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Raising a Teen? 9 Parenting Podcasts for Parents of Teens

Are you finding that your parenting style is no longer working now that your kids are teenagers? Do you feel like your parenting skills could use a little work? You’re not alone. You may feel like you have nowhere to turn, but you do! There are many helpful resources out there for parents of teens, including some great podcasts to help you navigate your way through parenting teens. We’ve got 9 great parenting podcasts for you to check out

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1. Your Teen With Sue and Steph

Susan Borison and Stephanie Silverman are best friends and the co-founders of Your Teen Media. Their podcast includes refreshing and down-to-earth discussions about every parenting topic under the sun, as well as insightful interviews with parenting authors and experts. Informative and entertaining, Your Teen With Sue and Steph is a must-listen for parents of tweens and teens.

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2. Parenting Teens: The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have

Pam Hardy hosts this podcast based on the Hyde School’s philosophy,  “Parents are the primary teachers and the home is the primary classroom.” Parenting Teens helps you put that philosophy in place by offering advice from therapist, educators, and former Hyde parents.

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3. Mom and Dad Are Fighting

 Powered by Slate, the Mom and Dad Are Fighting podcast is for parents who have kids of all ages. The hosts, Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace, tackle big issues like successful co-parenting. It’s a great podcast for parents who are raising teens and younger kids at the same time.

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4. Mindful Parenting in a Messy World

The world is messy and parenting our kids through the mess can be hard. Host Michelle Gale is a former Buddhist monk specializing in stress reduction, anxiety and depression, psychology, and mental health. She facilitates conversations that are intended to help parents build stronger connections with their children and more mindful practices for themselves.

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5. Mighty Parenting

 Hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler have made it their mission to help parents by providing the resources they were missing when they were raising teens. Their weekly podcasts cover all of the tough issues about raising teenagers and parenting young adults. They also welcome input from listeners about topics you’d like to hear discussed.

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6. Mom Enough: Parenting Tips, Research-based Advice, and a Few Personal Confessions

 This podcast is hosted by mother/daughter duo, Marti and Erin Erickson. Marti holds a PhD and specializes in research-based areas of parent-child attachment and child abuse. Her daughter, Erin, is a women’s health nurse practitioner and writer. Together they discuss the highs and lows to parenting, how society views motherhood, and how to balance work and family life.

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7. Power Your Parenting: Moms With Teens

Host Colleen O’Grady is the author of Dial Down the Drama and has over 25 years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist. Even if you don’t think there is a lot of drama in your parenting style, this podcast offers effective strategies for building healthy relationships with your kids.

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8. Mighty Mommy

Mighty Mommy’s weekly podcasts cover parenting topics ranging from newborn to college-age. Host Cheryl Butler is a mother of 8 and her advice and tips are geared toward making family life easier and happier. Recent topics include “6 Ways to Handle a Defiant Teen (Without Yelling)” and “4 Positive Thoughts for Your Non-College Bound Student.”

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9. Digital Parent

Hosted by internet safety expert Sed Lewis, Digital Parent offers advice and tips for teaching digital citizenship and keeping kids safe online. Recent episodes have discussed whether it’s safe for teens to use Uber and tips for preventing cyberbullying.

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Katie Bingham-Smith had three kids in three years and crafts herself silly in order to stay sane. She loves to write, wear faux leather pants, eat at burger joints, and make beautiful things. You can see more on her Facebook and Instagram.

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