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  • Podcast Episodes

  • 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    Teens can be difficult, withdrawn, or moody during the best of times and these are not the best of times.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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    Parenting An Addicted Child | Brenda Zane | Episode 143

    Today’s show is about parenting a teen who is addicted to drugs. Not someone who’s in recovery or has moved through recovery, but a child who is actively abusing drugs. It’s not a pretty topic and many would say it’s not an uplifting one but this show is uplifting because we are all here to understand; to understand what other parents are going through, to understand how we can support [...]

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    Solutions For A Surely Teenager, Unmotivated Teenager, and Parental Burnout | Kanesha Baynard | Episode 142

    Are you living with a surly teenager? An unmotivated teenager? Feeling guilty because you don’t want to spend more time with your family? Months of living with the stress of a Covid lifestyle has taken a toll on families. Parents are frustrated, simply d-o-n-e and facing parental burnout. Even when we take the time to use our stress-relief strategies, it's often not enough. And the beginning of [...]

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    The Power Of Agency To Turn Teens Around | Anthony Rao | Episode 141

    We know anxiety rates are skyrocketing in teens, even the ones who seem to have it all together. But how do we impact that? How can we help them reduce their anxiety? Agency. This is the ability to exert power, to have control over our life. It turns out, feeling like we are in control of our life reduces anxiety. That’s the power of agency, feeling like we have control over our life. And [...]

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    What Is Happening In The Teen Dating World | JoBeth Evans | Episode 140

    Dating apps, meeting through social media, having important conversations via text, these are things we never experienced in our teens and twenties yet it's the mainstay of dating today. So, is it a problem? What dangers do we need to be aware of? How can we guide our teens and twenty somethings through the dating world when it's so different? JoBeth Evans shares information and insights about [...]

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    Excelling At Average | Kristen Howerton | Episode 139

    There is so much pressure for families to achieve, to be the best in whatever we do. Kids face this in school, sports, and activities. Parents feel pressured to be perfect parents. But what if there isn’t one right way to raise kids? What if we opt out of the pressure to do it all perfectly? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler has a conversation with Kristen Howerton about her concept of [...]

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    Overcome Bullying And Find Entrepreneurial Success | Randy Ginsburg | Episode 138

    Unfortunately bullying happens, and parents can feel helpless. However, there are things we can do behind the scenes to prepare our kids to survive if it happens to them. Today’s guest on the Mighty Parenting podcast shares his story of being bullied and how he used it to fuel entrepreneurial success. Randy Ginsburg talks to Sandy Fowler about why kids don’t tell their parents they are being [...]

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