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Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

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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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-10-12
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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!       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-09-28
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-09-14
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-08-31
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-08-19
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-08-03
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-07-20
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-07-06
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-06-22
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-06-08
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-05-25
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-05-11
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-04-27
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-04-13
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-30
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-16
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-03-02
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-02-16
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-02-02
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-01-19
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-01-05
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-12-22
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-12-08
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-12-01
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-11-17
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-11-03
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-10-20
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-10-06
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-09-22
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-09-08
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-08-25
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-08-11
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-07-28
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-07-14
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-06-30
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-06-16
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-06-02
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-05-19
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-05-05
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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]d.com 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-04-21
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-04-07
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-03-24
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-03-10
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-03-02
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-02-25
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-02-11
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-01-28
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-01-14
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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 askm[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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2019-12-31
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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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2019-12-17
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