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Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

English, Parenting, 1 season, 234 episodes, 6 days, 17 hours, 4 minutes
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Parents are trying to navigate children through a world they themselves don’t often understand. America’s Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker, the country's trusted authority on parenting, teens, & children's health, offers practical insights to help parents simplify. The pediatrician, mother, & best selling author engages with experts & parents to take on relevant issues, answer real questions, & provide simple hope & encouragement to every parent.
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Ep. 233: Teaching Teens Manners with Brooke Romney

In this episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg Meeker is joined by Brooke Romney, author of "52 Modern Manners for Today's Teens." They explore the critical role of teaching etiquette and interpersonal skills to children. Brooke discusses the inspiration behind her passion for manners, derived from observing both socially adept and challenged youngsters. They delve into how mastering etiquette boosts a child's self-esteem and enriches their relationships. They also discuss the importance of parents modeling respectful behavior to instill these values in their children. The episode is packed with actionable advice and real-life examples that demonstrate the value of manners. Essential listening for parents, this podcast offers practical strategies to nurture children’s social and emotional growth! Today’s Guest Brooke Romney is a writer, speaker and leader of an online community who helps moms of teens and tweens create meaningful, healthy and enjoyable relationships with their children through practical application, education and community. Her goal is for every family to feel confident and connected. The mother of four boys ages tween to adult, Brooke knows parenting perfection isn’t real and takes an honest and hopeful approach with her audience. Her best-selling book 52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens (Volumes 1 & 2) provides weekly tips to help parents and teens navigate the complexities of today’s world. The follow-up, 52 Modern Manners for Kids, will feature tips for kids and tweens aged four to 12 and is set to release this August. Brooke's work has been featured in The Washington Post, Scary Mommy and Forbes. Brooke and her family live in Utah. Our Sponsors Born Shoes Step into comfort by visiting BornShoes.com and take advantage of our exclusive offer. Use promo code DRMEG to enjoy a 15% discount and receive free ground shipping on all full-price shoes. Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat!   Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com From the Producer You're successful at work; now, let's elevate your success at home. All it takes is a coach to guide you there! Explore Dr. Meg's group or one-on-one coaching sessions today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202435 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 230 Ask Dr. Meg: Answering My Listener's Top Parenting Questions

As a parent, we all have fears, doubts, or concerns that we need help figuring out. In this special episode, Dr. Meg Meeker responds to listener-submitted questions covering a range of parental concerns. She dives into real-life situations that everyday parents are facing. From dealing with absentee biological parents to setting boundaries with teenagers, managing young children’s behavior, and balancing attention between siblings, Dr. Meeker shares her years of experience, wisdom, and practical advice on how to navigate the toughest parenting challenges and how to stay cool under pressure. Have a question of your own for Dr Meg? Email her at [email protected] for a chance to be answered on an upcoming episode. Our Sponsors Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com Crunch Labs: CrunchLabs is a STEM monthly subscription build box for kids. Learn more by visiting crunchlabs.com/DrMeg Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat! https://wholelifepet.com/ From the Producer Discover your vital role as a dad amidst modern challenges through our courses, shaping lasting bonds and empowering your parenting journey. Explore The New Era of Fatherhood and The Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Playbook at meekerparenting.com/courses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202434 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep: 227 Mastering Mayhem: Proven Strategies for Raising Strong-Willed Children (Anxiety, Tantrums, Behavior Issues)

Dr. Meg Meeker sits down with Parenting Guru Dayna Abraham, author of the acclaimed book "Calm the Chaos," to unveil science-backed strategies for raising emotionally intense children. They delve into Dayna's personal journey, the triggers behind challenging behaviors, and her empathy-based approach to parenting. They emphasize the importance of managing meltdowns, fostering a harmonious family dynamic, and building rock-solid parent-child bonds as the foundation for effective guidance. The discussion also highlights the critical role of community support and parental self-care in navigating the emotional rollercoaster of parenthood. Key Takeaways: Understanding Your Child: Dayna dives into "Calm the Chaos," exploring the reasons behind tantrums, defiance, and emotional dysregulation. She emphasizes the importance of compassionate understanding and validation to effectively reach your child. Five-Step Blueprint: Dayna unveils a proven five-step approach to handling challenging behaviors, including de-escalation techniques, energy management, and long-term solutions. Discover how to avoid power struggles and implement positive behavioral interventions. Building Trust & Connection: The conversation underscores the power of active listening, open communication, and building trust for fostering positive parent-child relationships. Learn how to empathetically guide and support your child's emotional growth. Our Guest: Dayna Abraham is a trusted leader in the parenting community, boasting over a decade of experience as an award-winning, national board-certified educator. As the founder of Lemon Lime Adventures, a popular parenting site with over 41 million viewers in under seven years, she has demonstrated her exceptional ability to connect with and inspire audiences worldwide. Additionally, Dayna serves as the CEO of Calm the Chaos, a highly successful company offering her compassionate framework to support thousands of parents globally. Her impactful work has been featured in HuffPost, Babble, Scary Mommy, BuzzFeed, ADDitude Magazine, and Positive Parenting Solutions, further solidifying her esteemed reputation in the field. Our Sponsors: Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com Crunch Labs: CrunchLabs is a STEM monthly subscription build box for kids. Learn more by visiting crunchlabs.com/DrMeg Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat! https://wholelifepet.com/ From the Producer: Discover your vital role as a dad amidst modern challenges through our courses, shaping lasting bonds and empowering your parenting journey. Explore The New Era of Fatherhood and The Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Playbook at meekerparenting.com/courses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202444 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep: 225 Spiritual Coaching: 3 Steps to Effectively Disciple Your Kids with George Barna

How do you teach your children to develop a strong sense of who they are and what they're meant to be? In this episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg Meeker chats with George Barna about the vital role of discipling children. As a renowned figure in faith and research, Barna shares his compelling insights on intentional and proactive parenting, shedding light on the surprising lack of a biblical perspective among both parents and church leaders. His expertise and research-backed findings provide valuable guidance and a fresh perspective on how parents can foster a deep sense of identity and purpose in their kids.  Today’s Guest George Barna, Professor at Arizona Christian University, heads its Cultural Research Center. He's also Sr. Research Fellow at Family Research Council Center for Biblical Worldview and a Fellow at the Townsend Institute at Concordia University. As founder of The Barna Group, he conducted pioneering research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry applications, spiritual development, and politics. He's advised hundreds of parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, the U.S. military, Fortune 500 companies, and four presidential candidates. With 58 books on social and religious trends, leadership, church dynamics, and cultural transformation, including bestsellers and award-winning titles translated into many languages, his impact is profound. Raising Spiritual Champions Book https://www.arizonachristian.edu/culturalresearchcenter/ https://culturalresearchcenter.com  https://www.facebook.com/crcacu/ Our Sponsors Masimo Stork Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com Green Chef The #1 Meal Kit for Eating well. Go to greenchef.com/60drmeg and use code 60drmeg to get 60% off plus 20% off your next two months From the Producer Discover the transformative power of fatherhood with our courses at meekerparenting.com/courses. From understanding your daughter's perspective to mastering essential strategies, our courses offer dads invaluable tools to strengthen bonds and become the fathers they aspire to be. Don't wait – start your journey today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202444 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 223: Achieve Your Goals Taking Small Steps with Jon Acuff

In this episode, Dr. Meg Meeker chats with Jon Acuff, a New York Times bestselling author, about the power of positivity, overcoming fear, and the importance of goal-setting for personal growth. Acuff shares practical strategies and insights that can be applied to all aspects of your life, including parenting and overcoming the challenges of social media. He discusses the significance of setting achievable goals, breaking them down into manageable steps, and finding joy in pursuing them. His own journey as a late bloomer proves that age should not limit one's potential. By encouraging individuals to recognize and embrace their own best moments, Jon not only transformed his own life but also became a catalyst for positive change in the lives of countless others. Today’s Guest Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including his most recent, All It Takes Is a Goal: The 3-Step Plan to Ditch Regret and Tap Into Your Massive Potential. Published in more than twenty languages, his work is both critically acclaimed and adored by readers. When he’s not writing, Acuff can be found on a stage, as one of INC’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers. Our Sponsors Skylight Digital Picture Frames are the perfect bridge connecting you to the special moments of those you love! It’s private, pre-loadable, and you can personalize it! Visit SkylightFrame.com . Crunch-Labs Crunchlabs packs the fun into science by sending kids a new toy to build each month. Go to Crunchlabs.com/DrMeg and get yours today! Masimo Stork Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com Green Chef The #1 Meal Kit for Eating well. Go to greenchef.com/60drmeg and use code 60drmeg to get 60% off plus 20% off your next two months. From the Producer Discover "How to Talk to Your Kids About Puberty & Sex" – a vital resource for parents with children aged 8 to 18. Equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to have these essential conversations. Visit meekerparenting.com/courses to learn more. Get social with us and take advantage of other resources here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202441 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 220: The Power of Youth Sports with guest Denny Duron

If your kids play sports, there are some fundamental values and life lessons they can gain from them. This week Coach Denny Duron joins Dr. Meg Meeker to share his unique journey in sports and the profound impact of instilling values, teaching life lessons, and fostering personal growth in youth sports. He emphasizes that success in sports goes beyond winning on the field and highlights the importance of creating a supportive environment for children to thrive.  TODAY’S GUEST: Denny Duron, a football coach, pastor, leadership coach, and speaker, is the guest on this episode of Parenting Great Kids. With his involvement in Meeker Parenting, a nonprofit organization with diverse outreach programs, Denny has a wealth of experience in instilling values in youth sports. His story and the Evangel Christian Academy's football program are the subjects of the Docuseries God Family Football. Denny's background in film, music, and innovation has earned him awards and patents, adding credibility to his insights on the topic. In this episode, he joins Dr. Meg Meeker to discuss the importance of instilling values in youth sports and how it contributes to character development and personal growth in children. Prepare to gain valuable knowledge and practical tips from Denny's expertise in this field. Whether it's teamwork, perseverance, or sportsmanship, the skills learned on the playing field extend far beyond the game itself. It's not just about winning or losing, but about instilling strong values and helping them become well-rounded individuals. Discover how youth sports can be a catalyst for personal growth and character development. In this episode, you will learn how to: Develop character and personal growth in children through youth sports. Foster a supportive environment for character development in youth sports. Prioritize values and faith in parenting by emphasizing the importance of youth sports in personal growth. Instill strong values in children through their involvement in youth sports. OUR SPONSORS: skylightframe.com crunchlabs.com/DrMeg masimostork.com FROM THE PRODUCER Discover "How to Talk to Your Kids About Puberty & Sex" – a vital resource for parents with children aged 8 to 18. Equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to have these essential conversations. Visit meekerparenting.com/courses to learn more. Get social with us and take advantage of other resources here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202337 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 218: Protecting Kids from Harmful Content with Brent Dusing

In this episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast Dr. Meg Meeker and Brent Dusing chat about the need for creating safe and wholesome entertainment options for children in the digital age. They discuss the alarming rates of anxiety, depression, and moral decline among kids and how True Play aims to address these issues. True Play offers a subscription-based platform that provides high-quality, biblically sound content, including video games, digital comics, and videos. If you're a parent seeking safe and engaging entertainment for your children, this episode is a must-listen. You'll gain insights into the importance of media choices and how True Play can contribute to your child's mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In this episode, you will learn how to: Discover the power of biblically sound entertainment that nurtures your child's mind, heart, and spirit. Teach character development and moral values through entertainment to shape your child's behavior and choices. Explore the world of safe and wholesome entertainment, where your child can enjoy age-appropriate content without compromising their innocence. TODAY’S GUEST: Brent Dusing created TruPlay to bring excellent, fun, beautiful, and biblically authentic entertainment to audiences worldwide. An entrepreneur at heart, Brent pioneered game creation with Christian content through Lightside Games, a Christian gaming studio reaching more than 7 million game players world wide and resulting in 25,000 decisions for Christ. As the founder and CEO of Cellfire, Brent created the nation’s leading mobile coupon company, used today at grocers like Safeway and Kroger, leading Catalina Marketing to acquire Cellfire for $108M.Brent began his career as a venture capitalist at Menlo Ventures, where he sourced multiple 9-figure exits and generated top-quartile returns. Over his career, Brent has been featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and other news media. Brent has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University. OUR SPONSOR A revolutionary baby monitor is born!  Masimo Stork is a new device to monitor your baby's health. Featuring SET technology which has been used in hospitals for nearly 25 years, Masimo Stork uses a silicone boot to track your baby's pulse rate, oxygen saturation and skin temperature.  While not a medical device, Masimo Stork can help you be a calmer, more confident parent.  Go to masimostork.com to learn more.  FROM THE PRODUCER Discover "How to Talk to Your Kids About Puberty & Sex" – a vital resource for parents with children aged 8 to 18. Equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to have these essential conversations. Visit meekerparenting.com/courses to learn more.  Get social with us and take advantage of other resources here.  RECOMMENDED EPISODES Digital Safety 101: Back to School Edition, Part 1 Digital Safety 101: Back to School Edition, Part 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202334 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 209: A Guide to Homeschooling with Jennifer Pepito

If you're feeling frustrated and disconnected from your child's education, despite your efforts to engage and support them, then you are not alone! Many parents find that traditional schooling systems often fail to provide the personalized attention and emotional connection their children need to thrive academically and emotionally. Join host Dr. Meg Meeker as she interviews Jennifer Pepito, a homeschooling veteran and mother of seven, who shares her insights on creating an enriching and safe educational environment. Discover the secrets to providing a developmentally appropriate and spiritually nourishing education for your children through homeschooling.  ABOUT OUR GUEST: Jennifer Pepito is the author of Mothering by the Book, host of the Restoration Home podcast, and the founder of The Peaceful Press. Jennifer is on a mission to help moms overcome fear and love their lives, and her homeschool curriculum empowers this through heroic stories, heartwarming poetry, and engaging life skills development. Her resources help create joyful memories among families, which leads to deeper connections and lasting relationships. Follow her on her social media accounts @thepeacefulpress or online @ thepeacefulpress.com. FROM THE PRODUCER: Thanks for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than 5 MILLION downloads! If you found today’s content helpful, please consider sharing it with another parent and subscribing to stay updated on future episodes. You can also visit DrMegMeeker.com for additional parenting resources and online courses. Get social with Dr. Meg on YouTube, Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD This episode is sponsored by K12-powered schools. With a track record of over twenty years, K12 stands as an accredited pioneer in online education, providing tuition-free learning guided by state-certified educators. To learn more, visit www.k12.com/meg. The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 Should We Homeschool? 00:02:44 Changes in Homeschooling 00:05:10 Saving Childhood 00:06:51 Homeschooling and ADHD 00:10:27 Academics in Homeschooling 00:15:25 Using Playful Pioneers Resource 00:16:12 Resources for Math and Grammar 00:17:31 Combining Grade Levels 00:18:03 Homeschooling and College 00:19:23 Mothering by the Book 00:30:26 The Importance of More Time with Parents for Children with Behavior Disorders 00:31:22 The Benefits of Homeschooling in Building Attachment and Maturity 00:32:48 Connection Challenge for Building Attachment 00:33:57 Early Childhood Practices for Better Adult Regulation 00:35:50 Rebuilding Relationships with Teenagers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 208: Digital Safety 101: Back to School Edition Part 2 with Guest Sarah Kimmel

In the second installment of our Back to School series on the Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg Meeker interviews Sarah Kimmel, a family tech expert, to discuss effective strategies for communicating internet safety with children. Sarah emphasizes the importance of implementing parental controls and filters on devices and apps to create a safer online environment for children. She suggests using multiple layers of protection, such as in-app controls and on-device control settings like Apple Screen Time and Google Family Link. Sarah also highlights the significance of ongoing communication between parents and children about potential risks and safe online practices. This episode is a must-listen for parents who want to gain practical strategies for keeping their children safe online.  In this episode, you’ll learn how to: Discover the methods to safeguard your children in the digital world. Unearth the best practices to effectively implement parental controls and filters. Learn effective ways to engage in an open dialogue with your children about web safety. Acquire up-to-date knowledge about the latest technology trends and potential online threats. Understand the empowering influence of technology on children and parents when used responsibly. The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:00:38 Teaching Children about Online Safety 00:03:07 Transition to Family Tech Expert 00:04:25 Platforms for Consuming Tech Information 00:08:20 Role of a Family Tech Expert 00:15:28 Protecting Children from Inappropriate Content 00:18:23 Preventing Stalking and Grooming of Girls 00:20:57 Online Gaming Safety 00:24:33 Layers of Protection 00:26:45 Importance of Conversations 00:31:16 Monitoring Social Media Activity 00:31:41 Parental Control Options 00:32:11 Positive Aspects of Parental Controls 00:32:29 Understanding and Implementing Technolog 00:33:29 Recap of Key Takeaways ABOUT OUR GUEST: Having spent over 20 years as an IT Manager, Sarah now dedicates her time to helping families understand and manage the technology in their homes through her podcast, tv appearances, YouTube channel and social platforms.  FROM THE PRODUCER: Thanks for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than 5 MILLION downloads! If you found today’s content helpful, please consider sharing it with another parent and subscribing to stay updated on future episodes. You can also visit DrMegMeeker.com for additional parenting resources and online courses. Get social with Dr. Meg on YouTube, Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202333 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 207: Digital Safety 101: Back to School Edition with Guest Titania Jordan (Bark App)

In this special Back to School episode, Dr. Meg Meeker delves into the challenges parents face in navigating the digital world with the expertise of guest Titania Jordan, the Chief Marketing and Chief Parent Officer of Bark Technologies. Together, they shed light on the crucial need for technological solutions to ensure children's safety online. In this episode, you’ll learn how to: Explore the obstacles of raising children in the technologically-dominated era. Recognize the significance of striking a balance between safety and privacy in monitoring children's online engagement. Explore how Bark Technologies harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to identify online threats. Understand the importance of initiating open dialogues and implementing boundaries for healthier tech use. Key moments: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:04:02 Technology's Impact on Parenting 00:07:37 Utilizing AI for Safety 00:09:54 How Bark Works 00:16:44 Personalized Coaching Sessions 00:17:05 Balancing Safety and Privacy 00:17:55 The Role of Bark Ap,  00:18:31 Importance of Awareness 00:19:47 Feedback from Parents 00:32:34 Empowering Parents to Navigate the Digital Landscape 00:32:47 Recognizing the Impact of Technology on Children's Lives 00:33:30 Fostering Open Communication with Kids  00:33:56 Setting Boundaries for Healthy Technology Use 00:34:14 Parental Involvement in Online Safety FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than 5 MILLION downloads! If you found today’s content helpful, please consider sharing it with another parent and subscribing to stay updated on future episodes. You can also visit DrMegMeeker.com for additional parenting resources and online courses. Get social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD TODAY’S GUEST Titania Jordan is the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Parent Officer of Bark Technologies, an online safety company that helps keep kids safe online and in real life. She is also the co-author of the Amazon best-selling title, Parenting in a Tech World, and founder of the Parenting in a Tech World Facebook Group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202337 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 206: "Tackling Mom Guilt" Guest: Alli Worthington

Joining us today is Alli Worthington, an author with an impressive grasp on a familiar topic close to many hearts - mom guilt. Navigating her successful career while parenting her five boys, Alli has experienced firsthand the societal pressures all mothers face. Alli's groundbreaking national survey investigating the pains of motherhood led to her latest thought-provoking book, 'Remaining You While Raising Them'.  In this episode, you’ll learn how to: Navigate the societal pressures amplifying mom guilt. Unmask the hidden ways social media fuels mom guilt. Shine a light on the importance of self-care and setting defined boundaries. Explore the strategies to promote resilience and independence in children. Appreciate the inherent value in friendships and support systems for mothers. The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 - The Overwhelming Burden of Mom Guilt 00:02:38 - The Brokenness of Modern Motherhood 00:05:19 - The Impact of Social Media on Mom Guilt 00:07:30 - Trusting Yourself as a Mom 00:14:49 - Taking Care of Our Needs 00:16:18 - Disentangling Our Identity 00:18:33 - The Importance of Letting Go 00:19:31 - Challenges for Single Mothers 00:29:25 - The Importance of Self-Care for Moms 00:31:26 - Investing in Friendships 00:32:37 - Setting Boundaries as a Mom 00:34:47 - Finding Moments of Joy and Rest 00:37:34 - Developing Resilience in Kids FROM THE PRODUCER If you found today's content helpful, please consider sharing it with another parent and subscribing to stay updated on future episodes. You can also visit DrMegMeeker.com for free resources and the chance to sign up for parenting coaching. Get social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD ABOUT OUR GUEST Alli lives with her husband, Mark, and their five sons outside of Nashville with the only golden retriever who refuses to retrieve. www.AlliWorthington.com Instagram: @AlliWorthington Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202341 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 204 "Navigating Children's Gender Dysphoria: The Hidden Dangers of Transgender Treatments w/ Dr. Jill Simons"

In this thought-provoking episode, Dr. Meeker, joins forces with Dr. Jill Simons Throughout the episode, Dr. Meeker and Dr. Simons encourage listeners to ask themselves some tough questions, challenging popular narratives and encouraging informed decision-making. They emphasize the importance of providing unwavering support and love to children experiencing gender dysphoria while advocating for cautious approaches when addressing their unique needs.   The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 - Stereotypes and Personality, 00:03:12 - The Rise of Transgender Issues 00:08:26 - Speaking Up for Kids 00:09:40 - Biological Sex and Stereotypes 00:11:54 - Puberty and Acceptance 00:17:37 - The Financial Incentive of Transgender Treatments 00:18:02 - Lack of Testing and Certainty in Transgender Treatments 00:20:36 - Limitations and Impacts of Transitioning 00:22:00 - Sterility and Sexual Function in Transgender Children 00:25:10 - Supporting Parents and Providing Resources   Other recommended episodes: "Kids and Transgender – What the Medical Data Shows, Part 1" Guest: Irene Ericksen and Mary Anne Mosack "Kids and Transgender – What the Medical Data Shows, Part 2" Guest: Irene Ericksen and Mary Anne Mosack   FROM THE PRODUCER If you found today's content helpful, please consider sharing it with another parent and subscribing to stay updated on future episodes. You can also visit meekerparenting.com for free resources and the chance to sign up for parenting coaching. And remember that great kids are raised, not born.  Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202347 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 201-"Impossible To Keep Your Kids Off Social Media? Think Again." Guest: Nate Randle

In this episode, Dr. Meeker and Nate Randle, the CEO of GABB discuss kids and social media. Parents today want to stay connected with their child by taking advantage of the latest in technology. However, the same tools that allow this to happen are also not made with a child in mind. Gabb strives to tailor innovative cellular technology exclusively for kids and their parents—keeping them connected and protected.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GabbWirelessInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabbwireless/Twitter:@GabbWirelessWebsite: https://www.gabb.comFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #201 Impossible To Keep Your Kids Off Social Media? Think Again. and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than 5.5 MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
5/16/202345 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 200-"A Look Back at the Best 200 Episodes" Guest: Dr. Meg Meeker, Mike Segovia and Jessica Daley

In this episode, Dr. Meeker along with her podcast producer’s, Mike Segovia and Jessica Daley, will take you down memory lane in celebration of Episode #200 of Parenting Great Kids podcast. Episode #165 “Toxic Screen Time” with guest, Melanie Hempie.  She has answers and solutions for parents when it comes to social media and your children. “Kids who are not burdened with smart phones and social media score higher in every single area. From academics, family attachment, interests and hobbies, their exercise and eating habits and sleeping habits. Everything that you can possibly measure, they do better.”  - Melanie HempieEpisode #41 “The Hope of Adoption” with guests, Steven Curtis, Mary Beth and Emily Chapman.  Emily was heavily involved in creating and nurturing this desire in her parent’s to want to adopt a child. “I realize more as I look at the work of Show Hope and our own story of adoption and all the ways that Gods hands have been on and working through Emily’s life and our family in a profound way.” -  Steven Curtis ChapmanEpisode #29 “Being a Hero Dad” with guest, Philip Rivers.  He has eight kids along with being a football star and practicing leadership on and off the field.  Dad’s need to learn to see themselves through their children’s eyes.  “I think ultimately we want to teach them to know, love and serve God as a family of faith.” – Philip RiversEpisode #144 “Encouragement for Children Who Are Adopted and in Foster Care” with guest Peter Mutabazi.Peter is a single dad who fosters children.  He has his own traumatic background growing up in Uganda with an abusive father.  He has learned that trauma effects people in different ways.  “For me a time out is time in my office with me or time in my kitchen with me. So you see, I am there. You aren’t going to play video games, you are going to sit with me while I clean or do dishes because that’s when I want to win them over. Sending them away is a trigger for most of them.” – Peter MutabaziEpisode #57 & 58 “The Importance of Father’s” with guest, Tucker Carlson.Dr. Meeker and Tucker Carlson talk about the state of fatherhood in America.“The key divide is not between left and right, Republican or Democrat. It’s between people who believe the family is the center of everything and those who don’t.” – Tucker CarlsonEpisode #180 “CRT, Sex Ed and Other School Issues” with guest, Dr. Carol Swain.They discuss hot button topics that shine a fresh perspective on what our children are being taught.“We want to live in a society where the dignity of every individual is respected. I believe that as a Christian, that all men and women are created in Gods image and that we are to love one another.” – Dr. Carol SwainDr. Meg’s thoughts on the past 7 years of podcasts:It has been such a joy! Our goal has been to encourage parents during their parenting journey. Don’t let life become overwhelming by worrying about things you don’t need to worry about. My heart is to continue to teach and encourage parent’s in the years to come.FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #200, A Look Back at the Best 200 Episodes. Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
5/2/202346 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 199-"Peaceful Discipline" Guest: Sarah Moore

In this episode Dr. Meeker and guest Sarah Moore have an intriguing conversation about her new book, Peaceful Discipline: Story Teaching, Brain Science, & Better Behavior. At the end of the day every parent wants to feel good about their parenting and good about the relationship they have with their child/children.Topics covered:The body-brain connection to behavior, why most "consequences" don't work, and what to do instead.How parents and children can regulate their nervous systems to foster greater connection, even in the thick of adversity.The power of connection over punishment.Your relationship with your child/children is a long-term relationship.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DandelionSeedsPositiveParenting/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dandelionseedspositiveliving/Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandelionseeds5Website: https://dandelion-seeds.com/about-us/FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #199 Peaceful Parenting and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
4/18/202336 minutes
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Episode 198-"How to Build Trust Between You and Your Kids" Guest: Dr. Henry Cloud

Join Dr. Meeker and Dr. Cloud as they discuss his new book, Trust. Rich with wisdom drawn from decades of experience in clinical practice, business consulting and research, Trust is the ultimate resource for managing this most complex and fundamental of human bonds.Topics covered:Trust is the fuel for all of life. We are wired biologically, neurologically, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically to trust.Trust is the currency that drives every relationship, beginning with the foundational bond between infants and their mothers, extending to the trust networks that undergird every human endeavor–art, science, commerce–and binding together every relationship we have ever had or ever will haveTrust: Knowing When to Give It, When to Withhold It, How to Earn It, and How to Fix It When It Gets Broken.Understand how to implement them: understanding, motive, capability, character, and track record. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrHenryCloud/Instagram:@drhenrycloudofficial Twitter:@drhenrycloudWebsite: drcloud.com
4/11/202336 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 197-"Trading Our Fears for God’s Unshakeable Peace" Guest: Katie Davis Majors

Katie shares her incredible testimony of how God has used her to make a difference as a young adult in Uganda. It’s a story of the grace and peace of God. After working in the orphanages in Uganda, it became important to not just have the children go through school or have meals provided but to also learn about the truth of their Savior, Jesus. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatieinUgandaInstagram: @katieinuganda_Website: https://katiedavismajors.com/FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #197 Trading Our Fears for God’s Unshakeable Peace and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
4/4/202340 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 196-"Helping Young Adults Launch" Guest: Bruce Sheridan

Join Dr. Meeker and Bruce Sheridan as they talk about his life and new book, “A Well-Launched Life:  How Young People Can Live an Intentional, Fulfilling Life.”  There are four steps to the process in helping young adults find their purpose. 1. Think about what you want to do with your life. 2. Write it down. 3. Measure your progress every day. 4. Review it every 90 days. He also shares about his abusive upbringing and has a message for fathers at the end of this podcast.  Facebook: Life Compass, Inc.Instagram: awelllaunchedlifeTwitter:@lifecompusWebsite: lifecomp.orgFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #196 Helping Young Adults Launch and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
3/21/202338 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 195-"Hidden Joys From Doing Something Outrageous" Guest: Amy W Daughters

In this episode, Amy W Daughters shares with Dr. Meeker about doing something unexpected and outrageous.  She shares the process of how her book, Dear Dana - That Time I Went Crazy and Wrote All 580 of My Facebook Friends a Handwritten Letter, came about. Sometimes stepping out and doing things that God calls us to do isn’t glamorous, sometimes its when we least expect it while sitting in yoga pants and eating ramen noodles.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amydaughtersauthor/Instagram: @smokinhotamysTwitter: https://twitter.com/DaughtersAmyWebsite: https://www.amydaughters.comFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #195, Hidden Joys From Doing Something Outrageous and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
3/14/202338 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 194-"18 Days of Grace: The Nate and Anna Weeber Story" Guest: Nate and Anna Weeber

In this podcast, Dr. Meeker hears Nate and Anna tell of the miracles they saw God perform, obstacles that God overcame, and a community that came together in such a tangible way the couple can’t help but go away praising God for all they saw and heard.In their book 18 Days of Grace, follow Nate and Anna’s journey that includes the actual Facebook posts Nate posted at the time of the aneurysm to the thousands of prayer warriors who were following their story.Website: 18daysofgrace.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/18daysofgraceFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #194, 18 Days of Grace: The Nate and Anna Weeber Story and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
3/7/202341 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 193-"Visual Thinkers: The Extraordinary Life of Temple Grandin" Guest: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin joins Dr. Meg Meeker in speaking about the different forms of thinking and functioning as an adult with autism.  She is a primarily visual thinker who considers verbal communication to be a secondary skill. Grandin has taken strong positions on autism and the education of autistic children. She advocates early intervention, including the training of teachers to direct each child’s specific fixations, which they discuss in this podcast.  Website: https://www.templegrandin.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drtemplegrandinFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #193, Visual Thinking: Why Some Kids Learn Differently and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
2/21/202338 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 192 -"Kids and Transgender – What the Medical Data Shows, Part 2" Guest: Irene Ericksen and Mary Anne Mosack

In this episode, Dr. Meeker continues her discussion about transgender and kids with Irene Ericksen and Mary Anne Mosack.Some Topics Covered:Kids who deal with gender confusion also are dealing with other issues, such as, autism, OCD, anxiety and depression.Most start the transgender process without treating the actual cause of why these kids are feeling this way.We need to treat the whole person and not just the problems.Biology plays a factor in procreation because we need both males and females to do so.Kids are being influenced in school and on the internet that they can be any gender orientation that they want to be in order to fit into today’s culture.Parent’s can stand up and fight this based on the information that is not backed up by facts.The curriculum schools use is not sanctioned by the government.Having respect for your child’s feelings and emotions can build the trust between you in order to address these hard topics.Praise your child/children for coming to you with any of their feelings, emotions, or discomfort.Five Major Points That Parent’s and Policy Makers should know:Research evidence does not support medical intervention for transgender confused minors or children.Medical transition procedures have not been shown to reduce teen suicide.Childhood gender dysphoria usually dissipates on it’s own by adulthood.The dramatic increase in gender dysphoria in the past decade is likely being driven by social influence.Sex education for early elementary children, including content about transgender ideology has not been shown by scientific research to be beneficial.Mary Anne Mosack:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscendSRAWebsite: https://weascend.org/www.institute-research.com FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #192, Kids and Transgender – What the Medical Data Shows, Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
2/14/202344 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 191 -"Kids and Transgender – What the Medical Data Shows, Part 1" Guest: Irene Ericksen and Mary Anne Mosack

You won’t want to miss this episode! Dr. Meeker brings in some experts to talk about kids and transgender issues.They discuss what the medical data shows not just nationally, but worldwide. Irene Ericksen is a Senior ResearchAssociate at The Institute for Research & Evaluation, an agency known for its work evaluating school-based sexeducation for over 25 years. She has recently completed a review of the research on key questions about genderidentity confusion in adolescents.Mary Anne Mosack is the President/CEO of Ascend, a national organization empowering youth to make healthychoices about sex, relationships, and marriage through Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) education. She is a developer ofAscend’s nationally recognized Sexual Risk Avoidance Certification Course credentialing over 3,000 SRA educatorsacross America. Both ladies bring a plethora of information regarding this topic. Mary Anne Mosack:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AscendSRAWebsite: https://weascend.org/www.institute-research.com Thanks for listening to Episode #191, Kids and Transgender – What the Medical Data Shows, Part 1 and for helpingDr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave areview for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
2/7/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 190 -"Finding Hope After One Teens Suicide Attempt: What Every Parent Needs to Hear" Guest: Emma Benoit

In this episode, Dr. Meeker and Emma Benoit discuss the hard topic of suicide in teens and what every parentshould know. At the age of 16, Emma attempted suicide. Paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use herpainful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day bysuicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature length documentary that chronicles Emma's inspiring journeyand quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, toLouisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive theirattempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts aboutthe devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myascensionInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/benoitemmaTwitter: https://twitter.com/myascensionfilmWebsite: https://www.myascension.us/ FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #190, Finding Hope After One Teens Suicide Attempt: What Every Parent Needs toHear and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe,rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
1/31/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 189 -"Fostered: One Woman's Powerful Story of Finding Faith and Family Through Foster Care" Guest: Tori Hope Peterson

Being in foster system changed Tori’s life completely.  There were trauma’s and bad experiences but out of all of this, she became strong in Christ through the love of a few important people in her life like her track coach, her youth leader and her church community.Some topics covered:Foster care system reform: Recognizing the impossibly overwhelming caseloads carried by many social workers, addressing issues that often arise in institutionalized group homes, and more.Embracing God the Father even though she had been wounded by so many.Seeing how love can change people’s lives and give them hope.What it means to be radically hospitable and why the Church should embrace it.Struggling with labels and identity as a biracial woman.Guest Info:www.torihopepetersen.comwww.instagram.com/torihopepetersenFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #189, Fostered: One Woman’s Powerful Story of Finding Faith and Family Through Foster Care and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
1/17/202335 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 188 -"Whole Food for Your Family" Guest: Autumn Michaelis

Starting first with her own relationship with food, Autumn decided to try a “whole food” diet which included dairy free and gluten free foods.  Her husband joined her in this journey and her 5 boys shortly thereafter.  In this episode Autumn shares how food helped her and her family feel better, get better sleep, help heal acne and behavioral issues associated with foods. Some topics covered: • How whole foods can change the way you sleep and help overall function in your body. • Her cookbook has many quick and healthy options to choose from that are kid approved. • Looking at ingredient labels is important in navigating a whole food diet. • You can find simple, budget friendly meals in her cookbookAutumn's Social Links:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wholefoodfor7/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wholefoodfor7/?hl=enTwitter: https://twitter.com/ADVMichaelisWebsite: https://wholefoodfor7.com/ FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #188, Whole Foods for Your Family, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
1/3/202330 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 187 -"Living Emmanuel" Guest: Dr. Meg Meeker

Have you ever felt out of control as a parent? It’s not a comfortable thing to feel out of control but we all will feel it at one point or another.  In this episode, Dr. Meeker shares from her heart about how Mary must have felt being the mother of Jesus, the Savior of the World, the one who gave His life on the cross for our sins.  Mary must have felt like it all was out of her control but she trusted God through it.FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #187, Living Emmanuel, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
12/20/202224 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 186 -"God's Blessings and Curses" Guest: Dennis Prager

In this episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Dennis Prager about his new book, Deuteronomy- God, Blessings and Curses in his Rational Bible Series. He answers some difficult questions about God and loving God; as well as shares from his heart about his love for the first five books of the Bible.Some topics covered: • The Torah is Moses summarizing everything that happened and the laws that God gave him.  • God is very necessary in this world we live in. • Seek and you will find God.  You won’t find God unless you truly seek Him. • We all have questions about our faith and beliefs throughout our lives.  • Deuteronomy means second law.FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #186, God’s Blessings and Curses, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com MENTIONS:www.rationalbible.comPrager University
12/13/202230 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 185 -"Helping Parents and Teens Navigate Through Life's Toughest Issues Part 2" Guest: Dr. Jessica Peck

In this episode, Dr. Meeker and Dr. Peck talk about the hard topics of depression and anxiety and how to help our teens through these tough issues. Talking with your primary care provider is the best place to start to get your teen the help and resources they need.  There is hope for healthy relationships and relationships are key to all of these issues. Some topics covered: • Talk to your primary care provider about getting your teen help with issues of anxiety and depression. • Teen’s value our time. • Have a healthy balance where we give our kids space to breathe and just be kids. • Most states have a hotline for teens and parents to call. • State of Texas funded CPAN – Child Psychiatry Access Network • There is hope and help for anxiety and depression. • Dealing with anxiety and depression takes time. It’s not going to be an overnight change or fix.  • Seek validation from someone other than your teen.  MENTIONS:Drnursemama.com –  Dr. Nurse Mama Podcast is on the website. FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #185, Helping Parents and Teens Navigate Through Life's Toughest Issues Part 2, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
12/6/202231 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 184 -"Helping Parents and Teens Navigate Through Life's Toughest Issues Part 1" Guest: Dr. Jessica Peck

Recognizing signs mental health in our teens can be difficult in this day and age.  Dr. Jessica Peck talks about the importance of connecting with our teens face to face and shares some tips to better understand where our teens are struggling.  We have to view the world as they see it if we want to connect with or influence our teens worldviews. They discuss the L.O.V.E parenting model as well.Some topics covered: • It takes a village to parent kids.  Have someone who is a neutral party that they feel safe and comfortable with, especially in divorced households. • Teens care about what we think of them. • Kids today feel the need to be perfect or insta-ready. • The L.O.V.E. your teen model is 1. Listen 2. Offer open ended questions 3. Validate their emotions 4. Explore next steps together. • Most common mental health issues in teens today are anxiety/depression and eating disorders.  Some factors for these issues can include genetics and environmental. • We tend to over-spiritualize mental health and think our faith isn’t strong enough in some cases.FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #184, Helping Parents and Teens Navigate Through Life's Toughest Issues Part 1, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
11/29/202231 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 183-"The Importance of the Father in his Baby’s Life" Guest: Roland Warren

Some topics covered: • Care Net is the largest evangelical network of pregnancy centers. • Jesus birth is an example of how an unplanned pregnancy brought a family together. • Provide workshops for fathers called, Dr. Dad – Infant and Toddler Health and Safety. Well child, sick child, safe       child and injured child. • There are 400,000+ churches in the US.  There are 3500 pregnancy centers nationwide.  If 1% of them viewed life     issues as discipleship issues, we would have    more people coming alongside the pregnancy centers, and they would multiply.  • Missing a support system leads more people towards abortion.Find out more about Roland Warren at:www.care-net.orgwww.makinglifedisciples.comFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #183, , and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
11/15/202240 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 182-"Milestones to Manhood" Guest: Dave and Steven Arms

Milestones to Manhood is a way for fathers to help connect with their sons through a Christian right of passage.  The book is a blueprint that specifically instructs a dad in how to do this for their 13-year-old sons.  The idea is for the boy to look back at that point in time where he became a man.  The book outlines the steps to take and how to do the specific events and can also be modified for any family.The book outlines specific steps that help make a father and son relationship stronger as well as giving the son other men in the family or mentors to look up to.  There is a beautiful element of surprise for the son in this right of passage that will take him out of his comfort zone. This can be done for sons of single moms as well by trusted mentors and men in the church.  It’s important that these sons also have mentors to look up to and go to for advice.  There are 4 ways that separate men from women. 1. Physical Strength 2. Authority Figure 3. Men are called to be natural leaders, the head of household 4. Provider and Protector.Thanks for listening to Episode #182, Milestones to Manhood, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
11/1/202237 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 181-"Raising the Explosive Child" Guest: Dr.Ross Greene

Dr. Ross Greene sits down with Dr. Meeker to discuss his book, The Explosive Child and the approach calledCollaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Dr. Greene discusses the problems and frustrations that make a childexplosive or implosive. He explains that concerning behaviors are caused by unsolved problems and expectations andif those problems are never solved, the behaviors are going to still exist until we find a solution. Medical diagnosis likeAutism Spectrum Disorder do not tell us everything we need to know about a child. Each child is unique in the way theyprocess unsolved problems or expectations.Some topics covered:• The collaborative and proactive solutions model is just as applicable to impulsive kids as it is to the explosive kids.• Concerning behaviors are simply the means, by which the kid is communicating that there is an expectation they arehaving trouble meeting.• Finding solutions to the unsolved problems.• Identify certain expectations causing the unsolved problem(s).• Engage kids in the process of solving problems in a way that they’re heard, the caregiver is heard, and we arecoming up with solutions that must address the concerns of both parties.MENTIONSwww.livesinthebalance.orgBooks: The Explosive Child, Lost At School, Lost and FoundFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #181, The Explosive Child and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach morethan SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
10/18/202239 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 180-"CRT, Sex Ed and Other School Issues" Guest: Dr. Carol Swain

Being raised in abject poverty, Dr. Carol Swain pressed on, worked hard, and eventually received five degrees,becoming a professor in prestigious universities across the nation, whose work has been cited by the United StatesSupreme Court. Her story is one that portrays the true American spirit and dream. In this episode, Dr. Swainengages with Dr. Meg in an eye-opening discussion between two professionals, an African American and aCaucasian, whose conversation shines a fresh perspective on many important topics that our nation is facing today.Some topics covered: • How the Civil Rights Movement wasn’t just for black people, it was for everyone• Why CRT is divisive, demeaning to blacks, and a violation of the Civil Rights Act• What is the birthdate of CRT? What does it argue? What are the effects on our children?• The importance of good role models (who don’t always look like you)• How the government is trying to create a dangerous, destructive artificial equality system• The emphasis on indoctrinated social engineering in schools, rather than on reading, writing,math, history, science• The differences that Dr. Swain saw in university students after 2012• Gender dysphoria and sex education in our schools: Critical Queer Theory / Diversity,Equity, Inclusion Training• Shaming and bullying kids who don’t go along with the narrative / Created friction andgrievances that kids must endureFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #180, CRT, Sex Education & Other School Issues, and for helping Dr. Meg’sparenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for uson iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
10/11/202235 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 179-"Helping Teens Overcome Self-Defeating Thoughts" Guest: Jon Acuff

DR. MEG MEEKER with guests JON ACUFFName something you want to do and then write down your first thoughts… Are they positive and encouraging? Or negative and self-critical? How we speak to and about ourselves is vitally important – not only to ourselves, but also to future generations. Our teenagers are watching us, listening to us – What we do, what we say, what we believe, how we act. A parent’s view of anything, and how we speak about it, can instill either positivity or negativity in our teens. The good news is that we get to choose our thoughts, and our words! We can choose to think and speak positively about ourselves, overcoming self-defeating thoughts, and we can teach our teenagers to do the same.  Don’t miss this encouraging episode, where Jon Acuff discusses:Watching out for absolutes (Asking yourself 3 questions about what you’re telling yourself)Disbelieving lies and embracing truthBeing brave enough to be “bad” at something newPerformance & Teens: Reinforcing character strengths over performanceIndividual and Family “Soundtracks”How speaking the truth about yourself will help you speak the truth about othersLearning to be the best version of yourself – Don’t tell your teen that they can be anything they want to be.. Kids are smarter than we think and they know that’s not really true. Instead, tell them, “You can be the best You that there is.. Be the very best version of yourself!” FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #179, Helping Teens Overcome Self-Defeating Thoughts, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com  
10/4/202241 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 178-"How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child" Guest: Alyssa Blask Campbell

DR. MEG MEEKER with guests ALYSSA BLASK CAMPBELL“Emotional Intelligence” has become somewhat of a buzzword in today’s culture. In this episode, Alyssa breaks things down to describe how emotional intelligence is based on five components: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. “In terms of raising emotionally intelligent humans: We’re not talking about changing who kids are, but shifting how adults experience kids’ emotions.” Topics discussed in this episode include: ·   Finding a pause between reaction and response·   Learning to regulate and choose words and actions wisely·   Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation: What is driving us?·   Why are the birth-to-age 5 years so important?·   Why our nervous system is like a battery; it drains throughout the day & needs to be recharged·   And more! FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #178, How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com  
9/20/202241 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 177-"Godly Dating 101" Guest: Tovares and Safa Grey

DR. MEG MEEKER with guests TOVARES & SAFA GREYWith humor and empathy, Tovares & Safa Grey share examples from their own dating experiences, in an effort to help guide young Christians into developing godly, authentic and healthy dating relationships prior to marriage. “We want to reassure this generation that you are not weird and your standards are not too high simply because you choose to obey the Bible. You can date in a way that pleases God, and we are the proof that God wants to do great things in your life, and in your relationship, without you having to compromise or follow in society’s footsteps.” Some topics covered in this episode include:·   What is godly dating? Is dating even biblical?·   Navigating the current “hook-up culture” / “friends with benefits” types of relationships·   Maintaining integrity and boundaries in a dating relationship·   Dealing with pervasive peer pressure -- both in person and on social media·   The Non-Negotiable List & The Preference List·   Red-flags that parents (and kids) should be on the look out for in dating relationships FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #177, Godly Dating 101, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com 
9/13/202238 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 176-"Developing a Strong Faith in a Scary Culture" Guest: Ken Harrison

Ask Christians what they expect to happen to them after they die, and most will say they will go to heaven. And they’ll probably say that they will meet Jesus and hope to hear Him say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” But many believers know they are not living up to God’s calling on their lives. In fact, many might even admit their lives don’t honor God at all—at least Mondays through Saturdays.   In A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World, Ken Harrison masterfully uses his stories as a Los Angeles police officer in one of the deadliest areas of the country to explain and illustrate deep truths from God’s Word. This isn’t your typical inspirational book—it’s a hard-hitting work that packs a lot of truth into an easy-to-read page-turner. Each chapter starts and ends with a gripping story that has a twist, a “rest of the story” at the end of the chapter, and packs intense biblical truth and wisdom in the middle. Are you ready to take the first step towards a more courageous and bold life lived in Jesus? In A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World, find the motivation that you’ve been longing for. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode #176, Developing a Strong Faith in a Scary World, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
9/6/202240 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 175-"Raising a Child with Autism" Guest: Jessica Daley

From suspecting something was different with her son early on when he was a toddler, to researching on her own and approaching her son’s pediatrician with questions and concerns, to a formal diagnosis of autism, guest Jessica Daley has been on an unexpected journey that many parents may also find themselves facing. Jessica explains the importance of having a good pediatrician, as she shares, “Pediatricians hold the key and open the door for parents to get the resources and tools that are needed to support our children with autism, so having a pediatrician that you trust, that you feel supported by, who cares about you and your child, is vitally important to the autism journey.”  Jessica further describes her son’s individual needs, which have included speech therapy, occupational therapy and even physical therapy at times, as well as what she anticipates that life will be like going forward, as her son continues to grow throughout childhood and into adulthood. Listen in as Jessica and Dr. Meeker discuss the complexities (and victories!) of supporting a child with autism – shared from the engaging viewpoints of both a parent and a pediatrician.https://www.jessica-daley.comThanks for listening to Episode #175, Raising a Child with Autism, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
8/30/202237 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 174-"Impossible Odds" Guest: Jessica Buchanan

DR. MEG MEEKER with guest JESSICA BUCHANANJessica Buchanan had just completed education advisory meetings in southern Somalia, and was in transit to a guest house where she would stay overnight before heading back home the next morning. She was in a convoy of three Land Cruisers – armed guards in the front, Jessica and her colleague in the middle with a driver and their security advisor, and armed guards in the back. After driving 10-15 minutes, they were cut off by another Land Cruiser, which smashed out all the windows and the windshield of their vehicle. Initially Jessica thought, ‘Wow, who drives like that?’ But then she heard the crack of the butt of an AK-47 on the car hood, and realized, ‘Oh boy, something bad is happening.’ Jessica Buchanan joins Dr. Meg in this “inspirational Life” episode of Parenting Great Kids, sharing details of her harrowing kidnapping experience, and ultimate rescue, which was widely reported in the news. Jessica faced and overcame impossible odds that not only changed and affected her life as an individual, but also as a parent to her children. FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #174, Impossible Odds, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
8/16/202238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 173-The Movie: "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters" Guests: Bart Johnson and Robyn Lively

DR. MEG MEEKER with guests BART JOHNSON & ROBYN LIVELYDr. Meeker’s book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, was written to empower dads to understand the invaluable role that they play in the lives of their families, and specifically, in the lives of their daughters. In her book, she explains why an involved father might be the single most important factor in a young woman’s development. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters was just released as a full-length feature film that hit Pure Flix on August 1. Starring in the film is Bart Johnson and Robyn Lively. They join Dr. Meeker on this episode to discuss the significance of the movie, and what lessons they have learned as parents to their own children. If you’re a parent to a child of any age, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! https://www.pureflix.com/movie/strong-fathers-strong-daughtersFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #173, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
8/2/202227 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 172-"Mental Health in Kids " Guest: Erica Komisar

Clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert Erica Komisar joins Dr. Meeker to discuss the alarming mental health crisis in America today. How have we come to the place where teenage boys walk into schools and shoot people? How did that evolve? What are the contributing factors to mental health issues in kids today? What are the responsibilities of parents, and what are some common mistakes that parents make regarding the mental health of their children? The physical, emotional, hormonal and societal challenges that kids are facing today can be overwhelming. But there are things that a parent can do to help ensure a secure foundation for their children. Erica Komisar explains how parents can help their children better cope with loss, rejection, and disappointment – feelings that often lead to anxiety, depression and other deeper mental health issues. Additionally, Dr. Meg and Erica discuss the all-important topic of how we as parents must not be blind to our own mental health, and how we must stop using our kids as a dumping ground for our own issues. This episode is a must-listen!Find out more about Erica Komisar and check out her books at www.ericakomisar.comFROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #172, Mental Health in Kids, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
7/19/202238 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode #171 - "Nutrition & Kids: What You Don’t Want to Overlook" Guest: Dr. Marie Seiler

Kids and nutrition – this may sound like an oxymoron! With the astounding number of food options available today, especially all of the processed items cloaked in clever and colorful packaging, designed to entice children of all ages, how can parents be sure their children are getting the proper nutrition that they need? A critical part of health and development, better nutrition is related to stronger immune systems, lower risk of non-communicable diseases, and longevity. Healthy children learn better, and kids with adequate nutrition are more productive in school, and at play. Some topics covered in this episode include: ·   Vitamin D: Is this supplement suggested for breast-fed babies? Formula-fed babies?·   Which supplements/minerals are most needed, and at what age should kids begin taking them?·   Which mineral specifically helps with anxiety, and is a good source of relaxation for children?·   What is a common misunderstanding when it comes to giving children milk? ·   Handling the picky eater who doesn’t want to eat healthy foods·   Cooking healthy meals doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming! Learn how to simplify.·   Why family connection during meals is vitally important to the formation of children·   Substitute healthy snacks for processed ones (which are full of chemicals and actually harm our children)·   How setting a good precedent for kids in terms of healthy eating begins with parents FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #171, Nutrition & Kids: What You Don’t Want to Overlook, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
7/12/202252 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode #170 - "Raising Emotionally Strong Boys" Guest: David Thomas

DR. MEG WITH GUEST DAVID THOMAS (Part 1)Boys need to be coached in the hard work of building emotional muscles. For many boys, the muscles are simply weak or underdeveloped. But weak muscles can get stronger with work. Building emotional muscles is some of the most important, yet most neglected, work in a boy’s journey to manhood. Impacting his everyday life as a son, brother, student, athlete, and friend, these muscles will define who he will become as a husband, father, friend and coworker. Guest David Thomas shares in simple yet profound detail how boys can develop the 3 R’s (Recognize, Regulate & Repair) -- Much like a car’s dashboard, they can pay attention to emotional signals that come along, and how the proper response can keep them from facing further damage down the road. BREAK DR. MEG WITH GUEST DAVID THOMAS (Part 2)Helping boys find their way to the full experience of being human and being fully masculine is what guest David Thomas is aiming for in all his work. Dr. Meg and David Thomas continue their candid conversation, discussing topics such as:·   What is the value of allowing your son to feel discomfort?·   Do violent video games have an effect on the emotions and actions of a boy?·   How does technology affect boys?·   The connection between “healthy risk” and why boys seem to be less passionate about masculine things than in the past generations Follow David Thomas on Facebook and Instagram @raisingboysandgirls and find his latest parenting resources at raisingboysandgirls.com. FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #170, Raising Emotionally Strong Boys, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com
7/5/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode #169 - "Living with Autism" Guest: Jennifer Wynn Stoll

DESCRIPTIONAn expert on autism by life experience - having a husband as well as two grown sons with autism – and by doing decades of personal research, Jennifer Wynn Stoll joins Dr. Meeker to discuss the effects and challenges of autism, as well as Asperger’s (an autism spectrum syndrome). DR. MEG WITH GUEST JENNIFER WYNN STOLL (Part 1)Guest Jennifer Wynn Stoll explains what it was like to find out - after getting married – that her husband had autism, and how this affected her marriage. After her two sons were born, they too were diagnosed with autism at an early age. Not wanting them to be ostracized, but rather experience a full, natural life, Jennifer set out to research and advocate for her family members. BREAK DR. MEG WITH GUEST JENNIFER WYNN STOLL (Part 2)This insightful conversation between Dr. Meeker and guest Jennifer Wynn Stoll continues, discussing the challenges of autism and how to better understand and connect with those who have this diagnosis. Jennifer Wynn Stoll suggests the following resources for further information:·   The ADHD Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis & Effective Treatment (Diane M. Kennedy)·   Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew (by Ellen Notbohm)·   Alone Together - Making an Asperger Marriage Work (by Katrina Bentley)·   Living Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome - Understanding & Connecting with Your Partner (by Cindy N. Ariel)·   22 Things A Woman Must Know If She Loves A Man With Asperger’s Syndrome (by Rudy Simone) Contact Jennifer at [email protected] FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #169, Living with Autism, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. www.meekerparenting.com
6/21/202248 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode #168 - "Wonderfully Made" Guest: Allie Marie Smith

DR. MEG WITH GUEST ALLIE MARIE SMITH (Part 1)The everyday pressures and struggles that girls and young women face, and the feeling of not measuring up, can be overwhelming. Your daughter may be left wondering: “Is this all there is? A constant striving for self-acceptance and human approval? Or was I made for something more?” Allie Marie Smith has walked the familiar road of self-doubt and depression, both as a teenager and as a young woman, and she vulnerably shares details of her journey. Now free from symptoms of mental illness, and thriving in life, Allie’s passion is to help other young women and girls know the depth of their value, giving them hope to know that they too can overcome the struggles that they are going through. BREAK DR. MEG WITH GUEST ALLIE MARIE SMITH (Part 2)Allie Marie Smith explains how mental health is like an onion, with many layers to it, including physiological, hormonal, spiritual, circumstantial – many factors that influence our mental health. She shares how vital it is that our home environments be ones that are open to discussing any subject, any emotion, any struggle; and how parents and kids alike need to be educated about mental health, just as they are about physical health. Moms and Dads, find out what to look for in regards to symptoms of depression, and be equipped with intentional questions that you can ask your daughter in order to take a deeper look into her thoughts, feelings and mental health. FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #168, Wonderfully Made, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com  Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. www.meekerparenting.com
6/14/202238 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode #167-"Adolescent Substance Abuse" Guest:Richard Capriola

DR. MEG WITH GUEST RICHARD CAPRIOLA (Part 1)Many times, mental health and substance abuse go hand in hand. Guest Richard Capriola explains how parents are often surprised when they find out the extent of either (or both) diagnosis in their teen. They missed the warning signs because nobody told them what to look for. Richard wrote his book, “The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse” in an effort to help parents know what warning signs to look for, which assessments may be needed, what the options are for treatment, and to hopefully make parents feel more confident and less afraid of the topic of adolescent substance abuse, should they need to confront it. In this episode, Richard discusses whether some personalities are more prone to addictive behavior in children as they get older, or if every child is at risk. He sheds light on the different warning signs parents need to be looking for, as well as how to effectively deal with their teen’s behavior during substance abuse treatment, without the fear of driving them away. BREAK DR. MEG WITH GUEST MAX LUCADO (Part 2)Richard Capriola and Dr. Meg continue their conversation about adolescent substance abuse, discussing which substances are most commonly being used among teens today, including a very alarming rise in vaping. Also discussed is how the COVID-19 pandemic affected adolescents – while the pandemic drove down adolescent substance abuse, it caused a dramatic increase in mental health issues among teenagers, including depression, anxiety and fear. Richard also talks about the effect of marijuana on teenagers, now that this substance has been legalized in many states. FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #167, Adolescent Substance Abuse, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. www.meekerparenting.com
6/7/202247 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode #166 - "3:16 The Numbers of Hope" Guest: Max Lucado

DR. MEG WITH GUEST MAX LUCADO (Part 1)John 3:16 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible - a verse that many may be able to recite by memory - but have you taken the time to truly ponder its great significance? In this episode, best-selling author Max Lucado joins Dr. Meg to discuss the powerful and timeless truths found within this beloved scripture. A self-described “open book”, Max willingly shares from his own personal experiences, as he addresses John 3:16 truths such as: ·   God’s “whoever” policy·   God’s “whenever” policy·   The invitation of John 3:16 easily seen throughout the world·   God is a God of love and justice·   The question many of us ask: Can God forgive someone like me?·   Hell: Not for those who struggle and stumble, but for those who rebel and succeed In this thought-provoking and passionate discussion, Max describes the all-encompassing, all-inviting promise that God extends to every individual person on earth through John 3:16. BREAK DR. MEG WITH GUEST MAX LUCADO (Part 2)Max Lucado and Dr. Meg continue their conversation, discussing the beautiful invitation and promise of God found in John 3:16. FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #166: 3:16 The Numbers of Hope, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. www.meekerparenting.com
6/1/202246 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode #165 - “Toxic Screen Time” Guest: Melanie Hempe

DR. MEG & GUEST MELANIE HEMPE (Part 1) Join Dr. Meg and Melanie Hempe BSN as they discuss the ultra-important topic of kids and screen-time. Melanie is the founder and president of ScreenStrong, an organization empowering parents to help their children gain the benefits of screen media without the toxic consequences of overuse that threatens healthy mental and physical development. From that first feeling in your gut that something isn’t right to more obvious screen-related problems… join thousands of families who have benefited from ScreenStrong’s programs and no nonsense solutions. Say goodbye to the days of exhausting screen conflicts by learning to reset your screen habits, reclaim your kids, and reconnect your family! (BREAK) DR. MEG & GUEST MELANIE HEMPE (Part 2) Join Dr. Meg and Melanie Hempe BSN as they discuss the ultra-important topic of kids and screen-time. Melanie is the founder and president of ScreenStrong, an organization empowering parents to help their children gain the benefits of screen media without the toxic consequences of overuse that threatens healthy mental and physical development. From that first feeling in your gut that something isn’t right to more obvious screen-related problems… join thousands of families who have benefited from ScreenStrong’s programs and no nonsense solutions. Say goodbye to the days of exhausting screen conflicts by learning to reset your screen habits, reclaim your kids, and reconnect your family! FROM THE PRODUCER Thank you for listening to Episode #165: Toxic Screen Time, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook and Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s helpful parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. 
5/17/202248 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode #164 - “Own Your Past, Change Your Future” Guest: Dr. John Delony

DR. MEG and GUEST DR. JOHN DELONY (PART 1)Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. John Delony to discuss his new book, “Own Your Past, Change Your Future.” This book is about stories we have believed about ourselves for years. Stories we’re born into, stories that others tell us, stories we tell ourselves, and stories that have actually happened. These stories have informed everything about our lives and impact us physically, mentally, and relationally. Dr. Delony explains how the stories are both the problem and the solution, while pointing out that we’re never too old to start over again; and we’re never too young to get started. It’s not too late to put down your burdens, and change the direction of your life story! Leave your past where it belongs, and get on the path to healing, and living a full, whole and well life.BREAKDR. MEG and GUEST DR. JOHN DELONY (PART 2)Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. John Delony to discuss his new book, “Own Your Past, Change Your Future.” This book is about stories we have believed about ourselves for years. Stories we’re born into, stories that others tell us, stories we tell ourselves, and stories that have actually happened. These stories have informed everything about our lives and impact us physically, mentally, and relationally. Dr. Delony explains how the stories are both the problem and the solution, while pointing out that we’re never too old to start over again; and we’re never too young to get started. It’s not too late to put down your burdens, and change the direction of your life story! Leave your past where it belongs, and get on the path to healing, and living a full, whole and well life.FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 164, Own Your Past, Change Your Future, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook or Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. This masterclass will be available for pre-order on Thursday, May 5. That’s this Thursday! Mark it in your calendar! And if you’d like to be updated when it’s released then simply visit meekerparenting.com and you can sign up to be included.
5/3/202236 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode #163 - “Raising Sons of Promise” Guest: Roland Warren

DR. MEG & ROLAND WARREN (Part 1)  Roland shares his own story, as a son of a teenage mom, raised with three other siblings in a home without a father present. Out of this upbringing, a passion was planted in his heart, in regards to the impact of the absence of a father in a home. An absence that not only affects the children, but also the single moms left to parent on their own. If you are a single or divorced mother of a boy, you will want to listen in as Roland speaks out of his own personal experience, giving a powerful perspective of what your growing son might say, if he had the emotional maturity and ability to share what’s going on in his heart and mind. DR. MEG & ROLAND WARREN (Part 2)The conversation continues with Roland Warren offering further guidance and wisdom to moms who want to raise their sons in a way that will help them make and keep their commitments, while breaking destructive father-patterns to become better men of character and action.  FROM THE PRODUCERThanks for listening to Episode #163, “Raising Sons of Promise” and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Take the free Parenting Style Quiz atwww.meekerparenting.com/quizCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools at www.meekerparenting.com
4/19/202240 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode #162 - “Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety” Guest: Erica Komisar

Dr. Meg & Guest Erica Komisar (Part 1) Adolescence is typically a traumatic time, with hormonal shifts, puberty, shifting social scenes, identity formation - all contributing factors that can make kids vulnerable to anxiety and depression. And in today’s society, everything has been amp’d up, creating more stress in kids’ lives than ever before. Bombarded with increased academic pressure, social pressures, and expectations to be more adult-like earlier and earlier in their lives, adolescents are often dealing with anxieties that are above and beyond what they can emotionally handle. There is good news though! Parents can offer their children hope through being their emotional home-base. Guest Erica Komisar explains how adolescence actually stretches from age 9 – 25, giving parents another chance after early childhood to build the emotional foundation needed to become the secure home-base for their adolescent child. Dr. Meg & Guest Erica Komisar (Part 2) Guest Erica Komisar and Dr. Meg continue their candid conversation, shedding light on topics that parents may find themselves facing as they raise their adolescent children:·   How reacting strongly to your child’s expression of their individuality can cause them to become rebellious·   How to handle gender or sexual identity issues that your child may be experiencing·   The importance of remaining calm and non-judgmental through adolescent phases, which are often only temporary·   How ADHD and learning issues affect a child’s development, self esteem and mood·   Plus much more! FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 162, “Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety” and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools at www.meekerparenting.com 
4/12/202238 minutes, 8 seconds
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PGK-Episode 161: How to Raise a Conservative Daughter (with guest Michelle Easton)

Michelle Easton is the founder and president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, which prepares young women for leadership in policy, civil society, and the family. The mother of three grown sons, she has hundreds of “daughters” whom she has helped launch into productive and fulfilling adulthood. A lawyer and laborer in the conservative movement since the early 1970s, Michelle worked through all twelve years of the Reagan-Bush administrations, including in presidential appointments in the Education Department. Tune into the conversation between Dr. Meeker and Michelle as they discuss Michelle’s new book, How to Raise a Conservative Daughter. MEG and GUEST MICHELLE EASTON (PART 1)Dr. Meeker and Michelle review Michelle’s latest book, focusing on:- Why society praises liberal women and disparages conservative women - The origin of the feminist movement - Nonie Darwish, a former muslum who speaks on the dangers of misogyny and abuse towards women- Kellyanne Conway’s character and the example she set as the Senior Counselor to former president, Donald Trump. BREAK MEG and GUEST MICHELLE EASTON (PART 2) Dr. Meeker and Michelle discuss Star Parker, who is another conservative woman of faith that made it into Michelle’s book. Equally important to kindness and encouragement, Dr. Meeker and Michelle agree that a woman must have courage to speak into issues that truly matter. The two deliberate on the significance of women applauding virtue in other women and they also share why they are hopeful that younger generations of women will change the current liberal tide. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 161, How to Raise a Conservative Daughter, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
4/5/202240 minutes, 16 seconds
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PGK-Episode 160: Teen Suicide (with guest Jason Reid)

After losing his son, a grieving father goes on a mission to understand teen suicide. Jason Reid uncovers painful truths about the lives of teens, the impact of unfettered access to the internet and social media, and the shocking rise of depression among America’s youth. In examining his son’s technology use, he discovered what no parent wants to find. Seeking to uncover the warning signs that were missed, he instead found ways to reverse the isolation and disconnectedness that is killing our youth. Dr. Meg & Jason Reid (Part 1)Guest Jason Reid begins this episode by describing the days leading up to his 14 yr old son Ryan’s unexpected suicide. Looking back, he realizes that there were some warning signs, but he didn’t know how to read or respond to those signs at the time. Since Jason himself never struggled with depression, he didn’t know how to recognize it in his son’s life, and he didn’t talk to Ryan about mental health because it was never on his radar to do so – in his mind, depression and suicide were things that only happened to other people. Jason describes how he made the mistake of thinking that Ryan was “just another grumpy teenager” who wanted to be alone more and more, and retreat to his room. On a broader scope, Jason expresses how our culture needs to move from “creating awareness” of teen suicide to actually doing something to change the trajectory of it. He believes that we have the ability to end teen suicide by the year 2030, and answers the burning question, “How can that be done?” Dr. Meg & Jason Reid (Part 2)Jason Reid doesn’t want any other parent to have to endure what he and his wife went through in losing their son to suicide. With this in mind, he and Dr. Meg discuss the incredible need for parents to be aware of the mental health of their children. There is immense pressure on kids today, much more so than in years past, and their adolescent brains are not developed enough to know how to process the stresses and pressures that they are experiencing on a daily basis. Parents must not only be aware of their kids’ mental health, but every parent needs to be actively talking with their children about mental health, whether they suspect there may be any issues or not. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 160, “Teen Suicide” and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMDCheck out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools at www.meekerparenting.com
3/22/202246 minutes, 9 seconds
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PGK-Episode 159: Taking Your Time Back (with guest Christy Wright)

Women today typically deal with more stress than in past generations, and often struggle to find work/life balance. What is work/life balance? Is it a 50/50 split? How do mothers today juggle all that is required of them? Christy Wright, author of “Take Back Your Time: The Guilt-Free Guide to Life Balance”, provides tactical steps to create your own version of balance – where you get to decide what’s right for you! Dr. Meg & Guest Christy Wright (Part 1) Guest Christy Wright discusses the underlying narratives that mothers deal with on a regular basis, and provides a new definition of the word, balance. She poses the question, “What if balance isn’t something that you have to do, like a verb; what if it is something you can create in your life – to be able to feel a sense of balance in an out-of-balance world?” Another word for balance can be “peace” – You can be busy, and still be balanced, and at peace. You can be confident in your choices and decisions in how to spend your time. But how is this attained? Christy offers practical insights into what balance is, and provides 5 tactical steps to create your own version of balance in your life – you get to decide what’s right for you! Dr. Meg & Guest Christy Wright (Part 2) Dr. Meg and guest Christy Wright continue their engaging and informative conversation about balance, and how women can take back their time by creating their own balance that works for them. Fight the pressure of the culture that tries to tell you what a “good” mom is. Pinpoint what is stealing your time and energy. Decide what matters and then protect what matters by setting boundaries and saying no, when needed. It’s different for everyone. But the bottom line is: stop applying so much pressure on yourself. Find the balance that works for you, and begin to take back your time! FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 159, “Take Back Your Time” and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools at www.meekerparenting.com
3/15/202236 minutes, 32 seconds
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PGK-Episode 158: Midnight Dad Devotional (with guests Becky Thompson and Dr. Mark Pitts)

This episode features the Dad-Daughter duo, Becky Thompson and Dr. Mark Pitts, co-authors of Midnight Dad Devotional: 100 Devotions and Prayers to Connect Dads Just Like You to the Father. Men will be encouraged to learn how God is with them through their parenting journey, in all seasons of life, and will be strengthened in their resolve to become the best father they can be. Dr. Meg & Guests Becky Thompson & Dr. Mark Pitts (Part 1) Dr. Mark Pitts explains how fathering seems to have moved from being rooted in relationship and connection with their kids to becoming more of a utilitarian role – provider and protector, sans any real relationship. A father’s role is often scaled down to tasks – disciplinarian, driver, coach, homework checker, money lender. Yet Dr. Pitts is finding that more and more men desire a return to being in true relationship with their children and they want to know how they can develop a deeper connection and long-lasting bond with their kids. Dr. Meg & Guests Becky Thompson & Dr. Mark Pitts (Part 2) Becky Thompson and Dr. Mark Pitts share further insights from Midnight Dad Devotional, explaining how the daily devotions give men a sense of connection with other fathers, strength for the day ahead, wisdom from the Bible for tough situations, affirmation of the importance of their role, and the reassurance that God is with them, no matter what. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 158, “Midnight Dad Devotional” and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools at www.meekerparenting.com
3/8/202229 minutes, 20 seconds
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PGK-Episode 157: Teaching Your Kids Not to Worry (with guest Joshua Straub)

Children don’t often know how to voice their worries, and they may even think the things they are worried about are silly or unimportant. Today’s guest, Dr. Josh Straub, along with his wife, Christi, co-wrote the children’s book, “What Do I Do With Worry?” as a way to help parents foster emotional awareness in their kids. Listen in and be equipped to help your kids deal with worry and anxiety in a positive way. Dr. Meg & Guest Dr. Josh Straub (Part 1) If a child doesn't have the language to express what they are worried about, it can manifest in ways that show up as disobedience, anger, fear, or in other ways. Experiencing this firsthand with their own children was a major reason why Dr. Josh felt compelled to write, “What Do I Do With Worry?” While many parents focus on addressing the outward manifestation of negative behaviors, Dr. Josh explains how they can dig deeper into their child’s heart to find out if their child may actually be feeling worried – while manifesting a different, negative behavior. The focus should be on the emotion that the child is experiencing, not just the behavior being exhibited. Dr. Meg & Guest Dr. Josh Straub (Part 2) As the conversation continues, Dr. Josh Straub explains the difference between worry and anxiety in children. What causes anxiety in kids? How can we best help our kids deal with anxiety? Dr. Josh uses examples from the book to teach parents how to connect with their children when it comes to dealing with anxious thoughts and behaviors: Talk about it. Label specific worries. Be grateful. In a very finite way, parents can help calm their children’s brains when they are worried or anxious, when they sit with them and listen to what they have to say. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 157, What Do I Do With Worry? and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com
2/22/202240 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode #156 - “I Am Here: The Journey From Fear to Freedom” (with guest Ashley LeMieux)

Dr. Meg has a heart to heart conversation with Ashley Le Mieux, who shares how she tragically lost three of her children – two to the foster care system, and one to a premature birth. Rising from the ashes of pain and loss, Ashley describes her journey to finding healing and transformation, and shares how you can do the same. DR MEG & GUEST ASHLEY LEMIEUX (PART 1) This episode begins with Ashley explaining how she and her husband were permanent guardians of two children for over four years, and how they were in the process of adopting when the adoption was unexpectedly contested. As quickly as the children had come into their lives, they were taken from them, literally overnight. Three and a half years later, Ashley and her husband also tragically lost a biological son. Ashley describes these heart-wrenching experiences before she and Dr. Meg dive into discussing her book, “I Am Here: The Journey from Fear to Freedom”. Key points include: What if it’s not fear? What if it’s love? Moving forward in the face of loss and sadness How our past can serve our present, which can then serve our future Why happiness is unfulfilling when compared with peace DR MEG & GUEST ASHLEY LEMIEUX (PART 2) Dr. Meg and Ashley LeMieux continue their conversation, discussing the process of reimagining your future and reclaiming your power. Ashley introduces a tool called, “Clarity Mapping,” which helps determine priorities in order to create tangible, bite-sized, actionable items for each day. Listeners can learn to move through their pain and loss to find clarity using these confidence-building practices. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 156, I AM HERE: THE JOURNEY FROM FEAR TO FREEDOM, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com
2/15/202242 minutes, 37 seconds
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PGK-Episode 155: The Heart of Grandparenting (with guest Dr. Ken Canfield)

Grandparenting is different now than it has been in past generations. Many households require two incomes and, with both parents often working outside the home, grandparents tend to fill the gap in taking care of the kids. While this gives grandparents a special window into their grandkids’ lives, it can be tricky in that they must follow the parameters set by their adult children in how they want their children to be raised – often different from generation to generation. Dr. Meg, along with her guest, Dr. Ken Canfield – both involved grandparents themselves – impart wisdom and insight as they share real-life experiences and discuss essential keys to help navigate the joys and difficulties of grandparenting. DR MEG & GUEST DR KEN CANFIELD (PART 1) So much of being a good grandparent is being a good parent all over again to your adult children. A strong relationship with your adult child will have a big impact on your relationship with your grandkids. In part one of this episode, Dr. Canfield, who authored the book, “The Heart of Grandparenting,” discusses the importance of reconciliation between generations. Grandparents often desire a “do-over” of their own parenting years, as they realize the mistakes they made, and want to help their adult children do better with their kids. However, grown children don’t always want to listen to advice from their parents, especially when it comes to raising their own children. This creates a tension that needs to be carefully navigated, and Dr. Canfield shares tips with grandparents on how to successfully do so. DR MEG & GUEST DR KEN CANFIELD (PART 2) Continuing their conversation on grandparenting, Dr. Meg and Dr. Canfield discuss generational synchrony - the unique relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. If a grandchild knows how their grandparent met their spouse, where they went to school, what they did for a living, and so forth, it helps with their identity formation and gives them a sense of belonging. Children seem to thrive when they have a generational connection with a grandparent, and grandparents have a special opportunity to teach and help shape their grandkids in a way that could benefit them throughout their lifetime. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 155, THE HEART OF GRANDPARENTING, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
2/8/202240 minutes, 40 seconds
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PGK-Episode 154: Should Your Child Get the Covid Vaccine? (with guest Dr. Marty Makary)

Dr. Marty Makary is a New York Times best-selling author, a Johns Hopkins physician and a public health researcher. With over 250 scientific articles published, Dr. Makary was elected to the National Academy of Medicine as Editor-in-Chief of MedPage Today. Listen in as Dr. Makary and Dr. Meeker discuss the pressing issue of vaccination amongst America’s youth. The two share their professional opinions, backed by years of research, to help parents make an educated opinion that’s best for their children. MEG and DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 1) Dr. Makary and Dr. Meeker share their doctoral perspectives on the covid vaccine as it pertains to children including: The government mishandling of vaccines Who should receive the covid vaccine The political agenda behind the mass-vaccination push The ethics of requiring an individual to get the vaccine for somebody else’s sake Misconceptions regarding masks The psychological effect of the pandemic on children BREAK MEG and GUEST DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 2) Dr. Makary explains how a lack of research regarding Covid treatments and protocols has led to political opinions filling in the gap with what research now proves to be misinformation. Both doctors discuss the government’s overreach that poses an ongoing threat to the licenses of medical professionals. Dr. Makary and Dr. Meeker also unpack the research that has been done regarding the psychological effects of this pandemic on children. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 154, Should Your Child Get the Covid Vaccine?, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
1/18/202234 minutes, 42 seconds
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PGK Episode153: Baby Steps Millionaires (with guest Dave Ramsey)

Dave Ramsey made his first million in his twenties—the wrong way—and then went bankrupt. That’s when he set out to learn the right way of managing money and developed the Ramsey Baby Steps. Following these steps, Dave became a millionaire again—the right way. After three decades of guiding millions of people through the Baby Steps plan, Dave has released his newest book, Baby Steps Millionaires. Join Financial Expert Dave Ramsey and Dr. Meeker in an engaging conversation about finances, not only as it pertains to adults acquiring wealth, but also the importance of teaching children good money habits early on. MEG and GUEST DAVE RAMSEY (PART 1) Dave Ramsey and Dr. Meg discuss practical insights from Dave’s newest book, Baby Steps Millionaires: Discover how anyone can acquire wealth and become a millionaire Review the 7 Baby Steps and how to practically apply them Take a deeper look at Baby Steps 4-6 to set yourself on course to becoming a millionaire Evaluate your spending habits; Understand self-control Learn why wealth is of no value at all, except for what it does: it gives options. If you’re looking for it to provide you with peace, it’s not going to. BREAK MEG and GUEST DAVE RAMSEY (PART 2) Dave and Dr. Meg dive deeper into their conversation by discussing the significance of parents teaching their children good money habits early on. As it pertains to kids, Dave covers topics such as money & identity, materialism, contentment, spending/saving, and the importance of making wise purchases. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 153, Baby Steps Millionaires, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
1/11/202234 minutes, 55 seconds
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PGK Episode152: Reconnecting with your Adult Child

We raise our children with the hope of enjoying a unique closeness and intimacy with them all the years of their lives. From the moment they are born, we pour our hearts and souls into them. And as they mature, they have a clear realization that they are fully dependent on us. These two factors draw us together, forming a strong bond. When that bond breaks, the pain burrows deep. The part a parent plays in reconciling with their adult child isn’t for the faint of heart! But parents.. don’t give up! In this episode, Dr. Meeker offers parents a chance to take an honest look at themselves. While providing the difficult keys that parents need to apply to themselves, Dr. Meg also infuses some much-needed “light at the end of the tunnel” hope in the midst of the storm. Keys: 1.) Acquire humility 2.) Take the first step 3.) Assume all responsibility 4.) Be willing to forgive, without requiring forgiveness from your child WELCOME MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meeker jumps right in by answering the question, “Why is the disconnection so painful?” Parents must realize that if they are experiencing pain from the estranged relationship, then their adult child is more than likely feeling pain from the estrangement as well. No matter their age, every child craves their parent’s approval, attention and love. So regardless of how a parent may feel, it is vitally important that they do what they can in moving towards reconciliation - for their own benefit in reconnecting, but even more importantly, for the well-being of their adult child. Reconciliation is absolutely do-able. Yet, although the process of reconciliation is simple, walking it out may be one of the hardest things a parent may ever have to do. Dr. Meg shares why, and provides thought-provoking keys and necessary action steps, along with powerful insights as to why it is the parent who must begin the reconciliation process. BREAK MEG (PART 2) What happens if your adult child refuses your attempts of reaching out to them? What is the underlying factor motivating them to do so? They may test you, to see how long you will keep reaching out. How should a parent handle a response of defensiveness, anger or a barrage of painful words? Discover one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make when trying to reconcile with their estranged child, and how to avoid it. IN CLOSING Dr. Meeker does a quick recap of the 4 keys a parent needs to apply in the process of reconnecting with their adult child. The process is simple, yet hard; but totally worth it! FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 152, Reconnecting with Your Adult Child, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
1/4/202230 minutes, 21 seconds
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PGK Episode151: Babies and Sleep (with guest Dr. Bob Hamilton)

Babies need to be taught human traits early on, and one trait is that humans aren’t created to be nocturnal. Nighttime is for sleeping, and sleep is a learned phenomenon. Most adults don’t wake up and eat in the middle of the night. In the same way, babies don’t (typically) need to eat during the night either. The sooner parents train them not to do so, the sooner everyone will get a better night’s sleep! Join Dr. Meg and sleep expert Dr. Bob Hamilton as he shares multiple proven ways to get your baby to sleep through the night. This will be a win-win for everyone! MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meeker and Dr. Hamilton share different scenarios on training babies at different ages (newborn - 24 mo) to sleep through the night. If babies sleep less during the day, they will sleep more deeply at night. Also, establishing and sticking to a consistent bedtime routine is key to your baby (and you!) getting a healthy amount of sleep each night. It’s best if breast-feeding mothers don’t allow their baby to fall asleep at the breast. Newborns need to be cognizant from an early age that they are being put in their crib after breast-feeding, and aware that you will be walking out of the room as they fall asleep. BREAK MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg and Dr. Hamilton continue their candid conversation on the best ways to get babies of any age to sleep through the night. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 151, Secrets to Training Your Baby to Sleep, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
12/21/202157 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 150: Surviving the Holidays

The time between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years is meant to be enjoyed, a time of fun and anticipation, of giving and receiving, and looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Yet for many, the holidays bring a tremendous amount of stress. Are there expectations and images in your mind of how the holidays are supposed to look? Maybe you are trying to live up to the expectations of others. There may be family divisions, or perhaps a family member whom you would prefer not to be around. We invite you to slow down, and take a deep breath; maybe take another deep breath. Tune into this helpful (and hope-filled) episode as Dr. Meg shares effective ways to minimize holiday stress. Remove the pressures, allow yourself to relax, and enjoy the holidays! WELCOME MEG (PART 1) Offering listeners practical and effective ways to minimize holiday stress, Dr. Meg discusses how the stress that we feel can often be self-inflicted. She provides a list of 3 things that can be done upfront, to help set listeners on a course to enjoying a wonderful Christmas season. BREAK MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meeker dives a bit deeper to discuss topics such as handling family differences, conversations to steer clear from, and avoiding or responding to offense. Learn to deal with the people and situations that hit a nerve in you by anticipating problems and preparing in advance to positively handle any conflicts that may arise. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 150, Enjoying the Holidays, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
12/14/202130 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 149: How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night in 7 Days or Less-Dr. Meg Meeker

Chances are, if your baby hasn’t been sleeping through the night, your heart may have skipped a beat with hope and anticipation as you read the title of this week’s episode. It may seem like your baby will never sleep through the night, however it is possible to sleep-train your baby to do so. Babies need a good sleep rhythm, and so do parents. Lack of sleep is one of the biggest factors keeping parents from parenting well. If we could parent from a rested state, we would parent so much better than we do from a place of fatigue. When babies sleep through the night, parents too can get proper rest, and as a result can experience more positive moods and have more patience and energy to spend with their children. Join Dr. Meeker as she shares how you can train your baby to sleep through the night in less than a week! The rewards will be amazing! WELCOME Dr. Meeker welcomes listeners to the podcast and introduces the topic of the episode: How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night in 7 Days or Less. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg jumps right in by discussing the importance of getting adequate sleep – and how parents can sleep-train their baby from an early age to sleep through the night – not only for their baby’s sake, but also for their own. BREAK MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg shares her expertise, wisdom and insight on the benefits and how-to’s of sleep training your baby to sleep through the night. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 149, How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night in 7 Days or Less, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
12/7/202141 minutes
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Episode 148: Kids and Healthy Eating (with guest Julie Revelant)

Is your child a picky eater? Does he or she suffer from childhood obesity or perhaps a chronic disease resulting from unhealthy eating? If so, you are not alone! Health Journalist and “Food Issues” podcast host Julie Revelant joins Dr. Meeker in discussing these important issues. Be armed with proven tips that can help you train your child to become a healthier eater. As you make wiser food choices yourself, and model better eating habits, your children will be encouraged to do the same, resulting in positive improvements in overall health. WELCOME Dr. Meeker welcomes guest Julie Revelant to the Parenting Great Kids podcast. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg and Julie Revelant discuss some of the biggest eating issues that parents encounter with their kids. BREAK MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg and Julie Revelant continue their conversation about kids and healthy eating. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 148, Kids and Healthy Eating, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
11/23/202134 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 147: Talking to Your Kids About Puberty

One of the most common questions that Dr. Meg Meeker gets asked in her pediatric office is, “How do I talk to my kids about puberty?” In this episode, Dr. Meg addresses that very question. Don’t be taken by surprise when the subject of puberty comes up with your kids! Listen in as Dr. Meg discusses the 5 stages of puberty, for both girls and boys. You’ll be equipped to anticipate (and answer) some of the questions that your children will have about their changing bodies. In addition, Dr. Meeker doesn’t shy away from some of the harder-to-talk-about subjects that kids need to be informed of, such as menstruation, wet dreams, and body boundaries. Your child needs positive reassurance from you, their parent, that their body is amazing and wonderful, and that the changes they are experiencing are normal, and nothing to be ashamed of. This candid and informative message from “America’s Mom” will help equip and empower you to confidently share with your kids about puberty, and the changes that they can expect to experience as their bodies grow and change. WELCOME Dr. Meg discusses how her goal with each podcast is to help encourage, teach and coach listeners to be the parent that they want to be. She interviews child and adolescent experts so parents can understand why their kids do what they do, and learn how to best respond to their children. Dr. Meg plugs the 3 Points to Ponder found at the end of each episode.. takeaways that parents can start using right away. She encourages listeners to subscribe to the podcast and shares the platforms wh ere the Parenting Great Kids podcast can be found. Lastly, Dr. Meg promotes her subscription-based Parenting Great Kids private online community, explaining what it offers and encouraging parents to sign up at www.meekerparenting.com.. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg shares a candid and informative message with parents on talking to their kids about puberty. BREAK MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg continues to share a candid and informative message with parents on talking to their kids about puberty. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 147, Talking to Your Kids About Puberty, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com.
11/9/202141 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 146: Child Sex Trafficking & The Social Media Grooming Process

DESCRIPTION Child sex trafficking doesn’t only happen overseas. About 80% of the kids being trafficked are U.S. citizens - born and raised in the United States - kids from all walks of life, all neighborhoods, all backgrounds. And they are not being abducted, they are being lured, manipulated and groomed on social media. Since about 2015, more than half of the kids being trafficked in the United States are recruited off of social media, and the #1 place they are being recruited from is Instagram. Sex trafficking is a difficult topic for parents to talk about, and is probably one of the worst experiences that one could ever have or imagine. It is critically important to be aware of the trafficking dangers all around, especially on social media, and to know the most common methods being used to lure kids in. Parents, you can help guard your kids against online sex trafficking predators and recruiters. Listen closely as Roger Martin, the founder of Humans Against Trafficking, a non-profit whose mission is to use technology to empower people to fight human trafficking, joins Dr. Meeker in this sobering discussion about the realities of child sex trafficking and the grooming process that recruiters routinely use. WELCOME Dr. Meg welcomes guest Roger Martin to this PGK episode. A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meeker and Roger Martin have an honest and sobering conversation about the dangers of child sex trafficking and how children and teens are being lured in through their social media activity. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meeker and Roger Martin continue their honest and sobering conversation about the dangers of child sex trafficking and how children and teens are being lured in through their social media activity. IN CLOSING Dr. Meg and Roger talk about Radlee(TM), an AI technology powered mobile app aimed at helping parents understand their own child's sex trafficking risk profile on Instagram (soon available on TikTok). Visit GetRadlee.com to learn more, or download it from the Apple App Store. Parents can also stream the documentary, “Stolen”, which Roger created in connection with NBC. Available on Peacock, NBC’s streaming app, the documentary allows parents to see real-life examples of predatory approaches, what types of social media posts attract predators, and more. To connect with and learn more about Roger’s non-profit organization, Humans Against Trafficking, visit www.humansagainsttrafficking.org FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 146, CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING & THE SOCIAL MEDIA GROOMING PROCESS, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD
10/26/202144 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 145: Temper Tantrums

Just about everyone has witnessed a child having a temper tantrum. For parents, their child’s temper tantrums can be overwhelming, often resulting in frustration or anger, and even embarrassment, especially if a tantrum occurs in public. Temper tantrums are such a common issue with kids, and a problem for parents that Dr. Meg wanted to tackle the issue head-on. Join Dr. Meg as she dives into the topic of her brand-new course, “How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Your Child.” Addressing questions such as, Do kids have temper tantrums on purpose? What is actually happening in the minds and emotions of children leading up to and during a temper tantrum? How do I handle my strong-willed child? and more, Dr. Meg shares expert insight into this very common occurrence in children, offering helpful tips parents can use to teach their kids to identify their feelings and better express their emotions. WELCOME Dr. Meg welcomes listeners by reminding them that the Parenting Great Kids podcast is just for them, a helpful resource as they become the parent that they themselves want to be. Dr. Meg interviews child and adolescent experts to help parents understand their children and why they do what they do, as well as provide tools to help grow them into great kids. If there is a topic that a listener would like discussed, Dr. Meg encourages them to contact her with the request. Dr. Meg also promotes her “3 Points to Ponder” - helpful information that listeners can put to use right away. Dr. Meeker encourages listeners to subscribe to Parenting Great Kids and shares the platforms where the podcast can be found. Lastly, Dr. Meg plugs the Parenting Great Kids Interactive Online Community, found at www.meekerparenting.com. A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meeker tackles the issue of temper tantrums, the subject of her brand-new course, “How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Your Child.” In this episode, Dr. Meg primarily focuses on temper tantrums in younger children, ages 4 and under. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meeker continues discussing the issue of temper tantrums, the subject of her brand-new course, “How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Your Child.” In this episode, Dr. Meg primarily focuses on temper tantrums in younger children, ages 4 and under. IN CLOSING Dr. Meg closes this episode by stating that sometimes she likes to veer away from interviewing wonderful guests and instead concentrate on one topic that she can work through with her listeners. Dr. Meg recommended that listeners visit her website, www.meekerparenting.com, where many resources are readily available. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 145, STOPPING YOUR CHILD’S TEMPER TANTRUMS, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Be sure to check out Dr. Meeker's Parenting Great Kids Community. In the PGK Community, she has a library of digital courses you can learn from, on-demand. These courses are only available to members of the community. She regularly answers burning questions parents have, gives video teachings on specific topics, goes LIVE inside this community, and gives you the encouragement you need. Go to Meeker Parenting dot com for more information about how you can join the Parenting Great Kids Community, now.
10/12/202126 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 144: Encouragement for Children Who are Adopted and in Foster Care

Imagine not being given a name until you were two years old. Imagine living in constant fear of your father, whom you knew might literally kill you at any moment, for any reason. Imagine becoming a street kid at the tender age of four, after running away from your abusive home life. Imagine having to steal scraps of food, and no one knowing your name. How does one survive such a childhood? This is the extraordinary story of Peter Mutabazi, a surviving street kid who didn’t even think about the future beyond where his next meal would come from, yet eventually became an entrepreneur and the founder of Now I Am Known, a grassroots coalition focused on adoption and foster care. A single dad, Peter has fostered many children in his home through the years. He understands what it’s like to have no father in his life, to be abused, to have no food.. he knows what it means to be neglected. With this personal experience, it’s easy for Peter to relate to foster children, and to help them through their trauma. Listen in as Peter shares with Dr. Meg how he went from being a homeless street kid to a thriving entrepreneur and foster parent -- all because a caring stranger took notice of him, called him by name, fed him, gave him the chance to attend school, and ultimately changed the trajectory of his life. Peter refuses to allow bitterness to keep him from a bright future. He has been given much, and wants to give back much in return. In Peter’s own words, “I can not change the past, but I can change tomorrow.” His goal is to bring love and acceptance to foster children in the very same way that he himself received it. Every parent -- biological, foster or adoptive -- will benefit greatly from this powerful conversation by learning how to show their children that they are valued, seen, loved and known. WELCOME A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes guest Peter Mutabazi, a surviving street kid, foster dad, single father, entrepreneur, and founder of Now I Am Known, a grassroots coalition focused on adoption and foster care. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg continues her conversation with guest Peter Mutabazi, a surviving street kid, foster dad, single father, entrepreneur, and founder of Now I Am Known, a grassroots coalition focused on adoption and foster care. IN CLOSING Dr. Meg ended the conversation by saying she would like to have Peter back on the show, and asked how listeners can connect with him to find out more about his initiative and the work that he is doing (website: www.nowiamknown.com; Facebook: Peter Mutabazi; Instagram: @fosterdadflipper). FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 144, NOW I AM KNOWN, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, and Instagram @MegMeekerMD. Check out what’s new at meekerparenting.com, and while you are there subscribe to the Parenting Great Kids Community, where you’ll have access to all of Dr. Meg’s parenting courses, her Ask Dr. Meg video library, and new features we'll be rolling out soon. Also, in this community you’ll get a lot of support from parents just like you! Go to Meeker Parenting dot com for more information. Don’t forget to share the podcast with other parents, subscribe so you won’t miss anything, and give us a review so we know how we’re doing!
9/28/202141 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 143: How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

DESCRIPTION Kids are exposed to sex today as never before. Social media, the internet, movies, television and music videos typically portray sex in a crass and shameful manner. Our kids desperately need to understand that sex is amazing, it’s wonderful, and something they will enjoy for decades to come.. when done in the right context and timing. Your child not only needs to hear about sex from you, he/she actually wants to hear about sex from you. They want to know what you think about them and sex. You are the one who can present sexual information to them in a positive way. You can empower them to postpone their sexual debut as long as possible, and in doing so, decrease the number of potential sex partners that they will have. As parents, we must be the ones to give the initial talk, and subsequent talks, about sex with our kids. Today’s sexualization of our kids has taught them that sex is dark and twisted, but as parents we need to teach them just the opposite -- that sex is a wonderful gift that should be cherished and cared for. Dr. Meg gives helpful insight and information to equip parents to tackle this difficult subject with their kids. WELCOME Dr. Meg begins this episode by letting you, her listener, know that the PGK podcast is for your benefit - to help you understand why your kids do what they do, so that you can be the parent you want to be. No topic is off-limits, so if there is a subject that you would like discussed, let her know! Dr. Meg also teases her points to ponder - take-aways that can be put into practice right away. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast! And take advantage of additional parenting resources by joining the PGK Community at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 1) In this frank and honest discussion, Dr. Meg doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to talking about sex with our kids -- she shares startling statistics of STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) in our children.. the impact of which goes far beyond the physical consequences. Dr. Meg shines a light on the behaviors and emotions of kids when involved in teenage sex, and explains why depression is so often linked to our kids’ sexual activity. The bottom line? Sex is not for kids. It takes guts to parent against today’s current culture, to train kids to delay sexual activity. Dr. Meeker equips and encourages parents to raise their children above the toxicity and sexualization of the culture, which will profoundly impact decades of their lives. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 2) In this frank and honest discussion, Dr. Meg doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to talking about sex with our kids -- she shares startling statistics of STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) in our children.. the impact of which goes far beyond the physical consequences. Dr. Meg shines a light on the behaviors and emotions of kids when involved in teenage sex, and explains why depression is so often linked to our kids’ sexual activity. The bottom line? Sex is not for kids. It takes guts to parent against today’s current culture, to train kids to delay sexual activity. Dr. Meeker equips and encourages parents to raise their children above the toxicity and sexualization of the culture, which will profoundly impact decades of their lives. IN CLOSING Check out Dr. Meg’s brand-new parenting course: “HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT SEX” at www.meekerparenting.com. And while you’re there, check out the private, subscription-based PGK Online Community where you’ll find parenting support and additional resources and tools from Dr. Meg!! FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 143, WHY YOU NEED TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT SEX & HOW TO DO IT, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD
9/14/202124 minutes, 50 seconds
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#142: Show Me the Father (with guests Alex and Stephen Kendrick)

DESCRIPTION The role of a father is vitally important. There is a place inside of every child that desperately wants and needs their father’s affirmation, acceptance and love. Yet many families have suffered generations of dysfunctional behavior, leaving those core needs (from father to child) unmet. Fathers in general don’t believe they are doing a good job with their kids -- they struggle to love their kids because they weren’t shown love by their own father. They don’t know how to bless their children because they never received a father’s blessing themselves. Research shows that disappointment in children due to a father’s absence, disinterest, mistreatment or abuse will often lead to a rejection of God, our heavenly Father. Alex and Stephen Kendrick share with Dr. Meeker how we typically get our first concept of what God is like from our earthly father. If a dad is loving and present in a child’s life, it’s easy for them to see God that way. If he is distant, absent or abusive, children will often view God in that light. It’s crucial that we view God for who He really is, and not for what our earthly father was like. The good news is that the chains of any family tree dysfunction can be broken! We don’t have to continue on in the pain and wounded-ness caused by an earthly father. God not only knows your story, but He wants to redeem your story for good. The Kendrick Brothers share how their new documentary, Show Me the Father weaves together four real-life fathering stories, providing an inspiring, hope-filled reminder of the importance of fathers in families and society, while also reminding us that we have a perfect heavenly Father who wants to heal our deepest wounds. WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her guests, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, creators of the documentary, Show Me the Father. Dr. Meg also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH ALEX AND STEPHEN KENDRICK (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker has a heartfelt conversation with Alex and Stephen Kendrick about fathering and their new documentary, Show Me the Father. They discuss the vital importance of a father in the life of a child, the need for men to be healed of their own father-wounds so they can learn to truly love and affirm their own children, as well as how to disassociate an earthly father’s attributes from God’s perfect, loving attributes. *Show Me the Father is being released September 10th in theaters across the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit www.ShowMeTheFatherMovie.com BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH ALEX AND STEPHEN KENDRICK (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker has a heartfelt conversation with Alex and Stephen Kendrick about fathering and their new documentary, Show Me the Father. They discuss the vital importance of a father in the life of a child, the need for men to be healed of their own father-wounds so they can learn to truly love and affirm their own children, as well as how to disassociate an earthly father’s attributes from God’s perfect, loving attributes. *Show Me the Father is being released September 10th in theaters across the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit www.ShowMeTheFatherMovie.com PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 142, Show Me the Father and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/31/202146 minutes, 8 seconds
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#141: Ask Dr. Meg

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics. ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. BREAK ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 141, Ask Dr. Meg and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/19/202125 minutes, 48 seconds
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#140: The Impact Of The Pandemic Stress On Young Adults (with guest Dr. Claire Nicogossian)

Isolation, loneliness, and depression are all things that young adults have become more familiar with during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a parent, you have a window into what your kids are dealing with that no one else has. You can see when these things are affecting your kids, and you also have the best opportunity to help them through these tough times. Dr. Meeker talks with Dr. Claire Nicogossian in this episode, and Dr. Nicogossian gives you practical things to do and signs to look for to help your young adults deal with the pandemic stress. Dr. Nicogossian is clinician working in a private practice, and she is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, and seniors. She has received extensive training in cognitive-behavioral, client-centered and solutions-focused theory and therapy. Her main focuses are on mindfulness, self-care, and well-being. This conversation will give you great advise on how to help young adults deal with the impact of pandemic stress. Dr. Nicogossian is the author of the book Mama, You Are Enough: How To Create Calm, Joy, And Confidence Within The Chaos Of Motherhood, a book geared at helping you discover how the key to thriving is embracing your shadow emotions. Also, do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is answered in an “Ask Dr. Meg” feature episode! WELCOME Dr. Meeker opens today’s episode by introducing her guest, Dr. Claire Nicogossian, licensed cinical psychologist and author of the book Mama, You Are Enough: How To Create Calm, Joy, And Confidence Within The Chaos Of Motherhood, a book geared at helping you discover how the key to thriving is embracing your shadow emotions. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Also, don’t forget to check out the private parenting group Meeker Parenting at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CLAIRE NICOGOSSIAN (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with Dr. Claire Nicogossian, licensed clinical psychologist and author. They have a great conversation about how parents can help young adults deal with the impact of the stress from the COVID-19 pandemic. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CLAIRE NICOGOSSIAN (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks with Dr. Claire Nicogossian, licensed clinical psychologist and author. They have a great conversation about how parents can help young adults deal with the impact of the stress from the COVID-19 pandemic. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder to show parents how they can help young adults deal with the impact of the stress from the COVID-19 pandemic! PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 140, The Impact Of The Pandemic Stress On Young Adults, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/3/202146 minutes, 56 seconds
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#139: Mental Health Strategies For COVID-19 Generation Children (with guests Drs. David and Donna Lane)

It’s really difficult for kids dealing with the isolation and limits of the COVID-19 pandemic, and these things can cause issues with the head and the heart connecting like they should in even the strongest of kids. It takes a deep understanding of how the brain and the heart work together and experience with difficult mental health issues to help you and your kids explore your own stories and deal with life’s challenges. That’s why in today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Drs. David and Donna Lane, award-winning authors, professors, and Christian counselors. Their passion in life is to help others build a deep, meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ, and their work and writings are all there to help move people in that direction. Give this episode a listen and get ready to help your kids with mental health strategies for this COVID-19 generation! Also, do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is answered in an “Ask Dr. Meg” feature episode! WELCOME Dr. Meeker opens today’s episode by introducing her guests, Drs. David and Donna Lane, award-winning authors, professors, and Christian counselors. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Also, don’t forget to check out the private parenting group Meeker Parenting at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH DRS. DAVID AND DONNA LANE (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with Drs. David and Donna Lane, award-winning authors, professors, and Christian counselors. They have a great conversation about how parents can help with mental health strategies for this COVID-19 generation. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DRS. DAVID AND DONNA LANE (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks with Drs. David and Donna Lane, award-winning authors, professors, and Christian counselors. They have a great conversation about how parents can help with mental health strategies for this COVID-19 generation. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder to help parents with mental health strategies for this COVID-19 generation! PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 139, Mental Health Strategies For COVID-19 Generation Children, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
7/20/202148 minutes, 1 second
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#138: Raising Worry-Free Girls (with guest Sissy Goff)

With all the messages from the media thrown at girls these days, it’s no wonder that worry and anxiety in adolescent girls is on the rise. When you combine social media running the next teen’s “highlight reel” with pressure to achieve more in school due to standardized testing or parental pressure, it’s a recipe for increased feelings of being overwhelmed and thoughts of suicide. All these things (and more) have put pressure on teens, especially young girls, that previous generations never had to deal with. So, as a parent, what can you do to help your daughter deal with all these things in a healthy way? Listen to this episode, and you’ll be in a much better place to deal with those things! Dr. Meeker sits down for a great conversation with Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN. She’s also a sought after speaker and author of 12 books including Raising Worry-Free Girls and Braver, Stronger, Smarter. Their conversation could have stretched on for hours because there’s so much to cover when dealing with these issues. Give this episode a listen, and get ready to help your daughters cope with pressures from every angle! Also, do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is answered in an “Ask Dr. Meg” feature episode! WELCOME Dr. Meeker opens today’s episode by introducing her guest, Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, speaker and bestselling author. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Also, don’t forget to check out Dr. Meeker’s free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH SISSY GOFF (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, speaker and bestselling author. They have a great conversation about how parents can help their daughters deal with worry and anxiety in a healthy way. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH SISSY GOFF (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks with Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, TN, speaker and bestselling author. They have a great conversation about how parents can help their daughters deal with worry and anxiety in a healthy way. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder to help you on your way to supporting daughters dealing with worry and anxiety! PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 138, Raising Worry-Free Girls, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
7/6/202140 minutes, 36 seconds
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#137: Father's Day Special

Today’s media loves to try and make men out to be generally irrelevant and idiotic. What they overlook is the importance of a father figure, whether biological or just a friend. That’s why Father’s Day is so special to Dr. Meg, and on this day she wants you fathers to feel how important you actually are to the people in your lives. Television shows, social media memes, and perceptions in general work to break fathers down and make them feel insignificant, but Dr. Meg wants to give you advice and encouragement instead. Fathers, listen in as Dr. Meeker speaks words of life into you as you navigate the world of raising great kids! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces today’s special episodes honoring dads! MEG’S FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL (PART 1) Dr. Meg speaks life and truth to the dads in this special episode dedicated to honoring fathers. BREAK MEG’S FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL (PART 2) Dr. Meg speaks life and truth to the dads in this special episode dedicated to honoring fathers. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 137, Dr. Meg’s Father’s Day Special and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com, just click on the “Resources” tab. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/22/202133 minutes, 24 seconds
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#136: Love Centered Parenting (with guest Crystal Paine)

The stress and pressure of raising kids can make you question whether you are messing your kids up or setting them up for success when they “leave the nest”. Do you constantly ask yourself if your kids future is going to be everything it should be for them? If you can relate to either of these things, this episode is for you. Dr. Meg talks with the Money Saving Mom, Crystal Paine. Crystal is best-known for her blog and her podcast, The Crystal Paine Show, as well as being an author of several great books. In this conversation, Crystal shares the story of writing her latest book, Love Centered Parenting: The No-fail Guide to Launching Your Kids, and the struggles she and her husband went through with one of their children’s anxiety problems that showed itself through bullying. What Crystal has learned through this journey can help you in any stage of your parenting journey, and this episode is full of encouragement to help you along the way. Also, do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is answered in an “Ask Dr. Meg” feature episode! WELCOME Dr. Meeker opens today’s episode by introducing her guest, Crystal Paine, author of the book Love Centered Parenting: The No-fail Guide to Launching your Kids. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with Crystal Paine, the Money Saving Mom, about how you can feel confident you are not messing up your kids as you navigate the journey of launching them into their future! BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks with Crystal Paine, the Money Saving Mom, about how you can feel confident you are not messing up your kids as you navigate the journey of launching them into their future! POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder to help you on your journey to love centered parenting of your kids! PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 136, Love Centered Parenting, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/8/202136 minutes, 59 seconds
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#135: Simple Discipline That Works

Mornings around the house can be a bit of chaos. As a parent, do you give instructions like, “brush your teeth” or “load your backpack” only to have your kids not listen and disobey? Do you find yourself threatening to ground your teen or count to three repeatedly to your five-year-old? If this sounds like you, then you are going to love this episode. Dr. Meeker talks you through five secrets to help you know what to do when this happens and she teaches you how to speak in a way that makes your kids listen the first time, all without tantrums, fighting, back-talk, and screaming. This is an episode that every parent can learn from as they go about raising great kids! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces today’s episode to help you know what to do when no stops working. WHAT TO DO WHEN NO STOPS WORKING (PART 1) Dr. Meg shares parenting tips for simple discipline that works to help parents know what to do when no stops working! BREAK WHAT TO DO WHEN NO STOPS WORKING (PART 2) Dr. Meg shares parenting tips for simple discipline that works to help parents know what to do when no stops working! FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 135, Simple Discipline That Works and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com, just click on the “Resources” tab. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
5/25/202153 minutes, 35 seconds
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#134: Mother's Day Special

Mother’s Day is a special day where we get to honor our mothers. It’s also a day that can evoke a wide variety of emotions. Some people are blessed to be able to call their mother and talk to her on the phone, some are experiencing their first Mother’s Day without their moms, and others desperately want to become a mother but haven’t been able to yet. In any of those situations, it can be tough to be a mother in the midst of all the emotions all at once. That’s why Dr. Meg wanted to take some time to devote to the special mothers that listen to this podcast. She shares words of encouragement as well as ways to make this season special regardless of what you are dealing with as a mom. Mothers, let America’s Mom speak words of life into you as you navigate the world of raising great kids! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces today’s special episodes honoring moms! MEG’S MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL (PART 1) Dr. Meg speaks life and truth to the moms in this special episode dedicated to honoring mothers. BREAK MEG’S MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL (PART 1) Dr. Meg speaks life and truth to the moms in this special episode dedicated to honoring mothers. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 134, Dr. Meg’s Mother’s Day Special and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com, just click on the “Resources” tab. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
5/11/202129 minutes, 40 seconds
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#133: Quieting Our Kids' World

As a parent, does your day look something like getting up later than you should, rushing around to get ready, going from activity to activity, throw in some homework, mix a little staying up late to watch the latest TV show, and then get up the next morning to do it all over again? This can lead to burnout for you and your kids, and it happens quicker than you can imagine! Do you wish there was something that could bring some order to your mind in the midst of all the crazy? That’s where mindfulness based stress reduction (MBST) can really bring about some change in your daily routine. Just a few minutes a day of calm, directed thought, and you’ll start to see a difference. Because all of us can use mindfulness, Dr. Meg talks with wellness consultant and mindfulness based stress reduction teacher, Wendy Weckstein. Wendy is a Physical Therapist, Wellness Consultant, and a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher for Adults through Brown University as well as certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T). Because of her work with pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults, this conversation is one that everyone can pull something from to make each day a little less stressful! Also, do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is answered in an “Ask Dr. Meg” feature episode! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her guest, Wendy Weckstein, wellness consultant and mindfulness based stress reduction teacher. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH WENDY WECKSTEIN (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Wendy Weckstein, wellness consultant and mindfulness based stress reduction teacher. This is a great conversation about how mindfulness can help you and your kid bring peace to an otherwise chaotic world! BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH WENDY WECKSTEIN (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Wendy Weckstein, wellness consultant and mindfulness based stress reduction teacher. This is a great conversation about how mindfulness can help you and your kid bring peace to an otherwise chaotic world! POINTS TO PONDER PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 133, Quieting Our Kids’ World, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
4/27/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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#132: ADHD Part 2

Sometimes, as a parent, it’s tempting to throw around the letters A-D-H-D without a proper diagnosis. Just because your kid seems to be hyperactive or make impulsive decisions does not necessarily mean that he/she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. A lot of times young children have a difficult time focusing on single tasks or sitting still for long periods of time even without ADHD, but these could be indicators of something more. If you have questions, always talk to your doctor. In this second of the two-part series, Dr. Meg guides you through some common treatments and next steps if you or your kid is diagnosed with ADHD. The information Dr. Meg brings in this series can bring about some really beneficial changes in your family! Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts today’s episode by introducing the completion of the two part series around ADHD and how it affects you and your kids. This is part two and deals with treating ADHD. A CONVERSATION ABOUT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (SEGMENT 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and common treatments and next steps if you or your kid is diagnosed with ADHD. BREAK A CONVERSATION ABOUT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (SEGMENT 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and common treatments and next steps if you or your kid is diagnosed with ADHD. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 132, ADHD Part 2, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
4/13/202132 minutes, 7 seconds
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#131: ADHD Part 1

Sometimes, as a parent, it’s tempting to throw around the letters A-D-H-D without a proper diagnosis. Just because your kid seems to be hyperactive or make impulsive decisions does not necessarily mean that he/she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. A lot of times young children have a difficult time focusing on single tasks or sitting still for long periods of time even without ADHD, but these could be indicators of something more. If you have questions, always talk to your doctor. In this first of a two-part series, Dr. Meg guides you through some common questions a parent may have and tips for talking to your doctor if you think your kid may be dealing with ADHD issues. In the next part, Dr. Meeker talks about treatments for ADHD. The information Dr. Meg brings in this series can bring about some really beneficial changes in your family! Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts today’s episode by introducing the next two episodes around ADHD and how it affects you and your kids. The first part of this series deals with what to do with a diagnosis and common questions around ADHD, and part two deals with treating ADHD. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION ABOUT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (SEGMENT 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and common concerns about if your child may be diagnosed with it. BREAK A CONVERSATION ABOUT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (SEGMENT 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and common concerns about if your child may be diagnosed with it. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 131, ADHD Part 1, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
3/30/202133 minutes, 13 seconds
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#130: Irreversible Damage (with guest Abigail Shrier)

Years ago, gender dysphoria (severe discomfort in one’s biological sex) was exceedingly rare. Typically less than .01% of the population identified as having gender dysphoria, and they were almost exclusively males who emerged in early childhood. Recently, whole groups of female friends in all ages of school are coming out as “transgender”. Parents of these girls are finding that their daughters are watching “hip trans” YouTube stars, talking to doctors about getting prescriptions for puberty blockers that cause permanent infertility, and some going as far as undergoing medically unnecessary double mastectomies. To help parents understand what may be going on in the minds of daughters, Dr. Meg talks with the author of the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, Abigail Shrier. Abigail is a writer for the Wall Street Journal. She is a graduate of Columbia College, where she received the Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship; the University of Oxford; and Yale Law School. This conversation is one that parents of daughters cannot miss! Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her guest, Abigail Shrier, author of the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH ABIGAIL SHRIER (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Abigail Shrier, author of the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.Listen in on a tough conversation about gender dysphoria and gender reassignment issues in young children. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH ABIGAIL SHRIER (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Abigail Shrier, author of the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.Listen in on a tough conversation about gender dysphoria and gender reassignment issues in young children. POINTS TO PONDER PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 130, Irreversible Damage, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
3/16/202139 minutes, 34 seconds
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#129: Teaching Sign Language to your Children Part 2 (with guest Elise Tate)

Sometimes your little ones throw tantrums, but wouldn’t it be nice to make them less frequent or easier to diffuse? As a parent, it’s easy to feel like you can’t ever figure out what is upsetting your child and everything you try seems to make things worse. A lot of the tantrums that happen are the result of the children’s inability to communicate with mommy or daddy. Teaching your children sign language can help in a big way! It’s also proven that your child learning sign language can improve brain development on top of aiding in communication. Elise Tate has written a wonderful book, Sign Me Up For A Happy Home, to help you kick-start that journey to clear communication with your child. Elise is the mother of two bi-racial children, known for her DIY tips and tricks, a frugal couponing pro, and wife of NFL wide receiver Golden Tate. She joins Dr. Meeker in this episode as they continue their conversation about the benefits of sign language in a parent-child relationship, and she shares some amazing stories about how her children were able to tell her what they needed and help put an end to frustrating tantrums! Whether your kids are one year old or four years old, this is an episode that you’ll want to pay close attention to! Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing part 2 of her conversation with guest, Elise Tate, author of the wonderful book Sign Me Up. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH ELISE TATE (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker continues her talk with Elise Tate, author of the book Sign Me Up. Listen in on a great conversation about how teaching your children sign language can help bridge the communication gap you may be experiencing with them. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH ELISE TATE (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker continues her talk with Elise Tate, author of the book Sign Me Up. Listen in on a great conversation about how teaching your children sign language can help bridge the communication gap you may be experiencing with them. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 129, Teaching Sign Language to your Children Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
3/2/202125 minutes, 8 seconds
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#128: Teaching Sign Language to your Children (with guest Elise Tate)

Sometimes your little ones throw tantrums, but wouldn’t it be nice to make them less frequent or easier to diffuse? As a parent, it’s easy to feel like you can’t ever figure out what is upsetting your child and everything you try seems to make things worse. A lot of the tantrums that happen are the result of the children’s inability to communicate with mommy or daddy. Teaching your children sign language can help in a big way! It’s also proven that your child learning sign language can improve brain development on top of aiding in communication. Elise Tate has written a wonderful book, Sign Me Up For A Happy Home, to help you kick-start that journey to clear communication with your child. Elise is the mother of two bi-racial children, known for her DIY tips and tricks, a frugal couponing pro, and wife of NFL wide receiver Golden Tate. She joins Dr. Meeker in this episode (and the next) as they talk about the benefits of sign language in a parent-child relationship, and she shares some amazing stories about how her children were able to tell her what they needed and help put an end to frustrating tantrums! Whether your kids are one year old or four years old, this is an episode that you’ll want to pay close attention to! Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her guest, Elise Tate, author of the wonderful book Sign Me Up. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH ELISE TATE (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Elise Tate, author of the book Sign Me Up. Listen in on a great conversation about how teaching your children sign language can help bridge the communication gap you may be experiencing with them. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH ELISE TATE (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Elise Tate, author of the book Sign Me Up. Listen in on a great conversation about how teaching your children sign language can help bridge the communication gap you may be experiencing with them. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 128, Teaching Sign Language to your Children and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
2/16/202132 minutes, 3 seconds
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#127: Mentor To Millions (with guest Mark Timm)

Having confidence that you can achieve your goals is an important characteristic that will take you to the places you want your life to go. But, where does this confidence start? How do you become and adult has built a foundation on character, integrity, and courage? How can you build these things in your kids? These questions and more are the kinds of things that Dr. Meg learns from her conversation with Mark Timm and his book, Mentor To Millions. Mark is a serial entrepreneur, a business leader, a professional speaker, and an author. He has learned from his many business endeavors that the same things that make a business successful can translate into success in the home. Also, when you know how to be a goal-setting, big-thinking parent, your kids learn that, too! There’s no better way to show your kids how to have character, integrity, and courage than to have those characteristics yourself! You can do it, and Dr. Meg and Mark Timm are here to help! Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her guest, Mark Timm, author of the new book Mentor To Millions. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH MARK TIMM (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Mark Timm, author of the book Mentor To Millions. They talk about how you, as a parent, can take principles from being a leader in business and entrepreneurship, and then apply them to raising great kids! BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH MARK TIMM (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Mark Timm, author of the book Mentor To Millions. They talk about how you, as a parent, can take principles from being a leader in business and entrepreneurship, and then apply them to raising great kids! PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 127, Mentor To Millions and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
2/2/202144 minutes, 32 seconds
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#126: Ask Dr. Meg

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics. ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. BREAK ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 126, Ask Dr. Meg and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
1/19/202122 minutes, 37 seconds
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#125: Living In Awe (with guest John O'Leary)

Life is busy, very busy. In the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, you can lose sight of what’s important. Engagement in extracurricular activities is at an all-time high, and burnout seems to rise daily. There was a time when we danced through our days with childlike wonder, in awe of the experience of the moment and excited for the promise of tomorrow. In his new book IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy, John O’Leary invites readers to return to the joy of navigating life like a child and identify the five senses that children innately possess. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with John about his book and what exactly those “five senses” are and how you can return to them. John is a survivor of a fire that burned 100% of his body, and he was given only a 1% chance of surviving. He has turned this story into the foundation of his first book On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, and he also speaks at conferences and events around the country. His emotional story-telling, unexpected humor and authenticity make each of his talks truly transformational. This is a great conversation that you will want to pay close attention to as they talk through living in awe! Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her guest, John O’Leary, author of the new book IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN O’LEARY (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with John O’Leary, author of the new book IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy. Their conversation centers around recapturing the childlike awe that you can have in the experience of the moments you’re given each day. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN O’LEARY (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with John O’Leary, author of the new book IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy. Their conversation centers around recapturing the childlike awe that you can have in the experience of the moments you’re given each day. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 125, Living In Awe and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
1/5/202142 minutes, 55 seconds
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#124: Finding Joy in an Uncertain World (with guest Shaunti Feldhahn)

There’s a common philosophy among parents that says, “I just want my kids to be happy!” On the surface, that sounds well and good, but when you dig deeper, you see that happiness is temporary, and chasing it will ultimately lead to disappointment. On the other hand, joy isn’t as fickle as happiness. Joy gives you a deep sense of satisfaction that is greater than happiness. When you have joy underlying your heart, when you experience pain and trouble there is still a sense that in the end, all will be well. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Shaunti Feldhahn, author of the book Find Joy: A Devotional Journey to Unshakable Wonder in an Uncertain World. In this devotional guide, Shaunti helps the readers understand that joy is a gift from God, and it’s something your great kids can experience when you teach them that joy is an intentional choice that will transform their hearts. This is a conversation that you just don’t want to miss! If you have any questions for Dr. Meeker, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her guest, Shaunti Feldhahn, author of the book Find Joy: A Devotional Journey to Unshakable Wonder in an Uncertain World. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. Dr. Meeker also introduces her free webinar, When No Stops Working that you can find at meekerparenting.com! A CONVERSATION WITH SHAUNTI FELDHAHN (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Shaunti Feldhahn, author of the book Find Joy: A Devotional Journey to Unshakable Wonder in an Uncertain World. The conversation centers around helping your children understand joy and how it’s much better to choose joy over happiness. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH SHAUNTI FELDHAHN (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Shaunti Feldhahn, author of the book Find Joy: A Devotional Journey to Unshakable Wonder in an Uncertain World. The conversation centers around helping your children understand joy and how it’s much better to choose joy over happiness. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 124, Finding Joy in an Uncertain World and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach over FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
12/22/202041 minutes, 52 seconds
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#123: Why Giving Makes Your Kids Happier (with guest Jonathan Wicksall)

As we enter the season traditionally centered around kids getting gifts, it can be hard to help them remember that it’s better to give than to receive. For kids, this can be a hard concept to grasp. In light of this, Dr. Meg spends most of this episode giving you practical advice on how to teach your kids to be givers. Teaching them to have giving hearts teaches them about the value of other people being equal to their value, and it also helps get rid of any sense of entitlement. Dr. Meeker also talks to her friend Jonathan Wicksall about his organization NeedU.org where you can set up giving opportunities for people you know who are in need. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing this special episode around the idea of giving and how it makes your kids happier in the long term. She also talks about her friend, Jonathan Wicksall’s organization NeedU. A SPECIAL TALK ON TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN TO BE GIVERS BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN WICKSALL In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Jonathan Wicksall about his organization, NeedU, and how you can use their website to set up giving opportunities for people in need. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 12, Why Giving Makes Your Kids Happier and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
12/8/202039 minutes, 8 seconds
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#122: The Dad's Edge (with guest Larry Hagner)

Being a father in this day in time can be filled with distractions, stress, and seemingly impossible to overcome issues with your kids. Pair that with society using fathers as the butt of every joke on television and advertisements giving you every reason to ignore your family and invest in temporary excitement, and you have a toxic recipe for failure as a father. In comes The Good Dad Project founder Larry Hagner. He’s got no accolades behind his name, he’s got no special degrees, he’s a normal dad just like you. He started a simple movement called The Good Dad Project that has turned into a strong community of fathers who all share the same set of values in raising children and loving their wives. That’s why Dr. Meg couldn’t wait to have him as a guest on today’s episode. They talk about all kinds of things that will help you be a better father and husband. Be sure to listen to this episode with a notebook, you don’t want to miss this one! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Larry Hagner. Founder of The Good Dad Project. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH LARRY HAGNER (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Larry Hagner. They talk about Larry’s newest book The Dad’s Edge and how dads can have unlimited patience, improve relationships, and make positive lasting memories. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH LARRY HAGNER (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Larry Hagner. They talk about Larry’s newest book The Dad’s Edge and how dads can have unlimited patience, improve relationships, and make positive lasting memories. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how dads can have unlimited patience, improve relationships, and make positive lasting memories. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 122, The Dad’s Edge and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
12/1/202041 minutes, 10 seconds
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#121: Defend Innocence - Part 2 (with guests Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon)

Child sexual abuse comes in many forms and from many different directions. It can be difficult to spot and identify, but it’s critical to know the signs to look for as well as what you can do to prevent it in your children, or really any child in your life. Dr. Meeker gives you part two of two in this incredible conversation with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon. Shelaine is the founder of the Younique Foundation, and Chris is the executive director and spokesperson for the foundation. Together they have a compelling conversation with Dr. Meg about how hope and healing are possible for victims of childhood sexual abuse. They also give great information about how you can teach your children how to avoid “tricky people” and things you as a parent can look for to spot abusive situations in your children. This is an interview that you just cannot miss! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guests, Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAINE MAXFIELD AND CHRIS YADON (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. The conversation centers around preventing child sexual abuse and is episode 2 of 2 in this series. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAINE MAXFIELD AND CHRIS YADON (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. The conversation centers around preventing child sexual abuse and is episode 2 of 2 in this series. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can identify and prevent child sexual abuse. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 121, Defend Innocence Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
11/17/202036 minutes, 27 seconds
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#120: Defend Innocence - Part 1 (with guests Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon)

Child sexual abuse comes in many forms and from many different directions. It can be difficult to spot and identify, but it’s critical to know the signs to look for as well as what you can do to prevent it in your children, or really any child in your life. Dr. Meeker gives you part one of two in this incredible conversation with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon. Shelaine is the founder of the Younique Foundation, and Chris is the executive director and spokesperson for the foundation. Together they have a compelling conversation with Dr. Meg about how hope and healing are possible for victims of childhood sexual abuse. They also give great information about how you can teach your children how to avoid “tricky people” and things you as a parent can look for to spot abusive situations in your children. This is an interview that you just cannot miss! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guests, Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAINE MAXFIELD AND CHRIS YADON (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. The conversation centers around preventing child sexual abuse and is episode 1 of 2 in this series. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAINE MAXFIELD AND CHRIS YADON (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. The conversation centers around preventing child sexual abuse and is episode 1 of 2 in this series. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can identify and prevent child sexual abuse. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 120, Defend Innocence Part 1 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
11/3/202037 minutes, 13 seconds
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#119: Helping Kids Navigate Uncertainty (with guest Rachel Macy Stafford)

As a parent, it’s easy to get distracted in the day-to-day and only half listen to what’s going on in your kids’ lives. It’s also easy to think that your job is to enforce, task master things, and correct at every turn. In Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford tackles the biggest challenges facing kids today and equips adults to engage them with humanness and heart, compassion and honesty to discover the deep, life-giving connection everyone is longing for. It’s packed with strategies for helping you be an encourager not an enforcer, guides not half-listeners, and truth-tellers not taskmasters. Dr. Meg sits down with Rachel for a great conversation about these principles and how no matter what has happened in the past, you can help your kids face the biggest stressors in their lives today. This is an interview you don’t want to miss! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL MACY STAFFORD (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids, about how to be the parent that your kids really need. Rachel speaks to how you can encourage your kids to become who they are created to be. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL MACY STAFFORD (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids, about how to be the parent that your kids really need. Rachel speaks to how you can encourage your kids to become who they are created to be. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can encourage instead of enforce, guide instead of half-listen, and tell the truth instead of being a taskmaster. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 119, Helping Kids Navigate Uncertainty and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
10/20/202041 minutes, 35 seconds
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#118: The Connected Parent (with guest Lisa Qualls)

When things are normal, parenting is difficult. When you add in children that come into your home from difficult backgrounds and bring their own unique set of needs, there are even more challenges on top of that. Connecting with adopted children is also difficult, and that’s why Dr. Meg is speaking with Lisa Qualls, author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. The conversation will give you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your family. On the other side you will see that there is hope for every child, every parent, and every family! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Lisa Qualls, author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH LISA QUALLS (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Lisa Qualls about how to make connections with your children, both adopted and birth children. They also talk about her new book The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH LISA QUALLS (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Lisa Qualls about how to make connections with your children, both adopted and birth children. They also talk about her new book The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can create a deeper connection with your children, both adopted and birth. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 118, The Connected Parent and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
10/6/202040 minutes, 40 seconds
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#117: Let's Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters (with guest Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield)

A frequent topic that Dr. Meeker talks about is the importance of a father in his children’s life. In this episode, she digs into how impactful a father’s conversations with his daughter can be. When life presents difficult choices about sexual relationships, drugs, or alcohol, a father having a close relationship with his daughter can help her have the confidence to make good decisions in those areas. With these things in mind, Dr. Meg wanted you to hear her conversation with Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield and her new book titled Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters. Dr. Canfield is the founder of “The Abba Project”, author of several books on the topic of dads and daughters, and host of the radio program The Dad Whisperer where her purpose is to provide practical resources for dads, especially ones with daughters. This is a conversation for anyone with a daughter in their life! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield, and her book Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MICHELLE WATSON CANFIELD (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an important conversation with Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield about fathers and the impact of talking with their daughters, which is the subject of Dr. Canfield’s newest book Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MICHELLE WATSON CANFIELD (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an important conversation with Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield about fathers and the impact of talking with their daughters, which is the subject of Dr. Canfield’s newest book Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the impact of fathers having conversations with their daughters. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 117, Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
9/22/202041 minutes, 38 seconds
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#116: Differently Wired (with guest Debbie Reber)

Parenting great kids that are wired differently than their peers takes a lot of patience, kindness, and a support group to help you get through the tough times. Whether you are dealing with ADHD, ADD, Autism, or some other differently wired child, having access to the right resources is extremely helpful. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meeker invited Debbie Reber to join her and talk about her new book Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a top podcast, community, and educational resource for parents raising differently wired children. After living abroad in the Netherlands for the past five years, Debbie, her husband, and 15-year-old son recently moved back to NYC. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Debbie Reber, and the topic of their conversation: raising differently wired children. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH DEBBIE REBER (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an impactful conversation with Debbie Reber about how to raise a differently wired child. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DEBBIE REBER (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an impactful conversation with Debbie Reber about how to raise a differently wired child. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to raise exceptional children who are wired differently. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 116, Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
9/8/202042 minutes
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#115: Ask Dr. Meg

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics. ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. BREAK ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 115, Ask Dr. Meg and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/25/202024 minutes, 50 seconds
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#114: Building Healthy Stepfamilies - Part 2 (with guest Ron Deal)

Being a stepparent is a wonderful blessing, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Blending families, with or without children involved, is hard because you have to get to know a new normal, but you also don’t want to overstep appropriate boundaries that involves loving and discipling any children involved. Often you’re left wondering how you can ever become the step-parent you wanted to be when you said “I do!” These hurdles aren’t impossible to jump, but they do take a good bit of wisdom and discernment. That’s where bestselling author, licensed marriage & family therapist, podcaster, and popular conference speaker, Ron Deal, can bring a good bit of help to a seemingly unwinnable situation. Dr. Meg shares the second part of a 2-part conversation with Ron, and they have a great talk about being a smarter stepparent in a blended family. Ron has a new book called Building Love Together in Blended Families: The Five Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart. This book will give you incredible insight into how to show and receive love in your new family. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by again introducing her special guest, Ron Deal and the second part of their conversation regarding becoming “stepfamily smart”. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker finishes her conversation from last episode with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker finishes her conversation from last episode with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating the journey into a stepfamily. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 114, Building Healthy Stepfamilies Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/11/202036 minutes, 51 seconds
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#113: Building Healthy Stepfamilies - Part 1 (with guest Ron Deal)

Being a stepparent is a wonderful blessing, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Blending families, with or without children involved, is hard because you have to get to know a new normal, but you also don’t want to overstep appropriate boundaries that involves loving and discipling any children involved. Often you’re left wondering how you can ever become the step-parent you wanted to be when you said “I do!” These hurdles aren’t impossible to jump, but they do take a good bit of wisdom and discernment. That’s where bestselling author, licensed marriage & family therapist, podcaster, and popular conference speaker, Ron Deal, can bring a good bit of help to a seemingly unwinnable situation. Dr. Meg shares the first of a 2-part conversation with Ron, and they have a great talk about being a smarter stepparent in a blended family. Ron has a new book called Building Love Together in Blended Families: The Five Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart. This book will give you incredible insight into how to show and receive love in your new family. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Ron Deal and their conversation regarding becoming “stepfamily smart”. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating the journey into a stepfamily. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 113, Building Healthy Stepfamilies Part 1 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
7/28/202030 minutes, 32 seconds
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#112: Talking To Your Kids About Sex (with guest Dr. Joe McIlhaney)

Talking to your kids about sex seems to be one of the most difficult conversations you will have as a parent. You may be wondering when is the right time, what should you say, and how do you bring up the conversation without making things awkward? These questions are normal, but they don’t have to be something that keeps you from teaching your kids about sex the way they should learn: from someone that loves them and someone they know and trust. If you don’t teach them, someone else will. This is why Dr. Meg wanted to have her friend Dr. Joe McIlhaney on the show to talk about all the concerns you may have going into this discussion. Dr. McIlhaney is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and founded the Medical Institute of Sexual Health in 1992, and with a resume like that he’s sure to give some great information to help you in your parenting journey. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Dr. Joe McIlhaney and their conversation regarding how to have a conversation with your kids about sex. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOE MCILHANEY (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an important conversation with Dr. Joe McIlhaney about the importance of having a conversation with your kids around the topic of sex. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOE MCILHANEY (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an important conversation with Dr. Joe McIlhaney about the importance of having a conversation with your kids around the topic of sex. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to have the important conversation with your kids about sex. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 112, Talking To Your Kids About Sex and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
7/14/202045 minutes, 15 seconds
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#111: Healthy Me, Healthy Us (with guests Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott)

Relationships are hard, but they are also a great source of personal happiness. Things get complicated dealing with differing expectations of the people involved in the relationships regardless of whether it’s a simple friendship or as close as marriage. The number one question people ask relationship experts is what is the single most important thing you can do for your relationships? That’s the topic of today’s episode as Dr. Meg talks with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. They tackle this subject in their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us: Your Relationships Are Only as Strong as You Are. The three doctors have a great conversation about trying to build intimacy with another person before you have gotten whole on your own causes all your relationships to become an attempt to complete yourself. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guests, Les and Leslie Parrott, and talks about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us. A CONVERSATION WITH LES AND LESLIE PARROTT (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us and how working on yourself really does play an important role in healthy relationships. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH LES AND LESLIE PARROTT (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us and how working on yourself really does play an important role in healthy relationships. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about becoming healthy and whole to improve your relationships with other people. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 111, Health Me, Healthy Us and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/30/202037 minutes, 18 seconds
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#110: Selfie Dad (with guest Michael Jr)

With Father’s Day right around the corner, Dr. Meg thought it would be great to devote this entire episode to her conversation with gifted comedian, actor, The Tonight Show guest, children’s book author, and best of all a wonderful dad to five children: Michael Jr! Dr. Meg and Michael Jr. have been friends for many years, and their conversation reflects the depth of their respect for each other. After listening to their conversation about the importance of dads in the lives of kids, hopefully you’ll be inspired to encourage the dads in your life to be a bigger part in their children’s lives. When a dad is involved in the lives of his children, it gives them a greater sense of self-esteem and belief that they can take on what the world throws at them. Dr. Meeker and Michael Jr. also talk about his upcoming movie Selfie Dad and how he and the film crew worked to ensure that the dad in the movie wasn’t the typical buffoon in the script, but that he was a strong figure in his children’s day-to-day life while also incorporating Michael Jr.’s incredible sense of comedy into the film as well. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Michael Jr. and also sharing about his new movie Selfie Dad. A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL JR (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meg talks with the great comedian and amazing husband and father of five Michael Jr. They have a special conversation about the importance of fathers and his new movie Selfie Dad. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL JR (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meg talks with the great comedian and amazing husband and father of five Michael Jr. They have a special conversation about the importance of fathers and his new movie Selfie Dad. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 110, Selfie Dad and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/16/202042 minutes, 52 seconds
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#109: Ask Dr. Meg

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics. ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. BREAK ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 109, Ask Dr. Meg and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/2/202027 minutes, 23 seconds
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#108: Taking Your Life Back (with guest Rebekah Gregory)

When life just seems like it can’t get any worse, it’s almost instinct to just give up and let life happen to you. There’s a feeling of depression that can creep in, and a sense of helplessness can paralyze you if you let it. It takes a lot to press-on and take back your life, but you can do it! After spending years in a home where her father was abusive to her and her mother, and then losing her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, Rebekah Gregory could have given up and decided to be satisfied with her life that seemed like it would always be going from one tragedy to the next. Instead, she stood in the face of adversity and decided to take her life back! Because of all that she’s overcome and how she’s developed into an amazing wife and mother, Dr. Meg knew this was a story that Parenting Great Kids listeners just had to hear. Rebekah tells Dr. Meeker the story of her childhood and how she overcame the odds to become the woman she is today, even though she lost her leg in a terrorist bombing. There’s so much you will be encouraged by from this interview! Also in this episode, Dr. Meeker answers a question from a wife and mother about differing parenting styles between her and her husband beginning to push them apart. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next! WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Taking My Life Back” along with her guest Rebekah Gregory and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH REBEKAH GREGORY (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a wonderful conversation with Rebekah Gregory about taking her life back after it feels like things are spinning out of control. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH REBEKAH GREGORY (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a wonderful conversation with Rebekah Gregory about taking her life back after it feels like things are spinning out of control. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about taking control of your life in the face of adversity. LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Samona about differing parenting styles between her and her husband beginning to push them apart. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 108, Taking My Life Back and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
5/19/202040 minutes, 56 seconds
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#107: Pornography and Boys Part 2 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)

With struggles coming at them from every angle, young boys need all the help from their parents that they can get to avoid temptations. One temptation that all boys face, but that can be extremely destructive, is pornography. That’s why this episode will be so important for parents of young boys since Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Stephen Arterburn. Stephen is the author of the book Every Man’s Battle, and a nationally and internationally known speaker, and he has great advice and warnings about the temptation surrounding young boys, pornography, and how demeaning and objectifying it is toward women. This is an episode that parents of boys cannot afford to miss! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers questions from a mom about her 6 year old daughter who does a “happy dance” that mom is concerned will turn into OCD and from a mom about her 8 year old son who always wants to sleep with mommy and daddy. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next! WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Pornography and Boys: Part 2” along with her guest Stephen Arterburn and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ARTERBURN (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a powerful conversation with Stephen Arterburn about how pornography affects boys, young and old alike. BREAK A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ARTERBURN (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a powerful conversation with Stephen Arterburn about how pornography affects boys, young and old alike. POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to help your boys avoid the pitfalls of pornography. LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Kathy about her 6 year old daughter who does a “happy dance” that mom is concerned will turn into OCD and from Julie about her 8 year old son who always wants to sleep with mommy and daddy. PARENT PEP RALLY FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 107, Pornography and Boys Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! END
5/5/202035 minutes, 57 seconds
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#106: Pornography and Boys Part 1 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)

With struggles coming at them from every angle, young boys need all the help from their parents that they can get to avoid temptations. One temptation that all boys face, but that can be extremely destructive, is pornography. That’s why this episode will be so important for parents of young boys since Dr. Meg interviews Stephen Arterburn. Stephen is the author of the book Every Man’s Battle, and a nationally and internationally known speaker, and he has great advice and warnings about the temptation surrounding young boys, pornography, and how demeaning and objectifying it is toward women. This is an episode that parents of boys cannot afford to miss! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers questions from a mom about her 14 year old daughter who is in therapy for anger issues and from a mom about the importance of her husband spending one-on-one time with their twin boys. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com.   0:44 – AD – SKYLIGHT FRAME Skylight Frame is the touch-screen photo frame you can email photos to any time, from anywhere. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift – everyone in your family can just email photos to Mom’s Skylight and they’ll pop up in her home in seconds. It’s a great way to feel close to those you love even when you’re separated. Now, as a special holiday offer, you can get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go to SkylightFrame.comand enter code MEG.   1:55 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Pornography and Boys” along with her guest Stephen Arterburn and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   3:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ARTERBURN (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a powerful conversation with Stephen Arterburn about how pornography affects boys, young and old alike.   15:22 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   16:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ARTERBURN (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a powerful conversation with Stephen Arterburn about how pornography affects boys, young and old alike.   34:03 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to help your boys avoid the pitfalls of pornography.   36:23 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Desiré about her 14 year old daughter who is in therapy for anger issues and from Emily on the importance of her husband’s one-on-one time with their twin boys.   41:02 – PARENT PEP RALLY   42:14 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 106, Pornography and Boys and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   42:46 – END
4/21/202042 minutes, 46 seconds
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#105: Midnight Mom Devotional (with guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts)

Waking up in the middle of the night to take care of your kids is always stressful. Is it a dirty diaper? Is it a bad dream? Is it that baby is hungry? All these questions run through your head as you make your way over to take care of the baby. And then, while you’re taking care of baby, feeding or comforting, you can make the most of your unexpected awake time by praying or reading a devotional. In this episode, Dr. Meg asked her associate, Lisbeth Keen, to interview Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts. They are a mother and daughter duo responsible for the Midnight Momblog as well as the new book Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest. The book is a great resource for mothers who find themselves awake for various reasons in the middle of the night taking care of the kiddos. Every prayer can either be directed toward yourself or toward a friend or family member that you know is working through the stresses of raising children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers questions from parents who are concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com.   1:09 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Midnight Mom Devotional” along with her guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   2:38 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON AND SUSAN PITTS (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has Lisbeth Keen filling in to interview her guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts as they talk about their blog and new book Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest.   13:04 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com.   14:29 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   15:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON AND SUSAN PITTS (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has Lisbeth Keen filling in to interview her guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts as they talk about their blog and new book Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest.   24:50 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to have peace as a mom during stressful times.   26:37 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers two questions from listeners asking about issues around the Coronavirus pandemic.   31:49 – PARENT PEP RALLY   32:42 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 105, Midnight Mom Devotional and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   33:13 – END
4/7/202033 minutes, 13 seconds
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#104: Coronavirus - What To Do As A Parent

As our country faces a crisis unlike anything we have faced, Dr. Meeker felt it was important to talk to you about Coronavirus. All of us are working diligently to keep our families protected and naturally there are concerns about whether we are doing the right things or doing enough to stay well. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice on taking care of your family, teaching your kids about avoiding infection, and what to do if you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus. Your kids need to be able to look to their parents for great information, instructions on what to do, and know that their family is going to be ok, and you are just the great parent to do that! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from two different moms about the impact of Coronavirus on their families. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – KHAN ACADEMY KIDS Khan Academy Kids is an award-winning educational app with thousands of interactive activities, exercises, games, and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for kids ages 2-7. It covers a range of subjects including early literacy, reading, writing, math, social emotional learning, PLUS creative and physical activities. Best of all, it’s 100% FREE! Learn more at khan.co/freekidsapp.   1:19 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Coronavirus: What To Do As A Parent” and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   2:16 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks to her listeners about the impact of the Coronavirus on all of our lives. She gives insight into things like how to protect yourself and your family as well as what to do if you think you’ve been exposed.   9:22 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   10:44 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   12:11 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks to her listeners about the impact of the Coronavirus on all of our lives. She gives insight into things like how to protect yourself and your family as well as what to do if you think you’ve been exposed.   24:16 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you consider how to take care of your family during the Coronavirus pandemic.   28:14 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Alyssa about the chances of her 6-year-old, who until recently was in school, could infect the rest of the family with Coronavirus and another question from Lisa who is concerned about her husband possibly being exposed to Coronavirus.   31:37 – PARENT PEP RALLY   32:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 104, Coronavirus: What To Do As A Parent and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   33:03 – END
3/24/202033 minutes, 3 seconds
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#103: Save My Marriage (with guest Tracey Lynn Russell)

When you get to the “storybook” wedding day, often you can’t imagine how your marriage could possibly end in divorce. The reality is, it happens, but that doesn’t make you a terrible person or a bad parent. Sometimes a redemption story comes out of the rubble as was the case with Dr. Meg’s guest this episode, Tracey Lynn Russell. Tracey felt like she was living a dream marrying what she thought was the man of her dreams. It turns out, that day became a nightmare as her husband felt they made a mistake. Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there, and Tracey’s story is helpful to those going through similar things. You’re going to enjoy this conversation! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from a mom about her shy 6 year old and from another mom about appropriate screen time for her 4 year old. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – KHAN ACADEMY KIDS Khan Academy Kids is an award-winning educational app with thousands of interactive activities, exercises, games, and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for kids ages 2-7. It covers a range of subjects including early literacy, reading, writing, math, social emotional learning, PLUS creative and physical activities. Best of all, it’s 100% FREE! Learn more at khan.co/freekidsapp.   0:50 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com.   1:56 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Save My Marriage” along with her guest Tracey Lynn Russell and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   3:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH TRACEY LYNN RUSSELL (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with her guest, Tracey Lynn Russell, about the story of her marriage ending and how God redeemed the story when she re-married her husband.   14:48 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids!   16:40 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   17:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH TRACEY LYNN RUSSELL (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with her guest, Tracey Lynn Russell, about the story of her marriage ending and how God redeemed the story when she re-married her husband.   28:01 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how a divorce affects your family and how you can still be a great parent if you are going through one.   30:05 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa about her shy 6 year old and from another mom named Lisa about appropriate screen time for her 4 year old.   35:12 – PARENT PEP RALLY   35:52 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 103, Save My Marriage and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   36:24 – END
3/10/202036 minutes, 23 seconds
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#102: Parenting A Child With A Birth Defect (with guest Stacey Mandel)

With the month of March being National Birth Defect Prevention Month, what better interview to conduct than one from a mom that gave birth to a baby with a birth defect. Dr. Meg talks with Stacey Mandel about her daughter who was born at 27 weeks and how she handled having a premature baby and also her feelings about her newborn daughter’s birth defect. Because of an incredible, life-saving injection of pulmonary surfactants (developed with funding provided by the March of Dimes), Stacey’s daughter Maxi was able to survive being born very early and without any lung defects. This conversation is an incredible testament to modern medicine helping provide life in an otherwise hopeless situation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES March of Dimes is the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, they empower every mom and every family. For more information, visit MarchOfDimes.org/parentinggreatkids!   1:14 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Parenting a Child with a Birth Defect” along with her guest Stacey Mandel and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   2:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH STACEY MANDEL (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with Stacey Mandel about the challenges of giving birth to a premature baby and subsequently managing the fears around birth defects and surgery that helps correct them.   16:50 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES March of Dimes is the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, they empower every mom and every family. For more information, visit MarchOfDimes.org/parentinggreatkids!   17:49 – A CONVERSATION WITH STACEY MANDEL (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks with Stacey Mandel about the challenges of giving birth to a premature baby and subsequently managing the fears around birth defects and surgery that helps correct them.   32:32 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about parenting a child with a birth defect.   35:01 – PARENT PEP RALLY   35:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 102, Parenting A Child With A Birth Defect and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   36:03 – END
3/2/202036 minutes, 2 seconds
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#101: Fathers In The Field (with guest John Smithbaker)

Young boys are growing up every day and will learn what it is to be a man and father from somewhere. More often than it should, the teacher is television programming, music, or a bad example of a man in the young boy’s life. It’s ever more obvious that young boys need someone to look up to and show them what manhood and fatherhood should look like. This is where Dr. Meg’s conversation with John Smithbaker is so important if you have boys in your family or you are a man that feels the call to pour into someone else’s life. Dr. Meeker and John talk about the importance of a “father figure” and how you can be one to a young boy in need. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES March of Dimes is the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, they empower every mom and every family. For more information, visit MarchOfDimes.org/parentinggreatkids!   0:33 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com.   1:39 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Fathers In The Field” along with her guest John Smithbaker and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   5:06 – A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN SMITHBAKER (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with founder of Fathers In The Field, John Smithbaker, about the importance of fathers or another strong male figure in the life of a young boy.   21:19 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   22:32 – AD – MAGIC SPOON Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Magic Spoon offers 4 flavors based on the all-time classics: Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, and Blueberry - plus a variety pack that lets you try them all! It’s keto-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, low carb, and GMO-free, but it tastes so incredible that you (and your kids) would never guess it was healthy. Go to magicspoon.com/MEG to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code MEG at checkout to get free shipping!   24:05 – A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN SMITHBAKER (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks with founder of Fathers In The Field, John Smithbaker, about the importance of fathers or another strong male figure in the life of a young boy.   40:34 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of a great male influence on young boys.   42:34 – PARENT PEP RALLY   43:05 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 101, Fathers In The Field and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   43:37 – END
2/25/202043 minutes, 36 seconds
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#100: Fearless Parenting (with teaching segments from Dr. Meeker)

Whether you are a new parent, about to be a parent “again”, or you have been a parent for more than a decade, there are fears that each of you face as you raise your kids. There’s always a voice in your head that says, “you were too harsh this morning,” or “you were way too lenient this afternoon.” With the increase of social media posts, these days are bombarded with comparisons and perfect photos of perfect families. All of those things add extra stress and play into fears that come up in everyone’s parenting journeys. Dr. Meg knows these fears first-hand, and she wants to help you avoid them or overcome them as much as possible. This episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast deals with your fears surrounding parenting. She gives you practical advice and tips to not let those fears stop you in your tracks, but to make you a stronger more confident mom or dad. This entire episode is dedicated to Dr. Meeker talking about what it means to engage in fearless parenting. You don’t want to miss this one! If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com.   0:39 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES March of Dimes is the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, they empower every mom and every family. In January 2020, they are observing National Birth Defects Prevention Month. For more information, visit MarchOfDimes.org/parentinggreatkids!   1:44 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Fearless Parenting” and lets her listeners know that the entire episode will be devoted to talking about how to be a fearless parent.   3:59 – A LESSON ON PARENTING FROM DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 1) Dr. Meeker takes time to break down a whole host of fears that parents face whether they are new to parenting, becoming a parent “again”, or have been parents for more than a decade. Where ever you are on your parenting journey, fear can cause you trouble if you don’t have ways to move through it and around it.   20:09 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   21:29 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   22:45 – A LESSON ON PARENTING FROM DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 2) Dr. Meeker takes time to break down a whole host of fears that parents face whether they are new to parenting, becoming a parent “again”, or have been parents for more than a decade. Where ever you are on your parenting journey, fear can cause you trouble if you don’t have ways to move through it and around it.   43:03 – PARENT PEP RALLY   43:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 100, Fearless Parenting and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   43:53 – END
2/11/202043 minutes, 52 seconds
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#99: Raising A Strong Daughter (with special guest Dr. Meg Meeker)

With societal pressures about body image, sexual activity, and inclusion in the “it crowds”, daughters have an increasingly difficult time staying strong these days. Even something as simple as an off-handed comment about you needing to lose weight can shift your daughter’s mindset toward an unhealthy body image. All these pressures can make it difficult for your daughters to stay safe, happy, and healthy. That’s why Dr. Meg wrote the book Raising A Strong Daughter: 11 Steps to Keep Her Safe, Happy and Healthy and is the “guest” in the interview in this episode. Our own Lisbeth Keen asks Dr. Meeker questions about her book that focuses in on the challenges, pressures, and dilemmas facing adolescent and teenage girls today. She also helps you answer the questions about how parents can help shepherd their daughters into womanhood while guarding against today's overwhelming social dangers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES March of Dimes is the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, they empower every mom and every family. In January 2020, they are observing National Birth Defects Prevention Month. For more information, visit MarchOfDimes.org/parentinggreatkids!   1:04 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising A Strong Daughter”. She also talks about this special episode where she’s being interviewed about the topic of her new book and teases her points to ponder.   2:02 – A CONVERSATION WITH LISBETH KEEN AND DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 1) Our own, Lisbeth Keen, interviews Dr. Meeker in this special episode talking about Raising A Strong Daughter and Dr. Meg’s book by the same name.   19:10 – AD – MAGIC SPOON Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Magic Spoon offers 4 flavors based on the all-time classics: Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, and Blueberry - plus a variety pack that lets you try them all! It’s keto-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, low carb, and GMO-free, but it tastes so incredible that you (and your kids) would never guess it was healthy. Go to magicspoon.com/MEG to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code MEG at checkout to get free shipping!   21:19 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   22:23 – A CONVERSATION WITH LISBETH KEEN AND DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 2) Our own, Lisbeth Keen, interviews Dr. Meeker in this special episode talking about Raising A Strong Daughter and Dr. Meg’s book by the same name.   38:34 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg is announcing her new, upcoming Meeker Parenting Community that you can access right on her website MeekerParenting.com! There will be Facebook Live sessions, mini-courses, and a place where you can ask questions and interact with other parents facing the same challenges you do. Keep checking back at MeekerParenting.com for updates and a launch date coming soon!   39:07 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that teach you practical steps to help you raise a strong daughter.   41:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY   41:51 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 99, Raising A Strong Daughter and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   42:11 – END
1/28/202042 minutes, 23 seconds
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#98: Making A Difference In The World (with guests Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause)

When you are presented with a situation, big or small, where you can make a difference, immediately self-doubt and excuses as to why you shouldn’t even try come to the front of your mind. In this episode, Dr. Meg has a conversation with Rabbi Jen Krause and Dr. Jordan Kassalow about their book Dare To Matter. This is a book about how you can harness the desire to make a difference in the world by doing things in the here and now, in your own way. They explain how these small acts of kindness make a huge difference that you often don’t see the end results of. The main thing is, just do something! Dr. Jordan Kassalow is the founder of VisionSpring, the global phenomenon that has helped millions stay focused on a positive future, and he shares his own story of connecting his real life financial responsibilities with his true sense of calling, while also offering readers the tools to map out their own path. Dubbed “one of NYC’s Hippest Rabbis” and “the Jewish Katie Couric” by WNET’s MetroFocus, Rabbi Jennifer Krause has appeared as a frequent host and moderator at Manhattan’s 92Y, where she also served as the High Holidays rabbi–the first woman to hold that post in 92Y’s 140-year history. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Making A Difference In The World”. She also introduces her guests, Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause and teases her points to ponder.   2:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JORDAN KASSALOW AND RABBI JEN KRAUSE (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause about how you can make a difference in your own household and in the world.   24:02 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   25:23 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   26:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JORDAN KASSALOW AND RABBI JEN KRAUSE (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause about how you can make a difference in your own household and in the world.   41:37 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to make an immediate difference in your household and in the world.   44:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:56 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 98, Making a Difference In The World and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   45:15 – END
1/14/202045 minutes, 28 seconds
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#97: Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle (with guest Heidi Powell)

On the doorstep of New Years Day, resolutions, change, and fitness are always top of mind. As a parent, these things can easily go by the wayside as you just try and keep your head above water raising your kids. Lots of questions come to the forefront when learning how to balance fitness and family. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks to fitness guru and television personality Heidi Powell. She has trained hundreds of people on how to get in shape and set attainable and sustainable goals all while being married and raising four children. Her and Dr. Meeker also talk about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss and what it took from both of them to create such a successful show. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a father about his son that he suspects may be dealing with OCD issues. As always, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS Twenty-three Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts in destinations across the U.S., including Florida, Texas and more, are perfect for family vacations and group retreats. The resorts feature spacious villas with separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, and private patios & balconies. Select resorts offer Signature Collection villas with premium appliances, luxurious linens, upgrades, and gaming consoles. Available onsite amenities include championship golf, sparkling pools, delicious restaurants and more! For more information, visit hcv.vacations/meg!   0:53 – AD – PINNA STREAMING SERVICE If you’ve been struggling to find a gift that balances fun with education – and something that will keep kids engaged WITHOUT screens – check out Pinna! Pinna combines the best podcasts, audiobooks, and music all in one place, specifically for kids 3-12 years old. Kids can listen to hours of entertaining and educational content spanning comedy, sci-fi, mystery, and more! Give a gift you can feel good about to all the kids on your list! Visit https://pinna.fm/meg to learn more!   1:57 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle”. She also introduces her guest, Heidi Powell and teases her points to ponder.   4:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH HEIDI POWELL (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Heidi Powell about being fit and healthy as a parent and also about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss.   20:45 – AD – HELLO FRESH HelloFresh cuts out stressful meal planning and prepping, so you can enjoy cooking and get dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes – or even 20 minutes with their quick recipe options! There’s something for everyone, including low-calorie, vegetarian, and family-friendly recipes every week. They’ve got more five-star recipes than any other meal kit, so you’ll get something delicious and can finally break out of your dinner rut. HelloFresh is designed to fit your lifestyle – easily change your delivery days or food preferences and skip a week whenever you need. HelloFresh can also help you eat more sustainably – in fact, HelloFresh’s carbon footprint is 25% lower than store bought grocery-made meals! Go to HelloFresh.com/pgk10 and use code pgk10 during HelloFresh’s New Year’s sale for 10 free meals including free shipping!   22:33 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   23:56 – A CONVERSATION WITH HEIDI POWELL (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Heidi Powell about being fit and healthy as a parent and also about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss.   39:12 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being a fit and healthy parent as you raise great kids!   41:10 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Dr. Meeker answers a question from Esteban about his son that he suspects may be dealing with OCD issues.   44:00 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 97, Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   44:46 – END
12/31/201944 minutes, 59 seconds
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#96: Christmas Special with Dr. Meeker

It’s the Christmas season, and in light of that, Dr. Meg wanted to do a special Christmas edition of the Parenting Great Kids podcast! If you can learn how to deal with the struggles, joys, and different aspects of Christmas that families deal with every holiday season, you really can make the best of the time with family and friends as Dr. Meg hopes for each of you. Because it’s such a special time of year, Dr. Meeker takes the entire episode to talk about Christmas and didn’t have time for a guest interview or listener questions. As always, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – PINNA STREAMING SERVICE If you’ve been struggling to find a gift that balances fun with education – and something that will keep kids engaged WITHOUT screens – check out Pinna! Pinna combines the best podcasts, audiobooks, and music all in one place, specifically for kids 3-12 years old. Kids can listen to hours of entertaining and educational content spanning comedy, sci-fi, mystery, and more! Give a gift you can feel good about to all the kids on your list! Visit https://pinna.fm/meg to learn more!   1:01 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   2:12 – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PART 1 Dr. Meg introduces the episode “Christmas Special”. This special episode is all about the Christmas holiday and all the struggles and joys that come along with that.   13:51 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids!   15:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   16:54 – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PART 2 Dr. Meg continues her “Christmas Special” episode. This special episode is all about the Christmas holiday and all the struggles and joys that come along with that.   27:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 96, Christmas Special and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   28:08 – END
12/17/201928 minutes, 16 seconds
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#95: Bi-Racial Families (with guest Autumn Miles)

Adopting children can be one of the greatest blessings that you experience. Some families choose to adopt to complete their family and some adopt to start theirs. In either case, adopting a child of a different race brings some baggage with it that you don’t necessarily know about until you’re in the thick of it. Sometimes people give you strange looks when you have an adopted child of a different race, or they may even call the police and report a kidnapping like in the case of Autumn Mile’s husband, Eddie. She tells this story as she talks with Dr. Meeker about what it has been like raising her African American adopted children Moses and Haven. As a dynamic speaker who produces regular inspirational content for her Facebook followers and for speaking engagements, she’s perfect for giving our listeners advice on how to handle a bi-racial family that you may encounter or how to better be a bi-racial family if you are in one already. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! As always, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS Twenty-three Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts in destinations across the U.S., including Florida, Texas and more, are perfect for family vacations and group retreats. The resorts feature spacious villas with separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, and private patios & balconies. Select resorts offer Signature Collection villas with premium appliances, luxurious linens, upgrades, and gaming consoles. Available onsite amenities include championship golf, sparkling pools, delicious restaurants and more! For more information, visit hcv.vacations/meg!   0:48 – AD – MEL SCIENCE MEL Science is a chemistry subscription service that sends you monthly experiments to do with your child. It’s a great way to engage kids in science early, educate them in a joyful manner, and get them to conduct real scientific experiments with their own hands. Get 25% off plus a FREE starter kit, a FREE virtual reality headset and FREE shipping, when you text GREAT to 64-000   1:53 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Bi-Racial Families”. She also introduces her guest, Autumn Miles and teases her points to ponder.   3:26 – A CONVERSATION WITH AUTUMN MILES (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Autumn Miles about her and her husband’s experiences raising children in a bi-racial family.   15:23 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids!   17:02 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEG today!   18:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH AUTUMN MILES (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Autumn Miles about her and her husband’s experiences raising children in a bi-racial family.   32:01 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about raising kids in a bi-racial family or how to interact better if you encounter one.   34:00 – PARENT PEP RALLY   34:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 95, Bi-Racial Families and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   34:59 – END
12/3/201935 minutes, 9 seconds
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#94: Promoting Positive Parenting (with guest Dr. Carrie Quinn)

When you first have kids, it seems like they will never grow to the next stage, and you continually ask when will my child learn how to do certain things. It feels like parents are always trying to quickly move through their kids’ childhoods so quickly, but when you do that you miss out on some of the greatest joys in life. There are strong bonds and relationships that take work to form, and if you just look to speed past where you are and move on to the next thing, you really miss out on the opportunity to raise great kids! That’s why Dr. Meg sits down to talk with Dr. Carrie Quinn about different strategies and tips on being a positive parent and also building strong parent-child relationships. Dr. Quinn is Dr. Carrie Quinn is the Executive Director of the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, and she is a board-certified pediatrician and worked in private practice for six years prior to joining the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2012. This gives her the perfect background to discuss ways parents can build strong relationships and be a positive parent to their children! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a mother about how to have “the talk” with her teenage son. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next! 0:00 – AD – HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS Twenty-three Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts in destinations across the U.S., including Florida, Texas and more, are perfect for family vacations and group retreats. The resorts feature spacious villas with separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, and private patios & balconies. Select resorts offer Signature Collection villas with premium appliances, luxurious linens, upgrades, and gaming consoles. Available onsite amenities include championship golf, sparkling pools, delicious restaurants and more! For more information, visit hcv.vacations/meg! 0:50 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month! 2:01 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Promoting Positive Parenting and Strong Parent-Child Relationships”. She also introduces her guest, Dr. Carrie Quinn and teases her points to ponder. 3:28 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CARRIE QUINN (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Carrie Quinn about different strategies to be a positive parent and how you can build stronger relationships with your children while they still live at home. 21:50 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase! 23:08 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids! 24:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CARRIE QUINN (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Carrie Quinn about different strategies to be a positive parent and how you can build stronger relationships with your children while they still live at home. 38:25 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about positive parenting and building strong parent-child relationships. 40:42 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Dr. Meeker answers a question from Rainey about how to have “the talk” with her teenage son. 42:41 – PARENT PEP RALLY 43:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 94, Promoting Positive Parenting and Strong Parent-Child Relationships and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! 43:35 – END
11/19/201943 minutes, 47 seconds
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#93: Unaccountable - What Hospitals Won't Tell You Part 2 (with guest Dr. Marty Makary)

One of the biggest issues people in America face today is how the healthcare system hides pricing from its customers, the patients. In no other industry do you blindly hire someone for a service and agree to pay whatever price they deem appropriate after the service is completed. If you were to hire a person to build a fence, there’s no way to know how many nails or screws he or she will use or break, but what if there was a service fee for each one? This is how the healthcare system works. Surprises at every turn are ensuring that the only person that isn’t doing well financially in this process is the patent. This is where Dr. Marty Makary can help you become a much more savvy consumer of healthcare services. He and Dr. Meeker talk about how you as a patient, or parent of a patient, can be sure you aren’t being unnecessarily overcharged when you visit a hospital. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a parent about their 4-year-old son that sometimes likes to play in his mother’s dresses. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to [email protected] and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – MEL SCIENCE MEL Science is a chemistry subscription service that sends you monthly experiments to do with your child. It’s a great way to engage kids in science early, educate them in a joyful manner, and get them to conduct real scientific experiments with their own hands. Get 25% off plus a FREE starter kit, a FREE virtual reality headset and FREE shipping, when you text GREAT to 64-000   00:42 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   1:53 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Part 2.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen, her points to ponder, as well as a question from a parent about their 4-year-old son that sometimes likes to play in his mother’s dresses.   3:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Marty Makary about how confusing and hidden hospital pricing can be and how you can be a smarter patient when you have to deal with hospital billing.   12:26 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids!   13:52 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEG today!   15:15 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Marty Makary about how confusing and hidden hospital pricing can be and how you can be a smarter patient when you have to deal with hospital billing.   20:55 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about holding hospitals accountable for their billing.   22:44 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Dr. Meeker answers a question from a parent about their 4-year-old son that sometimes likes to play in his mother’s dresses.   25:45 – PARENT PEP RALLY   26:38 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 93, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   27:02 – END  
11/5/201927 minutes, 10 seconds
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#92: Unaccountable - What Hospitals Won't Tell You Part 1 (with guest Dr. Marty Makary)

One of the biggest issues people in America face today is how the healthcare system hides pricing from its customers, the patients. In no other industry do you blindly hire someone for a service and agree to pay whatever price they deem appropriate after the service is completed. If you were to hire a person to build a fence, there’s no way to know how many nails or screws he or she will use or break, but what if there was a service fee for each one? This is how the healthcare system works. Surprises at every turn are ensuring that the only person that isn’t doing well financially in this process is the patent. This is where Dr. Marty Makary can help you become a much more savvy consumer of healthcare services. He and Dr. Meeker talk about how you as a patient, or parent of a patient, can be sure you aren’t being unnecessarily overcharged when you visit a hospital. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a mother about how to help her four year old daughter deal with her divorce. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to [email protected] listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – GREENLIGHT Looking to teach your kids how to be smart with money? Greenlightis a debit card for kids that parents manage with a handy app. WithGreenlight, you can set parental controls to decide the exact stores where your kids can shop, receive real-time alerts, automate allowances, and more! The app even teaches kids lessons in trade-off decisions and money management skills. Join Greenlighttoday at Greenlightcard.com/meg!   00:45 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   1:52 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen, her points to ponder, as well as a question from a divorced mom asking about how to help her daughter deal with the divorce.   4:00 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Marty Makary about how confusing and hidden hospital pricing can be and how you can be a smarter patient when you have to deal with hospital billing.   15:53 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!   17:41 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   18:58 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Marty Makary about how confusing and hidden hospital pricing can be and how you can be a smarter patient when you have to deal with hospital billing.   36:58 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about holding hospitals accountable for their billing.   38:51 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Dr. Meeker answers a question from Elizabeth who after her divorce is concerned with how to help her four year old daughter deal with bouncing back and forth between her house and the father’s house.   43:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY   45:01 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 92, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   45:20 – END
10/22/201945 minutes, 33 seconds
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#91: Brain Health 101 (with guest Dr. Daniel Amen)

Keeping your brain sharp can seem like a tough task, and to add on top of it your kids’ brains sounds like an impossible task. Just trying to keep up with the day-to-day chaos is mentally challenging, is there a way to improve the function of the brain? Dr. Daniel Amen says, “you are not stuck with the brain you have, you can make it better,and I can prove it.” With all this in mind, Dr. Meeker sits down to talk with Dr. Amen about these things as well as his new book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades. Dr. Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, products and public television programs, and that is why Dr. Meg sits down to talk with him about kids’ and parents’ brains in this episode. Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   0:50 – AD – GREENLIGHT Looking to teach your kids how to be smart with money? Greenlightis a debit card for kids that parents manage with a handy app. WithGreenlight, you can set parental controls to decide the exact stores where your kids can shop, receive real-time alerts, automate allowances, and more! The app even teaches kids lessons in trade-off decisions and money management skills. Join Greenlighttoday at Greenlightcard.com/meg!   1:54 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Brain Health 101.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen as well as her points to ponder.   3:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Daniel Amen about his new book Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades. They also talk about things you can do to keep your brain healthy.   13:38 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   15:21 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!   17:08 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Daniel Amen about his new book Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades. They also talk about things you can do to keep your brain healthy.     39:35 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about Brain Health 101.   43:18 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:05 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 91, Brain Health 101 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   44:24 – END
10/8/201944 minutes, 37 seconds
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#90: Ask Dr. Meg - Back to School Edition

The back to school season is always tough for kids as they get used to a different schedule when summer is over. It’s also tough on parents as they are transitioning into the new season and helping their kids deal with the changes as well. In this special episode, Dr. Meg answers your questions about helping kids deal with getting used to new schedules, learning how to make friends, and how much extracurricular activities are enough during the transition into a new school year. Whether you are just starting the school year or you are already a few weeks in, these tips will help you to parent your great kids! Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   0:34 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   1:50 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces this special back-to-school edition of the Ask Dr. Megseries. You have questions about how to help your kids make the transition back into school even better!   2:27 – ASK DR. MEG BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers your questions about how to help your kids during the back-to-school season!   16:57 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   18:19 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!   20:17 – ASK DR. MEG BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers your questions about how to help your kids during the back-to-school season!   37:46 – PARENT PEP RALLY   37:59 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 90, Ask Dr. Meg – Back to School Edition and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   38:20 – END
9/24/201938 minutes, 31 seconds
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#89: Helping Fathers Find Balance (with guest Benjamin Watson)

Balancing a really busy work schedule with the right amount of family time can be a struggle, and fathers tend to struggle with this the most. Often, fathers feel that they have to be the primary provider in a family and put too much energy and time into their jobs and don’t leave enough “in the tank” to build meaningful and lasting relationships with their children. No one knows this more than New England Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson. Dr. Meg and Benjamin sit down to talk about his demanding career and how he ensures that his family doesn’t just get the leftovers when he’s not playing football. Finding balance between work and home is a must to be a parent to a great kid! Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   0:53 – AD – GREENLIGHT Looking to teach your kids how to be smart with money? Greenlightis a debit card for kids that parents manage with a handy app. WithGreenlight, you can set parental controls to decide the exact stores where your kids can shop, receive real-time alerts, automate allowances, and more! The app even teaches kids lessons in trade-off decisions and money management skills. Join Greenlighttoday at Greenlightcard.com/meg!   2:02 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Fathers Find Balance.” She also teases her conversation with New England Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson, as well as her points to ponder.   4:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Benjamin Watson about his demanding career and how he is able to find a balance between work and home.   14:54 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   16:48 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!   18:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Benjamin Watson about his demanding career and how he is able to find a balance between work and home.   35:13 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how fathers can find balance between work and home.   38:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY   39:45 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 89, Helping Fathers Find Balance and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   40:17 – END
9/10/201940 minutes, 17 seconds
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#88: Helping Kids Find Their Passion (with guest Ken Coleman)

Even as an adult, finding what you are good at and what you are passionate about (and subsequently where those two things intersect) can be a seemingly unsurmountable task. It’s easy to lose confidence to help your kids find those things as well. There’s also the ever present temptation to push your kids too hard or force them to laser-focus on things that they just aren’t passionate about. This is where Dr. Meg’s conversation with career expert and author, Ken Coleman, can help the parents and the kids! Dr. Meeker and Ken talk about his book, The Proximity Principleand ways for moms and dads to help their kids as well as help themselves find that elusive “sweet-spot”. Ken Coleman is a Ramsey Personality and best-selling author, and he uses his life experiences to help people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   0:48 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   2:17 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Find Their Passion.” She also teases her conversation with Ramsey Personality, Ken Coleman, as well as her points to ponder.   4:13 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEN COLEMAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Ken Coleman about how to help your kids find what they are good at and what they are passionate about, and Ken’s book The Proximity Principle.   31:52 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   33:25 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!   34:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEN COLEMAN (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Ken Coleman about how to help your kids find what they are good at and what they are passionate about, and Ken’s book The Proximity Principle.   55:55 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to help your kids live in their “sweet-spot”.   58:13 – PARENT PEP RALLY   59:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 88, Helping Kids Find Their Passion  and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/27/201959 minutes, 36 seconds
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#87: Living With Adult Children (with guest Dr. Jim Burns)

As a parent, you goal is always to raise your kids and, eventually, become what is called empty nesters. That usually means that your kids can take care of themselves without you having to help all along the way. But what do you do if your kids need to come back home and live for a while? How do you handle that properly while preserving each of your separate lives? These are questions that get asked more frequently than you would think, and that’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Jim Burns about how to live with adult children. Jim is the president of the non-profit ministry, HomeWord, and the author of the book Doing Life With Your Adult Children. Dr. Meeker and Dr. Burns talk about how to live under the same roof with your grown up adult children. Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!   0:32 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   1:44 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living With Adult Children.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Jim Burns, as well as her points to ponder.   3:56 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JIM BURNS (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jim Burns about his new book Doing Life With Your Adult Children, and they talk about what to do if your adult children end up back under the roof with you.   26:45 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!   28:49 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   30:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JIM BURNS (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jim Burns about his new book Doing Life With Your Adult Children, and they talk about what to do if your adult children end up back under the roof with you.   46:49 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent your adult children, even if they move back in under your roof.   49:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY   50:17 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 87, Living With Adult Childrenand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/13/201950 minutes, 49 seconds
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#86: Dealing With Migraine Headaches (with guests Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson)

Headaches are tough to deal with regardless of age, but the migraine headache is probably the most feared one of them all. As a parent, you want to prevent pain in your children as much as possible, but sometimes with headaches you feel like there’s nothing that you can do. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter that struggled with a migraine headache for over 100 days in a row. Dr. Meeker gets great information from Keith about what it’s like to be a parent of a child with migraine headaches and has informational discussions with Dr. Donna Stephenson about what to look for and how she treats patients with migraine headaches. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her 17 year old daughter who she feels wants nothing to do with her. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   0:34 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   1:45 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Dealing With Migraine Headaches.” She also teases her conversation with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson, as well as her points to ponder.   4:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEITH DIMARINO AND DR. DONNA STEPHENSON (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter and her fight against migraine headaches.   24:24 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   25:58 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!   27:28 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they’re building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.comto donate to a food bank in your community.   28:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEITH DIMARINO AND DR. DONNA STEPHENSON (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter and her fight against migraine headaches.   45:54 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to identify different headache types and what to do if you think your kids are dealing with migraine headaches.   47:54 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Kim, about her 17 year old daughter who she feels wants nothing to do with her. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   53:36 – PARENT PEP RALLY   54:32 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 86, Dealing With Migraine Headachesand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   55:05 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Carrie Mess. Carrie tells us about how raising her family on a dairy farm is a blessing and about marrying into a dairy farm. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.
7/30/201958 minutes, 7 seconds
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#85: What The Old Testament Has To Teach Us (with guest Dennis Prager)

There’s a lot of people that just don’t read the Bible because it’s hard to understand or they do not think it applies to their lives. In this episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Dennis Prager, best selling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio show host about his newest book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They take the practical information that he wrote about and apply it specifically to kids, parenting, and families. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her 15 year old daughter’s struggle with anxiety and depression. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   0:35 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   1:49 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “What The Old Testament Has To Teach Us.” She also teases the continued conversation with Dennis Prager, as well as her points to ponder.   4:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS PRAGER (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dennis Prager about his book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They also discuss, as parents, what you can learn through the book of Genesis.   17:10 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they’re building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.com to donate to a food bank in your community.   18:50 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!   20:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS PRAGER (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dennis Prager about his book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They also discuss, as parents, what you can learn through the book of Genesis.   35:52 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how the Old Testament of the Bible can teach you to be a better parent.   39:08 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Lisa, about her 15 year old daughter and her struggle with anxiety and depression. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   43:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 85, What The Old Testament Has To Teach Usand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   45:12 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Carrie Mess. Carrie tells us about how raising her family on a dairy farm is a blessing and about marrying into a dairy farm. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.
7/23/201948 minutes, 14 seconds
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#84: Living With A Child Fighting Cancer (with guests Bo and Nicole White)

Dealing with a child that has cancer is an extremely difficult situation no matter what the circumstances are in your family. The difficulty is multiplied when one parent is a member of the military. Continuing the conversation from last episode, Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White, an “average” military couple, about how they balanced Bo’s deployments while they dealt with their son’s battle with cancer. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her teenage son’s frustration about limited screen time. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   1:15 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living With A Child Fighting Cancer.” She also teases the continued conversation with Bo and Nicole White, as well as her points to ponder.   3:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it was like to help their son battle cancer during Bo’s deployments with the military.   13:09 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   14:49 – AD – AUNT FANNIE’S For years, we’ve been told that “clean” means sanitizing using antibacterials, but this kills everything, including the good with whatever bad. Now Aunt Fannie’s brings probiotics to your home with Microcosmic cleaners and hand soaps. They add good with an extract of beneficial bacteria plus non-toxic plant cleaners that work! Try probiotic cleaning at auntfannies.com/goodand use coupon code MEG at checkout for 20% off your entire order!   16:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it was like to help their son battle cancer during Bo’s deployments with the military.   27:45 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent when one of your children is battling cancer.   29:45 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Stephanie, about her teenage son’s frustration about limited screen time. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   36:35 – PARENT PEP RALLY   36:59 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 84, Living With A Child Fighting Cancerand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
7/2/201937 minutes, 32 seconds
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#83: The Life of a Military Couple (with guests Bo and Nicole White)

Normal life for a military couple appears anything but ordinary. There’s long stretches of not hearing from your spouse, worries about their safety, and hopes that your family will be reunited after the tour of duty. How do you cope with being home without your partner? How do you deal with parenting together once he or she gets home? These are all normal questions, and that’s why Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White, an “average” military couple that has figured out how to make it work despite the hardships. After about a decade of military life, Bo and Nicole are settling down in Traverse City, MI, and trying to re-establish what “normal” looks like for them. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about how to introduce her kids to her estranged father as they have begun asking questions about him recently. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – UNUM Any new parent will tell you that navigating parental leave benefits can be confusing and anxiety-inducing. In fact, employee benefits company, Unum, recently surveyed new parents and found that 43% never met with their employer to discuss their benefits prior to going on leave. An additional 35% said they didn’t understand some of the key employee benefits being offered at their workplace. To help start the conversation with HR, check out Unum’s parental leave guide at unum.com/parents!   0:45 – AD – AUNT FANNIE’S For years, we’ve been told that “clean” means sanitizing using antibacterials, but this kills everything, including the good with whatever bad. Now Aunt Fannie’s brings probiotics to your home with Microcosmic cleaners and hand soaps. They add good with an extract of beneficial bacteria plus non-toxic plant cleaners that work! Try probiotic cleaning at auntfannies.com/goodand use coupon code MEG at checkout for 20% off your entire order!   2:02 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Life of a Military Couple.” She also teases her conversation with Bo and Nicole White, as well as her points to ponder.   3:30 –  PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   4:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it’s like to parent together and separate as a military family.   23:13 – AD – ROTHY’S It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!   24:5- – AD – MILK LIFE With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!   26:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it’s like to parent together and separate as a military family.   40:18 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent when one of you is absent in the military.   42:59 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Suzanne, about how to introduce her kids to her estranged father as they have begun asking questions about him recently. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   46:32 – PARENT PEP RALLY   46:52 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 83, The Life of a Military Couple and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/18/201947 minutes, 28 seconds
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#82: Immunizations (with guest Dr. Candice Robinson)

A hot button issue in the parenting arena is whether or not to get your kid vaccinated. There is a lot of information floating around on blogs, social media, and parenting groups, but how accurate is the latest rumor? This group says vaccinate and that group says don’t. That’s why in this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Robinson is a workgroup lead for the child/adolescent immunization schedule for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices group at the CDC. She’s an expert on the safety and recommendations for vaccinations for kids, and gives scientific information about the importance of vaccines for your kids. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about excessive phone usage by her college age kids living at home during the summer. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   0:33 – AD – UNAM Any new parent will tell you that navigating parental leave benefits can be confusing and anxiety-inducing. In fact, employee benefits company, Unum, recently surveyed new parents and found that 43% never met with their employer to discuss their benefits prior to going on leave. An additional 35% said they didn’t understand some of the key employee benefits being offered at their workplace. To help start the conversation with HR, check out Unum’s parental leave guide at unum.com/parents!   1:47 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Immunizations.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Candice Robinson and her points to ponder.   3:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CANDICE ROBINSON (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson about your kids and the importance of having them immunized!   16:04 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they’re building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.comto donate to a food bank in your community.   17:23 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   18:52 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CANDICE ROBINSON (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson about your kids and the importance of having them immunized!   31:15 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of immunizing your kids.   35:43 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Carrie, about her college age kids who came home for the weekend and Carrie’s feelings that they excessively use their phones. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   40:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY   41:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 82, Immunizationsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   42:23 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Karen Bohnert. Karen tell us about growing up on a dairy farm and becoming a dairy farmer as well. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.
6/4/201946 minutes, 55 seconds
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#81: Anxiety and Depression in Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)

As a parent, anxiety, depression, and ADHD are all things with which you worry your kids are struggling. Since anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, it’s important to know what to look for and how to help. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar, a psychoanalyst, parent coach, and author, and her main goal is to relieve pain from individuals that suffer from a multitude of issues including anxiety and depression. On her website, Erica says her main goal is to “teach parents how to raise emotionally healthy children by being as present emotionally and physically as possible from infancy through adolescence,” and in her talk with Dr. Meeker, she gives a lot of practical information on how to recognize and help your kids with these issues. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo projects are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning in kids of all ages – they make learning about STEAM fun! They’re on a mission to EMPOWER kids not just to make a project, but to make a difference KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids podcast listeners the chance to try them for free! To redeem this offer and learn more about their projects for kids of all ages, visit KiwiCo.com/MEG!   1:03 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Anxiety and Depression in Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar and her points to ponder.   2:23 –  PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   3:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar about being as present emotionally and physically as possible to help your kids with issues related to anxiety and depression!   25:26 – AD – STITCH FIX Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. After completing your style profile, your expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. If you’re a parent, try out their new Kid’s Boxes! They offer sizes 2T-14, with 8-12 items per box. Your kid will love the surprise of getting their very own Stitch Fix box! Go to StitchFix.com/kids/MEGto try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!   26:49 – AD – ROTHY’S Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com/MEG! Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for!   28:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar about being as present emotionally and physically as possible to help your kids with issues related to anxiety and depression!   46:24 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids deal with and overcome issues related to anxiety and depression.   48:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY   49:10 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 81, Anxiety and Depression in Kidsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
5/21/201949 minutes, 45 seconds
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#80: Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities (with guest Dr. Tyler Sexton)

When you first find out that you are going to become a parent, the dreams about who your child will become innately begin! Will he play sports? Will she be a softball player? Will she become a pianist like me? Will he love basketball like his daddy does? These are all questions that parents ask themselves, whether they try to or not, when they find out a child is on the way. The difficulties set in when a parent finds out that their child will have or does have a disability. The next set of questions follows the first. Will he be able to play with the other kids at recess? Will she be able to keep up with the other girls on the playground? Will he be able to throw a ball? What will she miss out on because of her disability? Again, these are questions that are natural when that kind of diagnosis is given. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Ty Sexton. Ty was born with cerebral palsy and his parents didn’t expect him to have a long life and successful career, especially as a doctor. Dr. Ty defies all odds, and his story serves as a testimony of what your child can achieve if he or she has parents that are encouraging and supportive. Dr. Ty has overcome many obstacles in his life, and he is now an internationally known motivational speaker, a pediatrician, and a hyperbaric medicine specialist. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her four-year-old son that just won’t poop. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! 0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com! 1:07 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Tyler Sexton and her points to ponder. 3:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TYLER SEXTON (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Tyler Sexton about how he overcame his disabilities and how to help your kids do the same! 21:56 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase! 23:21 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids! 24:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TYLER SEXTON (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Tyler Sexton about how he overcame his disabilities and how to help your kids do the same! 38:20 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids overcome disabilities and how to relate to others dealing with disabilities.  40:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Carrie, about her four-year-old son that refuses to poop in the potty and whether she should be worried about this behavior. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.  46:19 –  PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today! 46:36 – PARENT PEP RALLY 47:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 80, Helping Kids Overcome Disabilitiesand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
5/7/201947 minutes, 42 seconds
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#79: Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers (with guest Anthony ONeal)

Learning how to relate to your kids and understand how they are wired often seems like a lofty goal. One kid needs to be at soccer practice, the other kid has gymnastics, both of them are arguing, and you’re stuck in the middle. As a parent, it can be hard to understand what your kids are thinking, feeling, and wanting from a relationship with you, but you can do this!It all hinges on being a smart parent!In today’s episode, Dr. Meg talks with Anthony ONeal. Since 2003, Anthony ONeal has helped thousands of students make good decisions with their money, relationships and education to live a well-balanced life. He’s the National Best-Selling Author of Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College, and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults transition into the real world. He also knows how youth are wired, and gives some great advice to parents on how to build meaningful bonds with teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from an anonymous mom about her daughter’s same-sex attractions and if her divorce caused any of her daughter’s feelings. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers.” She also teases her conversation with Anthony ONeal and her points to ponder.   2:14 –  PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   3:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY ONEAL (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Anthony ONeal. They talk about being a smart parent as your raising teenagers and how to build a strong bond with your kids.   18:43 – AD – MILK LIFE With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!   19:42 – AD – ROTHY’S Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, just use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com! Once you try shoes that are comfortable, stylish, and sustainable, you’re never going to wear anything else.   21:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY ONEAL (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Anthony ONeal. They talk about being a smart parent as your raising teenagers and how to build a strong bond with your kids.   37:23 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being a smart parent as your raise teenagers.   40:48 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from an anonymous mom about her daughter’s same-sex attractions and if her divorce caused any of her daughter’s feelings. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   47:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY   48:43 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 79, Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagersand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   You can also connect with Anthony ONeal on Twitter and Instagram @AnthonyONeal and online at anthonyoneal.com or facebook.com/aoneal   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
4/23/201949 minutes, 15 seconds
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#78: Helping Kids Identify And Express Their Feelings (with guests Christi and Dr. Josh Straub)

If you have young children, you know that roller coasters of emotion are just a part of the deal. There’s ups and downs, sometimes all within a five minute window. Knowing how to teach your kids what each emotion feels like and how to express that emotion in a healthy way can seem like an impossible task That’s why Dr. Meg has enlisted experts Dr. Joshua Straub and his wife Christi to talk about helping kids identify and express their feelings. They have a new kids book out called What Am I Feeling? that is about Sam and his friends understanding what they are feeling and what to do when those feelings take control. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in an upcoming episode, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! 0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Identify and Express Their Feelings.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub and her points to ponder. 2:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today! 2:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSH AND CHRISTI STRAUB (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub. In this conversation they discuss how to teach your kids about their emotions, identify their feelings, and how to express them in a healthy way. 25:32 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase! 27:08 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSH AND CHRISTI STRAUB (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub. In this conversation they discuss how to teach your kids about their emotions, identify their feelings, and how to express them in a healthy way. 45:33 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids identify and express emotions. 48:22 – PARENT PEP RALLY 49:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 78, Helping Kids Identify And Express Their Feelings and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!  Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
4/9/201949 minutes, 48 seconds
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#77: Instilling A Strong Faith (with guest Father John Riccardo)

Faith is an integral part of most of your lives, but a lot of times it’s the last thing on your mind as you raise your great kids! Are you pushing too hard? Are you pushing hard enough? These are questions that roll through your head as you think about how to pass your faith to the next generation. That’s why Dr. Meg talks with Father John Riccardo. Father John was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996, and since 2007, Fr. John has served as pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan. He also hosts a radio program called Christ Is The Answerthat focuses on catechetical teachings, that is teachings about the Word of God to inform the faith community about the teachings of Christ as one prepares for baptism. So who better to speak with Dr. Meeker about instilling faith in your kids! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! This episode's interview was too good to cut short, so we will have to get back to listener questions in the next episode. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! 0:00 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com! 0:39 – AD – NEOU FITNESS NEOU is a fitness app offering live and on-demand classes from top instructors and workout concepts from around the world. NEOU has hundreds of classes from bootcamp to dance, yoga, strength, and more. Stream workouts on any device: iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and the web. Redeem the code MEG at NeouFitness.comto receive ONE MONTH FREE. 1:47 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Instilling A Strong Faith.” She also teases her conversation with Father John Riccardo and her points to ponder. 3:42 –  PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today! 4:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH FATHER JOHN RICCARDO (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Father John Riccardo. They talk about how to faith is an important part of raising great kids, and they discuss the many ways to ensure your kids grow up with a strong faith. 30:28 – AD – ROTHY’S Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, just use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com! Once you try shoes that are comfortable, stylish, and sustainable, you’re never going to wear anything else. 32:04 – AD – MILK LIFE With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com! 33:06 – A CONVERSATION WITH FATHER JOHN RICCARDO (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Father John Riccardo. They talk about how to faith is an important part of raising great kids, and they discuss the many ways to ensure your kids grow up with a strong faith. 51:59 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about instilling a strong faith in your kids. 54:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY 54:42 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 77, Instilling A Strong Faithand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
3/26/201955 minutes, 14 seconds
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#76: Setting Boundaries With Kids (with guest Dr. Henry Cloud)

Setting boundaries is a difficult thing, especially when you have to do so with the ones you love. Setting boundaries with kids is even harder because when they are crossed, you are the one responsible for holding the kids accountable. In this episode Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of Boundariesand Necessary Endings, about how to set boundaries and enforce them with your kids. Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and best selling author, so Dr. Meg’s conversation with him is filled with great advice to help you know what to do when your teen comes in late for curfew. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! You also hear Dr. Meg’s answer to a mom asking about how to motivate her strong willed daughters without fear or threats. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – POD SURVEY QUESTIONAIRE In order to support our show, we’ll need the help of some great advertisers. In order to find great advertisers, we’ll need to learn a little bit more about you. So please, go to podsurvey.com/MEGand take a quick, anonymous survey that will help us get to know you a little better. That way, we can show advertisers just how great our listeners are. Plus, once you’ve completed the survey, you can choose to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card (Terms and Conditions apply).   1:20 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Setting Boundaries With Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud and her points to ponder.   2:58 – PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   3:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. HENRY CLOUD (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud. In this conversation they discuss setting appropriate boundaries with kids.   22:50 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   24:29 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!   25:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. HENRY CLOUD (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud. In this conversation they discuss setting appropriate boundaries with kids.   42:06 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about setting appropriate boundaries with your kids.   46:19 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from Kristen about her two strong willed daughters and how she can discipline and motivate them without using fear tactics and empty threats. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   51:46 – PARENT PEP RALLY   52:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 76, Setting Boundaries With Kidsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
3/12/201952 minutes, 58 seconds
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#75: Marriage and Your Kids (with guest Dr. Les Parrott)

Often times, as parents give everything they have to careers, shuttling kids around, and maintaining a social life. This usually leaves nothing in the tank to give your spouse. This is why Dr. Meg thought it was so important to talk to Dr. Les Parrott to help communicate how important a strong, stable marriage is to your great kids! Dr. Parrott is a clinical psychologist and is married to Dr. Leslie Parrott who is a marriage and family therapist. Part of Les and Leslie’s vision for building stronger, life-long marriages is to equip a band of more than a million marriage mentors who walk alongside less experienced couples. Research reveals that marriage mentoring is one of the best things we can do to cut the divorce rate and improve marriages – whether couples are engaged, newly married or married for decades. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! You also hear Dr. Meg’s answer to a mom asking about her high school daughter’s stress level concerning her future education plans. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!   0:59 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!   1:32 – JOIN DR. MEG FOR A LIVE-STREAM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2019! Dr. Meg Meeker is hosting a live-stream on Wednesday February 27, 2019, on healthy marriages and co-parenting at 7 PM EST, send in your questions to [email protected] of the live-stream and put “parenting livestream” in the subject line!   2:18 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Marriage and Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Les Parrott and her points to ponder.   3:56 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LES PARROTT (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Les Parrott. They talk about the importance of a strong marriage when raising kids, and how you, too, can build on the marriage foundation you already have!   18:30 – AD – SMILO Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!   20:35 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   22:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LES PARROTT (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Les Parrott. They talk about the importance of a strong marriage when raising kids, and how you, too, can build on the marriage foundation you already have!   34:38 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about building a strong marriage to help you raise your great kids.   36:33 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from Maria about the level of stress her high school daughter is dealing with as she plans her future education on the path to become a pediatrician. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   41:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY   42:33 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 75, Marriage And Your Kidsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
2/26/201943 minutes, 5 seconds
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#74: Kids and Screens: Help for Parents (with guest Dr. Tom Kersting)

Everywhere you turn, screens are in the faces of you and your children. What effects do these screens have on you and your kids? How do you ensure your child is limited to a healthy amount of screen time each day? What can you do to set the example for your children when it comes to using technology with a screen? These are all questions that parents have in a world where technology is constantly increasing. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg sits down with family therapist Dr. Tom Kersting. Dr. Kersting is an expert in the field of mental health, families, parenting in the digital age, and over-device use. He also wrote a book called Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. He and Dr. Meg talk about strategies to employ to raise your greatkids in this digital age. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! And because we didn’t want to cut the interview with Dr. Kersting short, we chose to wait until next episode to answer listener questions. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES We are proud to be sponsored by the March of Dimes. This month, March of Dimes is observing Birth Defects Prevention Month as partners with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 
Birth defects are more common than most people think. They affect about 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. Thankfully, there are some actions that women can take to increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy! For more information, visit CDC’s website at cdc.govor March of Dimes at marchofdimes.org.   0:56 – AD – MILK LIFE With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!   2:07 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Screens: Help for Parents.” She also teases her conversation with Tom Kersting and her points to ponder.   3:44 – PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   4:23 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TOM KERSTING (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Tom Kersting and talk about his book Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. They also talk about different strategies for parents to employ to prevent themselves from being distracted and also how to keep kids from becoming distracted as well!   22:56 – AD – SMILO Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!   25:08 – AD – FLAMINGO Founded by a collective of women at Harry’s, a brand that reinvented shaving for men, Flamingo’s mission is to create better hair removal solutions for women. Products are designed for every step of your hair removal routine, and made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, or petrochemicals. And, because Flamingo wants you to enjoy shaving in 2019, they are offering our listeners the Flamingo Shave Set – which includes: An ergonomic, weighted razor with a textured grip and hydrating aloe strip – available in three colors with metal accents, 2 five-blade cartridges made to the same standards as mens’, foaming shave gel with aloe vera, body lotion that hydrates and exfoliates, a hook to store your razor in the shower, and a reusable travel pouch! A $22 value, it’s yours for just $16 plus free shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/MEG!   27:04 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TOM KERSTING (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Tom Kersting and talk about his book Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. They also talk about different strategies for parents to employ to prevent themselves from being distracted and also how to keep kids from becoming distracted as well!     42:14 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating a world full of screens as your raise your kids.   45:14 – PARENT PEP RALLY   45:50 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 74, Kids and Screens: Help for Parentsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
2/12/201946 minutes, 23 seconds
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#73: Ask Dr. Meg

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. With questions ranging from siblings having trouble getting along to how to parent a special needs child alongside other children, “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics.   1:24 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   15:20 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   17:00 – AD – SMILO Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!   19:25 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   33:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 73, Ask Dr. Megand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
1/29/201933 minutes, 47 seconds
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#72: Stretched Too Thin (with guest Jessica Turner)

When you’re a working mom, it always seems like there’s something you feel like you need to be doing. Whether it’s for your career, your kids, or for your social life, it’s easy to commit to too many things and not have enough left over at the end of the day to take care of yourself. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg sits down with Jessica Turner, author of the book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers listener questions from a mom about her 13-year-old son’s dislike of his 11-year-old sister and a mom that is struggling with her relationship with her 13-year-old daughter. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – PHIL IN THE BLANKS Dr. Phil has a new podcast called ​Phil in the Blanks. You know Dr. Phil, one of Oprah’s most famous friends and frequent collaborators, and his TV show still has a huge impact! Phil in the Blanks​ shows you a whole new side of Dr. Phil. These are all new, no-holds-barred conversations - Dr. Phil loves trying to figure out what makes people tick and really gets his guests to open up. He interviews celebrities like Vivica A. Fox, Kathy Bates, and Steve Harvey, plus expert neurosurgeons and lie-spotters. Listen to ​Phil in the Blanks​ in your favorite podcast app and make sure to subscribe!   1:21 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Stretched Too Thin.” She also teases her conversation with Jessica Turner and her points to ponder.   2:32 – PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   3:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA TURNER (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Jessica Turner and talk about her book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They also talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around!   20:12 – AD – MILK LIFE Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!   21:56 – AD – BEAUTY BY DESIGN Whether you’re on a first date or at a job interview, you want to look your best. That starts with your skin. Here’s how Beauty By Design works: Take a quick skin survey, snap a selfie, and voila! For a small diagnosis fee, an esthetician will curate a personalized skincare routine specifically for you, your skin, and your concerns. Beauty By Design has over 100 products and 250+ natural performance ingredients that are vegan, cruelty-free, and Paraben-free and Sulfate-free. To experience THE WORLD'S MOST PERSONALIZED skincare go to BeautyByDesign.com/Megand use promo code MEG to get 20% off your first purchase!   23:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   25:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA TURNER (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Jessica Turner and talk about her book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They also talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around!   38:58 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being stretched too thin.   42:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Rayna about her 13-year-old son’s dislike of his 11-year-old sister and Leena about her struggle with her relationship with her 13-year-old daughter.   50:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY   51:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 72, Stretched Too Thinand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
1/15/201951 minutes, 38 seconds
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#71: When Your Kids Hurt (with guest Dr. Kevin Leman)

Helping your kids learn about how to deal with hurt and pain in their lives is difficult as a parent because we so often want to insulate kids from difficult things. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, award-winning author, humorist, New York Times bestselling author of Have A New Kid by Friday, radio and television personality, and speaker. Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common-sense psychology, and in this episode he uses this approach in his conversation with Dr. Meeker. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers listener questions from a dad about his 5-year-old’s defiant behavior and a mother dealing with her daughter’s gender identity issues. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!   1:25 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “When Your Kids Hurt.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman and her points to ponder.   2:50 – PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   3:26 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. KEVIN LEMAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman about his new book When Your Kid Is Hurting. They also discuss practical things parents can do to help their kids deal with hurt.   15:45 – AD – AURA SMART PICTURE FRAMES Parents, this year you can be the best gift giver in your family by giving Aura Frames! Aura makes gorgeous, living room worthy smart frames that help families stay in touch seamlessly! For more information about how Aura works and all the beautiful designs, visit auraframes.comand use the code “MEG” to get $50 off your order today!   17:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. KEVIN LEMAN (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman about his new book When Your Kid Is Hurting. They also discuss practical things parents can do to help their kids deal with hurt.   30:46 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about dealing with painful situations.   33:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Today’s questions comes from Justin about his 5-year-old daughter’s defiant behavior issues and from Kristin dealing with her 17-year-old struggling with gender identity issues.   40:22 – PARENT PEP RALLY   40:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 71, When Your Kids Hurt and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
12/18/201841 minutes, 30 seconds
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#70: Unshakeable Hope (with guest Max Lucado)

Sometimes when parenting great kids, the stresses of everyday life can get to you. That’s where we tend to forget about all the promises God has given us that would help us in the crazy times. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with author and pastor Max Lucado about his new book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. This new title explores twelve of God’s promises upon which Max has depended for his entire adult life. “The promises of God work,” Max writes. “They can walk you through horrific tragedies. They can buoy you in the day-to-day difficulties. They are, indeed, the great and precious promises of God.” Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a listener question about a six-year-old that constantly asks to watch television. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO Are you stumped on what to give the kids in your life this holiday season? KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   0:45 – AD – LITTLE PASSPORTS Little Passports is the perfect holiday gift for that curious kid on your list! With a subscription to Little Passports, kids get a fun-filled package each month designed to inspire their curiosity in geography, world cultures, or science. Little Passports is great for kids of all ages. Order today at LittlePassports.com/MEG!   2:02 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the episode “Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God.” She also teases her conversation with Max Lucado and her points to ponder.   3:25 – PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   4:03 – A CONVERSATION WITH MAX LUCADO (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Max Lucado about his book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. They discuss the book, the promises from God that spoke to Max the most, and how to apply that to your parenting when it’s easy and when it’s not so easy.   20:01 – AD – SUN BASKET When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   21:44 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   23:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH MAX LUCADO (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Max Lucado about his book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. They discuss the book, the promises from God that spoke to Max the most, and how to apply that to your parenting when it’s easy and when it’s not so easy.     41:59 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about unshakeable hope we can have through God’s promises.   44:56 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Today’s question comes from Suzanne, and she’s wondering what to do with her six-year-old that constantly asks to watch television when she’s not entertained with friends or other activities.   47:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY   48:29 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 70, Unshakeable Hope and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
12/4/201849 minutes
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#69: Candace Center Stage (with guest Candace Cameron Bure)

You probably know her as D.J. Tanner from Full Housein the 1980s and 1990s, or D.J. Tanner-Fuller from her newest show Fuller House. Candace Cameron Bure is talking with Dr. Meg in this episode and has a lot to say about teaching your kids to persevere, which is the topic of her children’s book Candace Center Stage. Also, Candace was fortunate enough to be able to be a stay-at-home mom when her children were young, and she gives some great advice to moms making the transition from work to home and then back again after her kids grew up. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!   0:54 – AD – LITTLE PASSPORTS Little Passports is the perfect holiday gift for that curious kid on your list! With a subscription to Little Passports, kids get a fun-filled package each month designed to inspire their curiosity in geography, world cultures, or science. Little Passports is great for kids of all ages. Order today at LittlePassports.com/MEG!   1:54 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Candace Center Stage.” She also teases her conversation with Candace Cameron Bure and her points to ponder.   3:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES Parents, have you ever experienced a meltdown with your kids? Dr. Meg experienced one with her four-year-old granddaughter recently, and she can give you first-hand advice on how to diffuse the situation quickly and effectively. Sign up for her free webinar at disciplinewebinar.com to learn how you can be a better parent in tough situations and access a free discipline planning workshop! Sign up for free today!   5:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE CAMERON BURE (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Candace Cameron Bure about her book Candace Center Stage. They discuss the book, things Candace has learned from balancing parenting with a demanding career, and maintaining her beliefs and values in showbusiness.   32:52 – AD – SUN BASKET When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   34:59 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   36:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE CAMERON BURE (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Candace Cameron Bure about her book Candace Center Stage. They discuss the book, things Candace has learned from balancing parenting with a demanding career, and maintaining her beliefs and values in showbusiness.   55:52 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about perseverance through tough situations.   59:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY   59:54 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 69, Candace Center Stage and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
11/20/20181 hour, 26 seconds
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#68: Single Fathers (with guest Robert Beeson)

To say that being a single parent is difficult is an understatement. Balancing the challenges of raising children, driving your career, and being involved in social events, going solo can seem impossible. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Robert Beeson (author of the new book Going Solo) who has devoted his life to helping single parents overcome the challenges of parenting alone. Beeson is the founder of a Christian record label and found himself a single father in the midst of launching his venture. After a very successful music industry career, working with artists like Jars of Clay, Third Day, Casting Crowns, and Michael W. Smith, Robert was led to start the Solo Parent Societyto give single parents the tools they need to not just survive, but to thrive. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and asks for questions for a future episode entirely listener questions. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – LITTLE PASSPORTS Little Passports is the perfect holiday gift for that curious kid on your list! With a subscription to Little Passports, kids get a fun-filled package each month designed to inspire their curiosity in geography, world cultures, or science. Little Passports is great for kids of all ages. Order today at LittlePassports.com/MEG!   0:37 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   2:06 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Single Fathers.” She also teases her conversation with Robert Beeson and her points to ponder.   3:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   4:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEESON (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Robert Beeson and they talk about the difficulties of being a single father and what other families can do to help solo parents thrive.   21:22 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   22:55 – AD – HARPER COLLINS: HORSE MEETS DOG Horse Meets Dogis a clever comedy of mistaken species identity by four-time Emmy Award winning writer Elliott Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller. Hilarity ensues when Horse and Dog meet – and mistake each other for the wrong animal. Horse thinks Dog is a tiny baby horse. Dog thinks Horse is a very big dog. Only one can be right, both might be wrong, which side will you and your family choose in this great debate? Horse Meets Dogis available now wherever you buy your books!   23:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEESON (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Robert Beeson and they talk about the difficulties of being a single father and what other families can do to help solo parents thrive.   37:54 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with the challenges of being a single father.   41:57 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Dr. Meg ran out of time to answer listener questions in this episode but stay tuned for a future episode that is entirely listener questions.   42:22 – PARENT PEP RALLY   43:02 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 68, Single Fathers and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
11/6/201843 minutes, 34 seconds
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#67: Motherhood and Marriage (with guest Becky Thompson)

With all the stresses of raising great kids, oftentimes the marriage suffers as a result of giving your spouse the “leftovers”. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heartand Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood, about balancing being a great mother and also being a great wife. Both of these things can exist in the same household, and they discuss how to make that happen in your marriage, too!Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – EVELYN AND BOBBIE Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of underwear with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!   0:58 – AD – BUILD A BEAR Make birthday memories that will last a lifetime at Build-A-Bear Workshop. During their birthday month, kids get to count their candles before making their own Birthday Treat Bear. The Birthday Treat Bear is made just for birthdays, and only costs as much as the age you’re celebrating, so if your child is turning 5, the Birthday Treat Bear only costs 5 dollars! Visit buildabear.comto become a Bonus Club member for FREE and learn more about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop   2:06 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Marriage.” She also teases her conversation with Becky Thompson, her points to ponder, and a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.   4:07 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   4:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.   31:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   33:13 – AD – SUN BASKET When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   35:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.   45:14 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with motherhood and marriage.   47:52 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Barry and Jane about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.   51:02 – PARENT PEP RALLY   51:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 67, Motherhood and Marriage and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
10/23/201852 minutes, 16 seconds
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#66: Gender Identity Issues, Part 2 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the right way andthe wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Leonard Sax again, and he gives his advice for handling this issue as a parent these days. Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT as a 19 year old, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his PhD in psychology and an MD. He has written many books on raising kids including: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, The Collapse of Parenting, and Why Gender Matters.This is part two of a two part series with Dr. Sax talks with Dr. Meg about gender identity issues in children and teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from a mom about teaching her teenager how to make friends at school. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – EVELYN AND BOBBIE Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of knickers with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!   0:58 – AD – BUILD A BEAR Make birthday memories that will last a lifetime at Build-A-Bear Workshop. During their birthday month, kids get to count their candles before making their own Birthday Treat Bear. The Birthday Treat Bear is made just for birthdays, and only costs as much as the age you’re celebrating, so if your child is turning 5, the Birthday Treat Bear only costs 5 dollars! Visit buildabear.comto become a Bonus Club member for FREE and learn more about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop   2:06 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom about teaching her teenager how to make friends at school.   4:06 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   4:37 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with gender identity issues in children and teenagers.   6:53 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.   18:35 – AD – ROTHY’S Rothy’s shoes are stylish, sustainable, and comfortable enough for everyday wear, anywhere. Rothy’s is the everyday flat for life on the go, with three fashionable styles – The Flat, the Point, and the Loafer – and an amazing color and pattern selection that’s always getting updated. Right now, Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners: use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns and exchanges, no minimum. when you go to Rothys.comand enter promo code: MEG   20:40 – AD – BUILD A BEAR A birthday is a big deal to a kid – and it’s a big deal to everyone at Build-A-Bear Workshop, too! At Build-A-Bear, there are special birthday offers and one-of-a-kind experiences so you can make memories that last a lifetime! Their interactive Count Your Candles offer is a fun way to make a special birthday memory while also saving on a classic Build-A-Bear furry friend. Visit buildabear.comfor more details on the Count Your Candles offer and all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop.   22:09 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.   34:52 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Jennifer about teaching her teenage daughter how to make friends at school.   37:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY   37:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 66, Gender Identity Issues, Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
10/9/201838 minutes, 31 seconds
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#65: Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Leonard Sax and he gives his advice for handling this issue as a parent these days. Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT as a 19 year old, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his PhD in psychology and an MD. He has written many books on raising kids including: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, The Collapse of Parenting, and Why Gender Matters.This is part one of a two part series with Dr. Sax talks with Dr. Meg about gender identity issues in children and teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and asks you to send in your questions for a future “Ask Dr. Meg” episode. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to [email protected] listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – AD – EVELYN AND BOBBIE Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of knickers with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!   0:51 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM A five-letter word lies at the core of self-improvement and motivation: S-L-E-E-P! Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   1:58 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, and her points to ponder.   4:11 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   5:03 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with gender identity issues in children and teenagers.   8:03 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.   21:26 – AD – SUN BASKET When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   23:45 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   25:40 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.   39:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In order to leave room for the entire interview with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg is not answering a listener question this episode. Please continue to email her your questions because she is collecting them for an upcoming “Ask Dr. Meg” episode!   40:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY   41:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 65, Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
9/25/201841 minutes, 37 seconds
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#64: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is the second of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – COFFEE AND CRAYONS PODCAST Summer camps are wrapping up and kids and parents are ready for back to school! It’s a time for parents to set up their kids for success and give them the support they need to thrive. But, everyone needs support, even parents! And, who better to help than fellow moms and dads. On the Coffee and Crayons podcast, host and parent Mallory Kasdan is everyone’s back to school wing-mom. In each episode, Mallory talks compassion, creativity and inclusion with parenting influencers and everyday people. Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts!   1:13 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.   3:07 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.   5:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.   18:26 – AD – MODCLOTH Autumn has arrived at ModCloth! Put a stylish spin on the season with classics like a tweed blazer and a corduroy jumper! At ModCloth, find a variety of looks in a full size-range from XXS to 4X! Count on ModCloth’s team of ModStylists for help putting together your perfect look. And this Halloween season, ModCloth has something to suit each and every ghoul!To get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more, go to ModCloth.comand enter code “MEG” at checkout. This offer is valid for one time use only and expires on December 8, 2018.   19:55 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM Sleep (or lack of sleep) affects every area of your life, from your health to how you look each day. Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   21:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.   34:57 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Heidi, a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from Rebecca, an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.   42:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY   43:16 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 64, Screen Time With Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!  
9/11/201843 minutes, 50 seconds
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#63: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is part one of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and answers another question from a grandmother about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.   0:56 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   2:10 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and a grandmother’s question about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions.   4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.   6:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.   20:08 – AD – SUN BASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   22:27 – AD – THIRD LOVE Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   24:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.   37:02 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from, Crystal, a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and answers another question from a grandmother, Sue, about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions.   43:07 – PARENT PEP RALLY   43:36 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   44:11 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 63, Screen Time With Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/28/201844 minutes, 43 seconds
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#62: Discipline With Courage and Kindness (with guest interviewer Roger Marsh)

This is a special episode where Dr. Meeker is interviewed by Roger Marsh about her new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness. This is a great curriculum that talks about how different parenting styles can be used to successfully raise your great kids! There are different kinds of parents and different kinds of kids, and knowing what method works for your kids will help you be a better parent in the long run. You don’t want to miss this great interview where Dr. Meg takes the intervieweeseat! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom that’s a new listener about how to be a mom to her step-children. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   0:46 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.   2:04 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Discipline With Courage and Kindness”. This is a special episode where Dr. Meg is interviewd by Roger Marsh about her new curriculum about discipline.   3:34 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Roger Marsh about her exciting new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness, and she is the one being interviewed for this special episode!   20:30 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.   22:34 – AD – COFFEE AND CRAYONS PODCAST Summer camps are wrapping up and kids and parents are ready for back to school! It’s a time for parents to set up their kids for success and give them the support they need to thrive. But, everyone needs support, even parents! And, who better to help than fellow moms and dads. On the Coffee and Crayons podcast, host and parent Mallory Kasdan is everyone’s back to school wing-mom. In each episode, Mallory talks compassion, creativity and inclusion with parenting influencers and everyday people. Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts!   23:52 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Roger Marsh about her exciting new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness, and she is the one being interviewed for this special episode!   36:29 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from a new listener named Jordan about how to be a mom to her step-children in her blended family.   44:39 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 62, Discipline With Courage and Kindness and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/14/201845 minutes, 11 seconds
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#61: Autism (with guest Tammy Morris)

Autism touches just about everyone, even if your child isn’t diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Knowing what to look for in your own children and knowing how to help a friend or family member with a child that has been diagnosed is key to promoting solutions for a better tomorrow. In light of these things, Dr. Meeker talked with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis. Tammy oversees all of AAOM’s programming and operational activities, and because she’s a known expert in this field, she is ideal to speak on autism spectrum disorder. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about raising an only-child and another mom about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Lands End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.   0:57 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   2:24 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Autism”. She also teases her conversation with Tammy Morris, her points to ponder, and listener questions from a mom about raising an only-child and another mom about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth.   4:16 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   4:50 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about autism.   10:13 – A CONVERSATION WITH TAMMY MORRIS (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis.   31:23 – AD – SUNBASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   33:32 – AD – THIRD LOVE Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   35:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH TAMMY MORRIS (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis.     44:50 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Julie about raising an only-child and Hannah about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth.   49:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY   49:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 61, Autism and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
7/31/201850 minutes, 20 seconds
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#60: Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (with guest Victor Marx)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental health problem, and it can happen to anyone. It doesn’t mean that you are weak or that you will deal with the symptoms the rest of your life. PTSD can even affect children. Knowing what symptoms to look for in you, your spouse, or your children is why Dr. Meeker talked with Victor Marx about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing that caused him to deal with PTSD. Victor is an expert martial artist, former U.S. Marine, filmmaker and a sought after speaker. Victor is the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from another mother about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   0:49 – AD – KIND When it comes to packing your kid’s lunchbox in the morning, the struggle is real. You might not have time to cut fruit in star shapes, but you can still be a hero with KIND Kids Bars. KIND Kids Bars have 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ granola bar and come in flavors kids love. To get 20% off your order of KIND Kids Bars, go to KindSnacks.com/megand enter code “MEG” at checkout. Complete offer details are available at: kindsnacks.com/kidsoffer   2:09 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. She also teases her conversation with Victor Marx, her points to ponder, and listener questions from a mom about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from another mother about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper.   3:46 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you ever feel like you have weights on your shoulders and you just don’t enjoy parenting? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   4:36 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder!   7:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help others overcome their struggles with PTSD.   23:47 – AD – CDC MILESTONES TRACKER APP Moms and dads, no one knows your kids like you do. You know they love spinach, only wear green on Wednesdays, and hate those scratchy purple socks. But do you know if their development is on track? Now there’s a free app to help you figure that out, and it’s developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, your child is growing, developing and learning every day. The Milestone Tracker app gives you a checklist with photos and videos from ages 2 months up to 5 years to help you chart your child’s development progress. Visit the app store or Google Play to download CDCs free Milestones Tracker app today!   25:21 – AD – KNEIPP Kneipp has been creating plant-based, vegan products for the last 125 years. The products are also dermatologist tested and recommended, cruelty free, paraben free, and do not contain any preservatives, paraffins, or silicone and mineral oils. Kneipp offers a wide variety of products like mineral bath salts, herbal bath oils, foot care, and more! For 15% off your first order, go to Kneipp.comand use the promo code “PARENTING”.   26:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help others overcome their struggles with PTSD.   34:40 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Martina about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from Marie about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper   41:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY   41:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 60, Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
7/17/201842 minutes, 14 seconds
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#59: High Risk Missions (with guest Victor Marx)

Overcoming trauma is a difficult journey, and it can often times feel like one may never achieve victory over it and freedom from it. That’s why Dr. Meeker talked with Victor Marx about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help him as he embarks on high risk missions. Victor is an expert martial artist, former U.S. Marine, filmmaker and a sought after speaker. Victor is the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a grandmother about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “High Risk Missions”. She also teases her conversation with Victor Marx, her points to ponder, and a listener question from a grandmother about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her.   2:15 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about high risk missions!   5:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help him as he embarks on high risk missions.   17:50 – AD – SUNBASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   19:30 – AD – THIRD LOVE Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   21:19 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help him as he embarks on high risk missions.   35:31 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Shelley, a grandmother who is asking about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her, and she wants to know if it’s just cholic or fussiness.   38:26 – PARENT PEP RALLY   38:54 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 59, High Risk Missions and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
7/3/201839 minutes, 27 seconds
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#58: The Importance of Fathers - Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)

We just celebrated our dads with Father’s Day, and to bookend the day, Dr. Meeker is bringing you the second of two episodes devoted entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own father, Fox News personality and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson, is an ideal person to give listeners insight about fatherhood. Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in this second of two episodes centered around their conversation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and asks listeners to send in questions for an upcoming social only episode. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   1:14 – POTTYMD PottyMD was founded by a certified pediatric urologist with a mission to make your child’s potty woes a little easier, and they help with everything from potty training to bed wetting. With products like the Potty Monkey that helps with potty training, Wobl + Watch that vibrates to remind kids to take a potty break, and Wet-Stop bedwetting alarm that wakes kids up as soon as they start to wet the bed. Go topottymd.com/megand enter the code “MEG” for 10% off!   2:13 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Importance of Fathers”. She also teases her conversation with Tucker Carlson and her points to ponder.   5:17 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of fathers!   7:25 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON – 2 (part 1) Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.   16:39 – AD – CDC MILESTONES TRACKER APP Moms and dads, no one knows your kids like you do. You know they love spinach, only wear green on Wednesdays, and hate those scratchy purple socks. But do you know if their development is on track? Now there’s a free app to help you figure that out, and it’s developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, your child is growing, developing and learning every day. The Milestone Tracker app gives you a checklist with photos and videos from ages 2 months up to 5 years to help you chart your child’s development progress. Visit the app store or Google Play to download CDCs free Milestones Tracker app today!   18:08 – AD – LEFT FIELD FARMS Left Field Farms is a refreshing new dairy brand founded on a left field thought: just let the cow do its thing! Cows on most dairy farms eat GMO feed, but not at Left Field Farms! At Left Field Farms, cows eat a non-GMO food for a simpler, less processed diet providing wholesome non-GMO milk. Left Field Farms goes the extra mile to care for their cows. All of this makes for happy cows, and with happy cows comes delicious milk and coffee creamer. Next time you’re in the dairy aisle, take a fresh look and choose Left Field Farms!   19:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON – 2 (part 2) Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.   30:26 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg wanted to focus on her interview with Tucker Carlson and didn’t have time left for social questions. Keep listening for an entire episode devoted to answering all your questions!   31:07 – PARENT PEP RALLY   31:39 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 58, The Importance of Fatherhood – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/19/201832 minutes, 11 seconds
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#57: The Importance of Fathers - Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and Dr. Meeker wanted to devote two episodes entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own father, Fox News personality and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson, is an ideal person to give listeners insight about fatherhood. Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in this part one of two episodes centered around their conversation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and asks listeners to send in questions for an upcoming social only episode. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!   0:26 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Importance of Fathers”. She also teases her conversation with Tucker Carlson and her points to ponder.   3:03 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg is also announcing her new paperback book You’ve Got This: Unleashing the Hero Dad Within. She wants fathers to use the book for encouragement and inspiration andto give them a roadmap to parenting! Don’t overthink parenting, don’t worry about if you’re doing a good job or not, just focus on giving your kids more time, affection, and attention. You’ve Got Thiswas written to clearly show fathers how important they are, why kids need their dads, and how any father can be who his kids need him to be. This is a great book for Father’s Day gifts for any dad that’s in your life!   5:19 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of fathers!   9:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON PART 1 Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.   30:49 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg wanted to focus on her interview with Tucker Carlson and didn’t have time left for social questions. Keep listening for an entire episode devoted to answering all your questions!   31:24 – PARENT PEP RALLY   31:55 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 57, The Importance of Fathers and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/12/201832 minutes, 27 seconds
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#56: Reading Aloud to Your Kids (with guest Sarah MacKenzie)

Literacy and a vast vocabulary are very important attributes for your kids to have as they grow into productive members of society. The question is, how can you promote both without seeming like the parent that forces your children to memorize the dictionary? In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers two questions from moms about a single mom handling questions about her daughter’s dad and another about a homeschooling mom going back to work more. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! 0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   1:39 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Reading Aloud to Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Sarah MacKenzie and her points to ponder.   2:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!   3:41 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about reading aloud to your kids!   7:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.   25:33 – AD – SUNBASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   27:31 – AD – THIRD LOVE Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   29:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.   47:02 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers two questions from her listeners. The first question comes from Kate and she asks about how she and her sister should talk to her niece about her niece’s absentee father. The second question comes from Heidi, and she is asking about how her five kids will react to her part-time work taking up a little more time and discontinuing her homeschooling with the kids.   55:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY   56:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 56, Reading Aloud to Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
6/5/201856 minutes, 57 seconds
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#55: Raising Kind Kids - Part 2 (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)

This week is Part 2 of the Raising Kind Kidsseries with Dr. Thomas Lickona. Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice that will help you on your journey to raising kids that are filled with kindness. She talks with Dr. Thomas Lickona who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!   1:31 – AD – CIRCLE ROUND If you’re looking for a great screen time alternative for your kids that you will enjoy as well, check out Circle Round! This is a story telling podcast for kids from WBUR, Boston’s NPR station. Stories explore topics such as kindness, persistence, and generosity. Subscribe to Circle Round via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!   2:54 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Kind Kids – Part 2”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Thomas Lickona and her points to ponder.   4:52 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!   5:41 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising kind kids!   11:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.   23:12 – AD – SUNBASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   25:10 – AD – THIRD LOVE Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With theirFit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   27:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.   36:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg typically answers a listener question, but to allow time to cover the rest of Dr. Lickona’s interview, she had to skip this week. Stay plugged in for an entire episode devoted to listener questions, soon!   37:29 – PARENT PEP RALLY   37:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 55, Raising Kind Kids – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
5/22/201838 minutes, 30 seconds
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#54: Raising Kind Kids (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice that will help you on your journey to raising kids that are filled with kindness. She talks with Dr. Thomas Lickona who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.   0:40 – AD – MARC’S MISSION When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior...Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.comto learn more!   1:42 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Kind Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Thomas Lickona, her points to ponder, and a listener question from who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son.   4:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!   4:43 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising kind kids!   10:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.   21:37 – AD – MABEL’S LABELS What moms out there can relate to the frustration of feeling like you’re constantly replacing the items that you send to daycare and school with your kids? Mabel’s Labels’ stylish, durable labels are the perfect solution for all the stuff your kids lose. Simply personalize your labels online and they’ll get shipped for FREE to your door, ready to peel- and- stick on all your bottles, clothing, lunch boxes and more. Visit mabelslabels.com/greatkidstoday to start customizing your own, and if you use the code “GREATKIDS”, you’ll get 20% off your next order!   22:47 – AD – SUNBASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   24:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.   37:55 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from a single mom, Michelle, who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son.   43:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 54, Raising Kind Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
5/8/201844 minutes, 33 seconds
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#53: Ask Dr. Meg Vol. 2

Because helping listeners become better parents is so important to Dr. Meg, she takes the entire episode to dig into a lot of listener questions. There are all kinds of topics ranging from a three year old not wanting to go to pre-school to a parent overhearing a conversation with her daughter’s friends about another girl’s behavior at a party. No topic is off limits, so be sure to send your questions in for Dr. Meeker! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@megmeekermd) to ask a question, and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.   0:43 – AD – MARC’S MISSION When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior...Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.comto learn more!   1:41 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the second installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” series of episodes. This episode is an all listener question episode where Dr. Meeker answers seven questions from listeners.   4:52 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you some points to ponder as you learn more about having confidence in your parenting and dealing with issues with your kids.   6:38 – PARENTING RESOURCES Along with answering your questions, Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!   7:16 – QUESTION ONE Dr. Meg answers a question from Nicoletta about her three year old daughter not wanting to go to pre-school because it’s too long and boring.   13:05 – QUESTION TWO Shannon has a question about tension between her 9 year old daughter and 8 year old son. Her daughter has always been dramatic and her son seems to know this and always pesters his sister. She is looking for help with how to get him to treat his sister kindly.   18:48 – QUESTION THREE Amber needs help with her 4 year old son that has a very strong will and she hasn’t had a good relationship with him since he was 2.   24:03 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkidsto see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!   25:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/megtoday!   27:13 – QUESTION FOUR Jason asks Dr. Meg about his wife’s issues stemming from post-partum depression. He is struggling with balancing being supportive of his wife during this time and taking care of their three kids while she recovers.   31:56 – QUESTION FIVE Wendy wants to know about how to handle a conversation she overheard between her daughter and her friends. They were talking about their friend that was drunk at a party and forced to perform oral sex by several boys at the party. She wants to know how to handle this situation without angering her daughter.   36:42 – QUESTION SIX Phil and Jenn want to hear about parenting foster kids that come from a traumatic background alongside their kids that grew up in a healthy home.   43:46 – QUESTION SEVEN Dinah asks about her daughter’s issues with stool retention and whether it’s psychological or physiological. She is running out of options with her pediatrician and psychologist.   49:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY   50:08 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 53, Ask Dr. Meg, Vol. 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
4/24/201850 minutes, 39 seconds
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#52: Disciplining Children (with guests Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece)

Disciplining your children is one of the most controversial topics when it comes to parenting. It’s also one of the most difficult because it requires parents to be continually consistent in how rules are enforced and consequences are carried out. In this episode, Dr. Meeker has invited Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about the successes in discipline, and what we’ll call “learning opportunities” that they both are in the middle of with their children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.com, whose motto is “Changing diapers, minds and habits, sometimes all in one day”. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she asks listeners to send in questions for a future all-social episode of the podcast. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.   0:58 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Disciplining Children”. She also teases her conversation with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece and her points to ponder.   2:30 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about disciplining your children!   8:18 – PARENTING RESOURCES Along with Dr. Meg’s conversation about disciplining children with Rachael and Cassi, she is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need.   8:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHAEL HERRSCHER AND CASSI REECE (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about disciplining children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.comand Cassi is a regular contributer on the blog. They both share their greatest acomplishments and “learning opportunities” that they have encountered while disciplining their own children.   38:42 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkidsto see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!   40:18 – AD – MABEL’S LABELS What moms out there can relate to the frustration of feeling like you’re constantly replacing the items that you send to daycare and school with your kids? Mabel’s Labels’ stylish, durable labels are the perfect solution for all the stuff your kids lose. Simply personalize your labels online and they’ll get shipped for FREE to your door, ready to peel- and- stick on all your bottles, clothing, lunch boxes and more. Visit mabelslabels.com/greatkidstoday to start customizing your own, and if you use the code “GREATKIDS”, you’ll get 20% off your next order!   41:23 – AD – OMAX3 Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/megtoday to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)   42:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHAEL HERRSCHER AND CASSI REECE (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about disciplining children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.comand Cassi is a regular contributer on the blog. They both share their greatest acomplishments and “learning opportunities” that they have encountered while disciplining their own children.   58:56 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg had an extended conversation with her guests and asks you to send in your questions in the coming days. Soon she’ll have a social question only episode to answer all your parenting questions!   59:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY   60:43 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 52, Disciplining Children and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
4/10/20181 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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#51: Raising Strong Sons (with guest Dr. Emerson Eggerichs)

We all know the importance of fathers relating to their daughters, but very little is presented to mothers about how they should best relate to their sons. In this episode, Dr. Meg dives into helping mothers (and fathers) raise strong sons. Knowing that he is an expert in this area, Dr. Meg invited Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to speak on this topic and about his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a dad about how to talk to his daughter about a transgender classmate. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP With Better Help there’s no explaining why you have to leave work, no fighting traffic, and no uncomfortable waiting rooms. Better Help lets you connect with an experienced professional therapist in a safe and private environment. You can also text your therapist anytime to schedule phone, video or chat sessions when it’s convenient. To learn more or sign up, go to betterhelp.com/MEG and use the invite code “MEG” to get your first 7 days free!   0:47 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/meg to find out more.   1:46 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Strong Sons”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, her points to ponder, and a question from a dad about how to talk to his daughter about a transgender classmate.   3:45 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising strong sons!   13:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   15:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to talk about mothers and their relationships with their sons and his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research.   28:21 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkids to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!   29:28 – AD – THIRD LOVE When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/meg today!   30:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to talk about mothers and their relationships with their sons and his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research.   47:35 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Tony who asks about how to talk to his daughter because she is confused about a girl in her class who wants to be a boy.   53:21 – PARENT PEP RALLY   54:10 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 51, Raising Strong Sons and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
3/27/201854 minutes, 41 seconds
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#50: Finding Balance For Working Moms (with guests Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze)

Working moms deal with a lot of pressure inside the home and in the office. That’s why Dr. Meg thought it would be great to tackle this issue of finding a really healthy work-life balance. Since comparison games an “mommy shaming” are so easy to be distracted by with social media these days, Dr. Meg wanted to have a conversation with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze of Ramsey Solutions. Christy and Rahcel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom who has an almost two-year-old that seems to have extreme separation anxiety problems. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!   0:34 – AD – BIRCH Did you realize that the average person misses out on $300 worth of rewards every year simply because they’re not using the right cards? A new app called Birch helps you get the most out of your cards and earn the rewards you deserve. Connect your debit and credit cards securely, and Birch will actively track your rewards programs and show you how to use them the right way. Download Birch in the app store and sign up for a free account today!   1:49 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Finding Balance for Working Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom who has an almost two-year-old that seems to have extreme separation anxiety problems.   3:53 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about finding balance as a working mother!   12:11 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   14:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTY WRIGHT AND RACHEL CRUZE (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze. Christy and Rachel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children.   34:02 – AD – OMAX3 Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/meg today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)   35:25 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? Use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to take on the impossible stains like crayon marks on walls or burnt on stains on the stovetop. All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/podcast to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!   36:19 – AD – SUN BASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience eyou have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/meg today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!     37:41 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTY WRIGHT AND RACHEL CRUZE (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze. Christy and Rachel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children.   54:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Elizabeth with a question about her 22 month old daughter who has issues sleeping and may be dealing with extreme separation anxiety issues.   1:06:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY   1:07:36– FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 50, Finding Balance for Working Moms and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
3/13/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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#49: Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)

With mothers being increasingly busy these days, connecting with your kids can be a challenge (to say the least!). Dr. Meeker brings in Erica Komisar, LCSW, to talk about how to establish emotional connections with your kids at an early age to promote emotional health and well-being. Erica is the author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, and she’s also a psychoanalyst and parenting coach, making her a perfect interview for this topic! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.   0:42 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!   1:39 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Connecting Better With Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar, her points to ponder, and a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs.   2:56 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being present for your kids!   12:39 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   15:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids.   49:32 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? This year, use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to take on the impossible stains that sprays and wipes can’t. All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/podcast to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!   50:42 – AD – THIRD LOVE When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/meg today!   52:00 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids.         1:01:47 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa, a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs.   1:07:26 – PARENT PEP RALLY   1:08:02– FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 49, Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
2/27/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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#48: Connecting Better With Your Kids (with guest Nathan Rittenhouse)

One of the biggest goals in raising children is connecting on a deeper level with your children. Because of the years of working with kids and their parents, Dr. Meeker knows how important it is to connect better with your kids and gives you a wealth of information to help you in that process! Dr. Meg talks with Nathan Rittenhouse who is an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and he has also spent the last three years speaking to college students across the United States. With his educational background and experience speaking, Nathan has great insight into how important it is to connect better with your kids while you have the opportunity. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!   0:33 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.   1:37 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Connecting Better with Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Nathan Rittenhouse, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue.   2:58 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about connecting better with your kids.   15:49 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   18:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today.   33:46 – AD – OMAX3 Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/meg today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)   35:09– AD – SUN BASKET For a lot of us, a delicious home-cooked meal is the ultimate luxury. Thankfully, Sun Basket makes it easy and convenient to cook meals at home, no matter how much experience you have in the kitchen! You can get healthy and delicious meals on the table in about 30 minutes. All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/meg today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   36:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today.   57:46 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Shannon, a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue with her kids.   1:02:57 – PARENT PEP RALLY   1:03:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 48, Connecting Better With Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
2/13/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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#47: Children and Anxiety (with guest Dr. Sander Weckstein)

With almost 1 in 5 people in the United States affected with an anxiety disorder, there is a good chance that either you or one of your children could be affected. Knowing how to recognize the signs that your children are struggling with anxiety will allow you to get them help quicker and learn how to overcome the problems associated with anxiety. Also, if you as a parent are dealing with anxiety, in this episode Dr. Meg has help for you as well! Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Sander Weckstein (board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience) about how parents can better attend to anxiety issues in their children and what to do if the parent struggles as well. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom struggling with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! 0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!  0:33 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today. 1:36 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Children and Anxiety”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Sander Weckstein, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom struggling with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter. 3:42 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about your children and anxiety. 9:59 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more! 12:17 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important! 33:34 – AD – LADDER LIFE If you’re looking for life insurance in the new year, check out Ladder. It’s the quick and easy way to get life insurance online. It’s the 21st century - you shouldn’t have to wait for weeks to get your life insurance in place. With Ladder Life there are no commissioned agents and no policy fees and you can be done in minutes.
 Visit ladderlife.com/meg to get a free quote and get life insurance checked off your list TODAY. 34:41 – AD – RXBAR Parents: you expect the same high-quality, clean label nutrition for your kids as you do for yourselves, right? But all too often we must compromise when it comes to snacks. Thankfully, now there’s RXBAR Kids: a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. With 3 flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Berry Blast, they are perfect for any time kids want something tasty and filling, like breakfast on the go, or as an after-school snack. Find at Target stores or for 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MEG and enter promo code “MEG” at checkout. 35:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important! 57:38 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane, a mom who is dealing with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter. 1:03:20 – PARENT PEP RALLY 1:04:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 47, Children and Anxiety and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
1/30/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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#46: Ask Dr. Meg

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. With questions ranging from sleeping and feeding schedules for newborns to dealing with shy personalities, “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations that you must handle with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! Let us know what you think about the podcast by leaving a review on iTunes!   0:00 – AD - LADDER Is life insurance on your to-do list for the new year? Ladder provides life insurance for modern families with a streamlined, online process that gives you an instant decision, and coverage can even start today if you qualify! To learn more or get a free quote, visit ladderlife.com/MEG!   0:26 – AD – BIRCH FINANCIAL Did you realize that the average person misses out on $300 worth of rewards every year simply because they’re not using the right cards? A new app called Birch helps you get the most out of your cards and earn the rewards you deserve. Connect your debit and credit cards securely, and Birch will actively track your rewards programs and show you how to use them the right way. Download Birch in the app store and sign up for a free account today!   1:11 – WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is the very first “Ask Dr. Meg” episode, and she covers lots of topics.   3:09 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   8:34 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   10:20 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg continues answering listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   21:13 – AD – SUN BASKET The days of not following through with your resolutions about healthy eating are over because the days of Sun Basket are just beginning! Today, you can get $35 off your first order when you go to SunBasket.com/MEG! You can have healthy meals regularly delivered to your door with Sun Basket making it easy to stay on track. Sun Basket offers plans that you can mix and match from Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and more! You can cancel, skip, or change meal plans at any time, and best of all each recipe is ready in about 30 minutes! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get started today!   22:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the fit that’s right for you, and there’s only one brand that offers bras in sizes AA-G with half-cup sizes: ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses thousands of real women’s measurements along with smoothing memory foam to create bras that fit better and feel great. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions from ThirdLove’s Fit Finder quiz, and it only takes about 60 seconds! Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get 15% off your first purchase of your perfect fitting bra!   24:11 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 3) Dr. Meg continues answering listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   35:52 – PARENT PEP RALLY   36:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 46, Ask Dr. Meg! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
1/16/201836 minutes, 53 seconds
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#45: Raising Successful Kids (with guest Tim Elmore)

Dr. Meg wants you to be equipped to raise your kids to be successful adults and shares three “Points to Ponder” that will help you on that journey. She also talks with Tim Elmore, best-selling author and founder of Growing Leaders (growingleaders.com) about developing the leaders of the next generation. She answers a question from a mom that has a 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg sets up the topic of raising successful children in the world today and her conversation with author and speaker, Tim Elmore. She also teases the “Let’s Get Social” and “Points to Ponder” segments.   2:25 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to raise successful kids.   8:31 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   10:21 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM ELMORE (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.   21:47 – AD – HELLO FRESH HELLO FRESH is a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers your favorite step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients right to your door in a recyclable, insulated packaging. Each meal-kit is labeled for each chef curated recipe. There’s several plans to choose from including the following: The Classic Plan, The Veggie Plan, and The Family Plan. You can choose a delivery date that works best for you and pause if you are going to be out of town on vacation. For $30 off your first week of HELLO FRESH, go to hellofresh.com and enter the promo code “PARENTING30”!   23:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM ELMORE (PART 2) Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.   36:31 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom about her 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. She answers another question from a dad concerned that his daughter is turning into a perfectionist.   43:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY   45:14 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 45, Raising Successful Kids! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
1/6/201845 minutes, 45 seconds
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#44: Courageous Parenting (with guests Bob and Maria Goff)

This week’s episode features Maria and Bob Goff (he’s the author of Love Does) talking to Dr. Meg about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and the process that went into writing it. They talk about their strengths as parents and how to use those together to parent successfully. Along with this great conversation with Maria and Bob Goff, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP Better Help lets you connect with an experienced professional therapist in a safe and private environment. Text your therapist anytime, plus schedule phone, video, or chat sessions when it’s convenient for you! To learn more, visit betterhelp.com/MEG and use the invite code “MEG” to get your first 7 days free! There’s no shame in getting help because you are worth it!   1:12 – WELCOME In this episode, Dr. Meg revisits the topic “Courageous Parenting”. She teases her conversation with Maria and Bob Goff about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs.   3:06 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about parenting courageously!   8:43 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   10:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.   23:32 – AD – SUNBASKET Whether it’s making holiday cookies or a few glasses of bubbly to start the New Year, some of your favorite traditions make it hard to feel your best. Even with hectic schedules, family meals are possible with Sun Basket’s weekly meal deliveries! You pick from 12 weekly recipes, and they deliver the pre-measured ingredients for healthy meals right to your door! Visit SunBasket.com/MEG today and get $35 off your first order!   24:54 – AD – STORYWORTH Everyone has a family member who tells the best stories. StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to preserve these stories for the next generations! After you sign up, each week StoryWorth sends your loved one an email and asks them a question about their life. They can reply via phone or email. After a year, their stories are bound in a beautiful keepsake book. For $20 off, visit StoryWorth.com/meg when you subscribe!   26:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.   48:13 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Steven about how to teach his daughter to show grace to her special needs sister as she struggles to keep up with her.   53:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY   54:06 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 44, Courageous Parenting! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
12/19/201754 minutes, 37 seconds
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#43: Kids & Money (with guest Rachel Cruze)

The holiday season is upon us, and that leaves opportunity for hustle and bustle, overspending and overextending, but it also opens the door for a plan to stay focused on our finances and teach our kids how to manage money the right way. In this episode, Dr. Meg revisits a conversation she had with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from a mom that has a problem with her own anger issues. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!   1:16 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Money.” She also teases her interview with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, her points to ponder, and answers a question from a mom dealing with her own anger issues.   2:48 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about kids and money leading into the holiday season.   11:04 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   12:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works!   32:02 – AD – MOLEKULE Imagine if the technology in your phone was the same as the phones in the 1940s. That’s exactly when the technology in the HEPA filter was invented that most people use to clean their air. Molekule has introduced a breakthrough science that destroys pollutants at the molecular level. Molekule has already helped allergy & asthma sufferers around the country better cope with their conditions and reduce symptoms. For $75 off your first order, visit Molekule.com and enter the promo code “MEG” at checkout.   33:50 – AD – CANVASPEOPLE.COM Instead of letting those beautiful photos from your most recent vacation get lost in your cell phone, bring them to life with CanvasPeople.com! CanvasPeople.com is an easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service that takes your favorite photo memories and turns them into beautiful works of art for you to enjoy every day. Normally, 11x14 canvases are priced at $69.99, but use the promo code “MEG” at CanvasPeople.com for a free 11x14 canvas – just pay shipping!   35:02 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works!   39:29 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom named Lisa that struggles with her own anger issues due to her mom yelling at her a lot growing up.   45:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY   46:48 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 43, Kids and Money and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Visit rachelcruze.com for more information about Rachel’s book Love Your Life Not Theirs and to find out where she’s speaking next! Connect with her on Facebook @rachelramseycruze and on Twitter and Instagram @rachelcruze!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”.
12/5/201747 minutes, 21 seconds
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#42: Experiencing Defiant Joy (with guest Candace Payne)

Even through difficult times, it’s your choice to experience joy. To show you how you can have joy in the face of difficulty, Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences. Check out her new book, Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!   0:49 – AD – BE FRUGAL If you shop online, you have to try BeFrugal Cash Back. You can earn up to 40% cash back on your purchase from over 5000 stores including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, and more. Shop through BeFrugal this holiday season and take advantage of the highest Cash Back rates of the year! Visit BeFrugal.com/MEG and get a $10 bonus when you join for free!   1:51 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Experiencing Defiant Joy.” She also teases her interview with Candace Payne, also known as the “Chewbacca Mom”, her points to ponder, and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.   3:33 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about experiencing defiant joy in the face of difficulties.   10:57 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   12:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.   34:33 – AD – SUN BASKET Whether it’s making holiday cookies or a few glasses of bubbly to start the New Year, some of your favorite traditions make it hard to feel your best. Even with hectic schedules, family meals are possible with Sun Basket’s weekly meal deliveries! You pick from 12 weekly recipes, and they deliver the pre-measured ingredients for healthy meals right to your door! Visit SunBasket.com/MEG today and get $35 off your first order!   35:54 – AD – CANVASPEOPLE.COM Instead of letting those beautiful photos from your most recent vacation get lost in your cell phone, bring them to life with CanvasPeople.com! CanvasPeople.com is an easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service that takes your favorite photo memories and turns them into beautiful works of art for you to enjoy every day. Normally, 11x14 canvases are priced at $69.99, but use the promo code “MEG” at CanvasPeople.com for a free 11x14 canvas – just pay shipping!   37:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.   49:53 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about her strong-willed daughter who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.   55:34 – PARENT PEP RALLY   56:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 42, Experiencing Defiant Joy and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Visit https://candacepayne.me/ for more information about Candace Payne’s book Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy and to find out where she’s speaking next! Connect with her on Facebook @CandacePayneOfficial and on Instagram and Twitter @CandacePayne   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
11/21/201757 minutes, 4 seconds
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#41: The Hope of Adoption (with guests Steven Curtis Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman, and Emily Chapman Richards)

In this very special episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife, New York Times best-selling author, Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Chapman Richards, about their adoption journey and how it led to them founding Show Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides adoption grants, care and support for thousands of adoptive families. Go to ShowHope.org for more information about how to get involved and help break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!   1:16 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Hope of Adoption” and her interview with Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards.   2:48 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   4:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MARY BETH CHAPMAN, AND EMILY CHAPMAN RICHARDS (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Chapman Richards about their adoption journey and how it led to them founding Show Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides adoption grants, care and support for thousands of adoptive families.   24:38 – AD – OFF THE GRID Parents, we all hear about the trouble kids are getting into with digital devices and social media. What can you do to protect your kids? You can’t police all their activity, but you can create intentional time for your family to connect without electronics. Off the Grid is an activity you can use in your home for family game night, it’s also a great way start conversations with your kids about family values, handling electronic media, boundaries, online safety, and more! Go to OffTheGridBox.com and enter the promo code “MEG” for 20% off your purchase through December 15, 2017.   26:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MARY BETH CHAPMAN, AND EMILY RICHARDS (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards about their start in the world of adoption and how that led to them launching The Show Hope movement to care for orphans around the world.   51:52 – PARENT PEP RALLY   52:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 41, The Hope of Adoption and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Visit ShowHope.org for more information about how to get involved and help break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. You can connect with Steven Curtis Chapman at http://stevencurtischapman.com, on Twitter @StevenCurtis, on Instagram @StevenCurtisChapman and on Facebook @StevenCurtisChapman.   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
11/7/201753 minutes, 9 seconds
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#40: Learning to Slow Down (with guest Nichole Nordeman)

The pace of life can really be challenging with one kid needs to go to sports practice, another needs to go to piano practice, and mom or dad has to work late that night. It can feel like you should be doing all these extra things to be a successful parent, and we gauge our success by how tired we are at the end of the day. In this episode Dr. Meg talks to Dove Award winning artist, Nichole Nordeman, about her journey navigating her busy schedule as a wife, mom, and touring artist, and how she came to write the book “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood” as a follow-up to her hit song by the same name. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a dad who is worried about his son’s possible addiction to video games and the side effects of that problem. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Learning to Slow Down”. She also teases her conversation with Nichole Nordeman, her points to ponder, and a question from a   1:40 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   3:31 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about slowing down and escaping hustle and bustle of life.   10:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH NICHOLE NORDEMAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Nichole Nordeman, Dove Award winner and author of “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood”, and talks about how the exhaustion and busyness of life prevents you from living the life you were meant to live and prevents your children from experiencing your parenting how they should as well.   27:19 – AD – OFF THE GRID Is screen time replacing eye contact in your home? Are your children getting enough of your full attention? Off the Grid is an activity you can use in your home for family game night. Not only is it a great activity, but it’s also a great way start conversations with your kids about family values, how to handle electronic media, boundaries, online safety, and more! Go to OffTheGridBox.com and enter the promo code “MEG” for 20% off your purchase through November 30, 2017! Turn off your phone, take out the question cards, and go “Off the Grid” today!   28:16 – AD – SUNBASKET Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 
   29:36 – A CONVERSATION WITH NICHOLE NORDEMAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Nichole Nordeman, Dove Award winner and author of “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood”, and talks about how the exhaustion and busyness of life prevents you from living the life you were meant to live and prevents your children from experiencing your parenting how they should as well.   42:27 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Kenneth who is worried about his son’s possible addiction to video games and the side effects of that problem.   47:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY   48:12 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 40, Learning to Slow Down and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Check out MoxieMattersTour.com for more information on the Moxie Matters tour with Nichole Nordeman and Jen Hatmaker. Catch up with Nichole Nordeman on social media @NicholeNordeman!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
10/24/201748 minutes, 44 seconds
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#39: Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families (with guests Mark and Susan Merrill)

The importance of a healthy marriage for a healthy family should be obvious, but it’s something that’s easy to overlook in hectic schedules that people have these days. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about talking to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families”. She also teases her conversation with Mark and Susan Merrill, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom about talking to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet.   1:40 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   4:02 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about healthy marriages leading to healthy families.   16:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARK AND SUSAN MERRILL (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.   33:40 – AD – SUNBASKET Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 
   34:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARK AND SUSAN MERRILL (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.   49:05 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Cindy concerning how to talk to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet.   53:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY   54:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 39, Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
10/10/201755 minutes, 13 seconds
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#38: Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures (with guest Tsh Oxenreider)

Although the United States is a melting pot, the best way to teach your children about other cultures is to take a trip and experience it firsthand. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Tsh Oxenreider, author, blogger, and podcast host, about her travels across the world with her husband and children. And although it’s not always practical for everyone, we can learn a lot from Tsh’s experiences abroad. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom whose husband struggles with anger when speaking to their son. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – EDUCATION A LA CARTE Want your child to flourish in their school environment? To master real-life skills? To succeed in their future endeavors? Now’s the time to actively engage with your child’s education, with Education a la Carte. In this practical book, parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman takes the guesswork out of choosing the best schooling for your child. He explores the pros and cons of public, private, and charter schools, as well as homeschooling and online schooling. Visit Revellbooks.com to learn more!   0:44 – AD – MAGOOSH Do you know a high school student preparing for the ACT or SAT? Magoosh online test prep provides everything students need to get a great score and one step closer to their dream school! They offer study schedules, practice questions, practice tests, video lessons and support from expert tutors. Visit magoosh.com and enter the promo code MEG for a 20% off discount.   1:45 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures”. She also teases her conversation with Tsh Oxenreider, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom whose husband struggles with anger when speaking to their son.   2:54 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about teaching your kids about other cultures.   9:44 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   12:21 – A CONVERSATION WITH TSH OXENREIDER (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Tsh Oxenreider to talk about what she and her family learned while traveling abroad for nine months. They discuss how to teach your kids about other cultures, even if it isn’t practical for your family to take an extended trip around the world.   29:18 – AD – SUNBASKET Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 
   30:37 – AD – COOPER TIRE Fall is here, and along with cooler temperatures it’s bringing great rewards thanks to the return of the “Take the Money and Ride” event from Cooper Tires. For a limited time, you can receive up to a $100 Cooper Tires Prepaid Card when you buy a new set of four qualifying tires.
 Stop in today and discover why smart drivers have been counting on Cooper for great tires made by passionate people, since they opened their doors in 1914. For more information on Cooper tires or to find a Cooper Tires dealer near you, visit CooperTire.com.
   31:38 – A CONVERSATION WITH TSH OXENREIDER (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Tsh Oxenreider to talk about what she and her family learned while traveling abroad for nine months. They discuss how to teach your kids about other cultures, even if it isn’t practical for your family to take an extended trip around the world.   47:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Janet, a mom whose husband struggles with anger when talking to their 12 year old son.   54:32 – PARENT PEP RALLY   55:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 38, Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
9/26/201755 minutes, 48 seconds
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#37: Raising A Child With Special Needs (with guests Chris and Melissa Hogan)

Raising a child with special needs comes with a set of challenges for which most parents are not prepared. One of the best ways to overcome these difficulties is to learn from other families who are successful in their journey of raising a child with special needs. That’s why in this episode, Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about raising their special needs son, Case. Melissa runs a non-profit called Project Alive (projectalive.org) whose mission is to cure Hunter Syndrome, and Chris is the host of the Retire Inspired podcast, best-selling author, and Ramsey Personality (chrishogan360.com). Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat at mealtime. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – EDUCATION A LA CARTE Want your child to flourish in their school environment? To master real-life skills? To succeed in their future endeavors? Now’s the time to actively engage with your child’s education, with Education a la Carte. In this practical book, parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman takes the guesswork out of choosing the best schooling for your child. He explores the pros and cons of public, private, and charter schools, as well as homeschooling and online schooling. Visit Revellbooks.com to learn more!   0:44 – AD – COOPER TIRE Cooper Tires has more than a century of experience in manufacturing comfortable, capable tires. Each Cooper tire is made to last for thousands of miles and to help get you safely where you need to go and back again! You can count on Cooper Tires, an American company since 1914! For more information or to find a Cooper Tires dealer near you, visit CooperTires.com today!   1:55 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising A Child With Special Needs”. She also teases her conversation with Chris and Melissa Hogan, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat.   3:10 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising a child with special needs.   13:31 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   16:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS AND MELISSA HOGAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about how they are raising their special needs son, Case, what their other sons are learning from Case, and how families without special needs children can help families that do.   27:18 – AD – WARBY PARKER At Warby Parker, they believe eyewear should be extremely affordable and fashion forward. Their glasses start at just $95, including prescription lenses with anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings. Their Home Try-On Program allows you to order 5 pairs of glasses to try on in the comfort of your own home and get feedback from friends and family. You can try the frames for five days before sending them back using a free pre-paid return shipping label, with no obligation to purchase. It’s 100% free! Visit warbyparker.com/meg to order your free Home Try-On’s today!   29:00 – AD – RXBAR Parents, you expect the same high-quality, clean label nutrition for your kids as you do for yourselves, right? To help with that need, there’s RXBAR Kids: a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. With egg whites, fruit and nuts as the base, RXBAR Kids contain 7 grams of protein and have absolutely no added sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, or bad stuff. And they come in three flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Berry Blast! You can find RXBAR Kids at Target stores or for 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MEG and enter promo code “MEG” at checkout.   30:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS AND MELISSA HOGAN (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about how they are raising their special needs son, Case, what their other sons are learning from Case, and how families without special needs children can help families that do.   51:09 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Stephanie, a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat at mealtime.   55:41 – PARENT PEP RALLY   56:30 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 37, Raising A Child With Special Needs and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
9/12/201757 minutes, 2 seconds
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#36: Kids and Faith (with guest Abdu Murray)

Talking with your kids about faith is an important topic for many families these days, and your job as a parent is to help them develop that role of faith in their lives. Because faith is such a big topic, Dr. Meg invited Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews, to sit down and have a conversation about Kids and Faith. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – COOPER TIRE Cooper Tires has more than a century of experience in manufacturing comfortable, capable tires. Each Cooper tire is made to last for thousands of miles and to help get you safely where you need to go and back again! You can count on Cooper Tires, an American company since 1914! For more information or to find a Cooper Tires dealer near you, visit CooperTires.com today!   0:50 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!   1:40 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Faith”. She also teases her conversation with Abdu Murray, her three points to ponder, and a question from a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all.   3:16 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about talking with your kids about the importance of faith in your family.   9:56 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   12:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH ABDU MURRAY (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. They talk about the importance that faith plays in the lives of your kids.   29:52 – AD – SUN BASKET Summer is here and that means two things: the kids are out of school and you’re now in charge of all their meals! It used to be a challenge to find healthy, kid-friendly meals, but now there’s Sun Basket! Sun Basket’s new Family Menu makes it easy to cook recipes the whole family will love! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get 50% off your first order!   31:07 – AD – THIRDLOVE It’s no secret, bra shopping is a drag!! What if you could skip the lines, dressing rooms, all the hassle and find the perfect fitting bra in minutes? Sound good?  Then check out Third Love! Third Love is obsessed with finding the perfect fit, and that’s why they have half cup sizes. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!   32:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ABDU MURRAY (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. They talk about the importance that faith plays in the lives of your kids.     46:19 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Rhonda, a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all.   52:25 – PARENT PEP RALLY   53:17 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 36, Kids and Faith and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/29/201753 minutes, 48 seconds
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#35: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)

With school starting back up and parents working to get their kids back on schedule, Dr. Meg thought it would be a great idea to revisit a conversation she had with Dr. Joshua Straub about technology and your kids. Dr. Josh serves as Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources and has a Ph.D. in psychology, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mother who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – NET NANNY Keeping your kids safe online can be a challenge, thankfully Net Nanny is here to help! Net Nanny scans and analyzes each page to determine if it’s appropriate for you child. Go to NetNanny.com today and use the coupon code MEG to receive a special 40% on their Family Protection Pass.   0:53 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Text Generation”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Joshua Straub, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mother who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter.   3:41 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   6:06 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how electronics, technology, texting, and screen time affects your kids.   17:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, psychology Ph.D. and Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids.   21:34 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!   22:22 – AD – THIRDLOVE Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!   23:28 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, psychology Ph.D. and Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids.   36:23 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Heather who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter.   40:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY   42:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 35, The Text Generation and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/14/201742 minutes, 59 seconds
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#34: Helping Kids Navigate Message From Media (with guest Anthony Weber)

In the world we live in today, your kids have access to an unending supply of television, music, and magazines. Helping them understand how to navigate all the messages thrown at them is an increasing challenge to parents. In this episode, Dr. Meg interviews Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question from a couple of parents struggling with their toddler’s anger. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Navigate Messages From Media”. She also teases her conversation with Anthony Weber, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a couple of parents struggling with their toddler’s anger.   1:37 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how media affects your kids.   9:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY WEBER (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. They have a conversation revolving around how he has helped his sons navigate the messages thrown at them from media consumption and the challenges to parenting created by media.   28:05 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!   28:53 – AD – THIRDLOVE Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!   29:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY WEBER (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. They have a conversation revolving around how he has helped his sons navigate the messages thrown at them from media consumption and the challenges to parenting created by media.   50:40 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Blair about how she and her husband can deal with their toddler’s anger outbursts.   55:00 – PARENT PEP RALLY   55:28 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 34, Helping Kids Navigate Messages From Media and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at [email protected] and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!
8/1/201756 minutes, 1 second
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#33: Goodbye, Perfect! A Show for Moms (with guest Crystal Paine)

From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, your social media feeds are full of “picture perfect” parents, kids, and meals. There’s a lot of pressure in the world today to have the perfect family, perfect children, and show the world just how perfect your life looks. Dr. Meg’s conversation with Crystal Paine, the “Money Saving Mom” blogger, helps you tell perfect, “GOODBYE!” Their conversation revolves around the pressure moms feel to get it all right, and they also talk about how to avoid feeling like you’re not good enough. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to [email protected] and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!   1:19 – 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS Dave Ramsey congratulates Dr. Meg on the milestone of 1 million downloads, and Dr. Meg thanks you, the listener, for helping start a parenting movement that’s changing the lives of great kids across the country!   2:37 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Crystal Paine, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.   4:08 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about saying “goodbye” to always trying to achieve “perfect”!   8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.   10:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!   26:48 – AD – BARKBOX BarkBox is a monthly delivery of all-natural treats and super fun toys curated to match your dog’s unique needs. Each box is centered around a variety of themes designed to keep your dogs engaged, interested, and happy! Visit barkbox.com/PARENTING and get a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan!   28:12 – AD – THIRDLOVE Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!   29:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!     43:12 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at [email protected] or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.   48:05 – PAREN