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Money matters can be a big challenge for any family. Whether you struggle with money management yourself or your teen doesn’t yet know how to deal with their finances, there is hope. Patti Handy is a money expert who helps with family and money matters; from the conversations parents need to have with their kids to the logistics to the mindset, she has us covered. On the Mighty Parenting [...]
It’s long been the standard thought that a college education is the way to get a good job and thrive. Is that still true? College is changing, and it turns out a degree alone is not always enough to guarantee a good first job. So, what do our kids need to do? When does college make sense? Do they need more than college? What are the new expectations? How has job hunting changed? How can they [...]
Every parent watches their child to make sure everything is okay. Sometimes our gut tells us something is not right, that there may be learning disabilities, behavior problems or mental health challenges. But how do we know for sure? If there are challenges, what do we do? Mighty Parenting podcast hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, discuss these questions with parenting expert Ann Douglas. They [...]
Sleep deprivation and parenting a teenager are not something we generally think of, but it can impact our lives in dramatic ways. Our teens are often tired. The typical teen lifestyle is one that sets them up to be tired. And parents can land there themselves; too much to do or waiting up for our teen can lead us to skip sleep. Then there is the anxiety that can come from parenting, which is [...]
Connecting with your teenager is an area of concern for many parents, and one that we are asked about frequently. Likely, you do things to create that connection but what if the things you’re doing don’t resonate with your teen? Imagine spending time every day doing things for your child that you think are great and will make them happy only to have them not really notice. Now you feel [...]
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, so Mighty Parenting is tackling this big topic in a relatable way. Podcast hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, have an open and honest discussion about suicide prevention. Starting with a look at what’s happening and why, along with ideas for helping our kids and our community. They share an inside look at the world of teen suicide then share a [...]
Have you ever heard your teen make a disparaging remark about their looks? The vast majority of teens do and that’s because society and body image messaging is having a profound effect on our teens. 80% of teen girls don’t like their bodies. 50% of teenage girls and 33% of teen boys will engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors. There are messages everywhere—in our culture, our media and[...]
Part of a parent’s job is to teach our kids, model appropriate behavior, and instill character. But what’s the most effective way to shape teen behavior? On today’s Mighty Parenting podcast we are looking at punishment vs discipline vs problem solving. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler get insights and information from family coach Cindy Kaplan on the true differences among these 3 options and [...]
When kids struggle in math it can erode their self-confidence and even cause family issues. Plus, the year-over-year struggles wear on everyone. Even when our kids don’t struggle, we may be limiting them without even realizing it. But there is hope and math mindset is a big part of that. Mighty Parenting Podcast hosts, Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler, chat with Zoie Hoffman about the lies we believe[...]
Mentally strong parents don’t let a couple bad habits ruin their parenting. But what does it mean to be mentally strong and how does that affect our parenting? International best-selling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Amy Morin, is back. She’s joining Mighty Parenting podcast hosts to discuss her new book 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. Judy Davis and [...]
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