• Podcast

  • Tune in to weekly podcast episodes filled with real, raw, and relevant talk about raising teens and parenting young adults in today's world. Mighty Parenting is also available on your favorite podcast player app.

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  • Podcast Episodes

  • Jealousy in Families | Dr Terri Orbuch | Episode 153

    Do you ever feel compelled to snoop on your kids, spouse or partner? Does it make you crazy when your child spends tons of time with friends or in activities and doesn't have time for you? Are you ever worried about losing the connection you have with someone? These feelings are normal. They stem from jealousy and they can harm our relationships. Listen in as Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy [...]

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    An Unexpected Window Into Teen Health | Dr Sandy Martin | Episode 152

    Teen health plays an integral role in our children's happiness. Today's technology, youth sports, and more are impacting our children's health and the ability for their nervous and immune systems to function optimally. Find out what we need to aware of in sports, what tech neck is and why you want to prevent it in your teen. Dr. Sandy Martin addresses these ideas along with other tips and [...]

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    Money Lessons Teens Must Know To Be Happy | Brian Ursu | Episode 151

    When we’re asked what we want for our kids, parents say we want them to be happy. The thing we don’t think about is the role finances play in that. There are money lessons teens must know in order to live life on their terms, meet their goals, and follow their dreams. What do they need to know? What lessons should we teach them? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler interviews Brian Ursu [...]

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    Stop Struggling With Teen Behavior Problems | Wendy Gossett | Episode 150

    Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get along with your teen? Are they exhibiting a behavior that you just can’t get them to change? Teen behavior problems are one of the top reasons parents listen to the Mighty Parenting podcast. What if that behavior isn’t really a problem? What if that difficult temperament in your teenager could get much better with a simple reframing and common [...]

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    Weight Stigma And What It Means For Teens | Zoe Bisbing and Leslie Bloch | Episode 149

    Kids in larger bodies often have to deal with weight stigma and bullying. This is heart breaking for parents to see. We want to step in and make things better for our child. But how do we do that? Adolescent eating disorder psychotherapists Zoë Bisbing and Leslie Bloch help parents and teens with this every day. They join Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to talk about parents’ initial[...]

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    When You Or Your Teenager Are Always Tired | Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith | Episode 148

    Parents often talk about behavior problems or strained relationships with their teenager. While there are many potential contributing factors for those issues, if your teen is stressed, tired, or worn out then anything they are struggling with will be exacerbated. If you are stressed, tired, or worn out then it can strain your relationship with your child. On the Mighty Parenting podcast, Sandy [...]

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    Teen Girl Drama And What to Do About It | Sheri Gazitt | Episode 147

    Everything is going along fine then our kids hit middle school and girl drama happens. Now there’s a daily report on who said what to whom. The big news of the day is who is mad, who is their friend, and who they sat with at lunch. While relationships are always important, the teen years are a time when girls’ friendships are essential and yet they seem to be a battleground. When teen drama [...]

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    Unmotivated Teens Shift Gears When They Find Purpose | Tim Klein | Episode 146

    Do you have an unmotivated teenager? An unhappy one? It turns out motivation and happiness go hand-in-hand with purpose. But we don't focus on purpose with our teens. It starts when they’re little and we ask our kids what they want to be when they grow up. As they enter high school we start asking about colleges and careers. But it turns out we’re focusing on the wrong question if we want our [...]

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    Supporting Teenagers During Covid | John MacPhee and Janis Whitlock | Episode 145

    Teens can be difficult, withdrawn, or moody during the best of times and these are not the best of times. Our teens and twenty somethings are dealing with a lot and it’s taking a toll. John MacPhee from the JED Foundation and Janis Whitlock of Cornell University join Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to understand what’s happening to our teens during Covid. They are shining a light on[...]

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    Sexuality and Gender Identity Concerns | Sarah Sproule | Episode 144

    Talking to our kids about sex and sexuality can be difficult or uncomfortable, and it doesn't end with "The Talk". You aren't broken if you don't know how to talk to your kid about puberty, bodies and sex. Feeling awkward and unsure just means you haven't been shown how to talk or given the right information to talk about. When that conversation moves into consent, sexuality, or gender identity [...]

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