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  • 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.

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  • Podcast Episodes

  • Use Resilience Parenting To Raise Teenagers Who Are Ready For Life | Chris and Holly Santillo | Episode 81

    Kids are struggling as they grow up and move out of their parents' home. They just don't have the resilience they need to handle the challenges life throws at them, even some of the simple things. Resilience parenting is a solution. Chris and Holly Santillo share ideas and strategies for parents to use in raising teenagers and parenting twenty-somethings in a way that makes them strong, happy, and[...]

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    Mighty Parenting Tackles The Stress-Free Family Vacation | Sandy Fowler | Episode 80

    Every parent dreams of a stress-free family vacation but frequently that’s not what we get. We encounter bickering children, surly teenagers, and melt downs. We deal with bad directions, no restaurants when you need them, and lost luggage. We can find ourselves frustrated and come home feeling like we need a vacation to recover from our vacation. While these are common issues, there are some [...]

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    What Homeschooling Looks Like And How It May Help | Alison Morrow | Episode 79

    As parents become increasingly frustrated with problems in schools, behavior issues in our own children, special needs and other concerns, they are seeing more reasons to homeschool. But what is homeschooling really? Can it help your family? How can you know if it's a possibility if you don't know what homeschooling looks like? Host Sandy Fowler digs into these and many other questions and [...]

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    Teaching Teens About Money | Lacey Langford | Episode 78

    Find out the essential things every parent must know to teach teens about money plus what they need to know before moving out for college or a job. Money isn't an easy subject for many parents but if our kids don't understand money then life will happen and they won't be able to cope. They could ending up struggling, in debt, or possibly even depressed. Teaching teens about money doesn't have to [...]

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    Solutions For Handling Chronic Pain And Anxiety | Dr. David Hanscom | Episode 77

    Many of our teenagers are dealing with chronic pain. Whether it’s a sport’s injury, illness, or other physical ailment, handling chronic pain can leave them frustrated, angry or depressed. Interestingly, emotional pain and physical pain both cause anxiety so, regardless of the origin of the pain, the same tools can be used to help decrease or alleviate the suffering our teens are enduring. [...]

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    Why Raising Boys Is Different | Janet Allison | Episode 76

    While every teen is an individual, generally our boys and girls are different. Raising boys is exciting and challenging, however, our culture is often geared more toward girls. From problems highlighted in the media to classroom expectations, our boys’ world has a feminine lean. Understanding what is happening and how our boys function is essential to their wellbeing. Janet Allison from Boys [...]

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    Human Trafficking Happens Everywhere - Protect Your Teenager | Cathy Knauf | Episode 75

    Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal activities. Traffickers generate approximately $39 billion annually on the exploitation of children alone. This isn’t just happening in third-world countries, it includes teens from all 50 states and from families like yours. Join Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler as she interviews Cathy Knauf from the Southwest Michigan Human [...]

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    A Moment Of Insight On Raising Happy Healthy Kids | Suvrat Bhargave | Episode 74

    Parents want their children to be happy but what does that really require? What do we do when our kids are facing a difficult time, when they're asking the tough questions? Dr. Suvrat Bhargave found there are some fundamental questions we all have and the way we tend to answer them leaves us anxious and unhappy. He is talking to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler about ‘a moment of [...]

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    How Letting Go Of Shoulds Helps In Building A Good Relationship With Your Teenager | Lisa Giruzzi | Episode 73

    Raising teenagers is challenging but building a better relationship with your teenager will help you parent them well through the teen and college years. Knowing how to communicate well with your teen and having appropriate expectations are 2 key ways to strengthen your relationship with your child. In this episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast, communication expert Lisa Giruzzi shows us how the[...]

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    When Kids Call The Shots We Can Have Bullied Parents | Sean Grover | Episode 72

    Are you struggling with your teen? Those daily tussles or the cold shoulder can be frustrating. But could it be that you're actually being bullied? Bullied parents are not something we think of, or discuss much, but it happens all the time. When kids call the shots, through defiance, pushing us away, or manipulating us, we can end up being bullied. If you find yourself feeling frustrated, walking [...]

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