159 episodes

Welcome to In the Middle of It!

Are you a middle school parent or teacher who longs to connect with your teens on a deeper level? Yearns to be there for them in their life-is-too-big moments? Wants to forge a connection that lets them know they are seen, heard, and loved? Is ready to show up as the grown-up they need?

Then you’re in the right place! Join Amy Kelly (aka The Ish Girl) each week as she shares actionable stories and strategies to encourage and equip you on your journey.

In the Middle of It with Amy Kelly, The Ish Girl Amy Kelly: Passionate Mom, Avid Reader, Ish Girl

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to In the Middle of It!

Are you a middle school parent or teacher who longs to connect with your teens on a deeper level? Yearns to be there for them in their life-is-too-big moments? Wants to forge a connection that lets them know they are seen, heard, and loved? Is ready to show up as the grown-up they need?

Then you’re in the right place! Join Amy Kelly (aka The Ish Girl) each week as she shares actionable stories and strategies to encourage and equip you on your journey.

    Best of: Empathy that Outweighs Fear - A Book Talk on A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

    Best of: Empathy that Outweighs Fear - A Book Talk on A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

    For Episode Show Notes go to http://theishgirl.com/ep159.
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    • 43 min
    The Power of Stories We Read as Kids with Kristine Hall

    The Power of Stories We Read as Kids with Kristine Hall

    For Episode Show Notes go to http://theishgirl.com/ep158. Join the STORIES SAVE LIVES BANNED BOOK CLUB!
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    • 34 min
    Why Banning Books Harms Our Kids - A Call to Action with Kellye Abernathy and Emily Roberson

    Why Banning Books Harms Our Kids - A Call to Action with Kellye Abernathy and Emily Roberson

    For Episode Show Notes go to http://theishgirl.com/ep157.
    Join the STORIES SAVE LIVES BANNED BOOK CLUB!
    “I love being In the Middle of It with Amy, The Ish Girl!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people – just like you – as they find ways to connect with the teens they love.
    Click here Scroll to the bottom Tap to rate with 5 stars Select “Write a review.” Then be sure to let me know what you love most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. Sometimes I add bonus episodes to the feed, and if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

    • 43 min
    Stories Saved our Lives - with Kellye Abernathy and Emily Roberson

    Stories Saved our Lives - with Kellye Abernathy and Emily Roberson

    For Episode Show Notes go to http://theishgirl.com/ep156. Be the first to know when my free Masterclass is available! “I love being In the Middle of It with Amy, The Ish Girl!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people – just like you – as they find ways to connect with the teens they love.
    Click here Scroll to the bottom Tap to rate with 5 stars Select “Write a review.” Then be sure to let me know what you love most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. Sometimes I add bonus episodes to the feed, and if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

    • 23 min
    Book Talk – The Aquamarine Surfboard with Kellye Abernathy

    Book Talk – The Aquamarine Surfboard with Kellye Abernathy

    For Episode Show Notes go to http://theishgirl.com/ep155. Be the first to know when my free Masterclass is available!
    “I love being In the Middle of It with Amy, The Ish Girl!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people – just like you – as they find ways to connect with the teens they love.
    Click here Scroll to the bottom Tap to rate with 5 stars Select “Write a review.” Then be sure to let me know what you love most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. Sometimes I add bonus episodes to the feed, and if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

    • 31 min
    Feeling All the Feelings - Helping Our Teens Regulate Their Own Emotions with Erica Wright

    Feeling All the Feelings - Helping Our Teens Regulate Their Own Emotions with Erica Wright

    For Episode Show Notes go to http://theishgirl.com/ep154. Be the first to know when my free Masterclass is available!
    “I love being In the Middle of It with Amy, The Ish Girl!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people – just like you – as they find ways to connect with the teens they love.
    Click here Scroll to the bottom Tap to rate with 5 stars Select “Write a review.” Then be sure to let me know what you love most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. Sometimes I add bonus episodes to the feed, and if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

A J Spell ,

Empowering

Amy talks so openly about adolescents, especially middle schoolers, and their strengths and challenges. Her podcasts give insight and empowering knowledge to me as a parent of teens. Amy’s experience as a teacher and reader are invaluable.

KellyeAbernathyBooks ,

Kellye Abernathy

IshGirl podcasts are always illuminating but Episode 142 really resonated. Love the concepts that Amy introduces and explains to support middle school parents as they help kids along the “Road to Independence”. Her show notes are fabulous tools!

tamimomof2girls ,

Tami

Great material. I love all the ways you come up with to connect with teens. Most of all - I love that you help us understand what gets in the way and how to get through it. Thank you. Keep putting this material out there!

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