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  • Podcast Episodes

  • Decoding Boys - Understanding Boys' Silence, Anger And Other Signals | Cara Natterson MD | Episode 118

    As our boys grow up life can get strange. That little boy who loved being with you can suddenly disappear behind closed doors. We lose communication and our relationship with them suffers. Understanding boys and the changes they go through as they approach and live through puberty can help. Parents can keep a better line of communication and foster a stronger relationship with their sons. They can[...]

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    How To Build Self-Confidence In Your Teenager | Dr. Melanie McNally | Episode 118

    We hear a lot about our children needing to be more resilient, better able to handle challenges and disappointments. One way a parent can help is to build self-confidence in your teenager. Self-confidence can help them take reasonable risks and reach for goals. It can change the way they see themselves and interact with the world. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler interviews Dr. Melanie [...]

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    Fighting With Your Teenager | Laurie Warren | Episode 117

    Ever feel like all you're doing is fighting with your teenager? Whether it's an eye roll, the exasperated tone, push back, or an actual argument, it's exhausting. Parents get frustrated and end up feeling guilty. But Laurie Warren has a different view of the situation which she's sharing with Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler. They discuss the truth about fighting and how parents can [...]

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    Strategies For Dealing With Social Distancing With Teenagers | Sandy Fowler | Episode 116

    With scheduling changes, living in close quarters, loss of stability and routines as well as income, many families are struggling to deal with social distancing. Stress-relief coach and Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler shares strategies for managing stress and anxiety, dealing with social distancing with teenagers, and even how to find the good in all of this. Coronavirus is a big issue[...]

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    Dream Big Never Quit | Marc Megna | Episode 115

    Every parent wants their teenager to be happy and that means we want them to dream and to dream big. But what happens when life gets in the way? When they experience failure, bullying, or obstacles? How can we still connect with them and support them? How can we inspire them? Former NFL football player Marc Megna has been there. He was raised by a single mom who struggled financially. He was an [...]

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    Why Kids Struggle In School | Rachael Gallows | Episode 114

    When teenagers struggle in school the effects ripple outward. Parents try to help their kids but often end up in power struggles, an argument or even someone being in tears. Rachel Gallows knows what that’s like. She struggled and almost failed year after year through elementary school but she made some changes and graduated as high school valedictorian. Now she is a tutor who works a little [...]

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    Understanding Food Addiction For You And Your Teenager | Jennifer Alembik | Episode 113

    Touched-up photos of thin, beautiful women and muscular, gorgeous men. Movies where sadness is met with a tub of ice cream. Living in a world that feels out of control. These are just a few of the societal factors that contribute to food addiction. But what exactly is food addiction? Does my craving for a bowl of ice cream, or a pint or half gallon, constitute food addiction? How can we tell if [...]

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    The Surprising Reason Kids Can’t Handle Disappointment or Failure | Deborah Gilboa - Dr G | Episode 112

    We hear a lot of frustrated and worried parents commenting on the way teenagers aren't handling disappointment or failure well. When life gets frustrating kids are folding or melting down. Not being able to buy the gadget they want, not getting the grade they want, not making the cut for the team, not achieving 1st chair in orchestra or not getting praise and adulation from their boss, teens and [...]

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    Beneath the Surface - Understanding Teenage Depression | Kristi Hugstad | Episode 111

    Depression is a surprisingly common health concern in teens yet most parents don't understand depression or recognize the warning signs. Understanding teenage depression helps parents and other adults recognize when a problem may be forming and allows them to intervene early. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler discusses teen depression with expert Kristi Hugstad. They share what depression[...]

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    Am I Parenting Right | Dr Steven Fonso | Episode 110

    Parents struggle to do what's best for their kids and often wonder, "Am I parenting right?" There are many different parenting styles and many ways to implement them. Parents may feel varying degrees of success in attempting any of them. Plus, we all have bad days or make a decision that's hard on our kids and we wonder what that will do to them. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks to[...]

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