232 episodes

There are many stressors in parents' lives, and raising teenagers is a common one. Sandy Fowler brings help as she interviews experts, shares stories and gets real digging into relevant topics such as stress, anxiety, bullying, social media, peer pressure, healthy coping strategies, learning disabilities, communication, parenting strategies, and so much more. The Mighty Parenting podcast goes upstream and focuses on sharing information that empowers parents to reduce stress, improve communication, and raise resilient children who grow into emotionally healthy young adults.

Mighty Parenting | Raising Teens | Parenting Young Adults Sandy Fowler

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 103 Ratings

There are many stressors in parents' lives, and raising teenagers is a common one. Sandy Fowler brings help as she interviews experts, shares stories and gets real digging into relevant topics such as stress, anxiety, bullying, social media, peer pressure, healthy coping strategies, learning disabilities, communication, parenting strategies, and so much more. The Mighty Parenting podcast goes upstream and focuses on sharing information that empowers parents to reduce stress, improve communication, and raise resilient children who grow into emotionally healthy young adults.

    Raising Happy Teenagers—Mighty Parenting 234 with Sandy Fowler

    Raising Happy Teenagers—Mighty Parenting 234 with Sandy Fowler

    As parents, we want our kids to grow up happy, healthy, and successful. But there’s so much conflicting data and advice out there on everything from parenting techniques to college prep to what a happy, successful life means. So how are we supposed to figure out what works for us? Sandy Fowler joins us today, not just as the Mighty Parenting podcast host, but as a speaker and stress-relief coach, to help us answer that question. She summarizes and shares info from guest experts in her past interviews so we can get some answers on how to handle various teen behaviors, improve our relationships with our kids—and raise successful, healthy, happy teenagers.

    Our Guest: Sandy Fowler

    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 234

    From Sandy:

    Over 200 experts have shared tips on parenting and they all have one thing in common--we need to be calm in order to parent well. Sandy Fowler specializes in helping women reclaim their calm. Learn how you can start right now at www.ReclaimingCalm.com

    • 19 min
    Boys and Body Image—Mighty Parenting 233 with Charlotte Markey

    Boys and Body Image—Mighty Parenting 233 with Charlotte Markey

    We’re all well familiar with ads, TV commercials, and magazines full of tips and examples of how girls and women can get and maintain that “perfect body”; it’s an unfortunate staple of our culture uplifting one body type above all others as the “ideal.” However, that staple is not limited to girls and women only—there’s no shortage of movies, magazines and commercials outlining the “perfect body” type for boys and men as well. Author and body image expert Dr. Charlotte Markey joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler for a serious discussion on how conversations about boys and body image are important, how to be more open and show your sons it’s okay to be vulnerable sometimes, and how to help them understand and become comfortable with their body type, whatever type that may be.

    Our Guest: Charlotte Markey

    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 233

    From Sandy:

    Are you stressed but don't have time to deal with it? Grab Sandy Fowler’s complimentary lesson at http://sandyfowler.com/notime to find out how to start feeling better today.

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    • 32 min
    Solving Parenting Problems through Limiting Beliefs—Mighty Parenting 232 with Kim Muench

    Solving Parenting Problems through Limiting Beliefs—Mighty Parenting 232 with Kim Muench

    It’s a constant around the world that nobody knows what they’re getting into when they first become parents. Parenting problems pop up everywhere and it’s exhausting at times, trying to maintain a decent relationship with your teen while still being an authority figure. So when our teens are struggling or lashing out or having issues, we tend to assume that they’re the problem. Sometimes they are—but sometimes they’re not. Parenting coach Kim Muench joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to discuss how our own limiting beliefs about ourselves may have influenced how we parent our children, how focusing solely on behavior can create power struggles, and how we can alter our parenting style to parent with our kids instead of over them.

    Our Guest: Kim Muench

    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 232

    From Sandy:

    Are you stressed but don't have time to deal with it? Grab Sandy Fowler’s complimentary lesson at http://sandyfowler.com/notime to find out how to start feeling better today.

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    Troomi—cell phones that help your child learn to live online safely and in a healthy way while giving parents peace of mind. Visit Troomi.com and use the code MIGHTYPARENTING to save $50

    • 30 min
    5 Essential Parenting Strategies for Parenting in the Pandemic and Beyond—Mighty Parenting 231 with Carol Muleta

    5 Essential Parenting Strategies for Parenting in the Pandemic and Beyond—Mighty Parenting 231 with Carol Muleta

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    COVID-19 charged into our world in 2019 and upended our entire lives, regardless of where we lived, how much we made, or whether we had kids or not. Now, three years later, we’re living in a world irrevocably changed and maybe we should be used to that by now—but those changes certainly haven’t made parenting any easier or less stressful. Parenting consultant Carol Muleta is raising twin teens and knows intimately the struggles of parenting in the pandemic. She joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to share parenting strategies, tips for regaining the joy in raising a child, and a reminder that we are not alone and never have been in this effort—even if it feels like we are.

    Our Guest: Carol Muleta

    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 231

    From Sandy:

    Are you stressed but don't have time to deal with it? Grab Sandy Fowler’s complimentary lesson at http://sandyfowler.com/notime to find out how to start feeling better today.

    Our Sponsor: 

    Troomi—cell phones that help your child learn to live online safely and in a healthy way while giving parents peace of mind. Visit Troomi.com and use the code MIGHTYPARENTING to save $50

    • 33 min
    What is Happening with Gen Z—Mighty Parenting 230 with John Della Volpe

    What is Happening with Gen Z—Mighty Parenting 230 with John Della Volpe

    We’ve had to adjust to (and sometimes struggle with) the rapid changes in economics, information distribution and communication in the past few decades—but our kids have had this from the beginning. Generation Z is the first generation to have grown up alongside the digital age; from when they were young, they’ve had access to the internet, computers, cell phones and other forms of digital connection. How has this upbringing shaped their worldview, morals, and plans for the future? And how can we better connect with our kids when our childhoods were so very different? John Della Volpe joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to discuss our gen z kids (including insights from his book FIGHT: How Gen Z Is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America)—how they think; what they care about; their influence in social media, economics and politics; and how we can develop mutual understanding between different generations.

    Our Guest: John Della Volpe

    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 230

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    • 44 min
    Crisis Resolution and Social Media Problems—Mighty Parenting 229 with Evan Nierman

    Crisis Resolution and Social Media Problems—Mighty Parenting 229 with Evan Nierman

    It’s said that once something is on the internet, it’s there forever. Given the rise of the digital age and how intertwined the internet is in our teens’ lives, it’s not a surprise that they post things constantly—the key is that they’re not always aware of the consequences, short- and long-term, of certain comments, posted videos or shared photos on their reputations and futures. Evan Nierman makes his living in PR management and crisis resolution for clients around the world; today he’s joining Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to discuss how teens can fall into social media pit traps, what the legal consequences might be for seemingly innocuous actions, and how we as parents can pull our teens up before they go too far and get into serious trouble.

    Our Guest: Evan Nierman

    Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com episode 229

    Our Sponsor: 

    Inward Bound Mindfulness Education — Mindfulness courses and retreats for teens and adults 

    iBme offers online and in-person retreats, mindfulness courses, and weekly meditations tailored for various communities of teens and young adults (and even parents!) Visit iBme.com/mightyparenting  to learn more and register for programs, including in-person summer retreats.

    Troomi—cell phones that help your child learn to live online safely and in a healthy way while giving parents peace of mind. Visit Troomi.com and use the code MIGHTYPARENTING to save $50

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

JHen86 ,

Love this diversity of topics

This podcast is a great catch-all of information for parents of any age kids. Sandy is an outstanding interviewer who asks thoughtful questions that elicit meaty responses from her guests. What a resource!

MikeVacca95 ,

Great parenting tips and advice!

Lots of great interviews! I really enjoyed the interview with Dan Sheeks! Thanks for introducing him to your listeners.

molly_army ,

Mighty Parenting Review

Teens in the dating world vary from generation to generation. I listened to the [Mighty Parenting episode 140], and I learned about the new teen dating life and similarities with the old teen dating life during this episode. One thing that both Sandy Fowler (host) and JoBeth Evens (guest host) agree on that is common with all generations of dating is that when dating you need to have boundaries. I think this is extremely important because teens need to understand that boundaries are set to have a healthy relationship. This helps with opening up communication and having trust between partners.
One difference between the generations is that now on social media teens are using dating apps, Snapchat, tik tok, and Instagram just to hook up. One way JoBeth on how to be safer when meeting someone online is to have a friend come with you to a restaurant with the person you are meeting up with to make sure the person you met online is who they say they are.
Sandy and JoBeth's biggest advice for parents is to be open and ask questions like, “That’s nice you are meeting up with them, are any of your friends and their friends going to be there with you?” These are simple things to do just to assure your teens' safety when meeting someone online for the first time.
In Conclusion with listening to this episode, I have learned how to support the teens in their new age of dating and to encourage teens to be safe and to set boundaries when dating. I would rate this podcast five stars. The advice for parents and teens was amazing. And for the recognition of how teens are dating now. It is very up to date and very insightful.

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