Healthy parenting during the Coronavirus lockdown has some challenges. Our kids are feeling a lot of different emotions. They are dealing with a lack of routine and they get tired of being locked down with us. But there are things parents can do, and things we shouldn't even worry about. Behavioral therapist Anthony Rao joins Mighty Parenting host Sandy Fowler to discuss healthy parenting strategies for the pandemic. Find out what’s most important and the things you can do to help your child and yourself through this historical time.

Our Guest: Anthony Rao, PsyD 

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As our boys grow up life can get strange. That little boy who loved being with you can suddenly disappear behind closed doors. We lose communication and our relationship with them suffers. Understanding boys and the changes they go through as they approach and live through puberty can help. Parents can keep a better line of communication and foster a stronger relationship with their sons. They can also decrease the anxiety and frustration their boys experience during this time. Cara Natterson, M.D.,go-to puberty expert, talks to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler about decoding boys, improving communication, and strengthening or rebuilding your relationship.

Our Guest: Cara Natterson, M.D. 

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Ever feel like all you're doing is arguing with your teenager? Whether it's an eye roll, the exasperated tone, push back, or an actual argument, it's exhausting. Parents get frustrated and end up feeling guilty. But Laurie Warren has a different view of the situation which she's sharing with Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler. They discuss the truth about arguing and how parents can handle it in a way that actually helps their teenager. Laurie gives us insights into handling the actual situation and what we can do in between to foster connection with our teenagers while managing the relationship.

Our Guest: Laurie Warren 

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With scheduling changes, living in close quarters, loss of stability and routines as well as income, many families are struggling to deal with social isolation. Stress-relief coach and Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler shares strategies for managing stress and anxiety, dealing with social isolation with teenagers, and even how to find the good in all of this. Coronavirus is a big issue and families need strategies to ride the emotional wave. Sandy Fowler shares those strategies.

Our Guest: Sandy Fowler
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Resources Mentioned in Show:

Episode 103—Jude Bijou shows us how to manage our emotions in a healthy way.

Episode 94—Dr. Laura Dabney shows us how being selfish is good for us and our teenager.

Episode 80—Sandy Fowler shares strategies for creating a stress-free family vacation. These same strategies can be adapted when dealing with social isolation.

sandyfowler.com/coronavirus 

facebook.com/mightyparenting 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MightyParenting/

Every parent wants their teenager to be happy and that means we want them to dream and to dream big. But what happens when life gets in the way? When they experience failure, bullying, or obstacles? How can we still connect with them and support them? How can we inspire them? Former NFL football player Marc Megna has been there. He was raised by a single mom who struggled financially. He was an overweight kid who was bullied but he found a way to follow his dreams. Listen in as Marc talks to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler. He shares his story and what parents need to know about kids facing adversity. 

Our Guest: Marc Megna 

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When teenagers struggle in school the effects ripple outward. Parents try to help their kids but often end up in power struggles, an argument or even someone being in tears. Rachel Gallows knows what that’s like. She struggled and almost failed year after year through elementary school but she made some changes and graduated as high school valedictorian. Now she is a tutor who works a little differently with her students. Today she joins Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler to talk about what happened, why kids struggle in school and how that impacts their homework.

Our Guest: Rachael Gallows

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Touched-up photos of thin, beautiful women and muscular, gorgeous men. Movies where sadness is met with a tub of ice cream. Living in a world that feels out of control. These are just a few of the societal factors that contribute to food addiction. But what exactly is food addiction? Does my craving for a bowl of ice cream, or a pint or half gallon, constitute food addiction? How can we tell if our teenager has a food issue? What can we do to help or to prevent a problem in the first place? Food addiction expert Jennifer Alembik answers these questions and more in her discussion with Mighty Parenting Podcast host Sandy Fowler.

Our Guest: Jennifer Alembik 

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We hear a lot of frustrated and worried parents commenting on the way teenagers aren't handling disappointment or failure well. When life gets frustrating kids are folding or melting down. Not being able to buy the gadget they want, not getting the grade they want, not making the cut for the team, not achieving 1st chair in orchestra or not getting praise and adulation from their boss, teens and college students are struggling with handling disappointment and failure. In this episode of the Mighty Parenting Podcast, co-hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler dig into this tough topic. They interview Dr. Deborah Gilboa, affectionately known as Dr. G, about the problem, finding out more about what’s happening, how it affects our kids’ futures and what parenting practices can help save our kids from the fallout.

Our Guest: Deborah Gilboa, MD. a.k.a. Dr. G 

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Depression is a surprisingly common health concern in teens yet most parents don't understand depression or recognize the warning signs. Understanding depression in teenagers helps parents and other adults recognize when a problem may be forming and allows them to intervene early. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler discusses teen depression with expert Kristi Hugstad. They share what depression really is and what it is not, what it looks like, and the warning signs that a teen is depressed. Get strategies for dealing with depression and the questions parents need to ask.

Our Guest: Kristi Hugstad 

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Parents struggle to do what's best for their kids and often wonder, "Am I parenting right?" There are many different parenting styles and many ways to implement them. Parents may feel varying degrees of success in attempting any of them. Plus, we all have bad days and wonder what those will do to our kids. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks to Dr. Steven Fonso about parenting mistakes and what parents of teens can do to help themselves and their children.

Our Guest: Dr. Stephen Fonso 

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