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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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    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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