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What Every Parent Needs To Know About Kids Getting In Trouble With The Law | Elvin Gonzalez | Episode 83
Aug 19 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
Learning 101: How Learning Styles Could Be Holding Your Child Back | Kimberly Kassner | Episode 26
Jul 16, 2018 • 43 min
Discover how learning styles and learning mindsets may be holding your child back. In this Mighty Parenting podcast episode, co-hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler talk with learning and education expert Kimberly Kassner. They’ll be getting tips and…
Parenting Power Struggles – Tired of Fighting with Your Teen? | Neil D. Brown | Episode 25
Jul 9, 2018 • 47 min
The teen years can be filled with challenges, including parenting power struggles. If you’re tired of fighting with your teen, at the end of your rope, or just can’t figure out how to get them to do what they need to do, listen to this episode of the…
Overcoming Obstacles to Success – What Parents of Teens Need to Know | Shannon Evans | Episode 24
Jul 2, 2018 • 49 min
As parents, we want the best for our kids, and overcoming obstacles to success is so important in the teen years. In today’s culture, there is huge pressure to succeed and both parents and teens feel it. So what causes our kids to fail? What roadblocks…
Emotional Eating - How It’s Hijacking Our Families | Karen R Koenig | Episode 23
Jun 25, 2018 • 44 min
Emotional eating has become a widespread problem and it’s one that affects parents and teens alike. We’ve watched stress levels rise in ourselves and in our children, but along with that we have not really learned new ways to handle that stress or all the…
Mighty Parenting Tackles: Are You Supporting Your Child’s Future | Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis | Episode 22
Jun 18, 2018 • 26 min
Show Notes: Parents want the best for their kids and that includes a secure job and a financially stable future. But, are you supporting your child’s future? Culturally we’ve been taught that there is one path to that goal and we push our kids to follow…
Parenting Problem - The Surprising Solution Might Be Time Management for Teens | Leslie Josel | Episode 21
Jun 11, 2018 • 55 min
Parents deal with many problems; getting-out-the-door-in-the-morning struggles, arguments about when homework will get done, and you might have a child who is chronically late. It can be incredibly frustrating and exhausting to face a parenting problem…
Positive Parental Involvement In Youth Sports| Janis B Meredith | Episode 20
Jun 4, 2018 • 40 min
Youth sports touch the lives of millions of children and teens every day. Being part of a team, learning new skills, and improving health are all part of the positive impact. Unfortunately, well-intentioned parents can negate that positive impact.…
Mighty Parenting Tackles: What Parents Need To Know About 13 Reasons Why | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler | Episode 19
May 28, 2018 • 38 min
There’s no doubt that 13 Reasons Why is controversial. Whether you love it, hate it, or are avoiding it, recognizing that it is part of our children’s world will help you manage their exposure and deal with any reactions. There’s a lot going on here and…
Why Do Kids Bully – a Fresh Perspective on Preventing Bullying | Dr. Charlotte Reznick | Episode 18
May 21, 2018 • 44 min
When bullying occurs, parents and schools take action and invoke discipline to end bullying. But what if there was a different path, a more effective way of handling things? What if we ask, “Why do kids bully?” then use the answer to discover and deal…
Parenting Teens So They Can Launch | Dennis Trittin | Episode 17
May 14, 2018 • 44 min
Parents dream about, or dread, the day their child moves out of the house. But are they ready? Will they pay their bills? Will they eat well? Have clean clothes? Make good decisions? Parenting our teens so they can launch can be a daunting task but it is…
What Parents Need to Know About Teen Friendships | Annie Fox | Episode 16
May 7, 2018 • 48 min
From the time our children can share a toy, friendships take on a role in their lives. As our children become teenagers, that role grows and friends take on a central place. Those teen friendships are very different from the ones in preschool and there…
Helping Our Teenager Deal With Loss | Mark Hundley | Episode 15
Apr 30, 2018 • 46 min
Your teen’s life is full of disappointment; losing a friend, getting a bad grade, not making the team, missing the shot, losing a job, having privileges taken away, losing an opportunity, and so much more. Parents may dismiss these as “no big deal” but…
Becoming a Better Parent Through Self Care | Judy Davis Sandy Fowler | Episode 14
Apr 23, 2018 • 46 min
Self-care is almost taboo in our society. These days no one bats an eye if you say you’re exhausted or stressed—it’s almost expected. The idea of taking time to take care of yourself or reduce that stress through self-care is almost laughable. The truth…
Exhausted by Parenting Your Teen | Erin Leyba | Episode 13
Apr 16, 2018 • 39 min
Parenting is the most wonderful and most exhausting job you will ever love. But why is it so tiring? Is there anything we can do to change that? How can you stop being exhausted by parenting your teen? Erin Leyba explores this situation with Mighty…
Talking Sex to Your Teenager | Cath Hakanson | Episode 12
Apr 9, 2018 • 40 min
If you are a parent who avoids talking sex to your teenager, you are not alone. Most parents stop having these conversations when kids hit puberty, but kids really need them in their teen years and even into their twenties. But what do we need to discuss?…
Powerful Communication Techniques for Dealing With Difficult Family | Eric Maisel | Episode 11
Apr 2, 2018 • 38 min
Parenting teens has never been an easy task. In today’s world, when your child struggles with stressors, triggers, ADHD, depression, anxiety, or something else, it can be downright overwhelming. When family dynamics aren’t smooth, or extended family…
Mighty Parenting Tackles: Coping Strategies for Stress | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler – Episode 10
Mar 26, 2018 • 38 min
On today’s Mighty Parenting podcast, Judy and Sandy take us into the world of coping strategies for stress. Managing stress and anxiety is an ever-growing challenge for teens and twentysomethings in today’s world, and many of them either don’t have the…
Build a Support System that Makes Parenting Your Teen Easier |Janice Case | Episode 9
Mar 19, 2018 • 46 min
Parents need more support during the teen and early adult years than they do at any other time. Our kids are growing, facing new adventures and new obstacles. We have to find new ways to parent through the struggles, but this is a time when parents feel…
Parenting After Divorce | Claudette Chenevert | Episode 8
Mar 12, 2018 • 40 min
Divorce is never easy, and the impact of divorce can hit us hard, especially our kids. Kids may act out, exes may clash instead of communicating, or everyone may struggle with the different parenting styles in the two households. Whatever happens, parents…
Partnering to Eliminate Problems at School | Meg Flanagan - Episode 7
Mar 5, 2018 • 33 min
Teachers, coaches, mentors, counselors and support staff help us educate our kids and identify problems at school. They are the people we reach out to when our child is struggling, but what happens when you don’t see eye to eye on the best way to support…
Raising Teens: Taming the Social Media Monster | Mandy Majors | Episode 6
Feb 26, 2018 • 38 min
Social Media is a way of life for our kids. Our teens and twentysomethings are connected more than ever, and parents need to be prepared. In today’s Mighty Parenting podcast, expert Mandy Majors of NextTalk shares her practical approach to cyberparenting.…
Forgiveness - Letting Go of Parenting Guilt and Shame | Cliff Edwards - Episode 5
Feb 19, 2018 • 40 min
Parents struggle with guilt and shame from things we did and things we didn’t do in raising our kids. By the time they’re teenagers all those parenting mistakes can add up, for us and them. And when that happens the emotional baggage that goes with it can…
Protect Your Teen from Prescription Drug Addiction | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler – Episode 4
Feb 13, 2018 • 41 min
Grades, winning, being a leader, joining the right club, getting into the college of your choice, being liked on social media, what to do and who to be, these are all things that create huge pressure for our teens and twentysomethings. One of the ways…
Preventing The Long-term Emotional Toll of Bullying | Stephanie Cameron – Episode 3
Feb 13, 2018 • 36 min
Parents know bullying is a growing problem and we worry about our child becoming a victim. We don’t want them to be hurt and embarrassed so if we find out they’re being bullied we do everything we can to get it to stop. But what if you don’t know it’s…
The Surprising Reason Kids Can’t Handle Disappointment or Failure | Dr. Gilboa – Episode 2
Feb 13, 2018 • 39 min
We hear a lot of frustrated and worried parents commenting on the way kids handle, or rather can’t handle, when life gets frustrating. From not being able to buy the gadget they want to not getting the grade they want, not making the cut for the team, not…
Mighty Parenting - Real Talk for Real Parents | Launch Show – Episode 1
Feb 13, 2018 • 7 min
Raising teens and parenting young adults in today’s world presents huge challenges for parents. The Mighty Parenting podcast provides solutions and strategies. Co-hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler interview experts, share stories and get real, raw and…