• Podcast

  • 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

  • The Father Effect And The Impact Of Male Role Models In Our Teens' Lives | John Finch | Episode 41

    Present or absent, fathers impact our children and create what John Finch calls The Father Effect. Male role models have long been acknowledged as important but that male role model is critical to our child’s well-being. Whether the relationship is relaxed or challenging, dads make a difference. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler pick John’s brain about his work and his documentary, The Father [...]

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    Discovering How Going A Little Crunchy Can Impact Your Family’s Health And Behavior Issues | Megan Whitaker | Episode 40

    When it comes to healthy living for your family, it can be tough to get ahead of modern living. Mighty Parenting podcast’s guest, Megan Whitaker, understands those challenges and helps families tackle them every day. She has simple and doable strategies for helping your family live healthy by going a little crunchy. In this interview, hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler pull out all the stops to [...]

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    What is FOMO and The Impact On Our Teens | Robin Axelrod Sabag | Episode 39

    Parents have heard the term FOMO, fear of missing out, and may wonder exactly what is FOMO and why is it such a big deal? After all, we missed out on things growing up and it wasn’t a thing. When we compare our own experience with our children’s, it can be tempting to tell them to forget about it, get over it, or stop being melodramatic. But therapist and author Robin Sabag says FOMO is real [...]

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    Family and Money Matters | Patti Handy | Episode 38

    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 [...]

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    How College Is Changing and What You Need for a Good First Job | Ryan Craig | Episode 37

    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 [...]

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    Parenting Through Learning Disabilities, Behavior Problems and Mental Health Challenges | Ann Douglas | Episode 36

    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 [...]

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    Sleep Deprivation and Parenting A Tired Teenager | Frances Robbins | Episode 35

    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 [...]

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    Connecting With Your Teenager Through the 5 love languages | Noel Meador | Episode 34

    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 [...]

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    Mighty Parenting Tackles: A Simple Path to Suicide Prevention | Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler | Episode 33

    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 [...]

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    Society and Body Image and It's Impact On Our Kids | Dana Suchow | Episode 32

    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[...]

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