Mighty Parenting | Raising Teens | Parenting Young Adults

Mighty Parenting | Raising Teens | Parenting Young Adults

Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler tackle the tough topics around raising teens and parenting young adults.... Show More

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Teenagers getting in trouble with the law is a real issue across geographic, socio economic, and racial backgrounds. Mighty Parenting host Sandy Fowler interviews Elvin Gonzalez to find out what parents can do to protect their child. Our Guest: Elvin Gonzalez Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com Support this podcast at MightyParenting.com/support

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Kids are all different; some teens are constantly moving, some have difficulty with loud noises, some see letters or numbers jumbled on the page, some are gifted, some struggle with slow processing and others have their own challenges. These kids are neurodiverse—their brains are differently wired and it impacts them, their families, friends, classmates and community. Neurodiversity encompasses ADHD, dyslexia, the Autism spectrum, ... Read more

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Kids are struggling as they grow up and move out of their parents' home. They just don't have the resilience they need to handle the challenges life throws at them, even some of the simple things. Resilience parenting is a solution. Chris and Holly Santillo share ideas and strategies for parents to use in raising teenagers and parenting twenty-somethings in a way that makes them strong, happy, and resilient. Join them as they share... Read more

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Every parent dreams of having a stress-free family vacation but frequently that’s not what we get. We encounter bickering children, surly teenagers, and melt downs. We deal with bad directions, no restaurants when you need them, and lost luggage. We can find ourselves frustrated and come home feeling like we need a vacation to recover from our vacation. While these are common issues, there are some simple steps we can take to preve... Read more

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With increasing frustration over problems in schools, behavior issues in our own children, special needs and other concerns, families are seeing more reasons to homeschool. But what is homeschooling really? What does homeschooling look like? Can it help your family? Host Sandy Fowler digs into these and many other questions and misconceptions in her chat with Alison Morrow on the Mighty Parenting podcast. Find out the truth and fig... Read more

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Find out the essential things every parent must know to teach teens about money plus what they need to know before moving out for college or a job. Money isn't an easy subject for many parents but Lacey Langford will walk us through it as Sandy Fowler interviews her for the Mighty Parenting Podcast. Our Guest: Lacey Langford  Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com Support this podcast at MightyParenting.com/support

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Find out the essential things every parent must know to teach teens about money plus what they need to know before moving out for college or a job. Money isn't an easy subject for many parents but Lacey Langford will walk us through it as Sandy Fowler interviews her for the Mighty Parenting Podcast. Our Guest: Lacey Langford  Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com Support this podcast at MightyParenting.com/support

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Many teenagers are dealing with chronic pain. Whether it’s a sport’s injury, illness, or emotional pain, handling chronic pain can leave them frustrated, angry or depressed. Interestingly, emotional pain and physical pain both cause anxiety so, regardless of the origin of the pain, the same tools can be used to help decrease or alleviate the suffering our teens are enduring. Through his own personal ordeal, Dr. David Hanscom discov... Read more

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While every teen is an individual, generally our boys and girls are different. Raising boys is exciting and challenging, however, our culture is often geared more toward girls. From problems highlighted in the media to classroom expectations, our boys’ world has a feminine lean. Understanding what is happening and how our boys function is essential to their wellbeing. Janet Alison from Boys Alive pulls back the curtain and shows us... Read more

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Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal activities. Traffickers are now generating approximately $39 billion annually upon the exploitation of children alone, including teens from all 50 states. Join Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler as she interviews Cathy Knauf from the Southwest Michigan Human Trafficking Taskforce. They're discussing the problem and how it affects our teens as well as making sure we kn... Read more

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Parents want their children to be happy but what does that really require? What do we do when our kids are facing a difficult time, when they're asking the tough questions? Dr. Suvrat Bhargave found there are some fundamental questions we all have and the way we tend to answer them leaves us anxious and unhappy. He is talking to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler about ‘a moment of insight’ and sharing a plan for raising ou... Read more

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Building a better relationship with your teenager is the parenting dream. In this episode of the Mighty Parenting podcast, communication expert Lisa Giruzzi shows us how the simple phrase "I Should" undermines that goal. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler go in depth in the discussion to find out why and what we can do to instead. Our Guest: Lisa Giruzzi  Detailed Show Notes and Support at MightyParenting.com BONUS: Check out our membersh... Read more

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Are you struggling with your teen? Could it be that you're actually being bullied? Bullied parents are not something we think of, or discuss much, but it happens all the time. When kids call the shots, through defiance, pushing us away, or manipulating us, we can end up being bullied. Therapist Sean Grover discusses the what, why, and solutions with Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler. Our Guest: Sean Grover ... Read more

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When you have a struggling teenager and you've tried every parenting solution you can find only to have them not work, it can leave you devastated. It can also feel like you are all alone but other families are experiencing a similar situation. In fact, it's not hard to find parents at their wits end. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler is talking to Amie Carey, a mother who has been there. Amie is sharing her family's story... Read more

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Parents worry about teens and social media. You probably wonder why they are so attached to it and why it causes so much anxiety. Actually, social media plays a role in teens lives in many ways, both good and bad.  So, whether you worry about social media and trafficking, social media and bullying or are simply wondering how to protect your teenager online, Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler have your back. ... Read more

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Fear holds us back and stops us from living the life we want. But how does that work? Is all fear the same? How do we find courage? How do we teach our teens to overcome fear? Ruth Soukup, author of Do It Scared, joins Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler for a dynamic discussion of fear, it’s effect on our lives, overcoming fear in parenting and more. Find out the different ways fear manifests itself, how we ... Read more

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Today we’re talking about the common problems of stress and busyness that most families face. We’re looking at how yoga is more than what you think it is and could be a solution. Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler chat with Nancy Belisle about the misconceptions around yoga and the various forms it can take as well as how we can use yoga to slow down, connect and heal our relationships. Our Guest: Nancy Beli... Read more

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Parents send us questions and notes saying they wonder if they're doing this parenting thing right. It's a common concern and Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler have been there. They've struggled and wondered and now they're providing answers to your questions. In this episode they're covering everything from how to get your quiet teenager to talk to how to deal with it when your teen doesn't do well after m... Read more

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Is your child acting out in school? Have they become disruptive or the class clown? Do they have anxiety about school? Are they seen as lazy, unmotivated, unfocused, or difficult? It may not be a behavior issue but rather that they have learning, communication, relationship, physical, sensory, or social differences. Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider shows parents what to look for and how to handle this in her conversation with Mighty Pare... Read more

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We never think it will happen to our child but 1.5 million teens are the victim of physical violence from their dating partner each year - and even more are affected when you account for emotional, digital, and sexual violence. It’s scary to think of our child being stalked, bullied, controlled, or blackmailed, and it’s something most parents don’t even realize is happening inside of dating relationships. Sadly, it’s a reality that... Read more

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