The opioid epidemic impacts families across the country regardless of race, religious beliefs and socio-economic background. But what does this mean for your family? How did it get started? Are parents adding to the problem? How can we keep our teens safe? Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler chats with Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, to understand how the opioid epidemic is impacting our teens and what parents need to do. 

Our Guest: Sam Quinones 
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It's Q&A day at Mighty Parenting. Sandy Fowler answers listeners questions including tips on homework help and parenting for independence. She's introducing our new sponsor, Ecree, the on-demand virtual writing tutor for students. They have great tips for parents as well as a product that can make homework time easier and aid your child in learning how to write well. Then Sandy tackles parenting for independence. We want our children to learn and grow but parenting through these stages can be challenging. Sandy gives parents ideas and tips for parenting through those challenges. She also addresses essential conversations that allow you to enjoy living with your teen or twenty-something while helping them become independent.

Our Guest: Sandy Fowler

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Why is resilience the current parenting buzzword? Because our children must possess it in order to be independent and successfully move into adulthood. Unfortunately, our teens are lacking in resilience. But there are things parents can do to help. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks with Lisa Shumate about her timeless advice for teens that builds resilience. Lisa shares lessons from Always and Never, her books for teenagers that teach awareness and self-reflection—two skills that create strong, capable, resilient teens and young adults.

Our Guest: Lisa Shumate 

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Smartphones are supposed to make life better but how do we avoid smartphone addiction for ourselves and our teens? What about technology and relationships? Technology is a tool that has the power to enhance or hinder human connection so let's find out what to avoid and what to embrace. Expert Danny Kim talks to us about the effect of technology on our lives. He'll chat with Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler about technology and relationships, smartphones, bullying, and what happens to our emotional intelligence when we overuse or incorrectly utilize devices in our lives.

Our Guest: Danny Kim

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Discover simple methods for connecting with your kids and teaching them lessons and values they need through intentional parenting and Daddy Saturdays. Justin Batt joins Mighty Parenting host Sandy Fowler to share the lessons he learned from spending time with his kids.

Our Guest: Justin Blatt 

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Even the thought of teen suicide is enough to make us want to bury our heads in the sand. But what if there was something you could do to help protect your child as well as others and reduce their risk of attempting suicide? Teen suicide rates are on the rise and we all need to work together to help our teens, tweens and twenty-somethings be safe. We know the fastest way to get in front of this crisis is teen suicide prevention awareness and giving parents tools they can use. Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler tackle the topic of teen suicide on the Mighty Parenting podcast by taking an honest look at the problem and sharing a simple path to prevention.

Our Guest: Sandy Fowler and Judy Davis 

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We all want our children to be happy and academic success helps them reach their life goals. So, how can parents support their children in reaching academic goals? Education expert Steven Greene opens up to Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler. They explore the reasons kids may struggle or are unmotivated. Steven shares ideas for teaching our kids strategies that support their academic goals along with their life goals.

Our Guest: Steven Greene 

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No parent dreams of parenting an addicted child. We dream of the joys of parenting and of seeing our child live an amazing life. But sometimes life throws us a curve ball and our teen or twenty-something becomes addicted. It can happen in so many ways but, no matter how it starts, the heartbreak is still there. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler talks with Kim Muench about how to parent an addicted child well. They'll discuss parenting tips for that as well as loving your child through recovery. Kim has been there and shares her family's story in this touching and hope-filled conversation.

Our Guest: Kim Muench 

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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

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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, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, slow processing, dysgraphia, and more. Mighty Parenting podcast host Sandy Fowler has a candid discussion with parenting activist Debbie Reber about what is normal and how parents can help kids succeed.

Our Guest: Debbie Reber 

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