double Whammy Of Your Kid’s Money Failures And Your Retirement Fail | Lucas Casarez | Episode 45
Nov 26, 2018 • 53 min
Our kid’s money failures and our retirement fail go hand-in-hand when we don’t make good financial choices. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler grill finance expert Lucas Casarez about what we should finance and what we should leave to our kids on the Mighty…
Is Self-Love Necessary For Creating Healthy Families? | Paula Galli | Episode 44
Nov 19, 2018 • 41 min
Self-talk, self-love, and even self-care impact our self-esteem and ultimately our quality of life. Starting from when we are young, our confidence ties into our ability to love ourselves. This week on the Mighty Parenting podcast, expert Paula Galli…
A Candid Discussion On Parenting Pitfalls And How You Can Avoid Them | Sheryl Gould | Episode 43
Nov 12, 2018 • 43 min
Parenting pitfalls can catch anyone off guard—after all, kids don’t come with a manual. Parent coach Sheryl Gould has a candid discussion with Mighty Parenting hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, about the biggest parenting mistakes we should avoid. Our…
The Christmas Secret: How To Stop The Holidays From Messing Up Your Life | Sandy Fowler | Episode 42
Nov 5, 2018 • 37 min
Holidays are stressful but there’s a Christmas Secret and Mighty Parenting podcast host Judy Davis is pulling it out of Sandy Fowler. They dig in to understand where Christmas stress really comes from and uncover the secrets to creating a holiday you will…
The Father Effect And The Impact Of Male Role Models In Our Teens Lives | John Finch | Episode 41
Oct 29, 2018 • 37 min
Present or not, dads are important in our kids’ lives. John Finch demonstrates this in his documentary, The Father Effect. Listen in as Mighty Parenting podcasts hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, talk with John about the father wound, the generational…
Discovering How Going A Little Crunchy Can Impact Your Family’s Health And Behavior Issues | Megan Whitaker | Episode 40
Oct 22, 2018 • 39 min
Life can be crazy and getting ahead of modern living is a challenge for most parents. From chronic sleep issues to allergies to rashes to behavior issues, parents and teens alike seem to be dealing with more problems. Going Crunchy Not Crazy founder,…
What is FOMO and The Impact On Our Teens | Robin Axelrod Sabag | Episode 39
Oct 15, 2018 • 29 min
FOMO, fear of missing out, is creating stress and anxiety in our teens. Is this different from what we experienced growing up? Mighty Parenting hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, talk to therapist and author, Robin Axelrod Sabag to understand what’s…
Family and Money Matters | Patti Handy | Episode 38
Oct 8, 2018 • 44 min
Family and money matters can be a hot-button topic. Whether you are struggling with finances yourself or you need to teach your teen some money skills, you’ll get great information. Mighty Parenting podcast hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, pick money…
How College Is Changing and What You Need for a Good First Job | Ryan Craig | Episode 37
Oct 1, 2018 • 40 min
College is changing, and a 4-year degree is no longer a guarantee of success. Ryan Craig joins Mighty Parenting hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, for an in-depth discussion on the new expectations, job hunting strategies, and decision-making process our…
Parenting Through Learning Disabilities, Behavior Problems, and Mental Health Challenges | Ann Douglas | Episode 36
Sep 24, 2018 • 38 min
We believe parents know their child best, which is confirmed by parenting expert Ann Douglas who tells us to follow our gut when we think something is awry with our child. On this week’s episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler…
Sleep Deprivation and Parenting A Tired Teenager | Frances Robbins | Episode 35
Sep 17, 2018 • 33 min
Sleep deprivation is something we expect when we have a newborn in the house, not a teenager. But teens are tired and so are their parents. Hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler discuss the problem of sleep deprivation and parenting a teenager along with the…
Connecting With Your Teenager Through the 5 Love Languages | Noel Meador | Episode 34
Sep 10, 2018 • 41 min
Parents sometimes find that connecting with your teenager becomes a real challenge. The 5 love languages are a beautiful way to meet this challenge and make your teen feel loved. Mighty Parenting podcast hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, chat with Noel…
Mighty Parenting Tackles: A Simple Path to Suicide Prevention | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler | Episode 33
Sep 3, 2018 • 49 min
Some issues can scare us and leave us feeling helpless. The rise in teen suicide rates can feel like that. But there are things we need to know and there are things we can do to help our kids and other kids in our lives. Suicide prevention is something…
Society and Body Image and It’s Impact On Our Kids | Dana Suchow | Episode 32
Aug 27, 2018 • 34 min
Are you worried about your teen? Hearing negative talk about their body or appearance? Body image and society has become a big problem and it’s even stopping our kids from trying things or grabbing ahold of opportunities—simply because they don’t think…
Teen Behavior: Punishment vs Discipline vs Problem Solving | Cindy Kaplan | Episode 31
Aug 20, 2018 • 31 min
Is teen behavior making you crazy? Or do you worry about your relationship with your teen? There is an interesting dynamic at play during the teen years and when we teach, mold, and impose consequences on our teens, it can get tough. Mighty Parenting…
What Is A Math Mindset And How Might It Affect Your Family | Zoie Hoffman | Episode 30
Aug 13, 2018 • 23 min
Math can be a challenging subject for kids and their parents. But what’s really causing the problems? What effect can it have on your teen? Are there things you can do to turn this around? Mighty Parenting podcast hosts, Judy Davis and Sand Fowler,…
How Mentally Strong Parents Raise Mentally Strong Kids | Amy Morin | Episode 29
Aug 6, 2018 • 32 min
Being resilient is one key to parenting because mentally strong parents raise mentally strong kids. Join Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler as they talk with the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, Amy Morin. In this episode of the Mighty…
Finding The Work Life Balance For Parents | Judy Davis Sandy Fowler | Episode 28
Jul 30, 2018 • 20 min
Mighty Parenting podcast hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, ponder life balance for parents. Life, work, kids, marriage, they all pull at us but Judy and Sandy delve into how real people with busy lives can find work life balance for parents. Our Guests:…
Marriage And Kids: Why It Matters | Dr Terri Orbuch | Episode 27
Jul 23, 2018 • 43 min
Marriage and parenting are both tough but marriage and kids together is the biggest challenge. It is also the biggest opportunity. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler interview relationship expert Dr. Terri Orbuch to get the secret sauce for maximizing the joy in…