• Mighty Parenting — Real Talk for Real Parents

    Parenting is the toughest job I ever loved. But, as my kids grew into teenagers, I was shocked at how many problems and how much pressure was created by things I had no experience with. Every choice in their teen and young adult years was magnified, for the good and the bad. Their entire lives were accelerated and they faced huge challenges from technology, social media, peer pressure, the push to excel, and the speed of life.

    I found out the tools and coping strategies I had were not enough for today’s world. When my child hit the wall, I went hunting for information, tools and techniques that could provide relief and really help her (and me)! I was surprised at how hard it was to find what I needed and knew I wasn’t alone in my search. That's why I host Mighty Parenting, so you can get the information you need and know you're not alone.

    Below are resources that can help you on your journey. Grab what you need and join me on the podcast and in our Facebook group! Remember, you got this!

  • How To Talk To Your Teen email series gives you tips and strategies that actually work. Learn how to open up the lines of communication with your child, communication that builds connection and strengthens bonds. 

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  • Weekly podcast episodes filled with real, raw and relevant talk about raising teens and parenting young adults in today's world. Available on your favorite podcast player app and on the link below.

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  • We all need support to raise our teens and parent our twenty-somethings. Connect with other parents, get your questions answered, find support and learn tips and strategies in a private Facebook group.

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    You love the interviews with experts and parents and yet you want more so come be part of Mighty Parenting Plus. I'm designing Mighty Parenting Plus to share more ideas, information, and support for parents and I'm inviting you to be a founding member. I'll start sharing some extras beginning in January then I'll be checking with you, the founding members, to find out what you need and tailor the program. You'll get to vote on things like the name and logo as well as what stays in the program, what leaves, and what gets added. And your $5/month subscription price will not go up when the program price increases. Jump right in and you'll start off with a private podcast player which has the weekly episode and then I'll be dropping other short audios. Sometimes it will be a sneak peek behind the scenes and other times it will be an outtake or audio clips from me where I answer questions, share thoughts, or whatever comes to mind. (This is the kind of thing you'll get to vote on!) So jump in now to hold your place for January and we'll get things hoping right at the new year!

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    As parents, we draw on our own experiences and upbringing to make decisions about parenting our teens and twentysomethings. But teens and dating have changed and we need to understand what’s happening now and how we can best prepare and support our kids as they learn to navigate the turbulent waters of dating, relationships, and sex. Relationship, intimacy and sex expert, Mary Jo Rapini, joins [...]

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