• 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.

    If you have a topic you would like us to cover, or an expert that you believe would make a great guest, please email us at connect@mightyparenting.com.

  • Podcast Episodes

  • The Truth About The Opioid Epidemic | Sam Quinones | Episode 91

    The opioid epidemic impacts families across the country regardless of race, religious beliefs and socio-economic background. But what does this mean for your family? How did it get started? Are parents adding to the problem? How can we keep our teens safe? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler chats with Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, to [...]

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    Mighty Parenting Q and A - Homework Help And Parenting For Independence | Episode 90

    It's Q and A day at Mighty Parenting. Sandy Fowler answers listeners questions including tips on homework help and parenting for independence. She's introducing our new sponsor, Ecree, the on-demand virtual writing tutor for students. They have great tips for parents as well as a product that can make homework time easier and aid your child in learning how to write well. Then Sandy tackles [...]

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    Building Resilience With Timeless Advice For Teenagers | Lisa Shumate | Episode 89

    Why is resilience the current parenting buzzword? Because our children must possess it in order to be independent and successfully move into adulthood. Unfortunately, our teens are lacking in resilience. But there are things parents can do to help. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks with Lisa Shumate about her timeless advice for teens that builds resilience. Lisa shares lessons [...]

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    Technology And Relationships Plus Smartphone Addiction  | Danny Kim | Episode 88

    Smartphones are supposed to make life better but how do we avoid smartphone addiction for ourselves and our teens? What about technology and relationships? Technology is a tool that has the power to enhance or hinder human connection so let's find out what to avoid and what to embrace. Expert Danny Kim talks to us about the effect of technology on our lives. He'll chat with Mighty Parenting [...]

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    How To Change Your Family With Intentional Parenting And Daddy Saturdays | Justin Batt | Episode 87

    A parent’s job includes teaching our children and sharing our values with them. But how do we do that, especially in our crazy, busy world? One helpful strategy is to create closer connection. However, the question remains, how do we do that? One of the answers includes intentional parenting. Justin Batt discovered this as he created Daddy Saturdays in his family. Now he joins Mighty Parenting [...]

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    Mighty Parenting Tackles Teen Suicide Prevention | Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis | Episode 86

    Even the thought of teen suicide is enough to make us want to bury our heads in the sand. But what if there was something you could do to help protect your child as well as others and reduce their risk of attempting suicide? Teen suicide rates are on the rise and we all need to work together to help our teens, tweens and twenty-somethings be safe. We know the fastest way to get in front of this [...]

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    Reaching Academic Goals | Steven Greene | Episode 89

    We all want our children to be happy and academic success helps them reach their life goals. So, how can parents support their children in reaching academic goals? Education expert Steven Greene opens up to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler. They explore the reasons kids may struggle or are unmotivated. Steven shares ideas for teaching our kids strategies that support their academic goals[...]

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    Parenting An Addicted Child Through Recovery | Kim Muench | Episode 84

    No parent dreams of parenting an addicted child. We dream of the joys of parenting and of seeing our child live an amazing life. But sometimes life throws us a curve ball and our teen or twenty-something becomes addicted. It can happen in so many ways but, no matter how it starts, the heartbreak is still there. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks with Kim Muench about how to parent an[...]

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    What Every Parent Needs To Know About Teenagers Getting In Trouble With The Law | Elvin Gonzalez | Episode 83

    Kids getting in trouble with the law is a real issue across geographic, socio economic, and racial backgrounds. Our kids can end up in trouble for a variety of reasons. Elvin Gonzalez, Director of Family Division Administration for Berrien County Trial Court, talks to Mighty Parenting host Sandy Fowler, sharing insights, data, and tips. They'll uncover the most common reasons our teens get [...]

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    Embracing Neurodiversity In A Differently-Wired World | Debbie Reber | Episode 82

    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 neurodiverse—their brains are differently wired and it impacts them, their families, friends, classmates and community. Neurodiversity encompasses [...]

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