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  • 6 Ways Parents Can Help Teens Achieve Early Financial Independence | Dan Sheeks | Episode 205

    Money doesn’t buy happiness but not having enough creates problems. Relationships get strained, mental health suffers, and opportunities are limited. But what if our teens could achieve early financial independence? What if they could have enough income to give them more choices about their job or how they spend their time? Dan Sheeks works with teens who are striving for early financial [...]

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    3 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress in Your Family | John Sovec | Episode 204

    The holidays are here and they can be fun, festive, and happy but also stressful, frustrating and sad. There can be a lot of pressure and endless to-do lists that rob us of the joy of the season. Fortunately there are ways to shift things to a more positive experience. Mighty Parenting host Sandy Fowler discusses these shifts with John Sovec. John lends insights into how we end up stressed and [...]

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    A Positive Vision for Kids with Disabilities | Genia Stephen | Episode 203

    We've heard a lot about inclusion recently as it pertains to race and ethnicity. But what about disabilities? What happens when we have kids with disabilities? Genia Stephen is a mom, an advocate, and she has a son with disabilities. Genia joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to talk about community, school, home, expectations for our disabled kids and what it means for the [...]

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    How to Help Your Teen Stay Healthy in College | Jill and David Henry | Episode 202

    College is widely touted to high school students as "the best four years of your life." And that may very well wind up being true, but those years come with massive changes for our kids that they aren't prepared for--not least of which is the sudden responsibility of entirely managing their own lives without the support and structure they're accustomed to leaning on. Jill and David Henry are here [...]

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    6 Essential Areas Parents Need to Focus on to Prevent Drug Use | Richard Capriola | Episode 201

    Alcohol, marijuana and other drugs are prevalent in today’s society. They’re present and easy for kids to access. Regardless of where you live or your economic situation, your child will be exposed. So how can you prepare your teen or young adult to avoid use and abuse? Is it better to let them have some exposure at home, in a safe environment? What can parents do-that actually works-to [...]

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    Personal and Academic Success in High School and Beyond | Virginia Horan | Episode 200

    You may find yourself wondering about your child’s life path. Maybe your teen is struggling academically, perhaps they have a hard time managing their schoolwork or their life. Or maybe they’re in college and struggling there. Whatever the situation, you just want to give your teen a leg up and send them off with a strong foundation. Virginia Horan has insights for you. Ginny teaches [...]

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    Family History, Generational Trauma, and Race | Cassandra Lane | Episode 199

    One way to connect with our teens and to give them a sense of stability is to share family history and stories. But what if some of that history is ugly? What if it's painful? Cassandra Lane tackled this in her book We Are Bridges where she tells the story of her grandfather’s lynching. She joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler for a conversation on family, history, generational [...]

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    Eating Disorders in Teens: Preventions, Treatment and Help for Parents | Jillian Walsh | Episode 198

    Eating disorders cause children to suffer and bring chaos to families. But what exactly is an eating disorder? What causes them and who develops them? Do you really need to worry about your child having an eating disorder? Can you prevent it? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler explores these and many other questions about eating disorders in teens in her conversation with Jillian [...]

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    The Secrets Behind Failure | Luke Reynolds | Episode 197

    “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” The sentiment is admirable and practical; realistically, you shouldn’t expect to succeed the first time at something you’ve never done before. However, our current cultural pressures regarding success and failure do expect that very thing, and nowhere is that pressure showing more effects than in our kids—in school, in extra-curriculars,[...]

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    Relieve Anxiety with Imagery | Dr. Charlotte Reznick | Episode 196

    Anxiety is increasing and teenagers are feeling the effects. It impacts their happiness, their activities, schoolwork, sleep, and more. As our kids deal with all of this, parents wonder how to reduce anxiety in teens. Do we talk to them about it? Change house rules? Dr. Charlotte Reznick has spent her career working with anxious children and teens. She helps them find the answers inside [...]

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