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  • Podcast Episodes

  • Diet Culture Is Harming Our Kids | Zoe Bisbing And Leslie Bloch Of The Full Bloom Project | Episode 127

    Diet culture is making it hard for our teens to interact with food in a healthy way. It turns food choices into moral judgements and cultivates eating disorders. Our kids feel judged for their body weight, exercise habits, and food choices and it's harming their self-esteem, health, and even their relationships with us. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks with therapists Zoe Bisbing [...]

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    Dealing With Teenagers’ Risky Behavior | Jon Mattleman | Episode 126

    Teens do many things that baffle parents. We shake our heads and wonder why they do the things they do. But when they engage in risky behavior it scares us. When parents are scared we can over react or take a stance that makes things worse. Find out why our teenagers engage in risky behavior. Learn methods of dealing with those situations as well as the anxiety that is plaguing teens today. Mighty[...]

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    Strengthen Family Bonds When You Volunteer As A Family | Jenny Friedman | Episode 125

    A universal truth is parents want to be close to their kids. But when our kids become teenagers it can be tricky to find ways to strengthen family bonds. One way to do it is to spend meaningful time together, and a great way to do that is to volunteer as a family. On today’s episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast, Sandy Fowler chats with Jenny Friedman from Doing Good Together. They explore the[...]

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    Raising A Good Man | Kara Kinney Cartwright | Episode 124

    When asked what we want for our children, most parents say we want them to be happy. However, we also want them to be good, kind, responsible people. That's the premise behind Kara Kinney Cartwright's new book Just Don't Be An Assh*le: A Surprisingly Necessary Guide to Being a Good Guy. It's a straight-to-the-point conversation with our teenage sons about the unspoken rules of life. Kara brings [...]

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    What Parents Need To Know About Teenage Emotions And Suicidal Thoughts | Dr. Lia Gaggino | Episode 123

    Children’s emotional and physical health are one and the same. The health of the body impacts our emotions and thoughts. Conversely, our thoughts and feelings impact the body. As our teenagers grow up they experience intense emotions and may even have thoughts of suicide. Actually, 17% of high school students have thought about suicide. Fortunately, parents are in a position to help. Dr. Lia [...]

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    Coping With Learning At Home | Sandy Fowler | Episode 122

    Parents are suddenly thrust into the position of teacher. Not only that, but they have to do it while adhering to someone else's schedule and plan. Coping with learning at home is pushing many parents over the edge and causing their stress levels to soar. There are a lot of tips out there for managing logistics but there is more to it than that. Sandy Fowler shares insights and a mindset that [...]

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    When Your Teenager Is Pushing Your Buttons | Hunter Clarke-Fields | Episode 121

    Parenting teenagers is challenging. Pushback, arguments, silence and distancing are some of the hallmarks of this stage. One of the more challenging situations for parents comes from your teen pushing your buttons. It's like we're wearing a shirt with big pictures of buttons saying, "Push here!" They are masters at knowing what to say or do that sends our emotions into overdrive. Hunter [...]

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    Relieving Coronavirus Anxiety | Sandy Fowler | Episode 120

    Families everywhere are dealing with lack of routine, lost connection, living and working in close quarters, and even grief as COVID-19 runs its course. Our kids are living with a lot of disappointment and fear, and they may feel adrift. All of this is creating anxiety. Mighty Parenting podcast host and stress relief coach Sandy Fowler addresses Coronavirus anxiety. She shares insights on using [...]

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    Healthy Parenting Strategies For Handling The Coronavirus Lockdown | Anthony Rao | Episode 119

    Healthy parenting during the Coronavirus lockdown has some challenges. Our kids are feeling a lot of different emotions. They are dealing with a lack of routine and they get tired of being locked down with us. But there are things parents can do, and things we shouldn't even worry about. Behavioral therapist Anthony Rao joins Mighty Parenting host Sandy Fowler to discuss healthy parenting [...]

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    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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