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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

  • Why Finding Your Authentic Self Is So Important For Teens | Cathy Lander-Goldberg | Episode 98

    Peer pressure, emotional challenges, and personality development are a few of the hallmarks of the teenage years. The difficulties are easier to navigate and teens make better choices when they know who they are and what's truly important to them. Cathy Lander-Goldberg shares strategies for helping teens navigate this path. She talks to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler about finding your[...]

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    Tips For Financing College And Common FAFSA Mistakes | Ron Caruthers | Episode 97

    Parents want to give their child the option of going to college, and especially the college of their dreams. But do parents really understand financing college—the options, the lingo, and must-do items? There are many things to consider and many ways to cut costs or secure funding for your child. Sandy Fowler has a detailed discussion with college planning expert Ron Caruthers. They discuss [...]

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    Building Essential Writing Skills With A Virtual Writing Tutor | Jamey Heit Cofounder of Ecree | Episode 96

    Writing skills are essential for success. Our kids need to write papers, apply for post-secondary schools and scholarships, and eventually hold a job. Ask a manager what their biggest employee problem is and they are likely to say their employees can't communicate. Today we're looking at what's happening with written communication. Our kids are lacking writing skills and we're wondering why that [...]

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    Stress Relief Strategies For Better Holidays | Sandy Fowler | Episode 95

    Whether you mark the beginning of the holidays with Halloween or Thanksgiving, chances are you'll be feeling some stress about getting through the season. Finances, family, and packed calendars all add to holiday stress. Let Sandy Fowler show you a way out. In this episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast, Sandy shares insights and tips for managing the biggest stressors of Christmas and the [...]

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    Being Selfish Is Good For You And Your Teen | Dr Laura Dabney | Episode 94

    Have you ever caught yourself telling your teenager they are being selfish? It may be time you followed their lead. It turns out being selfish is good. Actually, it's essential if you're going to be a great parent. Find out why we need to be selfish, what that looks like, and how it can improve our parenting. Sandy Fowler interviews Dr. Laura Dabney to understand the nuances of selfishness and how[...]

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    Teach Your Teenager Good Writing Skills Using The 5 Key Characteristics Of Good Writing

    We all know it’s important for our kids to have good writing skills. Writing essays is a skill that not only gets them better grades, it gets them into college, helps them earn scholarships and helps them land and keep a good job. Every job listing we look at these days says the candidate needs to have good writing skills. But how can parents teach their kids to write well? In this bonus [...]

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    Career Anxiety In College And High School Students | Dennis Trittin | Episode 92

    Career anxiety in college and high school students is enormous. The pressure begins in junior high and continues through high school and into college. Our kids are suffering from the strain but what's causing it? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler has an in-depth discussion with expert Dennis Trittin. They discuss the origins of the problem, contributing factors, and what is missing. [...]

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    The Truth About The Opioid Epidemic | Sam Quinones | Episode 91

    The opioid epidemic impacts families across the country regardless of race, religious beliefs and socio-economic background. But what does this mean for your family? How did it get started? Are parents adding to the problem? How can we keep our teens safe? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler chats with Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, to [...]

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    Mighty Parenting Q and A - Homework Help And Parenting For Independence | Episode 90

    It's Q and A day at Mighty Parenting. Sandy Fowler answers listeners questions including tips on homework help and parenting for independence. She's introducing our new sponsor, Ecree, the on-demand virtual writing tutor for students. They have great tips for parents as well as a product that can make homework time easier and aid your child in learning how to write well. Then Sandy tackles [...]

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    Building Resilience With Timeless Advice For Teenagers | Lisa Shumate | Episode 89

    Why is resilience the current parenting buzzword? Because our children must possess it in order to be independent and successfully move into adulthood. Unfortunately, our teens are lacking in resilience. But there are things parents can do to help. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks with Lisa Shumate about her timeless advice for teens that builds resilience. Lisa shares lessons [...]

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