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  • 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

  • Relieve Anxiety with Imagery | Dr. Charlotte Reznik | 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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    What Parents Can Do About Behavioral Issues and Teen Suicide | Dr Lia Gaggino | Episode 195

    Parents can do more than they realize to help their teen deal with the roller coaster of emotions that come with the teenage years. As our kids grow and their brains develop, they experience large feelings. Their limited skill set for managing emotions paired with the extra pressure of the pandemic has exacerbated behavioral health issues and increased teen suicide. Mighty Parenting podcast [...]

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    Why a Gap Year Might Be Essential | Emma B Perez | Episode 194

    It's becoming more and more common for teens to take a gap year in their secondary educations, and parents often get concerned because of some common misconceptions, including that gap years are excuses to skip school and can be damaging to college prospects. Emma B Perez joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to help calm parents’ fears regarding gap years and enlighten us as to the [...]

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    Boundaries for Teens | Lauren Coglianese Keck | Episode 193

    We all have personal lines in the sand that we sometimes struggle to uphold, especially when they're between us and our kids. Boundaries are a critical part of any relationship, but especially ours with our children, and setting fair boundaries for teens helps strengthen our relationship with them. Conscious parenting coach Lauren Coglianese Keck joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to[...]

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    8 Leadership Competencies That Build Influence with Our Teens | John J Murphy | Episode 192

    Part of growing up includes learning to push boundaries and develop opinions independent of others’ influences. This gets taken to the extreme during the teenage years. With teens it often seems like one minute they’re small children listening to you about everything and the next minute they’re taller, lankier, and not listening to you at all. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler [...]

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    What Teens Need to Choose a Career | Devon Turcotte | Episode 191

    Careers are incredibly variable, and many of our societies are big on kids choosing career paths before they even start secondary education. But how are they supposed to even know where to start? And how can we guide our teens in figuring out how to educate themselves and choose a career without letting our own experiences and preferences influence their choices? Career strategist and coach [...]

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    The Effects of Family Arguments | Lynda Cormier | Episode 190

    Thanks to family stories, past experiences and popular media exposure, it's been hammered into us that arguing in a family should not happen; that arguments are bad and shouldn't be present in a happy, healthy family. Nobody likes listening to their parents or siblings argue. However, arguments also get points across when we feel we can't get them across any other way. Today Mighty Parenting [...]

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    Why Do You Need to Use Sex-Positive Parenting? | Jennifer Litner | Episode 189

    We think teaching our kids about sex is all about The Talk. Actually it starts with how we behave, what they learn from friendships and sibling relationships and more. Jennifer Litner joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to discuss sex-positive parenting. Jennifer shows us how everyday actions and interactions in many areas of our lives impact our teens and twenty somethings. Find[...]

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    Cracking the Code on the Teen Brain | Malin Gutestam | Episode 188

    Our kids are often unfocused, stressed, things just aren’t sticking in their brains, or they have trouble balancing school, home and other activities. It’s easy to fall back on thinking they don’t care, they’re being lazy or they’re unorganized. But what if they aren’t? What if they just need to understand how their brain works and how to get it to do what they want to do? [...]

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    Managing and Preventing the Number 1 Mental Health Issue in Teens in 2021 | Dr Melanie McNally | Episode 187

    The pandemic has affected our society across the globe, from economics, to travel, to social behavior and interaction--we can all see and feel the differences from now to back in 2018. Most notably, we are seeing a rise in mental health issues and their physical and emotional repercussions, especially in our teenagers. Psychologist Dr. Melanie McNally joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy[...]

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