100 episodes

Parenting teens and young adults in today's world presents huge challenges and the Mighty Parenting podcast provides solutions. Sandy Fowler interviews experts, shares stories and gets real as she digs into relevant topics such as stress/anxiety relief, bullying, social media, peer pressure, healthy coping strategies, learning disabilities, behavioral health issues, communication, parenting strategies, and so much more. Designed for families looking to raise happy, successful, emotionally-healthy kids, the show goes upstream and focuses on sharing information that families, educators and mentors can use to empower teenagers and twenty somethings in an effective way.

Mighty Parenting | Raising Teens | Parenting Young Adults Sandy Fowler

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Parenting teens and young adults in today's world presents huge challenges and the Mighty Parenting podcast provides solutions. Sandy Fowler interviews experts, shares stories and gets real as she digs into relevant topics such as stress/anxiety relief, bullying, social media, peer pressure, healthy coping strategies, learning disabilities, behavioral health issues, communication, parenting strategies, and so much more. Designed for families looking to raise happy, successful, emotionally-healthy kids, the show goes upstream and focuses on sharing information that families, educators and mentors can use to empower teenagers and twenty somethings in an effective way.

    Teen Girl Drama And What To Do About It | Sheri Gazitt | Episode 147

    Teen Girl Drama And What To Do About It | Sheri Gazitt | Episode 147

    Everything is going along fine then our kids hit middle school and girl drama happens. Now there’s a daily report on who said what to whom. The big news of the day is who is mad, who is their friend, and who they sat with at lunch. While relationships are always important, the teen years are a time when girls’ friendships are essential and yet they seem to be a battleground. When teen drama shows up, parents don’t know what to do. We want to comfort our child, make pain go away, and walk them through this. Unfortunately, we tend to make mistakes. Teen coach Sheri Gazitt talks to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler about teen girl drama. They discuss what’s happening and why. They cover the mistakes parents make and what to do instead.
    Our Guest: Sheri Gazitt 
    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 147
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    • 32 min
    Unmotivated Teens Shift Gears When They Find Purpose | Tim Klein | Episode 146

    Unmotivated Teens Shift Gears When They Find Purpose | Tim Klein | Episode 146

    Do you have an unmotivated teenager? An unhappy one? It turns out motivation and happiness go hand-in-hand with purpose. But we don't focus on purpose with our teens. It starts when they’re little and we ask our kids what they want to be when they grow up. As they enter high school we start asking about colleges and careers. But it turns out we’re focusing on the wrong question if we want our children to be happy and motivated. What we need to help our teenagers focus on is purpose.  But what does that mean and why is it important? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler interviews Tim Klein, director of the True North Program at Boston College about purpose in life. Tim will help parents understand what purpose is, why it’s important for teens and young adults, and how to cultivate it in them.
    Our Guest: Tim Klein 
    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 146
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    • 37 min
    Supporting Teenagers During Covid | John MacPhee and Janis Whitlock | Episode 145

    Supporting Teenagers During Covid | John MacPhee and Janis Whitlock | Episode 145

    (This is a re-posting of Monday's episode as the audio file was cutting off the last 12 minutes of the interview. If you already listened and were cut off you can skip ahead. I apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.)
    Teens can be difficult, withdrawn, or moody during the best of times and these are not the best of times. Our teens and twenty somethings are dealing with a lot and it’s taking a toll. John MacPhee from the JED Foundation and Janis Whitlock of Cornell University join Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to understand what’s happening to our teens during Covid. They are shining a light on the issues and showing us how we can support our teenagers during Covid. These experts have it covered from how to tell if your teen is struggling to tips for creating emotional wellness.
    Our Guests: John MacPhee and Janis Whitlock
    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com
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    • 39 min
    Supporting Teenagers During Covid | John MacPhee and Janis Whitlock | Episode 145

    Supporting Teenagers During Covid | John MacPhee and Janis Whitlock | Episode 145

    Teens can be difficult, withdrawn, or moody during the best of times and these are not the best of times. Our teens and twenty somethings are dealing with a lot and it’s taking a toll. John MacPhee from the JED Foundation and Janis Whitlock of Cornell University join Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to understand what’s happening to our teens during Covid. They are shining a light on the issues and showing us how we can support our teenagers during Covid. These experts have it covered from how to tell if your teen is struggling to tips for creating emotional wellness.
    Our Guests: John MacPhee and Janis Whitlock
    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 145
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    • 39 min
    Sexuality and Gender Identity Concerns | Sarah Sproule | Episode 144

    Sexuality and Gender Identity Concerns | Sarah Sproule | Episode 144

    Talking to our kids about sex and sexuality can be difficult or uncomfortable, and it doesn't end with "The Talk". You aren't broken if you don't know how to talk to your kid about puberty, bodies and sex. Feeling awkward and unsure just means you haven't been shown how to talk or given the right information to talk about. When that conversation moves into consent, sexuality, or gender identity many parents are at a total loss. What if my child tells me they’re LBGTQ? What do I do? How to I traverse this conversation? How do I support them properly? What if we don’t see eye-to-eye on this? Find out how to talk to your teenager about sexuality, especially when it involves gender identity and LGBTQ concerns. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler has a very candid conversation with sexuality expert Sarah Sproule. They cover everything from when to have conversations about sexuality to navigating the conversation when your child’s views differ from your own.
    Our Guest: Sarah Sproule 
    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 144
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    • 42 min
    Parenting An Addicted Child | Brenda Zane | Episode 143

    Parenting An Addicted Child | Brenda Zane | Episode 143

    Today’s show is about parenting a teen who is addicted to drugs. Not someone who’s in recovery or has moved through recovery, but a child who is actively abusing drugs. It’s not a pretty topic and many would say it’s not an uplifting one but this show is uplifting because we are all here to understand; to understand what other parents are going through, to understand how we can support another family who may be living through this, to understand what our teens are going through and to understand what we can do if it happens to us. Addiction is not selective. It isn’t governed by geographic, economic, or ethnic boundaries. Brenda Zane joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to share her story of parenting an addicted child. Brenda shares her story along with support, direction, and hope
    Our Guest: Brenda Zane 
    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 143
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    • 43 min

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Jeffmb77 ,

Utterly superb!

On the pulse when it comes to raising teens! This cast truly sets the bar when it comes to understanding the difficulties of raising teenagers and they and their excellent guests offer much valuable guidance! The hosts aren’t afraid to delve into each and every subject, and are open about their own parenting trials and tribulations!
Utterly superb!
Thanks from the UK

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