Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

By Dr. Meg Meeker

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 Jul 27, 2018

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Parents are trying to navigate children through a world they themselves don’t often understand. America’s Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker, the country's trusted authority on parenting, teens, & children's health, offers practical insights to help parents simplify. The pediatrician, mother, & best selling author engages with experts & parents to take on relevant issues, answer real questions, & provide simple hope & encouragement to every parent.

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Episode 173-The Movie: "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters" Guests: Bart Johnson and Robyn Lively
00:27:10

DR. MEG MEEKER with guests BART JOHNSON & ROBYN LIVELY

Dr. Meeker’s book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, was written to empower dads to understand the invaluable role that they play in the lives of their families, and specifically, in the lives of their daughters. In her book, she explains why an involved father might be the single most important factor in a young woman’s development. 

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters was just released as a full-length feature film that hit Pure Flix on August 1. Starring in the film is Bart Johnson and Robyn Lively. They join Dr. Meeker on this episode to discuss the significance of the movie, and what lessons they have learned as parents to their own children. If you’re a parent to a child of any age, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! 

https://www.pureflix.com/movie/strong-fathers-strong-daughters

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Aug 02, 2022
Episode 172-"Mental Health in Kids " Guest: Erica Komisar
00:38:08

Clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert Erica Komisar joins Dr. Meeker to discuss the alarming mental health crisis in America today. How have we come to the place where teenage boys walk into schools and shoot people? How did that evolve? What are the contributing factors to mental health issues in kids today? What are the responsibilities of parents, and what are some common mistakes that parents make regarding the mental health of their children?

 

The physical, emotional, hormonal and societal challenges that kids are facing today can be overwhelming. But there are things that a parent can do to help ensure a secure foundation for their children. Erica Komisar explains how parents can help their children better cope with loss, rejection, and disappointment – feelings that often lead to anxiety, depression and other deeper mental health issues. Additionally, Dr. Meg and Erica discuss the all-important topic of how we as parents must not be blind to our own mental health, and how we must stop using our kids as a dumping ground for our own issues. This episode is a must-listen!

Find out more about Erica Komisar and check out her books at www.ericakomisar.com

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Thanks for listening to Episode #172, Mental Health in Kids, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

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Jul 19, 2022
Episode #171 - "Nutrition & Kids: What You Don’t Want to Overlook" Guest: Dr. Marie Seiler
00:52:45

Kids and nutrition – this may sound like an oxymoron! With the astounding number of food options available today, especially all of the processed items cloaked in clever and colorful packaging, designed to entice children of all ages, how can parents be sure their children are getting the proper nutrition that they need? A critical part of health and development, better nutrition is related to stronger immune systems, lower risk of non-communicable diseases, and longevity. Healthy children learn better, and kids with adequate nutrition are more productive in school, and at play. Some topics covered in this episode include:

 

·   Vitamin D: Is this supplement suggested for breast-fed babies? Formula-fed babies?

·   Which supplements/minerals are most needed, and at what age should kids begin taking them?

·   Which mineral specifically helps with anxiety, and is a good source of relaxation for children?

·   What is a common misunderstanding when it comes to giving children milk? 

·   Handling the picky eater who doesn’t want to eat healthy foods

·   Cooking healthy meals doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming! Learn how to simplify.

·   Why family connection during meals is vitally important to the formation of children

·   Substitute healthy snacks for processed ones (which are full of chemicals and actually harm our children)

·   How setting a good precedent for kids in terms of healthy eating begins with parents

 

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Thanks for listening to Episode #171, Nutrition & Kids: What You Don’t Want to Overlook, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

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Jul 12, 2022
Episode #170 - "Raising Emotionally Strong Boys" Guest: David Thomas
00:28:49

DR. MEG WITH GUEST DAVID THOMAS (Part 1)

Boys need to be coached in the hard work of building emotional muscles. For many boys, the muscles are simply weak or underdeveloped. But weak muscles can get stronger with work. Building emotional muscles is some of the most important, yet most neglected, work in a boy’s journey to manhood. Impacting his everyday life as a son, brother, student, athlete, and friend, these muscles will define who he will become as a husband, father, friend and coworker. Guest David Thomas shares in simple yet profound detail how boys can develop the 3 R’s (Recognize, Regulate & Repair) -- Much like a car’s dashboard, they can pay attention to emotional signals that come along, and how the proper response can keep them from facing further damage down the road.

 

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DR. MEG WITH GUEST DAVID THOMAS (Part 2)

Helping boys find their way to the full experience of being human and being fully masculine is what guest David Thomas is aiming for in all his work. Dr. Meg and David Thomas continue their candid conversation, discussing topics such as:

·   What is the value of allowing your son to feel discomfort?

·   Do violent video games have an effect on the emotions and actions of a boy?

·   How does technology affect boys?

·   The connection between “healthy risk” and why boys seem to be less passionate about masculine things than in the past generations

 

Follow David Thomas on Facebook and Instagram @raisingboysandgirls and find his latest parenting resources at raisingboysandgirls.com.

 

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Thanks for listening to Episode #170, Raising Emotionally Strong Boys, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

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Jul 05, 2022
Episode #169 - "Living with Autism" Guest: Jennifer Wynn Stoll
00:48:18

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An expert on autism by life experience - having a husband as well as two grown sons with autism – and by doing decades of personal research, Jennifer Wynn Stoll joins Dr. Meeker to discuss the effects and challenges of autism, as well as Asperger’s (an autism spectrum syndrome).

 

DR. MEG WITH GUEST JENNIFER WYNN STOLL (Part 1)

Guest Jennifer Wynn Stoll explains what it was like to find out - after getting married – that her husband had autism, and how this affected her marriage. After her two sons were born, they too were diagnosed with autism at an early age. Not wanting them to be ostracized, but rather experience a full, natural life, Jennifer set out to research and advocate for her family members.

 

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DR. MEG WITH GUEST JENNIFER WYNN STOLL (Part 2)

This insightful conversation between Dr. Meeker and guest Jennifer Wynn Stoll continues, discussing the challenges of autism and how to better understand and connect with those who have this diagnosis.

 

Jennifer Wynn Stoll suggests the following resources for further information:

·   The ADHD Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis & Effective Treatment (Diane M. Kennedy)

·   Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew (by Ellen Notbohm)

·   Alone Together - Making an Asperger Marriage Work (by Katrina Bentley)

·   Living Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome - Understanding & Connecting with Your Partner (by Cindy N. Ariel)

·   22 Things A Woman Must Know If She Loves A Man With Asperger’s Syndrome (by Rudy Simone)

 

Contact Jennifer at jwstoll64@gmail.com

 

FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode #169, Living with Autism, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD

Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools!

 www.meekerparenting.com

 

Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. www.meekerparenting.com

Jun 21, 2022
Episode #168 - "Wonderfully Made" Guest: Allie Marie Smith
00:38:26

DR. MEG WITH GUEST ALLIE MARIE SMITH (Part 1)

The everyday pressures and struggles that girls and young women face, and the feeling of not measuring up, can be overwhelming. Your daughter may be left wondering: “Is this all there is? A constant striving for self-acceptance and human approval? Or was I made for something more?” Allie Marie Smith has walked the familiar road of self-doubt and depression, both as a teenager and as a young woman, and she vulnerably shares details of her journey. Now free from symptoms of mental illness, and thriving in life, Allie’s passion is to help other young women and girls know the depth of their value, giving them hope to know that they too can overcome the struggles that they are going through.

 

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DR. MEG WITH GUEST ALLIE MARIE SMITH (Part 2)

Allie Marie Smith explains how mental health is like an onion, with many layers to it, including physiological, hormonal, spiritual, circumstantial – many factors that influence our mental health. She shares how vital it is that our home environments be ones that are open to discussing any subject, any emotion, any struggle; and how parents and kids alike need to be educated about mental health, just as they are about physical health. Moms and Dads, find out what to look for in regards to symptoms of depression, and be equipped with intentional questions that you can ask your daughter in order to take a deeper look into her thoughts, feelings and mental health.

 

FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode #168, Wonderfully Made, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD

Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools!

 www.meekerparenting.com 

 

Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. www.meekerparenting.com

Jun 14, 2022
Episode #167-"Adolescent Substance Abuse" Guest:Richard Capriola
00:47:03

DR. MEG WITH GUEST RICHARD CAPRIOLA (Part 1)

Many times, mental health and substance abuse go hand in hand. Guest Richard Capriola explains how parents are often surprised when they find out the extent of either (or both) diagnosis in their teen. They missed the warning signs because nobody told them what to look for. Richard wrote his book, “The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse” in an effort to help parents know what warning signs to look for, which assessments may be needed, what the options are for treatment, and to hopefully make parents feel more confident and less afraid of the topic of adolescent substance abuse, should they need to confront it.

 

In this episode, Richard discusses whether some personalities are more prone to addictive behavior in children as they get older, or if every child is at risk. He sheds light on the different warning signs parents need to be looking for, as well as how to effectively deal with their teen’s behavior during substance abuse treatment, without the fear of driving them away.

 

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DR. MEG WITH GUEST MAX LUCADO (Part 2)

Richard Capriola and Dr. Meg continue their conversation about adolescent substance abuse, discussing which substances are most commonly being used among teens today, including a very alarming rise in vaping. Also discussed is how the COVID-19 pandemic affected adolescents – while the pandemic drove down adolescent substance abuse, it caused a dramatic increase in mental health issues among teenagers, including depression, anxiety and fear. Richard also talks about the effect of marijuana on teenagers, now that this substance has been legalized in many states.

 

FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode #167, Adolescent Substance Abuse, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Please subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD

Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools!

 www.meekerparenting.com

 

Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. www.meekerparenting.com

Jun 07, 2022
Episode #166 - "3:16 The Numbers of Hope" Guest: Max Lucado
00:46:04

DR. MEG WITH GUEST MAX LUCADO (Part 1)

John 3:16 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible - a verse that many may be able to recite by memory - but have you taken the time to truly ponder its great significance? In this episode, best-selling author Max Lucado joins Dr. Meg to discuss the powerful and timeless truths found within this beloved scripture. A self-described “open book”, Max willingly shares from his own personal experiences, as he addresses John 3:16 truths such as:

 

·   God’s “whoever” policy

·   God’s “whenever” policy

·   The invitation of John 3:16 easily seen throughout the world

·   God is a God of love and justice

·   The question many of us ask: Can God forgive someone like me?

·   Hell: Not for those who struggle and stumble, but for those who rebel and succeed

 

In this thought-provoking and passionate discussion, Max describes the all-encompassing, all-inviting promise that God extends to every individual person on earth through John 3:16.

 

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DR. MEG WITH GUEST MAX LUCADO (Part 2)

Max Lucado and Dr. Meg continue their conversation, discussing the beautiful invitation and promise of God found in John 3:16.

 

FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode #166: 3:16 The Numbers of Hope, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SEVEN MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook & Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Check out Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools! www.meekerparenting.com

 

Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. www.meekerparenting.com

Jun 01, 2022
Episode #165 - “Toxic Screen Time” Guest: Melanie Hempe
00:48:38

DR. MEG & GUEST MELANIE HEMPE (Part 1)

 

Join Dr. Meg and Melanie Hempe BSN as they discuss the ultra-important topic of kids and screen-time. Melanie is the founder and president of ScreenStrong, an organization empowering parents to help their children gain the benefits of screen media without the toxic consequences of overuse that threatens healthy mental and physical development. From that first feeling in your gut that something isn’t right to more obvious screen-related problems… join thousands of families who have benefited from ScreenStrong’s programs and no nonsense solutions. Say goodbye to the days of exhausting screen conflicts by learning to reset your screen habits, reclaim your kids, and reconnect your family!

 

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DR. MEG & GUEST MELANIE HEMPE (Part 2)

 

Join Dr. Meg and Melanie Hempe BSN as they discuss the ultra-important topic of kids and screen-time. Melanie is the founder and president of ScreenStrong, an organization empowering parents to help their children gain the benefits of screen media without the toxic consequences of overuse that threatens healthy mental and physical development. From that first feeling in your gut that something isn’t right to more obvious screen-related problems… join thousands of families who have benefited from ScreenStrong’s programs and no nonsense solutions. Say goodbye to the days of exhausting screen conflicts by learning to reset your screen habits, reclaim your kids, and reconnect your family!

 

FROM THE PRODUCER

 

Thank you for listening to Episode #165: Toxic Screen Time, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook and Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Dr. Meg’s helpful parenting resources and tools are available at

 www.meekerparenting.com

 

Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. When you preorder you’ll get 30% off and get your in time for Father’s Day! Go to meekerparenting.com for more information. 

May 17, 2022
Episode #164 - “Own Your Past, Change Your Future” Guest: Dr. John Delony
00:36:22

DR. MEG and GUEST DR. JOHN DELONY (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. John Delony to discuss his new book, “Own Your Past, Change Your Future.” This book is about stories we have believed about ourselves for years. Stories we’re born into, stories that others tell us, stories we tell ourselves, and stories that have actually happened. These stories have informed everything about our lives and impact us physically, mentally, and relationally. Dr. Delony explains how the stories are both the problem and the solution, while pointing out that we’re never too old to start over again; and we’re never too young to get started. It’s not too late to put down your burdens, and change the direction of your life story! Leave your past where it belongs, and get on the path to healing, and living a full, whole and well life.

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DR. MEG and GUEST DR. JOHN DELONY (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. John Delony to discuss his new book, “Own Your Past, Change Your Future.” This book is about stories we have believed about ourselves for years. Stories we’re born into, stories that others tell us, stories we tell ourselves, and stories that have actually happened. These stories have informed everything about our lives and impact us physically, mentally, and relationally. Dr. Delony explains how the stories are both the problem and the solution, while pointing out that we’re never too old to start over again; and we’re never too young to get started. It’s not too late to put down your burdens, and change the direction of your life story! Leave your past where it belongs, and get on the path to healing, and living a full, whole and well life.

FROM THE PRODUCER 

Thanks for listening to Episode 164, Own Your Past, Change Your Future, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than SIX MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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Check out the new Strong Fathers Strong Daughters Masterclass. An online course for every dad out there who wants to raise a strong, healthy and happy daughter. This masterclass will be available for pre-order on Thursday, May 5. That’s this Thursday! Mark it in your calendar! And if you’d like to be updated when it’s released then simply visit meekerparenting.com and you can sign up to be included.

May 03, 2022
Episode #163 - “Raising Sons of Promise” Guest: Roland Warren
00:40:34

DR. MEG & ROLAND WARREN (Part 1) 

 

Roland shares his own story, as a son of a teenage mom, raised with three other siblings in a home without a father present. Out of this upbringing, a passion was planted in his heart, in regards to the impact of the absence of a father in a home. An absence that not only affects the children, but also the single moms left to parent on their own. If you are a single or divorced mother of a boy, you will want to listen in as Roland speaks out of his own personal experience, giving a powerful perspective of what your growing son might say, if he had the emotional maturity and ability to share what’s going on in his heart and mind.

 

DR. MEG & ROLAND WARREN (Part 2)

The conversation continues with Roland Warren offering further guidance and wisdom to moms who want to raise their sons in a way that will help them make and keep their commitments, while breaking destructive father-patterns to become better men of character and action. 

 

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Apr 19, 2022
Episode #162 - “Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety” Guest: Erica Komisar
00:38:08

Dr. Meg & Guest Erica Komisar (Part 1)

 

Adolescence is typically a traumatic time, with hormonal shifts, puberty, shifting social scenes, identity formation - all contributing factors that can make kids vulnerable to anxiety and depression. And in today’s society, everything has been amp’d up, creating more stress in kids’ lives than ever before. Bombarded with increased academic pressure, social pressures, and expectations to be more adult-like earlier and earlier in their lives, adolescents are often dealing with anxieties that are above and beyond what they can emotionally handle. There is good news though! Parents can offer their children hope through being their emotional home-base. Guest Erica Komisar explains how adolescence actually stretches from age 9 – 25, giving parents another chance after early childhood to build the emotional foundation needed to become the secure home-base for their adolescent child.

 

Dr. Meg & Guest Erica Komisar (Part 2)

 

Guest Erica Komisar and Dr. Meg continue their candid conversation, shedding light on topics that parents may find themselves facing as they raise their adolescent children:

·   How reacting strongly to your child’s expression of their individuality can cause them to become rebellious

·   How to handle gender or sexual identity issues that your child may be experiencing

·   The importance of remaining calm and non-judgmental through adolescent phases, which are often only temporary

·   How ADHD and learning issues affect a child’s development, self esteem and mood

·   Plus much more!

 

FROM THE PRODUCER

 

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Apr 12, 2022
PGK-Episode 161: How to Raise a Conservative Daughter (with guest Michelle Easton)
00:40:17

Michelle Easton is the founder and president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, which prepares young women for leadership in policy, civil society, and the family. The mother of three grown sons, she has hundreds of “daughters” whom she has helped launch into productive and fulfilling adulthood. A lawyer and laborer in the conservative movement since the early 1970s, Michelle worked through all twelve years of the Reagan-Bush administrations, including in presidential appointments in the Education Department. Tune into the conversation between Dr. Meeker and Michelle as they discuss Michelle’s new book, How to Raise a Conservative Daughter.

  1. MEG and GUEST MICHELLE EASTON (PART 1)
    Dr. Meeker and Michelle review Michelle’s latest book, focusing on:
    - Why society praises liberal women and disparages conservative women
    - The origin of the feminist movement
    - Nonie Darwish, a former muslum who speaks on the dangers of misogyny and abuse towards women
    - Kellyanne Conway’s character and the example she set as the Senior Counselor to former president, Donald Trump.

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  1. MEG and GUEST MICHELLE EASTON (PART 2)

Dr. Meeker and Michelle discuss Star Parker, who is another conservative woman of faith that made it into Michelle’s book. Equally important to kindness and encouragement, Dr. Meeker and Michelle agree that a woman must have courage to speak into issues that truly matter. The two deliberate on the significance of women applauding virtue in other women and they also share why they are hopeful that younger generations of women will change the current liberal tide.

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Apr 05, 2022
PGK-Episode 160: Teen Suicide (with guest Jason Reid)
00:46:09

After losing his son, a grieving father goes on a mission to understand teen suicide. Jason Reid uncovers painful truths about the lives of teens, the impact of unfettered access to the internet and social media, and the shocking rise of depression among America’s youth. In examining his son’s technology use, he discovered what no parent wants to find. Seeking to uncover the warning signs that were missed, he instead found ways to reverse the isolation and disconnectedness that is killing our youth.

Dr. Meg & Jason Reid (Part 1)
Guest Jason Reid begins this episode by describing the days leading up to his 14 yr old son Ryan’s unexpected suicide. Looking back, he realizes that there were some warning signs, but he didn’t know how to read or respond to those signs at the time. Since Jason himself never struggled with depression, he didn’t know how to recognize it in his son’s life, and he didn’t talk to Ryan about mental health because it was never on his radar to do so – in his mind, depression and suicide were things that only happened to other people. Jason describes how he made the mistake of thinking that Ryan was “just another grumpy teenager” who wanted to be alone more and more, and retreat to his room. On a broader scope, Jason expresses how our culture needs to move from “creating awareness” of teen suicide to actually doing something to change the trajectory of it. He believes that we have the ability to end teen suicide by the year 2030, and answers the burning question, “How can that be done?”

Dr. Meg & Jason Reid (Part 2)
Jason Reid doesn’t want any other parent to have to endure what he and his wife went through in losing their son to suicide. With this in mind, he and Dr. Meg discuss the incredible need for parents to be aware of the mental health of their children. There is immense pressure on kids today, much more so than in years past, and their adolescent brains are not developed enough to know how to process the stresses and pressures that they are experiencing on a daily basis. Parents must not only be aware of their kids’ mental health, but every parent needs to be actively talking with their children about mental health, whether they suspect there may be any issues or not.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Mar 22, 2022
PGK-Episode 159: Taking Your Time Back (with guest Christy Wright)
00:36:32

Women today typically deal with more stress than in past generations, and often struggle to find work/life balance. What is work/life balance? Is it a 50/50 split? How do mothers today juggle all that is required of them? Christy Wright, author of “Take Back Your Time: The Guilt-Free Guide to Life Balance”, provides tactical steps to create your own version of balance – where you get to decide what’s right for you!

Dr. Meg & Guest Christy Wright (Part 1)

Guest Christy Wright discusses the underlying narratives that mothers deal with on a regular basis, and provides a new definition of the word, balance. She poses the question, “What if balance isn’t something that you have to do, like a verb; what if it is something you can create in your life – to be able to feel a sense of balance in an out-of-balance world?” Another word for balance can be “peace” – You can be busy, and still be balanced, and at peace. You can be confident in your choices and decisions in how to spend your time. But how is this attained? Christy offers practical insights into what balance is, and provides 5 tactical steps to create your own version of balance in your life – you get to decide what’s right for you!

Dr. Meg & Guest Christy Wright (Part 2)

Dr. Meg and guest Christy Wright continue their engaging and informative conversation about balance, and how women can take back their time by creating their own balance that works for them. Fight the pressure of the culture that tries to tell you what a “good” mom is. Pinpoint what is stealing your time and energy. Decide what matters and then protect what matters by setting boundaries and saying no, when needed. It’s different for everyone. But the bottom line is: stop applying so much pressure on yourself. Find the balance that works for you, and begin to take back your time!

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Mar 15, 2022
PGK-Episode 158: Midnight Dad Devotional (with guests Becky Thompson and Dr. Mark Pitts)
00:29:21

This episode features the Dad-Daughter duo, Becky Thompson and Dr. Mark Pitts, co-authors of Midnight Dad Devotional: 100 Devotions and Prayers to Connect Dads Just Like You to the Father. Men will be encouraged to learn how God is with them through their parenting journey, in all seasons of life, and will be strengthened in their resolve to become the best father they can be.

Dr. Meg & Guests Becky Thompson & Dr. Mark Pitts (Part 1)

Dr. Mark Pitts explains how fathering seems to have moved from being rooted in relationship and connection with their kids to becoming more of a utilitarian role – provider and protector, sans any real relationship. A father’s role is often scaled down to tasks – disciplinarian, driver, coach, homework checker, money lender. Yet Dr. Pitts is finding that more and more men desire a return to being in true relationship with their children and they want to know how they can develop a deeper connection and long-lasting bond with their kids.

Dr. Meg & Guests Becky Thompson & Dr. Mark Pitts (Part 2)

Becky Thompson and Dr. Mark Pitts share further insights from Midnight Dad Devotional, explaining how the daily devotions give men a sense of connection with other fathers, strength for the day ahead, wisdom from the Bible for tough situations, affirmation of the importance of their role, and the reassurance that God is with them, no matter what.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Mar 08, 2022
PGK-Episode 157: Teaching Your Kids Not to Worry (with guest Joshua Straub)
00:40:57

Children don’t often know how to voice their worries, and they may even think the things they are worried about are silly or unimportant. Today’s guest, Dr. Josh Straub, along with his wife, Christi, co-wrote the children’s book, “What Do I Do With Worry?” as a way to help parents foster emotional awareness in their kids. Listen in and be equipped to help your kids deal with worry and anxiety in a positive way.

Dr. Meg & Guest Dr. Josh Straub (Part 1)

If a child doesn't have the language to express what they are worried about, it can manifest in ways that show up as disobedience, anger, fear, or in other ways. Experiencing this firsthand with their own children was a major reason why Dr. Josh felt compelled to write, “What Do I Do With Worry?” While many parents focus on addressing the outward manifestation of negative behaviors, Dr. Josh explains how they can dig deeper into their child’s heart to find out if their child may actually be feeling worried – while manifesting a different, negative behavior. The focus should be on the emotion that the child is experiencing, not just the behavior being exhibited.

Dr. Meg & Guest Dr. Josh Straub (Part 2)

As the conversation continues, Dr. Josh Straub explains the difference between worry and anxiety in children. What causes anxiety in kids? How can we best help our kids deal with anxiety? Dr. Josh uses examples from the book to teach parents how to connect with their children when it comes to dealing with anxious thoughts and behaviors: Talk about it. Label specific worries. Be grateful. In a very finite way, parents can help calm their children’s brains when they are worried or anxious, when they sit with them and listen to what they have to say.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Feb 22, 2022
Episode #156 - “I Am Here: The Journey From Fear to Freedom” (with guest Ashley LeMieux)
00:42:37

Dr. Meg has a heart to heart conversation with Ashley Le Mieux, who shares how she tragically lost three of her children – two to the foster care system, and one to a premature birth. Rising from the ashes of pain and loss, Ashley describes her journey to finding healing and transformation, and shares how you can do the same.

DR MEG & GUEST ASHLEY LEMIEUX (PART 1)

This episode begins with Ashley explaining how she and her husband were permanent guardians of two children for over four years, and how they were in the process of adopting when the adoption was unexpectedly contested. As quickly as the children had come into their lives, they were taken from them, literally overnight. Three and a half years later, Ashley and her husband also tragically lost a biological son. Ashley describes these heart-wrenching experiences before she and Dr. Meg dive into discussing her book, “I Am Here: The Journey from Fear to Freedom”. Key points include:

  • What if it’s not fear? What if it’s love?
  • Moving forward in the face of loss and sadness
  • How our past can serve our present, which can then serve our future
  • Why happiness is unfulfilling when compared with peace

DR MEG & GUEST ASHLEY LEMIEUX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg and Ashley LeMieux continue their conversation, discussing the process of reimagining your future and reclaiming your power. Ashley introduces a tool called, “Clarity Mapping,” which helps determine priorities in order to create tangible, bite-sized, actionable items for each day. Listeners can learn to move through their pain and loss to find clarity using these confidence-building practices.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Feb 15, 2022
PGK-Episode 155: The Heart of Grandparenting (with guest Dr. Ken Canfield)
00:40:40

Grandparenting is different now than it has been in past generations. Many households require two incomes and, with both parents often working outside the home, grandparents tend to fill the gap in taking care of the kids. While this gives grandparents a special window into their grandkids’ lives, it can be tricky in that they must follow the parameters set by their adult children in how they want their children to be raised – often different from generation to generation. Dr. Meg, along with her guest, Dr. Ken Canfield – both involved grandparents themselves – impart wisdom and insight as they share real-life experiences and discuss essential keys to help navigate the joys and difficulties of grandparenting.

DR MEG & GUEST DR KEN CANFIELD (PART 1)

So much of being a good grandparent is being a good parent all over again to your adult children. A strong relationship with your adult child will have a big impact on your relationship with your grandkids. In part one of this episode, Dr. Canfield, who authored the book, “The Heart of Grandparenting,” discusses the importance of reconciliation between generations. Grandparents often desire a “do-over” of their own parenting years, as they realize the mistakes they made, and want to help their adult children do better with their kids. However, grown children don’t always want to listen to advice from their parents, especially when it comes to raising their own children. This creates a tension that needs to be carefully navigated, and Dr. Canfield shares tips with grandparents on how to successfully do so.

DR MEG & GUEST DR KEN CANFIELD (PART 2)

Continuing their conversation on grandparenting, Dr. Meg and Dr. Canfield discuss generational synchrony - the unique relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. If a grandchild knows how their grandparent met their spouse, where they went to school, what they did for a living, and so forth, it helps with their identity formation and gives them a sense of belonging. Children seem to thrive when they have a generational connection with a grandparent, and grandparents have a special opportunity to teach and help shape their grandkids in a way that could benefit them throughout their lifetime.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Feb 08, 2022
PGK-Episode 154: Should Your Child Get the Covid Vaccine? (with guest Dr. Marty Makary)
00:34:43

Dr. Marty Makary is a New York Times best-selling author, a Johns Hopkins physician and a public health researcher. With over 250 scientific articles published, Dr. Makary was elected to the National Academy of Medicine as Editor-in-Chief of MedPage Today. Listen in as Dr. Makary and Dr. Meeker discuss the pressing issue of vaccination amongst America’s youth. The two share their professional opinions, backed by years of research, to help parents make an educated opinion that’s best for their children.

  1. MEG and DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 1)

Dr. Makary and Dr. Meeker share their doctoral perspectives on the covid vaccine as it pertains to children including:

  • The government mishandling of vaccines
  • Who should receive the covid vaccine
  • The political agenda behind the mass-vaccination push
  • The ethics of requiring an individual to get the vaccine for somebody else’s sake
  • Misconceptions regarding masks
  • The psychological effect of the pandemic on children

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  1. MEG and GUEST DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 2)

Dr. Makary explains how a lack of research regarding Covid treatments and protocols has led to political opinions filling in the gap with what research now proves to be misinformation. Both doctors discuss the government’s overreach that poses an ongoing threat to the licenses of medical professionals. Dr. Makary and Dr. Meeker also unpack the research that has been done regarding the psychological effects of this pandemic on children.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Jan 18, 2022
PGK Episode153: Baby Steps Millionaires (with guest Dave Ramsey)
00:34:55

Dave Ramsey made his first million in his twenties—the wrong way—and then went bankrupt. That’s when he set out to learn the right way of managing money and developed the Ramsey Baby Steps. Following these steps, Dave became a millionaire again—the right way. After three decades of guiding millions of people through the Baby Steps plan, Dave has released his newest book, Baby Steps Millionaires. Join Financial Expert Dave Ramsey and Dr. Meeker in an engaging conversation about finances, not only as it pertains to adults acquiring wealth, but also the importance of teaching children good money habits early on.

  1. MEG and GUEST DAVE RAMSEY (PART 1)

Dave Ramsey and Dr. Meg discuss practical insights from Dave’s newest book, Baby Steps Millionaires:

  • Discover how anyone can acquire wealth and become a millionaire
  • Review the 7 Baby Steps and how to practically apply them
  • Take a deeper look at Baby Steps 4-6 to set yourself on course to becoming a millionaire
  • Evaluate your spending habits; Understand self-control
  • Learn why wealth is of no value at all, except for what it does: it gives options. If you’re looking for it to provide you with peace, it’s not going to.

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  1. MEG and GUEST DAVE RAMSEY (PART 2)

Dave and Dr. Meg dive deeper into their conversation by discussing the significance of parents teaching their children good money habits early on. As it pertains to kids, Dave covers topics such as money & identity, materialism, contentment, spending/saving, and the importance of making wise purchases.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Jan 11, 2022
PGK Episode152: Reconnecting with your Adult Child
00:30:22

We raise our children with the hope of enjoying a unique closeness and intimacy with them all the years of their lives. From the moment they are born, we pour our hearts and souls into them. And as they mature, they have a clear realization that they are fully dependent on us. These two factors draw us together, forming a strong bond. When that bond breaks, the pain burrows deep. The part a parent plays in reconciling with their adult child isn’t for the faint of heart! But parents.. don’t give up! In this episode, Dr. Meeker offers parents a chance to take an honest look at themselves. While providing the difficult keys that parents need to apply to themselves, Dr. Meg also infuses some much-needed “light at the end of the tunnel” hope in the midst of the storm.

Keys:

1.) Acquire humility

2.) Take the first step

3.) Assume all responsibility

4.) Be willing to forgive, without requiring forgiveness from your child

WELCOME

  1. MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meeker jumps right in by answering the question, “Why is the disconnection so painful?” Parents must realize that if they are experiencing pain from the estranged relationship, then their adult child is more than likely feeling pain from the estrangement as well. No matter their age, every child craves their parent’s approval, attention and love. So regardless of how a parent may feel, it is vitally important that they do what they can in moving towards reconciliation - for their own benefit in reconnecting, but even more importantly, for the well-being of their adult child.

Reconciliation is absolutely do-able. Yet, although the process of reconciliation is simple, walking it out may be one of the hardest things a parent may ever have to do. Dr. Meg shares why, and provides thought-provoking keys and necessary action steps, along with powerful insights as to why it is the parent who must begin the reconciliation process.

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  1. MEG (PART 2)

What happens if your adult child refuses your attempts of reaching out to them? What is the underlying factor motivating them to do so? They may test you, to see how long you will keep reaching out. How should a parent handle a response of defensiveness, anger or a barrage of painful words? Discover one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make when trying to reconcile with their estranged child, and how to avoid it.

IN CLOSING

Dr. Meeker does a quick recap of the 4 keys a parent needs to apply in the process of reconnecting with their adult child. The process is simple, yet hard; but totally worth it!

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Jan 04, 2022
PGK Episode151: Babies and Sleep (with guest Dr. Bob Hamilton)
00:57:24

Babies need to be taught human traits early on, and one trait is that humans aren’t created to be nocturnal. Nighttime is for sleeping, and sleep is a learned phenomenon. Most adults don’t wake up and eat in the middle of the night. In the same way, babies don’t (typically) need to eat during the night either. The sooner parents train them not to do so, the sooner everyone will get a better night’s sleep! Join Dr. Meg and sleep expert Dr. Bob Hamilton as he shares multiple proven ways to get your baby to sleep through the night. This will be a win-win for everyone!

  1. MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meeker and Dr. Hamilton share different scenarios on training babies at different ages (newborn - 24 mo) to sleep through the night. If babies sleep less during the day, they will sleep more deeply at night. Also, establishing and sticking to a consistent bedtime routine is key to your baby (and you!) getting a healthy amount of sleep each night. It’s best if breast-feeding mothers don’t allow their baby to fall asleep at the breast. Newborns need to be cognizant from an early age that they are being put in their crib after breast-feeding, and aware that you will be walking out of the room as they fall asleep.

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  1. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meg and Dr. Hamilton continue their candid conversation on the best ways to get babies of any age to sleep through the night.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Dec 21, 2021
Episode 150: Surviving the Holidays
00:30:22

The time between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years is meant to be enjoyed, a time of fun and anticipation, of giving and receiving, and looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Yet for many, the holidays bring a tremendous amount of stress. Are there expectations and images in your mind of how the holidays are supposed to look? Maybe you are trying to live up to the expectations of others. There may be family divisions, or perhaps a family member whom you would prefer not to be around. We invite you to slow down, and take a deep breath; maybe take another deep breath. Tune into this helpful (and hope-filled) episode as Dr. Meg shares effective ways to minimize holiday stress. Remove the pressures, allow yourself to relax, and enjoy the holidays!

WELCOME

  1. MEG (PART 1)

Offering listeners practical and effective ways to minimize holiday stress, Dr. Meg discusses how the stress that we feel can often be self-inflicted. She provides a list of 3 things that can be done upfront, to help set listeners on a course to enjoying a wonderful Christmas season.

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  1. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meeker dives a bit deeper to discuss topics such as handling family differences, conversations to steer clear from, and avoiding or responding to offense. Learn to deal with the people and situations that hit a nerve in you by anticipating problems and preparing in advance to positively handle any conflicts that may arise.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Dec 14, 2021
Episode 149: How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night in 7 Days or Less-Dr. Meg Meeker
00:41:01

Chances are, if your baby hasn’t been sleeping through the night, your heart may have skipped a beat with hope and anticipation as you read the title of this week’s episode. It may seem like your baby will never sleep through the night, however it is possible to sleep-train your baby to do so. Babies need a good sleep rhythm, and so do parents. Lack of sleep is one of the biggest factors keeping parents from parenting well. If we could parent from a rested state, we would parent so much better than we do from a place of fatigue. When babies sleep through the night, parents too can get proper rest, and as a result can experience more positive moods and have more patience and energy to spend with their children. Join Dr. Meeker as she shares how you can train your baby to sleep through the night in less than a week! The rewards will be amazing!

WELCOME

Dr. Meeker welcomes listeners to the podcast and introduces the topic of the episode: How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night in 7 Days or Less.

  1. MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meg jumps right in by discussing the importance of getting adequate sleep – and how parents can sleep-train their baby from an early age to sleep through the night – not only for their baby’s sake, but also for their own.

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  1. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meg shares her expertise, wisdom and insight on the benefits and how-to’s of sleep training your baby to sleep through the night.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Dec 07, 2021
Episode 148: Kids and Healthy Eating (with guest Julie Revelant)
00:34:48

Is your child a picky eater? Does he or she suffer from childhood obesity or perhaps a chronic disease resulting from unhealthy eating? If so, you are not alone! Health Journalist and “Food Issues” podcast host Julie Revelant joins Dr. Meeker in discussing these important issues. Be armed with proven tips that can help you train your child to become a healthier eater. As you make wiser food choices yourself, and model better eating habits, your children will be encouraged to do the same, resulting in positive improvements in overall health.

WELCOME

Dr. Meeker welcomes guest Julie Revelant to the Parenting Great Kids podcast.

  1. MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meg and Julie Revelant discuss some of the biggest eating issues that parents encounter with their kids.

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  1. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meg and Julie Revelant continue their conversation about kids and healthy eating.

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Nov 23, 2021
Episode 147: Talking to Your Kids About Puberty
00:41:01

One of the most common questions that Dr. Meg Meeker gets asked in her pediatric office is, “How do I talk to my kids about puberty?” In this episode, Dr. Meg addresses that very question. Don’t be taken by surprise when the subject of puberty comes up with your kids! Listen in as Dr. Meg discusses the 5 stages of puberty, for both girls and boys. You’ll be equipped to anticipate (and answer) some of the questions that your children will have about their changing bodies. In addition, Dr. Meeker doesn’t shy away from some of the harder-to-talk-about subjects that kids need to be informed of, such as menstruation, wet dreams, and body boundaries. Your child needs positive reassurance from you, their parent, that their body is amazing and wonderful, and that the changes they are experiencing are normal, and nothing to be ashamed of. This candid and informative message from “America’s Mom” will help equip and empower you to confidently share with your kids about puberty, and the changes that they can expect to experience as their bodies grow and change.

WELCOME

Dr. Meg discusses how her goal with each podcast is to help encourage, teach and coach listeners to be the parent that they want to be. She interviews child and adolescent experts so parents can understand why their kids do what they do, and learn how to best respond to their children. Dr. Meg plugs the 3 Points to Ponder found at the end of each episode.. takeaways that parents can start using right away. She encourages listeners to subscribe to the podcast and shares the platforms wh

ere the Parenting Great Kids podcast can be found. Lastly, Dr. Meg promotes her subscription-based Parenting Great Kids private online community, explaining what it offers and encouraging parents to sign up at www.meekerparenting.com..

  1. MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meg shares a candid and informative message with parents on talking to their kids about puberty.

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  1. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues to share a candid and informative message with parents on talking to their kids about puberty.



FROM THE PRODUCER

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Nov 09, 2021
Episode 146: Child Sex Trafficking & The Social Media Grooming Process
00:44:45

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Child sex trafficking doesn’t only happen overseas. About 80% of the kids being trafficked are U.S. citizens - born and raised in the United States - kids from all walks of life, all neighborhoods, all backgrounds. And they are not being abducted, they are being lured, manipulated and groomed on social media. Since about 2015, more than half of the kids being trafficked in the United States are recruited off of social media, and the #1 place they are being recruited from is Instagram. Sex trafficking is a difficult topic for parents to talk about, and is probably one of the worst experiences that one could ever have or imagine. It is critically important to be aware of the trafficking dangers all around, especially on social media, and to know the most common methods being used to lure kids in. Parents, you can help guard your kids against online sex trafficking predators and recruiters. Listen closely as Roger Martin, the founder of Humans Against Trafficking, a non-profit whose mission is to use technology to empower people to fight human trafficking, joins Dr. Meeker in this sobering discussion about the realities of child sex trafficking and the grooming process that recruiters routinely use.

WELCOME

Dr. Meg welcomes guest Roger Martin to this PGK episode.

A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meeker and Roger Martin have an honest and sobering conversation about the dangers of child sex trafficking and how children and teens are being lured in through their social media activity.

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A CONVERSATION WITH DR MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meeker and Roger Martin continue their honest and sobering conversation about the dangers of child sex trafficking and how children and teens are being lured in through their social media activity.

IN CLOSING

Dr. Meg and Roger talk about Radlee(TM), an AI technology powered mobile app aimed at helping parents understand their own child's sex trafficking risk profile on Instagram (soon available on TikTok). Visit GetRadlee.com to learn more, or download it from the Apple App Store. Parents can also stream the documentary, “Stolen”, which Roger created in connection with NBC. Available on Peacock, NBC’s streaming app, the documentary allows parents to see real-life examples of predatory approaches, what types of social media posts attract predators, and more. To connect with and learn more about Roger’s non-profit organization, Humans Against Trafficking, visit www.humansagainsttrafficking.org

FROM THE PRODUCER

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Oct 26, 2021
Episode 145: Temper Tantrums
00:26:29

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.

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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

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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.

Oct 12, 2021
Episode 144: Encouragement for Children Who are Adopted and in Foster Care
00:41:59

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.

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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

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Sep 28, 2021
Episode 143: How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex
00:24:51

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.

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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

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Sep 14, 2021
#142: Show Me the Father (with guests Alex and Stephen Kendrick)
00:46:08

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

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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!

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Aug 31, 2021
#141: Ask Dr. Meg
00:25:48

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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!

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Aug 19, 2021
#140: The Impact Of The Pandemic Stress On Young Adults (with guest Dr. Claire Nicogossian)
00:46:57

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Aug 03, 2021
#139: Mental Health Strategies For COVID-19 Generation Children (with guests Drs. David and Donna Lane)
00:48:01

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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 MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 20, 2021
#138: Raising Worry-Free Girls (with guest Sissy Goff)
00:40:36

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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 MeekerParenting.com/resources. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 06, 2021
#137: Father's Day Special
00:33:25

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces today’s special episodes honoring dads!

  1. 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.

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  1. 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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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 MeekerParenting.com, just click on the “Resources” tab. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jun 22, 2021
#136: Love Centered Parenting (with guest Crystal Paine)
00:37:00

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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!

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Jun 08, 2021
#135: Simple Discipline That Works
00:53:36

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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!

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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May 25, 2021
#134: Mother's Day Special
00:29:41

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces today’s special episodes honoring moms!

  1. 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.

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  1. 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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 MeekerParenting.com, just click on the “Resources” tab. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

May 11, 2021
#133: Quieting Our Kids' World
01:03:00

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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!

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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!

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Apr 27, 2021
#132: ADHD Part 2
00:32:07

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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.

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FROM THE PRODUCER

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Apr 13, 2021
#131: ADHD Part 1
00:33:14

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Mar 30, 2021
#130: Irreversible Damage (with guest Abigail Shrier)
00:39:34

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Mar 16, 2021
#129: Teaching Sign Language to your Children Part 2 (with guest Elise Tate)
00:25:09

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 toaskmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Mar 02, 2021
#128: Teaching Sign Language to your Children (with guest Elise Tate)
00:32:04

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Feb 16, 2021
#127: Mentor To Millions (with guest Mark Timm)
00:44:32

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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!

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Feb 02, 2021
#126: Ask Dr. Meg
00:22:37

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Jan 19, 2021
#125: Living In Awe (with guest John O'Leary)
00:42:55

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Jan 05, 2021
#124: Finding Joy in an Uncertain World (with guest Shaunti Feldhahn)
00:41:53

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Dec 22, 2020
#123: Why Giving Makes Your Kids Happier (with guest Jonathan Wicksall)
00:39:09

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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

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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.

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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!

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Dec 08, 2020
#122: The Dad's Edge (with guest Larry Hagner)
00:41:11

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Dec 01, 2020
#121: Defend Innocence - Part 2 (with guests Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon)
00:36:27

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Nov 17, 2020
#120: Defend Innocence - Part 1 (with guests Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon)
00:37:14

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Nov 03, 2020
#119: Helping Kids Navigate Uncertainty (with guest Rachel Macy Stafford)
00:41:36

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Oct 20, 2020
#118: The Connected Parent (with guest Lisa Qualls)
00:40:41

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Oct 06, 2020
#117: Let's Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters (with guest Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield)
00:41:38

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Sep 22, 2020
#116: Differently Wired (with guest Debbie Reber)
00:42:00

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Sep 08, 2020
#115: Ask Dr. Meg
00:24:51

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Aug 25, 2020
#114: Building Healthy Stepfamilies - Part 2 (with guest Ron Deal)
00:36:51

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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.meekerparenting.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 11, 2020
#113: Building Healthy Stepfamilies - Part 1 (with guest Ron Deal)
00:30:33

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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.meekerparenting.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 28, 2020
#112: Talking To Your Kids About Sex (with guest Dr. Joe McIlhaney)
00:45:16

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Jul 14, 2020
#111: Healthy Me, Healthy Us (with guests Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott)
00:37:19

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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!

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

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Jun 30, 2020
#110: Selfie Dad (with guest Michael Jr)
00:42:53

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Jun 16, 2020
#109: Ask Dr. Meg
00:27:24

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Jun 02, 2020
#108: Taking Your Life Back (with guest Rebekah Gregory)
00:40:57

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

May 19, 2020
#107: Pornography and Boys Part 2 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)
00:35:57

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

END

May 05, 2020
#106: Pornography and Boys Part 1 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)
00:42:46

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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

Apr 21, 2020
#105: Midnight Mom Devotional (with guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts)
00:33:14

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

33:13 – END

Apr 07, 2020
#104: Coronavirus - What To Do As A Parent
00:33:03

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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

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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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

33:03 – END

Mar 24, 2020
#103: Save My Marriage (with guest Tracey Lynn Russell)
00:36:24

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

36:24 – END

Mar 10, 2020
#102: Parenting A Child With A Birth Defect (with guest Stacey Mandel)
00:36:03

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

36:03 – END

Mar 02, 2020
#101: Fathers In The Field (with guest John Smithbaker)
00:43:37

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

43:37 – END

Feb 25, 2020
#100: Fearless Parenting (with teaching segments from Dr. Meeker)
00:43:53

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

43:53 – END

Feb 11, 2020
#99: Raising A Strong Daughter (with special guest Dr. Meg Meeker)
00:42:23

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

42:11 – END

Jan 28, 2020
#98: Making A Difference In The World (with guests Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause)
00:45:28

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

45:15 – END

Jan 14, 2020
#97: Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle (with guest Heidi Powell)
00:44:59

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

44:46 – END

Dec 31, 2019
#96: Christmas Special with Dr. Meeker
00:28:17

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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

28:08 – END

Dec 17, 2019
#95: Bi-Racial Families (with guest Autumn Miles)
00:35:10

Adopting children can be one of the greatest blessings that you experience. Some families choose to adopt to complete their family and some adopt to start theirs. In either case, adopting a child of a different race brings some baggage with it that you don’t necessarily know about until you’re in the thick of it. Sometimes people give you strange looks when you have an adopted child of a different race, or they may even call the police and report a kidnapping like in the case of Autumn Mile’s husband, Eddie. She tells this story as she talks with Dr. Meeker about what it has been like raising her African American adopted children Moses and Haven. As a dynamic speaker who produces regular inspirational content for her Facebook followers and for speaking engagements, she’s perfect for giving our listeners advice on how to handle a bi-racial family that you may encounter or how to better be a bi-racial family if you are in one already. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! As always, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!

 

0:00 – AD – HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS

Twenty-three Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts in destinations across the U.S., including Florida, Texas and more, are perfect for family vacations and group retreats. The resorts feature spacious villas with separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, and private patios & balconies. Select resorts offer Signature Collection villas with premium appliances, luxurious linens, upgrades, and gaming consoles. Available onsite amenities include championship golf, sparkling pools, delicious restaurants and more! For more information, visit hcv.vacations/meg!

 

0:48 – AD – MEL SCIENCE

MEL Science is a chemistry subscription service that sends you monthly experiments to do with your child. It’s a great way to engage kids in science early, educate them in a joyful manner, and get them to conduct real scientific experiments with their own hands. Get 25% off plus a FREE starter kit, a FREE virtual reality headset and FREE shipping, when you text GREAT to 64-000

 

1:53 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Bi-Racial Families”. She also introduces her guest, Autumn Miles and teases her points to ponder.

 

3:26 – A CONVERSATION WITH AUTUMN MILES (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Autumn Miles about her and her husband’s experiences raising children in a bi-racial family.

 

15:23 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids!

 

17:02 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEG today!

 

18:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH AUTUMN MILES (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Autumn Miles about her and her husband’s experiences raising children in a bi-racial family.

 

32:01 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about raising kids in a bi-racial family or how to interact better if you encounter one.

 

34:00 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

34:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 95, Bi-Racial Families and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

34:59 – END

Dec 03, 2019
#94: Promoting Positive Parenting (with guest Dr. Carrie Quinn)
00:43:48

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

Nov 19, 2019
#93: Unaccountable - What Hospitals Won't Tell You Part 2 (with guest Dr. Marty Makary)
00:27:10

One of the biggest issues people in America face today is how the healthcare system hides pricing from its customers, the patients. In no other industry do you blindly hire someone for a service and agree to pay whatever price they deem appropriate after the service is completed. If you were to hire a person to build a fence, there’s no way to know how many nails or screws he or she will use or break, but what if there was a service fee for each one? This is how the healthcare system works. Surprises at every turn are ensuring that the only person that isn’t doing well financially in this process is the patent. This is where Dr. Marty Makary can help you become a much more savvy consumer of healthcare services. He and Dr. Meeker talk about how you as a patient, or parent of a patient, can be sure you aren’t being unnecessarily overcharged when you visit a hospital. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a parent about their 4-year-old son that sometimes likes to play in his mother’s dresses. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!

 

0:00 – AD – MEL SCIENCE

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00:42 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

1:53 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Part 2.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen, her points to ponder, as well as a question from a parent about their 4-year-old son that sometimes likes to play in his mother’s dresses.

 

3:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Marty Makary about how confusing and hidden hospital pricing can be and how you can be a smarter patient when you have to deal with hospital billing.

 

12:26 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids!

 

13:52 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEG today!

 

15:15 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Marty Makary about how confusing and hidden hospital pricing can be and how you can be a smarter patient when you have to deal with hospital billing.

 

20:55 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about holding hospitals accountable for their billing.

 

22:44 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Dr. Meeker answers a question from a parent about their 4-year-old son that sometimes likes to play in his mother’s dresses.

 

25:45 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

26:38 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 93, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

 

27:02 – END

 

Nov 05, 2019
#92: Unaccountable - What Hospitals Won't Tell You Part 1 (with guest Dr. Marty Makary)
00:45:34

One of the biggest issues people in America face today is how the healthcare system hides pricing from its customers, the patients. In no other industry do you blindly hire someone for a service and agree to pay whatever price they deem appropriate after the service is completed. If you were to hire a person to build a fence, there’s no way to know how many nails or screws he or she will use or break, but what if there was a service fee for each one? This is how the healthcare system works. Surprises at every turn are ensuring that the only person that isn’t doing well financially in this process is the patent. This is where Dr. Marty Makary can help you become a much more savvy consumer of healthcare services. He and Dr. Meeker talk about how you as a patient, or parent of a patient, can be sure you aren’t being unnecessarily overcharged when you visit a hospital. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a mother about how to help her four year old daughter deal with her divorce. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to see if your question is featured next!

 

0:00 – AD – GREENLIGHT

Looking to teach your kids how to be smart with money? Greenlightis a debit card for kids that parents manage with a handy app. WithGreenlight, you can set parental controls to decide the exact stores where your kids can shop, receive real-time alerts, automate allowances, and more! The app even teaches kids lessons in trade-off decisions and money management skills. Join Greenlighttoday at Greenlightcard.com/meg!

 

00:45 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

1:52 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen, her points to ponder, as well as a question from a divorced mom asking about how to help her daughter deal with the divorce.

 

4:00 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Marty Makary about how confusing and hidden hospital pricing can be and how you can be a smarter patient when you have to deal with hospital billing.

 

15:53 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

17:41 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

18:58 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MARTY MAKARY (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Marty Makary about how confusing and hidden hospital pricing can be and how you can be a smarter patient when you have to deal with hospital billing.

 

36:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about holding hospitals accountable for their billing.

 

38:51 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Dr. Meeker answers a question from Elizabeth who after her divorce is concerned with how to help her four year old daughter deal with bouncing back and forth between her house and the father’s house.

 

43:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

45:01 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 92, Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

45:20 – END

Oct 22, 2019
#91: Brain Health 101 (with guest Dr. Daniel Amen)
00:44:37

Keeping your brain sharp can seem like a tough task, and to add on top of it your kids’ brains sounds like an impossible task. Just trying to keep up with the day-to-day chaos is mentally challenging, is there a way to improve the function of the brain? Dr. Daniel Amen says, “you are not stuck with the brain you have, you can make it better,and I can prove it.” With all this in mind, Dr. Meeker sits down to talk with Dr. Amen about these things as well as his new book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades. Dr. Amen has helped millions of people change their brains and lives through his health clinics, best-selling books, products and public television programs, and that is why Dr. Meg sits down to talk with him about kids’ and parents’ brains in this episode. Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

0:50 – AD – GREENLIGHT

Looking to teach your kids how to be smart with money? Greenlightis a debit card for kids that parents manage with a handy app. WithGreenlight, you can set parental controls to decide the exact stores where your kids can shop, receive real-time alerts, automate allowances, and more! The app even teaches kids lessons in trade-off decisions and money management skills. Join Greenlighttoday at Greenlightcard.com/meg!

 

1:54 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Brain Health 101.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen as well as her points to ponder.

 

3:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Daniel Amen about his new book Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades. They also talk about things you can do to keep your brain healthy.

 

13:38 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

15:21 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

17:08 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. DANIEL AMEN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Daniel Amen about his new book Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades. They also talk about things you can do to keep your brain healthy.

 

 

39:35 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about Brain Health 101.

 

43:18 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:05 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 91, Brain Health 101 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

44:24 – END

Oct 08, 2019
#90: Ask Dr. Meg - Back to School Edition
00:38:31

The back to school season is always tough for kids as they get used to a different schedule when summer is over. It’s also tough on parents as they are transitioning into the new season and helping their kids deal with the changes as well. In this special episode, Dr. Meg answers your questions about helping kids deal with getting used to new schedules, learning how to make friends, and how much extracurricular activities are enough during the transition into a new school year. Whether you are just starting the school year or you are already a few weeks in, these tips will help you to parent your great kids! Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

0:34 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

1:50 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces this special back-to-school edition of the Ask Dr. Megseries. You have questions about how to help your kids make the transition back into school even better!

 

2:27 – ASK DR. MEG BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION (PART 1)

Dr. Meg answers your questions about how to help your kids during the back-to-school season!

 

16:57 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

18:19 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

20:17 – ASK DR. MEG BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION (PART 2)

Dr. Meg answers your questions about how to help your kids during the back-to-school season!

 

37:46 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

37:59 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 90, Ask Dr. Meg – Back to School Edition and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

38:20 – END

Sep 24, 2019
#89: Helping Fathers Find Balance (with guest Benjamin Watson)
00:40:17

Balancing a really busy work schedule with the right amount of family time can be a struggle, and fathers tend to struggle with this the most. Often, fathers feel that they have to be the primary provider in a family and put too much energy and time into their jobs and don’t leave enough “in the tank” to build meaningful and lasting relationships with their children. No one knows this more than New England Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson. Dr. Meg and Benjamin sit down to talk about his demanding career and how he ensures that his family doesn’t just get the leftovers when he’s not playing football. Finding balance between work and home is a must to be a parent to a great kid! Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

0:53 – AD – GREENLIGHT

Looking to teach your kids how to be smart with money? Greenlightis a debit card for kids that parents manage with a handy app. WithGreenlight, you can set parental controls to decide the exact stores where your kids can shop, receive real-time alerts, automate allowances, and more! The app even teaches kids lessons in trade-off decisions and money management skills. Join Greenlighttoday at Greenlightcard.com/meg!

 

2:02 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Fathers Find Balance.” She also teases her conversation with New England Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson, as well as her points to ponder.

 

4:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Benjamin Watson about his demanding career and how he is able to find a balance between work and home.

 

14:54 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

16:48 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

18:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Benjamin Watson about his demanding career and how he is able to find a balance between work and home.

 

35:13 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how fathers can find balance between work and home.

 

38:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

39:45 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 89, Helping Fathers Find Balance and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

40:17 – END

Sep 10, 2019
#88: Helping Kids Find Their Passion (with guest Ken Coleman)
00:59:36

Even as an adult, finding what you are good at and what you are passionate about (and subsequently where those two things intersect) can be a seemingly unsurmountable task. It’s easy to lose confidence to help your kids find those things as well. There’s also the ever present temptation to push your kids too hard or force them to laser-focus on things that they just aren’t passionate about. This is where Dr. Meg’s conversation with career expert and author, Ken Coleman, can help the parents and the kids! Dr. Meeker and Ken talk about his book, The Proximity Principleand ways for moms and dads to help their kids as well as help themselves find that elusive “sweet-spot”. Ken Coleman is a Ramsey Personality and best-selling author, and he uses his life experiences to help people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality. Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

0:48 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

2:17 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Find Their Passion.” She also teases her conversation with Ramsey Personality, Ken Coleman, as well as her points to ponder.

 

4:13 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEN COLEMAN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Ken Coleman about how to help your kids find what they are good at and what they are passionate about, and Ken’s book The Proximity Principle.

 

31:52 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

33:25 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!

 

34:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEN COLEMAN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Ken Coleman about how to help your kids find what they are good at and what they are passionate about, and Ken’s book The Proximity Principle.

 

55:55 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to help your kids live in their “sweet-spot”.

 

58:13 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

59:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 88, Helping Kids Find Their Passion  and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 27, 2019
#87: Living With Adult Children (with guest Dr. Jim Burns)
00:50:49

As a parent, you goal is always to raise your kids and, eventually, become what is called empty nesters. That usually means that your kids can take care of themselves without you having to help all along the way. But what do you do if your kids need to come back home and live for a while? How do you handle that properly while preserving each of your separate lives? These are questions that get asked more frequently than you would think, and that’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Jim Burns about how to live with adult children. Jim is the president of the non-profit ministry, HomeWord, and the author of the book Doing Life With Your Adult Children. Dr. Meeker and Dr. Burns talk about how to live under the same roof with your grown up adult children. Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!

 

0:32 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

1:44 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living With Adult Children.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Jim Burns, as well as her points to ponder.

 

3:56 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JIM BURNS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jim Burns about his new book Doing Life With Your Adult Children, and they talk about what to do if your adult children end up back under the roof with you.

 

26:45 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

28:49 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

30:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JIM BURNS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jim Burns about his new book Doing Life With Your Adult Children, and they talk about what to do if your adult children end up back under the roof with you.

 

46:49 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent your adult children, even if they move back in under your roof.

 

49:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

50:17 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 87, Living With Adult Childrenand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 13, 2019
#86: Dealing With Migraine Headaches (with guests Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson)
00:58:07

Headaches are tough to deal with regardless of age, but the migraine headache is probably the most feared one of them all. As a parent, you want to prevent pain in your children as much as possible, but sometimes with headaches you feel like there’s nothing that you can do. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter that struggled with a migraine headache for over 100 days in a row. Dr. Meeker gets great information from Keith about what it’s like to be a parent of a child with migraine headaches and has informational discussions with Dr. Donna Stephenson about what to look for and how she treats patients with migraine headaches. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her 17 year old daughter who she feels wants nothing to do with her. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

0:34 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

1:45 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Dealing With Migraine Headaches.” She also teases her conversation with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson, as well as her points to ponder.

 

4:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEITH DIMARINO AND DR. DONNA STEPHENSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter and her fight against migraine headaches.

 

24:24 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

25:58 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!

 

27:28 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they’re building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.comto donate to a food bank in your community.

 

28:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH KEITH DIMARINO AND DR. DONNA STEPHENSON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter and her fight against migraine headaches.

 

45:54 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to identify different headache types and what to do if you think your kids are dealing with migraine headaches.

 

47:54 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Kim, about her 17 year old daughter who she feels wants nothing to do with her. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg ataskmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

53:36 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

54:32 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 86, Dealing With Migraine Headachesand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

55:05 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Carrie Mess. Carrie tells us about how raising her family on a dairy farm is a blessing and about marrying into a dairy farm. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.

Jul 30, 2019
#85: What The Old Testament Has To Teach Us (with guest Dennis Prager)
00:48:14

There’s a lot of people that just don’t read the Bible because it’s hard to understand or they do not think it applies to their lives. In this episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Dennis Prager, best selling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio show host about his newest book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They take the practical information that he wrote about and apply it specifically to kids, parenting, and families. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her 15 year old daughter’s struggle with anxiety and depression. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

0:35 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

1:49 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “What The Old Testament Has To Teach Us.” She also teases the continued conversation with Dennis Prager, as well as her points to ponder.

 

4:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS PRAGER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dennis Prager about his book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They also discuss, as parents, what you can learn through the book of Genesis.

 

17:10 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they’re building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.com to donate to a food bank in your community.

 

18:50 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

20:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS PRAGER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dennis Prager about his book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They also discuss, as parents, what you can learn through the book of Genesis.

 

35:52 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how the Old Testament of the Bible can teach you to be a better parent.

 

39:08 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Lisa, about her 15 year old daughter and her struggle with anxiety and depression. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg ataskmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

43:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 85, What The Old Testament Has To Teach Usand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

45:12 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Carrie Mess. Carrie tells us about how raising her family on a dairy farm is a blessing and about marrying into a dairy farm. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.

Jul 23, 2019
#84: Living With A Child Fighting Cancer (with guests Bo and Nicole White)
00:37:33

Dealing with a child that has cancer is an extremely difficult situation no matter what the circumstances are in your family. The difficulty is multiplied when one parent is a member of the military. Continuing the conversation from last episode, Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White, an “average” military couple, about how they balanced Bo’s deployments while they dealt with their son’s battle with cancer. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her teenage son’s frustration about limited screen time. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

1:15 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living With A Child Fighting Cancer.” She also teases the continued conversation with Bo and Nicole White, as well as her points to ponder.

 

3:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it was like to help their son battle cancer during Bo’s deployments with the military.

 

13:09 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

14:49 – AD – AUNT FANNIE’S

For years, we’ve been told that “clean” means sanitizing using antibacterials, but this kills everything, including the good with whatever bad. Now Aunt Fannie’s brings probiotics to your home with Microcosmic cleaners and hand soaps. They add good with an extract of beneficial bacteria plus non-toxic plant cleaners that work! Try probiotic cleaning at auntfannies.com/goodand use coupon code MEG at checkout for 20% off your entire order!

 

16:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it was like to help their son battle cancer during Bo’s deployments with the military.

 

27:45 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent when one of your children is battling cancer.

 

29:45 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Stephanie, about her teenage son’s frustration about limited screen time. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

36:35 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

36:59 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 84, Living With A Child Fighting Cancerand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 02, 2019
#83: The Life of a Military Couple (with guests Bo and Nicole White)
00:47:28

Normal life for a military couple appears anything but ordinary. There’s long stretches of not hearing from your spouse, worries about their safety, and hopes that your family will be reunited after the tour of duty. How do you cope with being home without your partner? How do you deal with parenting together once he or she gets home? These are all normal questions, and that’s why Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White, an “average” military couple that has figured out how to make it work despite the hardships. After about a decade of military life, Bo and Nicole are settling down in Traverse City, MI, and trying to re-establish what “normal” looks like for them. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about how to introduce her kids to her estranged father as they have begun asking questions about him recently. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – UNUM

Any new parent will tell you that navigating parental leave benefits can be confusing and anxiety-inducing. In fact, employee benefits company, Unum, recently surveyed new parents and found that 43% never met with their employer to discuss their benefits prior to going on leave. An additional 35% said they didn’t understand some of the key employee benefits being offered at their workplace. To help start the conversation with HR, check out Unum’s parental leave guide at unum.com/parents!

 

0:45 – AD – AUNT FANNIE’S

For years, we’ve been told that “clean” means sanitizing using antibacterials, but this kills everything, including the good with whatever bad. Now Aunt Fannie’s brings probiotics to your home with Microcosmic cleaners and hand soaps. They add good with an extract of beneficial bacteria plus non-toxic plant cleaners that work! Try probiotic cleaning at auntfannies.com/goodand use coupon code MEG at checkout for 20% off your entire order!

 

2:02 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Life of a Military Couple.” She also teases her conversation with Bo and Nicole White, as well as her points to ponder.

 

3:30 –  PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it’s like to parent together and separate as a military family.

 

23:13 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

24:5- – AD – MILK LIFE

With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!

 

26:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it’s like to parent together and separate as a military family.

 

40:18 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent when one of you is absent in the military.

 

42:59 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Suzanne, about how to introduce her kids to her estranged father as they have begun asking questions about him recently. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

46:32 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

46:52 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 83, The Life of a Military Couple and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jun 18, 2019
#82: Immunizations (with guest Dr. Candice Robinson)
00:46:55

A hot button issue in the parenting arena is whether or not to get your kid vaccinated. There is a lot of information floating around on blogs, social media, and parenting groups, but how accurate is the latest rumor? This group says vaccinate and that group says don’t. That’s why in this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Robinson is a workgroup lead for the child/adolescent immunization schedule for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices group at the CDC. She’s an expert on the safety and recommendations for vaccinations for kids, and gives scientific information about the importance of vaccines for your kids. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about excessive phone usage by her college age kids living at home during the summer. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

0:33 – AD – UNAM

Any new parent will tell you that navigating parental leave benefits can be confusing and anxiety-inducing. In fact, employee benefits company, Unum, recently surveyed new parents and found that 43% never met with their employer to discuss their benefits prior to going on leave. An additional 35% said they didn’t understand some of the key employee benefits being offered at their workplace. To help start the conversation with HR, check out Unum’s parental leave guide at unum.com/parents!

 

1:47 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Immunizations.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Candice Robinson and her points to ponder.

 

3:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CANDICE ROBINSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson about your kids and the importance of having them immunized!

 

16:04 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they’re building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.comto donate to a food bank in your community.

 

17:23 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

18:52 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CANDICE ROBINSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson about your kids and the importance of having them immunized!

 

31:15 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of immunizing your kids.

 

35:43 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Carrie, about her college age kids who came home for the weekend and Carrie’s feelings that they excessively use their phones. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

40:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

41:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 82, Immunizationsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

42:23 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Karen Bohnert. Karen tell us about growing up on a dairy farm and becoming a dairy farmer as well. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.

Jun 04, 2019
#81: Anxiety and Depression in Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)
00:49:45

As a parent, anxiety, depression, and ADHD are all things with which you worry your kids are struggling. Since anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, it’s important to know what to look for and how to help. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar, a psychoanalyst, parent coach, and author, and her main goal is to relieve pain from individuals that suffer from a multitude of issues including anxiety and depression. On her website, Erica says her main goal is to “teach parents how to raise emotionally healthy children by being as present emotionally and physically as possible from infancy through adolescence,” and in her talk with Dr. Meeker, she gives a lot of practical information on how to recognize and help your kids with these issues. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo projects are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning in kids of all ages – they make learning about STEAM fun! They’re on a mission to EMPOWER kids not just to make a project, but to make a difference KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids podcast listeners the chance to try them for free! To redeem this offer and learn more about their projects for kids of all ages, visit KiwiCo.com/MEG!

 

1:03 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Anxiety and Depression in Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar and her points to ponder.

 

2:23 –  PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

3:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar about being as present emotionally and physically as possible to help your kids with issues related to anxiety and depression!

 

25:26 – AD – STITCH FIX

Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. After completing your style profile, your expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. If you’re a parent, try out their new Kid’s Boxes! They offer sizes 2T-14, with 8-12 items per box. Your kid will love the surprise of getting their very own Stitch Fix box! Go to StitchFix.com/kids/MEGto try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!

 

26:49 – AD – ROTHY’S

Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com/MEG! Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for!

 

28:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar about being as present emotionally and physically as possible to help your kids with issues related to anxiety and depression!

 

46:24 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids deal with and overcome issues related to anxiety and depression.

 

48:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

49:10 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 81, Anxiety and Depression in Kidsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

May 21, 2019
#80: Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities (with guest Dr. Tyler Sexton)
00:47:43

When you first find out that you are going to become a parent, the dreams about who your child will become innately begin! Will he play sports? Will she be a softball player? Will she become a pianist like me? Will he love basketball like his daddy does? These are all questions that parents ask themselves, whether they try to or not, when they find out a child is on the way. The difficulties set in when a parent finds out that their child will have or does have a disability. The next set of questions follows the first. Will he be able to play with the other kids at recess? Will she be able to keep up with the other girls on the playground? Will he be able to throw a ball? What will she miss out on because of her disability? Again, these are questions that are natural when that kind of diagnosis is given. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Ty Sexton. Ty was born with cerebral palsy and his parents didn’t expect him to have a long life and successful career, especially as a doctor. Dr. Ty defies all odds, and his story serves as a testimony of what your child can achieve if he or she has parents that are encouraging and supportive. Dr. Ty has overcome many obstacles in his life, and he is now an internationally known motivational speaker, a pediatrician, and a hyperbaric medicine specialist. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her four-year-old son that just won’t poop. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE

With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!

1:07 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Tyler Sexton and her points to ponder.

3:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TYLER SEXTON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Tyler Sexton about how he overcame his disabilities and how to help your kids do the same!

21:56 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

23:21 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

24:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TYLER SEXTON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Tyler Sexton about how he overcame his disabilities and how to help your kids do the same!

38:20 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids overcome disabilities and how to relate to others dealing with disabilities. 

40:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Carrie, about her four-year-old son that refuses to poop in the potty and whether she should be worried about this behavior. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. 

46:19 –  PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

46:36 – PARENT PEP RALLY

47:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 80, Helping Kids Overcome Disabilitiesand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

May 07, 2019
#79: Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers (with guest Anthony ONeal)
00:49:16

Learning how to relate to your kids and understand how they are wired often seems like a lofty goal. One kid needs to be at soccer practice, the other kid has gymnastics, both of them are arguing, and you’re stuck in the middle. As a parent, it can be hard to understand what your kids are thinking, feeling, and wanting from a relationship with you, but you can do this!It all hinges on being a smart parent!In today’s episode, Dr. Meg talks with Anthony ONeal. Since 2003, Anthony ONeal has helped thousands of students make good decisions with their money, relationships and education to live a well-balanced life. He’s the National Best-Selling Author of Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College, and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults transition into the real world. He also knows how youth are wired, and gives some great advice to parents on how to build meaningful bonds with teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from an anonymous mom about her daughter’s same-sex attractions and if her divorce caused any of her daughter’s feelings. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers.” She also teases her conversation with Anthony ONeal and her points to ponder.

 

2:14 –  PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

3:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY ONEAL (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Anthony ONeal. They talk about being a smart parent as your raising teenagers and how to build a strong bond with your kids.

 

18:43 – AD – MILK LIFE

With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!

 

19:42 – AD – ROTHY’S

Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, just use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com! Once you try shoes that are comfortable, stylish, and sustainable, you’re never going to wear anything else.

 

21:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY ONEAL (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Anthony ONeal. They talk about being a smart parent as your raising teenagers and how to build a strong bond with your kids.

 

37:23 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being a smart parent as your raise teenagers.

 

40:48 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from an anonymous mom about her daughter’s same-sex attractions and if her divorce caused any of her daughter’s feelings. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

47:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

48:43 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 79, Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagersand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

You can also connect with Anthony ONeal on Twitter and Instagram @AnthonyONeal and online at anthonyoneal.com or facebook.com/aoneal

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Apr 23, 2019
#78: Helping Kids Identify And Express Their Feelings (with guests Christi and Dr. Josh Straub)
00:49:49

If you have young children, you know that roller coasters of emotion are just a part of the deal. There’s ups and downs, sometimes all within a five minute window. Knowing how to teach your kids what each emotion feels like and how to express that emotion in a healthy way can seem like an impossible task That’s why Dr. Meg has enlisted experts Dr. Joshua Straub and his wife Christi to talk about helping kids identify and express their feelings. They have a new kids book out called What Am I Feeling? that is about Sam and his friends understanding what they are feeling and what to do when those feelings take control. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in an upcoming episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Identify and Express Their Feelings.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub and her points to ponder.

2:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

2:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSH AND CHRISTI STRAUB (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub. In this conversation they discuss how to teach your kids about their emotions, identify their feelings, and how to express them in a healthy way.

25:32 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

27:08 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSH AND CHRISTI STRAUB (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub. In this conversation they discuss how to teach your kids about their emotions, identify their feelings, and how to express them in a healthy way.

45:33 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids identify and express emotions.

48:22 – PARENT PEP RALLY

49:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 78, Helping Kids Identify And Express Their Feelings and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Apr 09, 2019
#77: Instilling A Strong Faith (with guest Father John Riccardo)
00:55:15

Faith is an integral part of most of your lives, but a lot of times it’s the last thing on your mind as you raise your great kids! Are you pushing too hard? Are you pushing hard enough? These are questions that roll through your head as you think about how to pass your faith to the next generation. That’s why Dr. Meg talks with Father John Riccardo. Father John was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996, and since 2007, Fr. John has served as pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan. He also hosts a radio program called Christ Is The Answerthat focuses on catechetical teachings, that is teachings about the Word of God to inform the faith community about the teachings of Christ as one prepares for baptism. So who better to speak with Dr. Meeker about instilling faith in your kids! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! This episode's interview was too good to cut short, so we will have to get back to listener questions in the next episode. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

0:00 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!

0:39 – AD – NEOU FITNESS

NEOU is a fitness app offering live and on-demand classes from top instructors and workout concepts from around the world. NEOU has hundreds of classes from bootcamp to dance, yoga, strength, and more. Stream workouts on any device: iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and the web. Redeem the code MEG at NeouFitness.comto receive ONE MONTH FREE.

1:47 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Instilling A Strong Faith.” She also teases her conversation with Father John Riccardo and her points to ponder.

3:42 –  PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

4:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH FATHER JOHN RICCARDO (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Father John Riccardo. They talk about how to faith is an important part of raising great kids, and they discuss the many ways to ensure your kids grow up with a strong faith.

30:28 – AD – ROTHY’S

Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, just use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com! Once you try shoes that are comfortable, stylish, and sustainable, you’re never going to wear anything else.

32:04 – AD – MILK LIFE

With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!

33:06 – A CONVERSATION WITH FATHER JOHN RICCARDO (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Father John Riccardo. They talk about how to faith is an important part of raising great kids, and they discuss the many ways to ensure your kids grow up with a strong faith.

51:59 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about instilling a strong faith in your kids.

54:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY

54:42 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 77, Instilling A Strong Faithand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Mar 26, 2019
#76: Setting Boundaries With Kids (with guest Dr. Henry Cloud)
00:52:59

Setting boundaries is a difficult thing, especially when you have to do so with the ones you love. Setting boundaries with kids is even harder because when they are crossed, you are the one responsible for holding the kids accountable. In this episode Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of Boundariesand Necessary Endings, about how to set boundaries and enforce them with your kids. Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and best selling author, so Dr. Meg’s conversation with him is filled with great advice to help you know what to do when your teen comes in late for curfew. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! You also hear Dr. Meg’s answer to a mom asking about how to motivate her strong willed daughters without fear or threats. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – POD SURVEY QUESTIONAIRE

In order to support our show, we’ll need the help of some great advertisers. In order to find great advertisers, we’ll need to learn a little bit more about you. So please, go to podsurvey.com/MEGand take a quick, anonymous survey that will help us get to know you a little better. That way, we can show advertisers just how great our listeners are. Plus, once you’ve completed the survey, you can choose to enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card (Terms and Conditions apply).

 

1:20 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Setting Boundaries With Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud and her points to ponder.

 

2:58 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

3:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. HENRY CLOUD (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud. In this conversation they discuss setting appropriate boundaries with kids.

 

22:50 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

24:29 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!

 

25:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. HENRY CLOUD (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud. In this conversation they discuss setting appropriate boundaries with kids.

 

42:06 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about setting appropriate boundaries with your kids.

 

46:19 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from Kristen about her two strong willed daughters and how she can discipline and motivate them without using fear tactics and empty threats. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

51:46 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

52:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 76, Setting Boundaries With Kidsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Mar 12, 2019
#75: Marriage and Your Kids (with guest Dr. Les Parrott)
00:43:05

Often times, as parents give everything they have to careers, shuttling kids around, and maintaining a social life. This usually leaves nothing in the tank to give your spouse. This is why Dr. Meg thought it was so important to talk to Dr. Les Parrott to help communicate how important a strong, stable marriage is to your great kids! Dr. Parrott is a clinical psychologist and is married to Dr. Leslie Parrott who is a marriage and family therapist. Part of Les and Leslie’s vision for building stronger, life-long marriages is to equip a band of more than a million marriage mentors who walk alongside less experienced couples. Research reveals that marriage mentoring is one of the best things we can do to cut the divorce rate and improve marriages – whether couples are engaged, newly married or married for decades. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! You also hear Dr. Meg’s answer to a mom asking about her high school daughter’s stress level concerning her future education plans. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE

With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!

 

0:59 – AD – PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Dreaming of a beach vacation? Get away to the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of Panama City Beach, Florida! You’ll discover endless family fun, heart-pounding thrills, eco-adventure and romance. So make it memorable, make it yours at Panama City Beach – the Real. Fun. Beach. Plan your escape today a VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!

 

1:32 – JOIN DR. MEG FOR A LIVE-STREAM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2019!

Dr. Meg Meeker is hosting a live-stream on Wednesday February 27, 2019, on healthy marriages and co-parenting at 7 PM EST, send in your questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.comahead of the live-stream and put “parenting livestream” in the subject line!

 

2:18 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Marriage and Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Les Parrott and her points to ponder.

 

3:56 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LES PARROTT (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Les Parrott. They talk about the importance of a strong marriage when raising kids, and how you, too, can build on the marriage foundation you already have!

 

18:30 – AD – SMILO

Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!

 

20:35 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

22:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LES PARROTT (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Les Parrott. They talk about the importance of a strong marriage when raising kids, and how you, too, can build on the marriage foundation you already have!

 

34:38 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about building a strong marriage to help you raise your great kids.

 

36:33 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from Maria about the level of stress her high school daughter is dealing with as she plans her future education on the path to become a pediatrician. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

41:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

42:33 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 75, Marriage And Your Kidsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Feb 26, 2019
#74: Kids and Screens: Help for Parents (with guest Dr. Tom Kersting)
00:46:24

Everywhere you turn, screens are in the faces of you and your children. What effects do these screens have on you and your kids? How do you ensure your child is limited to a healthy amount of screen time each day? What can you do to set the example for your children when it comes to using technology with a screen? These are all questions that parents have in a world where technology is constantly increasing. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg sits down with family therapist Dr. Tom Kersting. Dr. Kersting is an expert in the field of mental health, families, parenting in the digital age, and over-device use. He also wrote a book called Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. He and Dr. Meg talk about strategies to employ to raise your greatkids in this digital age. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! And because we didn’t want to cut the interview with Dr. Kersting short, we chose to wait until next episode to answer listener questions. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

We are proud to be sponsored by the March of Dimes. This month, March of Dimes is observing Birth Defects Prevention Month as partners with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 
Birth defects are more common than most people think. They affect about 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. Thankfully, there are some actions that women can take to increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy! For more information, visit CDC’s website at cdc.govor March of Dimes at marchofdimes.org.

 

0:56 – AD – MILK LIFE

With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!

 

2:07 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Screens: Help for Parents.” She also teases her conversation with Tom Kersting and her points to ponder.

 

3:44 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:23 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TOM KERSTING (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Tom Kersting and talk about his book Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. They also talk about different strategies for parents to employ to prevent themselves from being distracted and also how to keep kids from becoming distracted as well!

 

22:56 – AD – SMILO

Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!

 

25:08 – AD – FLAMINGO

Founded by a collective of women at Harry’s, a brand that reinvented shaving for men, Flamingo’s mission is to create better hair removal solutions for women. Products are designed for every step of your hair removal routine, and made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, or petrochemicals. And, because Flamingo wants you to enjoy shaving in 2019, they are offering our listeners the Flamingo Shave Set – which includes: An ergonomic, weighted razor with a textured grip and hydrating aloe strip – available in three colors with metal accents, 2 five-blade cartridges made to the same standards as mens’, foaming shave gel with aloe vera, body lotion that hydrates and exfoliates, a hook to store your razor in the shower, and a reusable travel pouch! A $22 value, it’s yours for just $16 plus free shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/MEG!

 

27:04 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TOM KERSTING (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Tom Kersting and talk about his book Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. They also talk about different strategies for parents to employ to prevent themselves from being distracted and also how to keep kids from becoming distracted as well!

 

 

42:14 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating a world full of screens as your raise your kids.

 

45:14 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

45:50 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 74, Kids and Screens: Help for Parentsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Feb 12, 2019
#73: Ask Dr. Meg
00:33:48

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. With questions ranging from siblings having trouble getting along to how to parent a special needs child alongside other children, “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics.

 

1:24 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

15:20 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

17:00 – AD – SMILO

Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!

 

19:25 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

33:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 73, Ask Dr. Megand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 29, 2019
#72: Stretched Too Thin (with guest Jessica Turner)
00:51:39

When you’re a working mom, it always seems like there’s something you feel like you need to be doing. Whether it’s for your career, your kids, or for your social life, it’s easy to commit to too many things and not have enough left over at the end of the day to take care of yourself. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg sits down with Jessica Turner, author of the book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers listener questions from a mom about her 13-year-old son’s dislike of his 11-year-old sister and a mom that is struggling with her relationship with her 13-year-old daughter. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – PHIL IN THE BLANKS

Dr. Phil has a new podcast called ​Phil in the Blanks. You know Dr. Phil, one of Oprah’s most famous friends and frequent collaborators, and his TV show still has a huge impact! Phil in the Blanks​ shows you a whole new side of Dr. Phil. These are all new, no-holds-barred conversations - Dr. Phil loves trying to figure out what makes people tick and really gets his guests to open up. He interviews celebrities like Vivica A. Fox, Kathy Bates, and Steve Harvey, plus expert neurosurgeons and lie-spotters. Listen to ​Phil in the Blanks​ in your favorite podcast app and make sure to subscribe!

 

1:21 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Stretched Too Thin.” She also teases her conversation with Jessica Turner and her points to ponder.

 

2:32 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

3:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA TURNER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Jessica Turner and talk about her book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They also talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around!

 

20:12 – AD – MILK LIFE

Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!

 

21:56 – AD – BEAUTY BY DESIGN

Whether you’re on a first date or at a job interview, you want to look your best. That starts with your skin. Here’s how Beauty By Design works: Take a quick skin survey, snap a selfie, and voila! For a small diagnosis fee, an esthetician will curate a personalized skincare routine specifically for you, your skin, and your concerns. Beauty By Design has over 100 products and 250+ natural performance ingredients that are vegan, cruelty-free, and Paraben-free and Sulfate-free. To experience THE WORLD'S MOST PERSONALIZED skincare go to BeautyByDesign.com/Megand use promo code MEG to get 20% off your first purchase!

 

23:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

25:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA TURNER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Jessica Turner and talk about her book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They also talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around!

 

38:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being stretched too thin.

 

42:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Rayna about her 13-year-old son’s dislike of his 11-year-old sister and Leena about her struggle with her relationship with her 13-year-old daughter.

 

50:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

51:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 72, Stretched Too Thinand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 15, 2019
#71: When Your Kids Hurt (with guest Dr. Kevin Leman)
00:41:30

Helping your kids learn about how to deal with hurt and pain in their lives is difficult as a parent because we so often want to insulate kids from difficult things. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, award-winning author, humorist, New York Times bestselling author of Have A New Kid by Friday, radio and television personality, and speaker. Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common-sense psychology, and in this episode he uses this approach in his conversation with Dr. Meeker. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers listener questions from a dad about his 5-year-old’s defiant behavior and a mother dealing with her daughter’s gender identity issues. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE

Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!

 

1:25 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “When Your Kids Hurt.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman and her points to ponder.

 

2:50 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

3:26 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. KEVIN LEMAN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman about his new book When Your Kid Is Hurting. They also discuss practical things parents can do to help their kids deal with hurt.

 

15:45 – AD – AURA SMART PICTURE FRAMES

Parents, this year you can be the best gift giver in your family by giving Aura Frames! Aura makes gorgeous, living room worthy smart frames that help families stay in touch seamlessly! For more information about how Aura works and all the beautiful designs, visit auraframes.comand use the code “MEG” to get $50 off your order today!

 

17:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. KEVIN LEMAN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman about his new book When Your Kid Is Hurting. They also discuss practical things parents can do to help their kids deal with hurt.

 

30:46 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about dealing with painful situations.

 

33:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Today’s questions comes from Justin about his 5-year-old daughter’s defiant behavior issues and from Kristin dealing with her 17-year-old struggling with gender identity issues.

 

40:22 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

40:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 71, When Your Kids Hurt and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Dec 18, 2018
#70: Unshakeable Hope (with guest Max Lucado)
00:49:01

Sometimes when parenting great kids, the stresses of everyday life can get to you. That’s where we tend to forget about all the promises God has given us that would help us in the crazy times. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with author and pastor Max Lucado about his new book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. This new title explores twelve of God’s promises upon which Max has depended for his entire adult life. “The promises of God work,” Max writes. “They can walk you through horrific tragedies. They can buoy you in the day-to-day difficulties. They are, indeed, the great and precious promises of God.” Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a listener question about a six-year-old that constantly asks to watch television. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

Are you stumped on what to give the kids in your life this holiday season? KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

0:45 – AD – LITTLE PASSPORTS

Little Passports is the perfect holiday gift for that curious kid on your list! With a subscription to Little Passports, kids get a fun-filled package each month designed to inspire their curiosity in geography, world cultures, or science. Little Passports is great for kids of all ages. Order today at LittlePassports.com/MEG!

 

2:02 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the episode “Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God.” She also teases her conversation with Max Lucado and her points to ponder.

 

3:25 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:03 – A CONVERSATION WITH MAX LUCADO (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Max Lucado about his book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. They discuss the book, the promises from God that spoke to Max the most, and how to apply that to your parenting when it’s easy and when it’s not so easy.

 

20:01 – AD – SUN BASKET

When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

21:44 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

23:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH MAX LUCADO (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Max Lucado about his book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. They discuss the book, the promises from God that spoke to Max the most, and how to apply that to your parenting when it’s easy and when it’s not so easy.

 

 

41:59 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about unshakeable hope we can have through God’s promises.

 

44:56 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Today’s question comes from Suzanne, and she’s wondering what to do with her six-year-old that constantly asks to watch television when she’s not entertained with friends or other activities.

 

47:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

48:29 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 70, Unshakeable Hope and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Dec 04, 2018
#69: Candace Center Stage (with guest Candace Cameron Bure)
01:00:27

You probably know her as D.J. Tanner from Full Housein the 1980s and 1990s, or D.J. Tanner-Fuller from her newest show Fuller House. Candace Cameron Bure is talking with Dr. Meg in this episode and has a lot to say about teaching your kids to persevere, which is the topic of her children’s book Candace Center Stage. Also, Candace was fortunate enough to be able to be a stay-at-home mom when her children were young, and she gives some great advice to moms making the transition from work to home and then back again after her kids grew up. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE

Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!

 

0:54 – AD – LITTLE PASSPORTS

Little Passports is the perfect holiday gift for that curious kid on your list! With a subscription to Little Passports, kids get a fun-filled package each month designed to inspire their curiosity in geography, world cultures, or science. Little Passports is great for kids of all ages. Order today at LittlePassports.com/MEG!

 

1:54 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Candace Center Stage.” She also teases her conversation with Candace Cameron Bure and her points to ponder.

 

3:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Parents, have you ever experienced a meltdown with your kids? Dr. Meg experienced one with her four-year-old granddaughter recently, and she can give you first-hand advice on how to diffuse the situation quickly and effectively. Sign up for her free webinar at disciplinewebinar.com to learn how you can be a better parent in tough situations and access a free discipline planning workshop! Sign up for free today!

 

5:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE CAMERON BURE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Candace Cameron Bure about her book Candace Center Stage. They discuss the book, things Candace has learned from balancing parenting with a demanding career, and maintaining her beliefs and values in showbusiness.

 

32:52 – AD – SUN BASKET

When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

34:59 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

36:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE CAMERON BURE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Candace Cameron Bure about her book Candace Center Stage. They discuss the book, things Candace has learned from balancing parenting with a demanding career, and maintaining her beliefs and values in showbusiness.

 

55:52 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about perseverance through tough situations.

 

59:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

59:54 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 69, Candace Center Stage and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Nov 20, 2018
#68: Single Fathers (with guest Robert Beeson)
00:43:35

To say that being a single parent is difficult is an understatement. Balancing the challenges of raising children, driving your career, and being involved in social events, going solo can seem impossible. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Robert Beeson (author of the new book Going Solo) who has devoted his life to helping single parents overcome the challenges of parenting alone. Beeson is the founder of a Christian record label and found himself a single father in the midst of launching his venture. After a very successful music industry career, working with artists like Jars of Clay, Third Day, Casting Crowns, and Michael W. Smith, Robert was led to start the Solo Parent Societyto give single parents the tools they need to not just survive, but to thrive. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and asks for questions for a future episode entirely listener questions. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – LITTLE PASSPORTS

Little Passports is the perfect holiday gift for that curious kid on your list! With a subscription to Little Passports, kids get a fun-filled package each month designed to inspire their curiosity in geography, world cultures, or science. Little Passports is great for kids of all ages. Order today at LittlePassports.com/MEG!

 

0:37 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

2:06 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Single Fathers.” She also teases her conversation with Robert Beeson and her points to ponder.

 

3:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEESON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Robert Beeson and they talk about the difficulties of being a single father and what other families can do to help solo parents thrive.

 

21:22 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

22:55 – AD – HARPER COLLINS: HORSE MEETS DOG

Horse Meets Dogis a clever comedy of mistaken species identity by four-time Emmy Award winning writer Elliott Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller. Hilarity ensues when Horse and Dog meet – and mistake each other for the wrong animal. Horse thinks Dog is a tiny baby horse. Dog thinks Horse is a very big dog. Only one can be right, both might be wrong, which side will you and your family choose in this great debate? Horse Meets Dogis available now wherever you buy your books!

 

23:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEESON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Robert Beeson and they talk about the difficulties of being a single father and what other families can do to help solo parents thrive.

 

37:54 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with the challenges of being a single father.

 

41:57 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Dr. Meg ran out of time to answer listener questions in this episode but stay tuned for a future episode that is entirely listener questions.

 

42:22 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

43:02 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 68, Single Fathers and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Nov 06, 2018
#67: Motherhood and Marriage (with guest Becky Thompson)
00:52:17

With all the stresses of raising great kids, oftentimes the marriage suffers as a result of giving your spouse the “leftovers”. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heartand Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood, about balancing being a great mother and also being a great wife. Both of these things can exist in the same household, and they discuss how to make that happen in your marriage, too!Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – EVELYN AND BOBBIE

Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of underwear with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!

 

0:58 – AD – BUILD A BEAR

Make birthday memories that will last a lifetime at Build-A-Bear Workshop. During their birthday month, kids get to count their candles before making their own Birthday Treat Bear. The Birthday Treat Bear is made just for birthdays, and only costs as much as the age you’re celebrating, so if your child is turning 5, the Birthday Treat Bear only costs 5 dollars! Visit buildabear.comto become a Bonus Club member for FREE and learn more about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop

 

2:06 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Marriage.” She also teases her conversation with Becky Thompson, her points to ponder, and a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.

 

4:07 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.

 

31:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

33:13 – AD – SUN BASKET

When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

35:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.

 

45:14 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with motherhood and marriage.

 

47:52 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Barry and Jane about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.

 

51:02 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

51:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 67, Motherhood and Marriage and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Oct 23, 2018
#66: Gender Identity Issues, Part 2 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)
00:38:32

There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the right way andthe wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Leonard Sax again, and he gives his advice for handling this issue as a parent these days. Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT as a 19 year old, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his PhD in psychology and an MD. He has written many books on raising kids including: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, The Collapse of Parenting, and Why Gender Matters.This is part two of a two part series with Dr. Sax talks with Dr. Meg about gender identity issues in children and teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from a mom about teaching her teenager how to make friends at school. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – EVELYN AND BOBBIE

Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of knickers with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!

 

0:58 – AD – BUILD A BEAR

Make birthday memories that will last a lifetime at Build-A-Bear Workshop. During their birthday month, kids get to count their candles before making their own Birthday Treat Bear. The Birthday Treat Bear is made just for birthdays, and only costs as much as the age you’re celebrating, so if your child is turning 5, the Birthday Treat Bear only costs 5 dollars! Visit buildabear.comto become a Bonus Club member for FREE and learn more about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop

 

2:06 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom about teaching her teenager how to make friends at school.

 

4:06 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:37 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with gender identity issues in children and teenagers.

 

6:53 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

 

18:35 – AD – ROTHY’S

Rothy’s shoes are stylish, sustainable, and comfortable enough for everyday wear, anywhere. Rothy’s is the everyday flat for life on the go, with three fashionable styles – The Flat, the Point, and the Loafer – and an amazing color and pattern selection that’s always getting updated. Right now, Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners: use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns and exchanges, no minimum. when you go to Rothys.comand enter promo code: MEG

 

20:40 – AD – BUILD A BEAR

A birthday is a big deal to a kid – and it’s a big deal to everyone at Build-A-Bear Workshop, too! At Build-A-Bear, there are special birthday offers and one-of-a-kind experiences so you can make memories that last a lifetime! Their interactive Count Your Candles offer is a fun way to make a special birthday memory while also saving on a classic Build-A-Bear furry friend. Visit buildabear.comfor more details on the Count Your Candles offer and all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

 

22:09 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

 

34:52 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Jennifer about teaching her teenage daughter how to make friends at school.

 

37:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

37:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 66, Gender Identity Issues, Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Oct 09, 2018
#65: Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)
00:41:38

There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Leonard Sax and he gives his advice for handling this issue as a parent these days. Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT as a 19 year old, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his PhD in psychology and an MD. He has written many books on raising kids including: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, The Collapse of Parenting, and Why Gender Matters.This is part one of a two part series with Dr. Sax talks with Dr. Meg about gender identity issues in children and teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and asks you to send in your questions for a future “Ask Dr. Meg” episode. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – EVELYN AND BOBBIE

Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of knickers with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!

 

0:51 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

A five-letter word lies at the core of self-improvement and motivation: S-L-E-E-P! Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

1:58 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, and her points to ponder.

 

4:11 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

5:03 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with gender identity issues in children and teenagers.

 

8:03 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

 

21:26 – AD – SUN BASKET

When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

23:45 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

25:40 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

 

39:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In order to leave room for the entire interview with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg is not answering a listener question this episode. Please continue to email her your questions because she is collecting them for an upcoming “Ask Dr. Meg” episode!

 

40:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

41:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 65, Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Sep 25, 2018
#64: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)
00:43:50

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is the second of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – COFFEE AND CRAYONS PODCAST

Summer camps are wrapping up and kids and parents are ready for back to school! It’s a time for parents to set up their kids for success and give them the support they need to thrive. But, everyone needs support, even parents! And, who better to help than fellow moms and dads. On the Coffee and Crayons podcast, host and parent Mallory Kasdan is everyone’s back to school wing-mom. In each episode, Mallory talks compassion, creativity and inclusion with parenting influencers and everyday people. Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts!

 

1:13 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.

 

3:07 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.

 

5:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

 

18:26 – AD – MODCLOTH

Autumn has arrived at ModCloth! Put a stylish spin on the season with classics like a tweed blazer and a corduroy jumper! At ModCloth, find a variety of looks in a full size-range from XXS to 4X! Count on ModCloth’s team of ModStylists for help putting together your perfect look. And this Halloween season, ModCloth has something to suit each and every ghoul!To get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more, go to ModCloth.comand enter code “MEG” at checkout. This offer is valid for one time use only and expires on December 8, 2018.

 

19:55 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

Sleep (or lack of sleep) affects every area of your life, from your health to how you look each day. Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

21:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

 

34:57 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Heidi, a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from Rebecca, an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.

 

42:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

43:16 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 64, Screen Time With Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

Sep 11, 2018
#63: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)
00:44:43

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is part one of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and answers another question from a grandmother about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS

Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.

 

0:56 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

2:10 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and a grandmother’s question about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions.

 

4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.

 

6:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

 

20:08 – AD – SUN BASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

22:27 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

24:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

 

37:02 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from, Crystal, a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and answers another question from a grandmother, Sue, about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions.

 

43:07 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

43:36 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

44:11 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 63, Screen Time With Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 28, 2018
#62: Discipline With Courage and Kindness (with guest interviewer Roger Marsh)
00:45:12

This is a special episode where Dr. Meeker is interviewed by Roger Marsh about her new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness. This is a great curriculum that talks about how different parenting styles can be used to successfully raise your great kids! There are different kinds of parents and different kinds of kids, and knowing what method works for your kids will help you be a better parent in the long run. You don’t want to miss this great interview where Dr. Meg takes the intervieweeseat! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom that’s a new listener about how to be a mom to her step-children. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

0:46 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS

Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.

 

2:04 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Discipline With Courage and Kindness”. This is a special episode where Dr. Meg is interviewd by Roger Marsh about her new curriculum about discipline.

 

3:34 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Roger Marsh about her exciting new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness, and she is the one being interviewed for this special episode!

 

20:30 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS

Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.

 

22:34 – AD – COFFEE AND CRAYONS PODCAST

Summer camps are wrapping up and kids and parents are ready for back to school! It’s a time for parents to set up their kids for success and give them the support they need to thrive. But, everyone needs support, even parents! And, who better to help than fellow moms and dads. On the Coffee and Crayons podcast, host and parent Mallory Kasdan is everyone’s back to school wing-mom. In each episode, Mallory talks compassion, creativity and inclusion with parenting influencers and everyday people. Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts!

 

23:52 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Roger Marsh about her exciting new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness, and she is the one being interviewed for this special episode!

 

36:29 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from a new listener named Jordan about how to be a mom to her step-children in her blended family.

 

44:39 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 62, Discipline With Courage and Kindness and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 14, 2018
#61: Autism (with guest Tammy Morris)
00:50:21

Autism touches just about everyone, even if your child isn’t diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Knowing what to look for in your own children and knowing how to help a friend or family member with a child that has been diagnosed is key to promoting solutions for a better tomorrow. In light of these things, Dr. Meeker talked with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis. Tammy oversees all of AAOM’s programming and operational activities, and because she’s a known expert in this field, she is ideal to speak on autism spectrum disorder. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about raising an only-child and another mom about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS

Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Lands End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.

 

0:57 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

2:24 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Autism”. She also teases her conversation with Tammy Morris, her points to ponder, and listener questions from a mom about raising an only-child and another mom about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth.

 

4:16 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:50 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about autism.

 

10:13 – A CONVERSATION WITH TAMMY MORRIS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis.

 

31:23 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

33:32 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

35:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH TAMMY MORRIS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis.

 

 

44:50 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Julie about raising an only-child and Hannah about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth.

 

49:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

49:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 61, Autism and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 31, 2018
#60: Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (with guest Victor Marx)
00:42:14

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental health problem, and it can happen to anyone. It doesn’t mean that you are weak or that you will deal with the symptoms the rest of your life. PTSD can even affect children. Knowing what symptoms to look for in you, your spouse, or your children is why Dr. Meeker talked with Victor Marx about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing that caused him to deal with PTSD. Victor is an expert martial artist, former U.S. Marine, filmmaker and a sought after speaker. Victor is the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from another mother about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

0:49 – AD – KIND

When it comes to packing your kid’s lunchbox in the morning, the struggle is real. You might not have time to cut fruit in star shapes, but you can still be a hero with KIND Kids Bars. KIND Kids Bars have 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ granola bar and come in flavors kids love. To get 20% off your order of KIND Kids Bars, go to KindSnacks.com/megand enter code “MEG” at checkout. Complete offer details are available at: kindsnacks.com/kidsoffer

 

2:09 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. She also teases her conversation with Victor Marx, her points to ponder, and listener questions from a mom about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from another mother about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper.

 

3:46 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you ever feel like you have weights on your shoulders and you just don’t enjoy parenting? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:36 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder!

 

7:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help others overcome their struggles with PTSD.

 

23:47 – AD – CDC MILESTONES TRACKER APP

Moms and dads, no one knows your kids like you do. You know they love spinach, only wear green on Wednesdays, and hate those scratchy purple socks. But do you know if their development is on track? Now there’s a free app to help you figure that out, and it’s developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, your child is growing, developing and learning every day. The Milestone Tracker app gives you a checklist with photos and videos from ages 2 months up to 5 years to help you chart your child’s development progress. Visit the app store or Google Play to download CDCs free Milestones Tracker app today!

 

25:21 – AD – KNEIPP

Kneipp has been creating plant-based, vegan products for the last 125 years. The products are also dermatologist tested and recommended, cruelty free, paraben free, and do not contain any preservatives, paraffins, or silicone and mineral oils. Kneipp offers a wide variety of products like mineral bath salts, herbal bath oils, foot care, and more! For 15% off your first order, go to Kneipp.comand use the promo code “PARENTING”.

 

26:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help others overcome their struggles with PTSD.

 

34:40 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Martina about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from Marie about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper

 

41:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

41:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 60, Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 17, 2018
#59: High Risk Missions (with guest Victor Marx)
00:39:27

Overcoming trauma is a difficult journey, and it can often times feel like one may never achieve victory over it and freedom from it. That’s why Dr. Meeker talked with Victor Marx about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help him as he embarks on high risk missions. Victor is an expert martial artist, former U.S. Marine, filmmaker and a sought after speaker. Victor is the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a grandmother about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “High Risk Missions”. She also teases her conversation with Victor Marx, her points to ponder, and a listener question from a grandmother about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her.

 

2:15 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about high risk missions!

 

5:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help him as he embarks on high risk missions.

 

17:50 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

19:30 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

21:19 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help him as he embarks on high risk missions.

 

35:31 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Shelley, a grandmother who is asking about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her, and she wants to know if it’s just cholic or fussiness.

 

38:26 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

38:54 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 59, High Risk Missions and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 03, 2018
#58: The Importance of Fathers - Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)
00:32:12

We just celebrated our dads with Father’s Day, and to bookend the day, Dr. Meeker is bringing you the second of two episodes devoted entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own father, Fox News personality and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson, is an ideal person to give listeners insight about fatherhood. Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in this second of two episodes centered around their conversation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and asks listeners to send in questions for an upcoming social only episode. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

1:14 – POTTYMD

PottyMD was founded by a certified pediatric urologist with a mission to make your child’s potty woes a little easier, and they help with everything from potty training to bed wetting. With products like the Potty Monkey that helps with potty training, Wobl + Watch that vibrates to remind kids to take a potty break, and Wet-Stop bedwetting alarm that wakes kids up as soon as they start to wet the bed. Go topottymd.com/megand enter the code “MEG” for 10% off!

 

2:13 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Importance of Fathers”. She also teases her conversation with Tucker Carlson and her points to ponder.

 

5:17 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of fathers!

 

7:25 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON – 2 (part 1)

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.

 

16:39 – AD – CDC MILESTONES TRACKER APP

Moms and dads, no one knows your kids like you do. You know they love spinach, only wear green on Wednesdays, and hate those scratchy purple socks. But do you know if their development is on track? Now there’s a free app to help you figure that out, and it’s developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, your child is growing, developing and learning every day. The Milestone Tracker app gives you a checklist with photos and videos from ages 2 months up to 5 years to help you chart your child’s development progress. Visit the app store or Google Play to download CDCs free Milestones Tracker app today!

 

18:08 – AD – LEFT FIELD FARMS

Left Field Farms is a refreshing new dairy brand founded on a left field thought: just let the cow do its thing! Cows on most dairy farms eat GMO feed, but not at Left Field Farms! At Left Field Farms, cows eat a non-GMO food for a simpler, less processed diet providing wholesome non-GMO milk. Left Field Farms goes the extra mile to care for their cows. All of this makes for happy cows, and with happy cows comes delicious milk and coffee creamer. Next time you’re in the dairy aisle, take a fresh look and choose Left Field Farms!

 

19:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON – 2 (part 2)

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.

 

30:26 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg wanted to focus on her interview with Tucker Carlson and didn’t have time left for social questions. Keep listening for an entire episode devoted to answering all your questions!

 

31:07 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

31:39 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 58, The Importance of Fatherhood – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jun 19, 2018
#57: The Importance of Fathers - Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)
00:32:27

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and Dr. Meeker wanted to devote two episodes entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own father, Fox News personality and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson, is an ideal person to give listeners insight about fatherhood. Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in this part one of two episodes centered around their conversation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and asks listeners to send in questions for an upcoming social only episode. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!

 

0:26 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Importance of Fathers”. She also teases her conversation with Tucker Carlson and her points to ponder.

 

3:03 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is also announcing her new paperback book You’ve Got This: Unleashing the Hero Dad Within. She wants fathers to use the book for encouragement and inspiration andto give them a roadmap to parenting! Don’t overthink parenting, don’t worry about if you’re doing a good job or not, just focus on giving your kids more time, affection, and attention. You’ve Got Thiswas written to clearly show fathers how important they are, why kids need their dads, and how any father can be who his kids need him to be. This is a great book for Father’s Day gifts for any dad that’s in your life!

 

5:19 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of fathers!

 

9:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON PART 1

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.

 

30:49 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg wanted to focus on her interview with Tucker Carlson and didn’t have time left for social questions. Keep listening for an entire episode devoted to answering all your questions!

 

31:24 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

31:55 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 57, The Importance of Fathers and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jun 12, 2018
#56: Reading Aloud to Your Kids (with guest Sarah MacKenzie)
00:56:58

Literacy and a vast vocabulary are very important attributes for your kids to have as they grow into productive members of society. The question is, how can you promote both without seeming like the parent that forces your children to memorize the dictionary? In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers two questions from moms about a single mom handling questions about her daughter’s dad and another about a homeschooling mom going back to work more. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

1:39 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Reading Aloud to Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Sarah MacKenzie and her points to ponder.

 

2:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

3:41 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about reading aloud to your kids!

 

7:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.

 

25:33 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

27:31 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

29:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.

 

47:02 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers two questions from her listeners. The first question comes from Kate and she asks about how she and her sister should talk to her niece about her niece’s absentee father. The second question comes from Heidi, and she is asking about how her five kids will react to her part-time work taking up a little more time and discontinuing her homeschooling with the kids.

 

55:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

56:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 56, Reading Aloud to Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jun 05, 2018
#55: Raising Kind Kids - Part 2 (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)
00:38:30

This week is Part 2 of the Raising Kind Kidsseries with Dr. Thomas Lickona. Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice that will help you on your journey to raising kids that are filled with kindness. She talks with Dr. Thomas Lickona who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

1:31 – AD – CIRCLE ROUND

If you’re looking for a great screen time alternative for your kids that you will enjoy as well, check out Circle Round! This is a story telling podcast for kids from WBUR, Boston’s NPR station. Stories explore topics such as kindness, persistence, and generosity. Subscribe to Circle Round via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!

 

2:54 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Kind Kids – Part 2”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Thomas Lickona and her points to ponder.

 

4:52 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

5:41 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising kind kids!

 

11:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.

 

23:12 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

25:10 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With theirFit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

27:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.

 

36:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg typically answers a listener question, but to allow time to cover the rest of Dr. Lickona’s interview, she had to skip this week. Stay plugged in for an entire episode devoted to listener questions, soon!

 

37:29 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

37:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 55, Raising Kind Kids – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

May 22, 2018
#54: Raising Kind Kids (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)
00:44:34

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice that will help you on your journey to raising kids that are filled with kindness. She talks with Dr. Thomas Lickona who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.

 

0:40 – AD – MARC’S MISSION

When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior...Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.comto learn more!

 

1:42 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Kind Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Thomas Lickona, her points to ponder, and a listener question from who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son.

 

4:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

4:43 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising kind kids!

 

10:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.

 

21:37 – AD – MABEL’S LABELS

What moms out there can relate to the frustration of feeling like you’re constantly replacing the items that you send to daycare and school with your kids? Mabel’s Labels’ stylish, durable labels are the perfect solution for all the stuff your kids lose. Simply personalize your labels online and they’ll get shipped for FREE to your door, ready to peel-

and- stick on all your bottles, clothing, lunch boxes and more. Visit mabelslabels.com/greatkidstoday to start customizing your own, and if you use the code “GREATKIDS”, you’ll get 20% off your next order!

 

22:47 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

24:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.

 

37:55 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from a single mom, Michelle, who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son.

 

43:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 54, Raising Kind Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

May 08, 2018
#53: Ask Dr. Meg Vol. 2
00:50:40

Because helping listeners become better parents is so important to Dr. Meg, she takes the entire episode to dig into a lot of listener questions. There are all kinds of topics ranging from a three year old not wanting to go to pre-school to a parent overhearing a conversation with her daughter’s friends about another girl’s behavior at a party. No topic is off limits, so be sure to send your questions in for Dr. Meeker! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comor connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@megmeekermd) to ask a question, and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.

 

0:43 – AD – MARC’S MISSION

When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior...Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.comto learn more!

 

1:41 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the second installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” series of episodes. This episode is an all listener question episode where Dr. Meeker answers seven questions from listeners.

 

4:52 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you some points to ponder as you learn more about having confidence in your parenting and dealing with issues with your kids.

 

6:38 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Along with answering your questions, Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

7:16 – QUESTION ONE

Dr. Meg answers a question from Nicoletta about her three year old daughter not wanting to go to pre-school because it’s too long and boring.

 

13:05 – QUESTION TWO

Shannon has a question about tension between her 9 year old daughter and 8 year old son. Her daughter has always been dramatic and her son seems to know this and always pesters his sister. She is looking for help with how to get him to treat his sister kindly.

 

18:48 – QUESTION THREE

Amber needs help with her 4 year old son that has a very strong will and she hasn’t had a good relationship with him since he was 2.

 

24:03 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkidsto see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

25:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/megtoday!

 

27:13 – QUESTION FOUR

Jason asks Dr. Meg about his wife’s issues stemming from post-partum depression. He is struggling with balancing being supportive of his wife during this time and taking care of their three kids while she recovers.

 

31:56 – QUESTION FIVE

Wendy wants to know about how to handle a conversation she overheard between her daughter and her friends. They were talking about their friend that was drunk at a party and forced to perform oral sex by several boys at the party. She wants to know how to handle this situation without angering her daughter.

 

36:42 – QUESTION SIX

Phil and Jenn want to hear about parenting foster kids that come from a traumatic background alongside their kids that grew up in a healthy home.

 

43:46 – QUESTION SEVEN

Dinah asks about her daughter’s issues with stool retention and whether it’s psychological or physiological. She is running out of options with her pediatrician and psychologist.

 

49:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

50:08 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 53, Ask Dr. Meg, Vol. 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Apr 24, 2018
#52: Disciplining Children (with guests Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece)
01:01:15

Disciplining your children is one of the most controversial topics when it comes to parenting. It’s also one of the most difficult because it requires parents to be continually consistent in how rules are enforced and consequences are carried out. In this episode, Dr. Meeker has invited Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about the successes in discipline, and what we’ll call “learning opportunities” that they both are in the middle of with their children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.com, whose motto is “Changing diapers, minds and habits, sometimes all in one day”. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she asks listeners to send in questions for a future all-social episode of the podcast. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.

 

0:58 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Disciplining Children”. She also teases her conversation with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece and her points to ponder.

 

2:30 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about disciplining your children!

 

8:18 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Along with Dr. Meg’s conversation about disciplining children with Rachael and Cassi, she is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need.

 

8:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHAEL HERRSCHER AND CASSI REECE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about disciplining children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.comand Cassi is a regular contributer on the blog. They both share their greatest acomplishments and “learning opportunities” that they have encountered while disciplining their own children.

 

38:42 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkidsto see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

40:18 – AD – MABEL’S LABELS

What moms out there can relate to the frustration of feeling like you’re constantly replacing the items that you send to daycare and school with your kids? Mabel’s Labels’ stylish, durable labels are the perfect solution for all the stuff your kids lose. Simply personalize your labels online and they’ll get shipped for FREE to your door, ready to peel-

and- stick on all your bottles, clothing, lunch boxes and more. Visit mabelslabels.com/greatkidstoday to start customizing your own, and if you use the code “GREATKIDS”, you’ll get 20% off your next order!

 

41:23 – AD – OMAX3

Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/megtoday to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)

 

42:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHAEL HERRSCHER AND CASSI REECE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about disciplining children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.comand Cassi is a regular contributer on the blog. They both share their greatest acomplishments and “learning opportunities” that they have encountered while disciplining their own children.

 

58:56 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg had an extended conversation with her guests and asks you to send in your questions in the coming days. Soon she’ll have a social question only episode to answer all your parenting questions!

 

59:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

60:43 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 52, Disciplining Children and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Apr 10, 2018
#51: Raising Strong Sons (with guest Dr. Emerson Eggerichs)
00:54:42

We all know the importance of fathers relating to their daughters, but very little is presented to mothers about how they should best relate to their sons. In this episode, Dr. Meg dives into helping mothers (and fathers) raise strong sons. Knowing that he is an expert in this area, Dr. Meg invited Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to speak on this topic and about his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a dad about how to talk to his daughter about a transgender classmate. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP

With Better Help there’s no explaining why you have to leave work, no fighting traffic, and no uncomfortable waiting rooms. Better Help lets you connect with an experienced professional therapist in a safe and private environment. You can also text your therapist anytime to schedule phone, video or chat sessions when it’s convenient. To learn more or sign up, go to betterhelp.com/MEG and use the invite code “MEG” to get your first 7 days free!

 

0:47 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/meg to find out more.

 

1:46 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Strong Sons”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, her points to ponder, and a question from a dad about how to talk to his daughter about a transgender classmate.

 

3:45 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising strong sons!

 

13:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

15:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to talk about mothers and their relationships with their sons and his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research.

 

28:21 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkids to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

29:28 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/meg today!

 

30:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to talk about mothers and their relationships with their sons and his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research.

 

47:35 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Tony who asks about how to talk to his daughter because she is confused about a girl in her class who wants to be a boy.

 

53:21 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

54:10 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 51, Raising Strong Sons and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Mar 27, 2018
#50: Finding Balance For Working Moms (with guests Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze)
01:08:08

Working moms deal with a lot of pressure inside the home and in the office. That’s why Dr. Meg thought it would be great to tackle this issue of finding a really healthy work-life balance. Since comparison games an “mommy shaming” are so easy to be distracted by with social media these days, Dr. Meg wanted to have a conversation with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze of Ramsey Solutions. Christy and Rahcel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom who has an almost two-year-old that seems to have extreme separation anxiety problems. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

 

0:34 – AD – BIRCH

Did you realize that the average person misses out on $300 worth of rewards every year simply because they’re not using the right cards? A new app called Birch helps you get the most out of your cards and earn the rewards you deserve. Connect your debit and credit cards securely, and Birch will actively track your rewards programs and show you how to use them the right way. Download Birch in the app store and sign up for a free account today!

 

1:49 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Finding Balance for Working Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom who has an almost two-year-old that seems to have extreme separation anxiety problems.

 

3:53 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about finding balance as a working mother!

 

12:11 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

14:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTY WRIGHT AND RACHEL CRUZE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze. Christy and Rachel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children.

 

34:02 – AD – OMAX3

Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/meg today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)

 

35:25 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? Use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to take on the impossible stains like crayon marks on walls or burnt on stains on the stovetop. All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/podcast to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

36:19 – AD – SUN BASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience eyou have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/meg today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

 

37:41 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTY WRIGHT AND RACHEL CRUZE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze. Christy and Rachel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children.

 

54:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Elizabeth with a question about her 22 month old daughter who has issues sleeping and may be dealing with extreme separation anxiety issues.

 

1:06:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

1:07:36– FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 50, Finding Balance for Working Moms and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Mar 13, 2018
#49: Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)
01:08:36

With mothers being increasingly busy these days, connecting with your kids can be a challenge (to say the least!). Dr. Meeker brings in Erica Komisar, LCSW, to talk about how to establish emotional connections with your kids at an early age to promote emotional health and well-being. Erica is the author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, and she’s also a psychoanalyst and parenting coach, making her a perfect interview for this topic! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.

 

0:42 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

 

1:39 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Connecting Better With Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar, her points to ponder, and a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs.

 

2:56 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being present for your kids!

 

12:39 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

15:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids.

 

49:32 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? This year, use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to take on the impossible stains that sprays and wipes can’t. All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/podcast to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

50:42 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/meg today!

 

52:00 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids.

 

 

 

 

1:01:47 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa, a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs.

 

1:07:26 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

1:08:02– FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 49, Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Feb 27, 2018
#48: Connecting Better With Your Kids (with guest Nathan Rittenhouse)
01:04:12

One of the biggest goals in raising children is connecting on a deeper level with your children. Because of the years of working with kids and their parents, Dr. Meeker knows how important it is to connect better with your kids and gives you a wealth of information to help you in that process! Dr. Meg talks with Nathan Rittenhouse who is an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and he has also spent the last three years speaking to college students across the United States. With his educational background and experience speaking, Nathan has great insight into how important it is to connect better with your kids while you have the opportunity. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

 

0:33 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.

 

1:37 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Connecting Better with Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Nathan Rittenhouse, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue.

 

2:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about connecting better with your kids.

 

15:49 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

18:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today.

 

33:46 – AD – OMAX3

Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/meg today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)

 

35:09– AD – SUN BASKET

For a lot of us, a delicious home-cooked meal is the ultimate luxury. Thankfully, Sun Basket makes it easy and convenient to cook meals at home, no matter how much experience you have in the kitchen! You can get healthy and delicious meals on the table in about 30 minutes. All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/meg today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

36:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today.

 

57:46 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Shannon, a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue with her kids.

 

1:02:57 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

1:03:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 48, Connecting Better With Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Feb 13, 2018
#47: Children and Anxiety (with guest Dr. Sander Weckstein)
01:04:54

With almost 1 in 5 people in the United States affected with an anxiety disorder, there is a good chance that either you or one of your children could be affected. Knowing how to recognize the signs that your children are struggling with anxiety will allow you to get them help quicker and learn how to overcome the problems associated with anxiety. Also, if you as a parent are dealing with anxiety, in this episode Dr. Meg has help for you as well! Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Sander Weckstein (board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience) about how parents can better attend to anxiety issues in their children and what to do if the parent struggles as well. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom struggling with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! 

0:33 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.

1:36 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Children and Anxiety”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Sander Weckstein, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom struggling with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter.

3:42 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about your children and anxiety.

9:59 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

12:17 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important!

33:34 – AD – LADDER LIFE

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 Visit ladderlife.com/meg to get a free quote and get life insurance checked off your list TODAY.

34:41 – AD – RXBAR

Parents: you expect the same high-quality, clean label nutrition for your kids as you do for yourselves, right? But all too often we must compromise when it comes to snacks. Thankfully, now there’s RXBAR Kids: a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. With 3 flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Berry Blast, they are perfect for any time kids want something tasty and filling, like breakfast on the go, or as an after-school snack. Find at Target stores or for 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MEG and enter promo code “MEG” at checkout.

35:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important!

57:38 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane, a mom who is dealing with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter.

1:03:20 – PARENT PEP RALLY

1:04:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 47, Children and Anxiety and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Jan 30, 2018
#46: Ask Dr. Meg
00:36:54

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. With questions ranging from sleeping and feeding schedules for newborns to dealing with shy personalities, “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations that you must handle with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! Let us know what you think about the podcast by leaving a review on iTunes!

 

0:00 – AD - LADDER

Is life insurance on your to-do list for the new year? Ladder provides life insurance for modern families with a streamlined, online process that gives you an instant decision, and coverage can even start today if you qualify! To learn more or get a free quote, visit ladderlife.com/MEG!

 

0:26 – AD – BIRCH FINANCIAL

Did you realize that the average person misses out on $300 worth of rewards every year simply because they’re not using the right cards? A new app called Birch helps you get the most out of your cards and earn the rewards you deserve. Connect your debit and credit cards securely, and Birch will actively track your rewards programs and show you how to use them the right way. Download Birch in the app store and sign up for a free account today!

 

1:11 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is the very first “Ask Dr. Meg” episode, and she covers lots of topics.

 

3:09 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

8:34 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

10:20 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues answering listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

21:13 – AD – SUN BASKET

The days of not following through with your resolutions about healthy eating are over because the days of Sun Basket are just beginning! Today, you can get $35 off your first order when you go to SunBasket.com/MEG! You can have healthy meals regularly delivered to your door with Sun Basket making it easy to stay on track. Sun Basket offers plans that you can mix and match from Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and more! You can cancel, skip, or change meal plans at any time, and best of all each recipe is ready in about 30 minutes! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get started today!

 

22:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the fit that’s right for you, and there’s only one brand that offers bras in sizes AA-G with half-cup sizes: ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses thousands of real women’s measurements along with smoothing memory foam to create bras that fit better and feel great. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions from ThirdLove’s Fit Finder quiz, and it only takes about 60 seconds! Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get 15% off your first purchase of your perfect fitting bra!

 

24:11 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 3)

Dr. Meg continues answering listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

35:52 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

36:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 46, Ask Dr. Meg!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 16, 2018
#45: Raising Successful Kids (with guest Tim Elmore)
00:45:45

Dr. Meg wants you to be equipped to raise your kids to be successful adults and shares three “Points to Ponder” that will help you on that journey. She also talks with Tim Elmore, best-selling author and founder of Growing Leaders (growingleaders.com) about developing the leaders of the next generation. She answers a question from a mom that has a 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg sets up the topic of raising successful children in the world today and her conversation with author and speaker, Tim Elmore. She also teases the “Let’s Get Social” and “Points to Ponder” segments.

 

2:25 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to raise successful kids.

 

8:31 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

10:21 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM ELMORE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.

 

21:47 – AD – HELLO FRESH

HELLO FRESH is a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers your favorite step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients right to your door in a recyclable, insulated packaging. Each meal-kit is labeled for each chef curated recipe. There’s several plans to choose from including the following: The Classic Plan, The Veggie Plan, and The Family Plan. You can choose a delivery date that works best for you and pause if you are going to be out of town on vacation. For $30 off your first week of HELLO FRESH, go to hellofresh.com and enter the promo code “PARENTING30”!

 

23:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM ELMORE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.

 

36:31 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom about her 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. She answers another question from a dad concerned that his daughter is turning into a perfectionist.

 

43:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

45:14 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 45, Raising Successful Kids!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 06, 2018
#44: Courageous Parenting (with guests Bob and Maria Goff)
00:54:37

This week’s episode features Maria and Bob Goff (he’s the author of Love Does) talking to Dr. Meg about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and the process that went into writing it. They talk about their strengths as parents and how to use those together to parent successfully. Along with this great conversation with Maria and Bob Goff, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP

Better Help lets you connect with an experienced professional therapist in a safe and private environment. Text your therapist anytime, plus schedule phone, video, or chat sessions when it’s convenient for you! To learn more, visit betterhelp.com/MEG and use the invite code “MEG” to get your first 7 days free! There’s no shame in getting help because you are worth it!

 

1:12 – WELCOME

In this episode, Dr. Meg revisits the topic “Courageous Parenting”. She teases her conversation with Maria and Bob Goff about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs.

 

3:06 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about parenting courageously!

 

8:43 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

10:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.

 

23:32 – AD – SUNBASKET

Whether it’s making holiday cookies or a few glasses of bubbly to start the New Year, some of your favorite traditions make it hard to feel your best. Even with hectic schedules, family meals are possible with Sun Basket’s weekly meal deliveries! You pick from 12 weekly recipes, and they deliver the pre-measured ingredients for healthy meals right to your door! Visit SunBasket.com/MEG today and get $35 off your first order!

 

24:54 – AD – STORYWORTH

Everyone has a family member who tells the best stories. StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to preserve these stories for the next generations! After you sign up, each week StoryWorth sends your loved one an email and asks them a question about their life. They can reply via phone or email. After a year, their stories are bound in a beautiful keepsake book. For $20 off, visit StoryWorth.com/meg when you subscribe!

 

26:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.

 

48:13 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Steven about how to teach his daughter to show grace to her special needs sister as she struggles to keep up with her.

 

53:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

54:06 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 44, Courageous Parenting!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Dec 19, 2017
#43: Kids & Money (with guest Rachel Cruze)
00:47:22

The holiday season is upon us, and that leaves opportunity for hustle and bustle, overspending and overextending, but it also opens the door for a plan to stay focused on our finances and teach our kids how to manage money the right way. In this episode, Dr. Meg revisits a conversation she had with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from a mom that has a problem with her own anger issues. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS

4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!

 

1:16 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Money.” She also teases her interview with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, her points to ponder, and answers a question from a mom dealing with her own anger issues.

 

2:48 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about kids and money leading into the holiday season.

 

11:04 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

12:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works!

 

32:02 – AD – MOLEKULE

Imagine if the technology in your phone was the same as the phones in the 1940s. That’s exactly when the technology in the HEPA filter was invented that most people use to clean their air. Molekule has introduced a breakthrough science that destroys pollutants at the molecular level. Molekule has already helped allergy & asthma sufferers around the country better cope with their conditions and reduce symptoms. For $75 off your first order, visit Molekule.com and enter the promo code “MEG” at checkout.

 

33:50 – AD – CANVASPEOPLE.COM

Instead of letting those beautiful photos from your most recent vacation get lost in your cell phone, bring them to life with CanvasPeople.com! CanvasPeople.com is an easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service that takes your favorite photo memories and turns them into beautiful works of art for you to enjoy every day. Normally, 11x14 canvases are priced at $69.99, but use the promo code “MEG” at CanvasPeople.com for a free 11x14 canvas – just pay shipping!

 

35:02 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works!

 

39:29 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom named Lisa that struggles with her own anger issues due to her mom yelling at her a lot growing up.

 

45:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

46:48 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 43, Kids and Money and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Visit rachelcruze.com for more information about Rachel’s book Love Your Life Not Theirs and to find out where she’s speaking next! Connect with her on Facebook @rachelramseycruze and on Twitter and Instagram @rachelcruze!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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”.

Dec 05, 2017
#42: Experiencing Defiant Joy (with guest Candace Payne)
00:57:04

Even through difficult times, it’s your choice to experience joy. To show you how you can have joy in the face of difficulty, Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences. Check out her new book, Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS

4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!

 

0:49 – AD – BE FRUGAL

If you shop online, you have to try BeFrugal Cash Back. You can earn up to 40% cash back on your purchase from over 5000 stores including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, and more. Shop through BeFrugal this holiday season and take advantage of the highest Cash Back rates of the year! Visit BeFrugal.com/MEG and get a $10 bonus when you join for free!

 

1:51 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Experiencing Defiant Joy.” She also teases her interview with Candace Payne, also known as the “Chewbacca Mom”, her points to ponder, and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.

 

3:33 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about experiencing defiant joy in the face of difficulties.

 

10:57 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

12:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

 

34:33 – AD – SUN BASKET

Whether it’s making holiday cookies or a few glasses of bubbly to start the New Year, some of your favorite traditions make it hard to feel your best. Even with hectic schedules, family meals are possible with Sun Basket’s weekly meal deliveries! You pick from 12 weekly recipes, and they deliver the pre-measured ingredients for healthy meals right to your door! Visit SunBasket.com/MEG today and get $35 off your first order!

 

35:54 – AD – CANVASPEOPLE.COM

Instead of letting those beautiful photos from your most recent vacation get lost in your cell phone, bring them to life with CanvasPeople.com! CanvasPeople.com is an easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service that takes your favorite photo memories and turns them into beautiful works of art for you to enjoy every day. Normally, 11x14 canvases are priced at $69.99, but use the promo code “MEG” at CanvasPeople.com for a free 11x14 canvas – just pay shipping!

 

37:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

 

49:53 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about her strong-willed daughter who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.

 

55:34 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

56:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 42, Experiencing Defiant Joy and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Visit https://candacepayne.me/ for more information about Candace Payne’s book Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy and to find out where she’s speaking next! Connect with her on Facebook @CandacePayneOfficial and on Instagram and Twitter @CandacePayne

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Nov 21, 2017
#41: The Hope of Adoption (with guests Steven Curtis Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman, and Emily Chapman Richards)
00:53:10

In this very special episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife, New York Times best-selling author, Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Chapman Richards, about their adoption journey and how it led to them founding Show Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides adoption grants, care and support for thousands of adoptive families.

Go to ShowHope.org for more information about how to get involved and help break down barriers between waiting children and loving families.

As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS

4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!

 

1:16 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Hope of Adoption” and her interview with Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards.

 

2:48 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

4:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MARY BETH CHAPMAN, AND EMILY CHAPMAN RICHARDS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Chapman Richards about their adoption journey and how it led to them founding Show Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides adoption grants, care and support for thousands of adoptive families.

 

24:38 – AD – OFF THE GRID

Parents, we all hear about the trouble kids are getting into with digital devices and social media. What can you do to protect your kids? You can’t police all their activity, but you can create intentional time for your family to connect without electronics. Off the Grid is an activity you can use in your home for family game night, it’s also a great way start conversations with your kids about family values, handling electronic media, boundaries, online safety, and more! Go to OffTheGridBox.com and enter the promo code “MEG” for 20% off your purchase through December 15, 2017.

 

26:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MARY BETH CHAPMAN, AND EMILY RICHARDS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards about their start in the world of adoption and how that led to them launching The Show Hope movement to care for orphans around the world.

 

51:52 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

52:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 41, The Hope of Adoption and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Visit ShowHope.org for more information about how to get involved and help break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. You can connect with Steven Curtis Chapman at http://stevencurtischapman.com, on Twitter @StevenCurtis, on Instagram @StevenCurtisChapman and on Facebook @StevenCurtisChapman.

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Nov 07, 2017
#40: Learning to Slow Down (with guest Nichole Nordeman)
00:48:45

The pace of life can really be challenging with one kid needs to go to sports practice, another needs to go to piano practice, and mom or dad has to work late that night. It can feel like you should be doing all these extra things to be a successful parent, and we gauge our success by how tired we are at the end of the day. In this episode Dr. Meg talks to Dove Award winning artist, Nichole Nordeman, about her journey navigating her busy schedule as a wife, mom, and touring artist, and how she came to write the book “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood” as a follow-up to her hit song by the same name. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a dad who is worried about his son’s possible addiction to video games and the side effects of that problem. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Learning to Slow Down”. She also teases her conversation with Nichole Nordeman, her points to ponder, and a question from a

 

1:40 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

3:31 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about slowing down and escaping hustle and bustle of life.

 

10:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH NICHOLE NORDEMAN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nichole Nordeman, Dove Award winner and author of “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood”, and talks about how the exhaustion and busyness of life prevents you from living the life you were meant to live and prevents your children from experiencing your parenting how they should as well.

 

27:19 – AD – OFF THE GRID

Is screen time replacing eye contact in your home? Are your children getting enough of your full attention? Off the Grid is an activity you can use in your home for family game night. Not only is it a great activity, but it’s also a great way start conversations with your kids about family values, how to handle electronic media, boundaries, online safety, and more! Go to OffTheGridBox.com and enter the promo code “MEG” for 20% off your purchase through November 30, 2017! Turn off your phone, take out the question cards, and go “Off the Grid” today!

 

28:16 – AD – SUNBASKET

Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 


 

29:36 – A CONVERSATION WITH NICHOLE NORDEMAN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nichole Nordeman, Dove Award winner and author of “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood”, and talks about how the exhaustion and busyness of life prevents you from living the life you were meant to live and prevents your children from experiencing your parenting how they should as well.

 

42:27 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Kenneth who is worried about his son’s possible addiction to video games and the side effects of that problem.

 

47:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

48:12 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 40, Learning to Slow Down and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Check out MoxieMattersTour.com for more information on the Moxie Matters tour with Nichole Nordeman and Jen Hatmaker. Catch up with Nichole Nordeman on social media @NicholeNordeman!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Oct 24, 2017
#39: Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families (with guests Mark and Susan Merrill)
00:55:13

The importance of a healthy marriage for a healthy family should be obvious, but it’s something that’s easy to overlook in hectic schedules that people have these days. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about talking to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families”. She also teases her conversation with Mark and Susan Merrill, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom about talking to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet.

 

1:40 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

4:02 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about healthy marriages leading to healthy families.

 

16:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARK AND SUSAN MERRILL (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.

 

33:40 – AD – SUNBASKET

Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 


 

34:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARK AND SUSAN MERRILL (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.

 

49:05 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Cindy concerning how to talk to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet.

 

53:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

54:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 39, Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Oct 10, 2017
#38: Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures (with guest Tsh Oxenreider)
00:55:48

Although the United States is a melting pot, the best way to teach your children about other cultures is to take a trip and experience it firsthand. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Tsh Oxenreider, author, blogger, and podcast host, about her travels across the world with her husband and children. And although it’s not always practical for everyone, we can learn a lot from Tsh’s experiences abroad. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom whose husband struggles with anger when speaking to their son. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – EDUCATION A LA CARTE

Want your child to flourish in their school environment? To master real-life skills? To succeed in their future endeavors? Now’s the time to actively engage with your child’s education, with Education a la Carte. In this practical book, parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman takes the guesswork out of choosing the best schooling for your child. He explores the pros and cons of public, private, and charter schools, as well as homeschooling and online schooling. Visit Revellbooks.com to learn more!

 

0:44 – AD – MAGOOSH

Do you know a high school student preparing for the ACT or SAT? Magoosh online test prep provides everything students need to get a great score and one step closer to their dream school! They offer study schedules, practice questions, practice tests, video lessons and support from expert tutors. Visit magoosh.com and enter the promo code MEG for a 20% off discount.

 

1:45 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures”. She also teases her conversation with Tsh Oxenreider, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom whose husband struggles with anger when speaking to their son.

 

2:54 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about teaching your kids about other cultures.

 

9:44 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

12:21 – A CONVERSATION WITH TSH OXENREIDER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Tsh Oxenreider to talk about what she and her family learned while traveling abroad for nine months. They discuss how to teach your kids about other cultures, even if it isn’t practical for your family to take an extended trip around the world.

 

29:18 – AD – SUNBASKET

Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 


 

30:37 – AD – COOPER TIRE

Fall is here, and along with cooler temperatures it’s bringing great rewards thanks to the return of the “Take the Money and Ride” event from Cooper Tires. For a limited time, you can receive up to a $100 Cooper Tires Prepaid Card when you buy a new set of four qualifying tires.
 Stop in today and discover why smart drivers have been counting on Cooper for great tires made by passionate people, since they opened their doors in 1914. For more information on Cooper tires or to find a Cooper Tires dealer near you, visit CooperTire.com.


 

31:38 – A CONVERSATION WITH TSH OXENREIDER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Tsh Oxenreider to talk about what she and her family learned while traveling abroad for nine months. They discuss how to teach your kids about other cultures, even if it isn’t practical for your family to take an extended trip around the world.

 

47:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Janet, a mom whose husband struggles with anger when talking to their 12 year old son.

 

54:32 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

55:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 38, Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.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!

Sep 26, 2017
#37: Raising A Child With Special Needs (with guests Chris and Melissa Hogan)
00:57:02

Raising a child with special needs comes with a set of challenges for which most parents are not prepared. One of the best ways to overcome these difficulties is to learn from other families who are successful in their journey of raising a child with special needs. That’s why in this episode, Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about raising their special needs son, Case. Melissa runs a non-profit called Project Alive (projectalive.org) whose mission is to cure Hunter Syndrome, and Chris is the host of the Retire Inspired podcast, best-selling author, and Ramsey Personality (chrishogan360.com). Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat at mealtime. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – EDUCATION A LA CARTE

Want your child to flourish in their school environment? To master real-life skills? To succeed in their future endeavors? Now’s the time to actively engage with your child’s education, with Education a la Carte. In this practical book, parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman takes the guesswork out of choosing the best schooling for your child. He explores the pros and cons of public, private, and charter schools, as well as homeschooling and online schooling. Visit Revellbooks.com to learn more!

 

0:44 – AD – COOPER TIRE

Cooper Tires has more than a century of experience in manufacturing comfortable, capable tires. Each Cooper tire is made to last for thousands of miles and to help get you safely where you need to go and back again! You can count on Cooper Tires, an American company since 1914! For more information or to find a Cooper Tires dealer near you, visit CooperTires.com today!

 

1:55 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising A Child With Special Needs”. She also teases her conversation with Chris and Melissa Hogan, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat.

 

3:10 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising a child with special needs.

 

13:31 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

16:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS AND MELISSA HOGAN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about how they are raising their special needs son, Case, what their other sons are learning from Case, and how families without special needs children can help families that do.

 

27:18 – AD – WARBY PARKER

At Warby Parker, they believe eyewear should be extremely affordable and fashion forward. Their glasses start at just $95, including prescription lenses with anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings. Their Home Try-On Program allows you to order 5 pairs of glasses to try on in the comfort of your own home and get feedback from friends and family. You can try the frames for five days before sending them back using a free pre-paid return shipping label, with no obligation to purchase. It’s 100% free! Visit warbyparker.com/meg to order your free Home Try-On’s today!

 

29:00 – AD – RXBAR

Parents, you expect the same high-quality, clean label nutrition for your kids as you do for yourselves, right? To help with that need, there’s RXBAR Kids: a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. With egg whites, fruit and nuts as the base, RXBAR Kids contain 7 grams of protein and have absolutely no added sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, or bad stuff. And they come in three flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Berry Blast! You can find RXBAR Kids at Target stores or for 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MEG and enter promo code “MEG” at checkout.

 

30:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS AND MELISSA HOGAN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about how they are raising their special needs son, Case, what their other sons are learning from Case, and how families without special needs children can help families that do.

 

51:09 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Stephanie, a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat at mealtime.

 

55:41 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

56:30 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 37, Raising A Child With Special Needs and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Sep 12, 2017
#36: Kids and Faith (with guest Abdu Murray)
00:53:49

Talking with your kids about faith is an important topic for many families these days, and your job as a parent is to help them develop that role of faith in their lives. Because faith is such a big topic, Dr. Meg invited Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews, to sit down and have a conversation about Kids and Faith. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – COOPER TIRE

Cooper Tires has more than a century of experience in manufacturing comfortable, capable tires. Each Cooper tire is made to last for thousands of miles and to help get you safely where you need to go and back again! You can count on Cooper Tires, an American company since 1914! For more information or to find a Cooper Tires dealer near you, visit CooperTires.com today!

 

0:50 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!

 

1:40 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Faith”. She also teases her conversation with Abdu Murray, her three points to ponder, and a question from a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all.

 

3:16 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about talking with your kids about the importance of faith in your family.

 

9:56 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

12:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH ABDU MURRAY (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. They talk about the importance that faith plays in the lives of your kids.

 

29:52 – AD – SUN BASKET

Summer is here and that means two things: the kids are out of school and you’re now in charge of all their meals! It used to be a challenge to find healthy, kid-friendly meals, but now there’s Sun Basket! Sun Basket’s new Family Menu makes it easy to cook recipes the whole family will love! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get 50% off your first order!

 

31:07 – AD – THIRDLOVE

It’s no secret, bra shopping is a drag!! What if you could skip the lines, dressing rooms, all the hassle and find the perfect fitting bra in minutes? Sound good?  Then check out Third Love! Third Love is obsessed with finding the perfect fit, and that’s why they have half cup sizes. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!

 

32:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ABDU MURRAY (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. They talk about the importance that faith plays in the lives of your kids.

 

 

46:19 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Rhonda, a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all.

 

52:25 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

53:17 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 36, Kids and Faith and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 29, 2017
#35: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)
00:42:59

With school starting back up and parents working to get their kids back on schedule, Dr. Meg thought it would be a great idea to revisit a conversation she had with Dr. Joshua Straub about technology and your kids. Dr. Josh serves as Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources and has a Ph.D. in psychology, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mother who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – NET NANNY

Keeping your kids safe online can be a challenge, thankfully Net Nanny is here to help! Net Nanny scans and analyzes each page to determine if it’s appropriate for you child. Go to NetNanny.com today and use the coupon code MEG to receive a special 40% on their Family Protection Pass.

 

0:53 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Text Generation”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Joshua Straub, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mother who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter.

 

3:41 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

6:06 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how electronics, technology, texting, and screen time affects your kids.

 

17:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, psychology Ph.D. and Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids.

 

21:34 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE

Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!

 

22:22 – AD – THIRDLOVE

Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!

 

23:28 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, psychology Ph.D. and Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids.

 

36:23 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Heather who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter.

 

40:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

42:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 35, The Text Generation and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 14, 2017
#34: Helping Kids Navigate Message From Media (with guest Anthony Weber)
00:56:02

In the world we live in today, your kids have access to an unending supply of television, music, and magazines. Helping them understand how to navigate all the messages thrown at them is an increasing challenge to parents. In this episode, Dr. Meg interviews Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question from a couple of parents struggling with their toddler’s anger. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Navigate Messages From Media”. She also teases her conversation with Anthony Weber, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a couple of parents struggling with their toddler’s anger.

 

1:37 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how media affects your kids.

 

9:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY WEBER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. They have a conversation revolving around how he has helped his sons navigate the messages thrown at them from media consumption and the challenges to parenting created by media.

 

28:05 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE

Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!

 

28:53 – AD – THIRDLOVE

Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!

 

29:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY WEBER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. They have a conversation revolving around how he has helped his sons navigate the messages thrown at them from media consumption and the challenges to parenting created by media.

 

50:40 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Blair about how she and her husband can deal with their toddler’s anger outbursts.

 

55:00 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

55:28 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 34, Helping Kids Navigate Messages From Media and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Aug 01, 2017
#33: Goodbye, Perfect! A Show for Moms (with guest Crystal Paine)
00:49:23

From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, your social media feeds are full of “picture perfect” parents, kids, and meals. There’s a lot of pressure in the world today to have the perfect family, perfect children, and show the world just how perfect your life looks. Dr. Meg’s conversation with Crystal Paine, the “Money Saving Mom” blogger, helps you tell perfect, “GOODBYE!” Their conversation revolves around the pressure moms feel to get it all right, and they also talk about how to avoid feeling like you’re not good enough. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE

Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!

 

1:19 – 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS

Dave Ramsey congratulates Dr. Meg on the milestone of 1 million downloads, and Dr. Meg thanks you, the listener, for helping start a parenting movement that’s changing the lives of great kids across the country!

 

2:37 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Crystal Paine, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.

 

4:08 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about saying “goodbye” to always trying to achieve “perfect”!

 

8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.

 

10:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!

 

26:48 – AD – BARKBOX

BarkBox is a monthly delivery of all-natural treats and super fun toys curated to match your dog’s unique needs. Each box is centered around a variety of themes designed to keep your dogs engaged, interested, and happy! Visit barkbox.com/PARENTING and get a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan!

 

28:12 – AD – THIRDLOVE

Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!

 

29:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!

 

 

43:12 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.

 

48:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

48:48 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 33, Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 18, 2017
#32: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)
00:38:29

Raising kids and dealing with the roller-coaster of emotions that comes along with that is why this week’s episode features Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Dr. Josh gives you practical advice for your marriage that translates into teaching your kids to express their emotions in a healthy way. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Josh, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a listener question about toddlers and sleep. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – NET NANNY

If you’re a parent that cares about keeping your kids safe online, look no further than Net Nanny! Unlike other parental controls, Net Nanny’s dynamic filter scans and analyzes each web page to determine if it’s appropriate. Go to NetNanny.com today and use the coupon code MEG to receive 40% off the Family Protection Pass!

 

1:06 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Joshua Straub, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about her toddler and sleep.

 

2:11 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about improving your marriage in order to raise emotionally healthy kids!

 

6:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.

 

8:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, to the show to talk about taking care of your marriage in order to raise emotionally healthy kids. Dr. Josh teaches you healthy ways to express your emotions as a parent so that your kids know how to express theirs appropriately as well.

 

22:44 – AD – THIRDLOVE

Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!

 

23:51 – AD – SUN BASKET

Summer is here and that means two things: the kids are out of school and you’re now in charge of all their meals! It used to be a challenge to find healthy, kid-friendly meals, but now there’s Sun Basket! Sun Basket’s new Family Menu makes it easy to cook recipes the whole family will love! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get 50% off your first order!

 

25:06 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, to the show to talk about taking care of your marriage in order to raise emotionally healthy kids. Dr. Josh teaches you healthy ways to express your emotions as a parent so that your kids know how to express theirs appropriately as well.

 

32:59 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Tiffany about some sleep issues she’s having with her toddler.

 

37:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

37:57 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 32, Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jul 04, 2017
#31: When Parenting Isn't Perfect (with guest Jim Daly)
00:45:09

This week’s episode features Jim Daly, president of the organization Focus on the Family and author of the book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. Along with this great conversation with Mr. Daly, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad concerning his six-year-old’s potty problems. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – BE FRUGAL

BeFrugal lets you earn up to 40% cash back on your purchases from over 5000 stores that include Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, and more! Shop online like you normally would, then click the link on BeFrugal.com and cash back is sent to you via check, PayPal, or Amazon gift card. Using BeFrugal is 100% free. Visit befrugal.com/meg and get a $10 Welcome Bonus when you join for free!

 

0:49 – AD – JULIAN KRINKSY CAMPS AND PROGRAMS

Julian Krinksy Camps & Programs is not your ordinary summer camp! With over 20 summer programs for ages 7-18 and students from over 40 countries, your child will have a once in a lifetime experience. With programs in business, cooking, pre-college academics, the arts, tennis, golf, and more, there’s something for everyone! Get 10% off with promo code JKCP2017 at jkcp.com/MEG.

 

1:52 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “When Parenting Isn’t Perfect”. She teases her conversation with Jim Daly, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad concerning his six-year-old’s potty problems.

 

2:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being great parents when everything in the home isn’t perfect!

 

8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.

 

10:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH JIM DALY (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly, and has a great conversation about his new book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. They discuss how moving past problems and loving your kids well, even when things in the house aren’t picture-perfect, is a key to raising GREAT KIDS!

 

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30:04 – AD – BARKBOX

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31:28 – A CONVERSATION WITH JIM DALY (PART 2)

Meg welcomes Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly, and has a great conversation about his new book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. They discuss how moving past problems and loving your kids well, even when things in the house aren’t picture-perfect, is a key to raising GREAT KIDS!

 

40:10 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Sarah about considering homeschooling her children.

 

44:01 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:35 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 31, When Parenting Isn’t Perfect!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jun 20, 2017
#30: Helping Your Spouse Be A Better Parent (with guest Dr. Linda Mintle)
00:48:39

This week’s episode features Dr. Linda Mintle, host of the Dr. Linda Mintle Radio Show, author of the book We Need To Talk, speaker, professor, and licensed therapist. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Mintle, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom considering homeschooling. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

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0:49 – AD – JULIAN KRINKSY CAMPS AND PROGRAMS

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1:53 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Your Spouse Be A Better Parent”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Linda Mintle, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom considering homeschooling.

 

3:36 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about helping your spouse be a better parent!

 

8:00 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.

 

9:17 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LINDA MINTLE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Linda Mintle and has a great conversation about helping your spouse be a better parent. They discuss how having a great relationship with your spouse is the key to parenting well and raising GREAT KIDS!

 

17:17 – AD – SUNBASKET

Parents, what is your excuse for your family not eating healthy? Your body doesn’t understand excuses, so that’s why Sun Basket eliminated all of them for you! Healthy family menu recipes are created with busy families in mind. Sun Basket has many different menu types to offer including paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Get 3 meals free when you go to sunbasket.com/meg

 

18:26 – AD – AMAZON KINDLE

Great spellers come from great readers! That’s why AMAZON KINDLE is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 1, 2017 at 8 PM on ESPN. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect companion to young readers because they can carry thousands of books on one device without overloading a backpack. It’s also a dedicated e-reader, so no distractions from apps, games, or videos! Create flashcards for review later along with personal profiles for each kid! Visit amazon.com/kindleforkids to learn more about how Kindle inspires the love of reading in kids!

 

19:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LINDA MINTLE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Linda Mintle and has a great conversation about helping your spouse be a better parent. They discuss how having a great relationship with your spouse is the key to parenting well and raising GREAT KIDS!

 

43:55 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Sarah about considering homeschooling her children.

 

47:30 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

48:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jun 06, 2017
#29: Being a HERO Dad (with guest Philip Rivers)
00:43:58

This week’s episode features Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the LA Chargers, talking to Dr. Meg about being a HERO dad. Philip is not only a star on the football field, but he is a husband, father of 8 kids, and he is passionate about his role as a father. He talks about balancing a demanding career with being a great husband and father in his own house. Along with this great conversation with Philip Rivers, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom about getting kids to clean up after themselves. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Being a HERO Dad”. She teases her conversation with Philip Rivers, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about getting kids to lean up messes when they should.

 

1:36 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.

 

2:59 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being a HERO dad!

 

7:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP RIVERS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes NFL quarterback and HERO father, Philip Rivers to talk about how he balances his career in the NFL with being a great husband and father. Dr. Meg also talks with Philip about how his relationship with his wife, Tiffany, is important to raising great kids.

 

21:13 – AD – AMAZON KINDLE

Great spellers come from great readers! That’s why AMAZON KINDLE is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 1, 2017 at 8 PM on ESPN. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect companion to young readers because they can carry thousands of books on one device without overloading a backpack. It’s also a dedicated e-reader, so no distractions from apps, games, or videos! Create flashcards for review later along with personal profiles for each kid! Visit amazon.com/kindleforkids to learn more about how Kindle inspires the love of reading in kids!

 

22:34 – AD – STORYWORTH

Everyone has a family member who tells the best stories! Preserve those treasured narratives for future generations to enjoy! Simply purchase a subscription for a family member, and each week STORYWORTH sends them an email with a question for them to respond either via phone or email. Each year the stories are bound in a book. Go to storyworth.com/meg and get $20 your subscription!

 

23:58 – A CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP RIVERS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes NFL quarterback and HERO father, Philip Rivers to talk about how he balances his career in the NFL with being a great husband and father. Dr. Meg also talks with Philip about how his relationship with his wife, Tiffany, is important to raising great kids.

 

39:33 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Amber about how to manage expectations of how clean her kids’ bedrooms will and should be according to their ages.

 

42:58 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

43:25 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

May 23, 2017
#28: Growing Up Ramsey (with guests Dave Ramsey's kids)
00:38:16

This week’s episode features Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey talking to Dr. Meg about growing up as Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s kids. They talk about how their father’s strong parenting shaped them into the adults they are today. Along with this great conversation with the Ramsey Kids, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom trying to deal with what she sees as a moody teenager. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – PROTECT AMERICA

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00:39 – AD – BUTCHERBOX

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1:23 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Growing Up Ramsey”. She teases her conversation with Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey (Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s three grown “kids”), her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom trying to deal with her moody teenager.

 

3:16 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how fathers shape who their kids grow up to be!

 

8:33 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and pre-order today and receive a bundle of digital resources created especially for you. HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need releases May 15, 2017.

 

10:08 – A CONVERSATION WITH DENISE, RACHEL, AND DANIEL (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey (Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s grown kids) about how their father’s strong influence in their lives shaped who they have become as adults. They give us a look into their past as they tell stories about how their father, Dave Ramsey, set the example for what they hope to become in so many areas of their lives.

 

21:46 – AD – SUNBASKET

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22:55 – AD – JET.COM

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24:28– A CONVERSATION WITH DENISE, RACHEL, AND DANIEL (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey (Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s grown kids) about how their father’s strong influence in their lives shaped who they have become as adults. They give us a look into their past as they tell stories about how their father, Dave Ramsey, set the example for what they hope to become in so many areas of their lives.

 

 

32:17 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Samantha about her 17 year old son and how he has changed from reasonable and easy-going to moody and detached.

 

37:01 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

37:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

May 09, 2017
#27: Courageous Parenting (with guests Maria and Bob Goff)
00:54:41

This week’s episode features Maria and Bob Goff (he’s the author of Love Does) talking to Dr. Meg about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and the process that went into writing it. They talk about their strengths as parents and how to use those together to parent successfully. Along with this great conversation with Maria and Bob Goff, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – SQUARESPACE

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00:31 – AD – BUTCHERBOX

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1:21 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Courageous Parenting”. She teases her conversation with Maria and Bob Goff about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs.

 

3:17 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and pre-order today and receive a bundle of digital resources created especially for you. HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need releases May 15, 2017.

 

4:48 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about parenting courageously!

 

10:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.

 

23:30 – AD – SQUARESPACE

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24:52 – AD – STORYWORTH

Everyone has a family member who tells the best stories! Preserve those treasured narratives for future generations to enjoy! Simply purchase a subscription for a family member, and each week STORYWORTH sends them an email with a question for them to respond either via phone or email. Each year the stories are bound in a book. Go to storyworth.com/meg and get $20 your subscription!

 

26:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.

 

48:15 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Steven about how to teach his daughter to show grace to her special needs sister as she struggles to keep up with her.

 

53:18 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

54:09 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Apr 25, 2017
#26: Raising Great Boys (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)
00:44:54

This week’s episode is the second in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Sax about the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mother worried about her son that is easily distracted and doesn’t complete work on time. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Great Boys”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom worried about her son being easily distracted in school.

 

1:47 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and pre-order today and receive a bundle of digital resources created especially for you. HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need releases May 15, 2017.

 

3:18 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder that you can use right away as you learn more about raising a great boy!

 

12:42 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men.

 

28:16 – AD – SUN BASKET

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29:35 – AD – NET NANNY

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31:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men.

 

38:06 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Vicki about her son who is 7 and having problems getting distracted in school.

 

43:11 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:22 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Apr 11, 2017
#25: Raising Great Girls (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)
00:51:09

This week’s episode is the first in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks with him about many of the struggles parents have these days and his advise on how to raise girls in a society determined to knock you off course. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom about her young daughter trying to grow up too fast. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – SQUARESPACE

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0:42 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Great Girls”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom concerned that her little girl is trying to grow up too quickly.

 

2:31 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and pre-order today and receive a bundle of digital resources created especially for you. HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need releases May 15, 2017.

 

4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising a great girl!

 

13:50 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on what to do and what to watch for when raising girls in society today.

 

30:02 – AD – SQUARESPACE

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31:34 – AD – ADVENTURES OF THE SEA KIDS BOOK SERIES

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32:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on what to do and what to watch for when raising girls in society today.

 

41:23 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Kristen about her 8-year-old daughter trying to grow up too fast.

 

50:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

50:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Mar 28, 2017
#24: Raising a Child With ADHD
00:41:18

If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, you know that it is a difficult journey. Am I too strict? Am I allowing my child to watch too much TV and play too many video games? How do I handle how energetic my child is? Dr. Meg talks to you as a parent of ADHD and helps you figure out how to make great choices for your child. This episode was inspired by an email that Dr. Meg received from the mom of a child with ADHD, and she knew that it was a great topic to cover for an entire episode instead of just a social segment. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

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0:57 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising a Child with ADHD”. She teases her points to ponder and gives you an extra one this week!

 

2:10 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

4:30 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Dr. Meg gives you four points to ponder as you learn more about raising a child with ADHD and how to handle all the issues that come along with that diagnosis.

 

16:55 – AD – SUN BASKET

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18:03 – AD – ADVENTURES OF THE SEA KIDS BOOK SERIES

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19:13 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 2)

Dr. Meg gives you four points to ponder as you learn more about raising a child with ADHD and how to handle all the issues that come along with that diagnosis.

 

38:33 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

40:46 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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Mar 14, 2017
#23: Sleep Issues in Kids (with guest Dr. Bill Sears)
00:50:25

Dealing with sleep issues with your new baby is something all parents have to deal with at some point. There’s so much advice out there to look at, but what advice should you listen to? Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Bill Sears, the “sleep guru” as she calls him, and he has fifty years of experience teaching parents how to handle sleep issues in kids. Along with that conversation, listen to Dr. Meg’s three points to ponder and a social question from a mom that wants to know more about discipline and building relationships with her 15-year-old daughter.  Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MIDROLL LISTENER SURVEY

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0:41 – AD – TOTAL WIRELESS

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1:09 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Sleep Issues in Kids”. She also sets up her guest interview with Dr. Bill Sears, the “sleep guru” and her “Points to Ponder” segment.

 

3:29 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about sleep issues in kids and helping your kids form healthy sleep habits.

 

10:05 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BILL SEARS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes her guest, Dr. Bill Sears, that she refers to as the “sleep guru”. They discuss how to address many sleep issues parents face and how to develop healthy sleep habits for the whole family.

 

25:19 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

27:37 – AD – MADISON REED

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28:39 – AD – ADVENTURES OF THE SEA KIDS BOOK SERIES

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29:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BILL SEARS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Dr. Bill Sears, that she refers to as the “sleep guru”. They discuss how to address many sleep issues parents face and how to develop healthy sleep habits for the whole family.

 

40:11 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa about balancing discipline and building a relationship with her 15 year old daughter.

 

48:38 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

49:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Feb 28, 2017
#22: Talking to Your Kids About Sex
00:48:28

Talking to your kids about sex can be an intimidating task, but it is vitally important to have this conversation for the sake of your children’s future. Knowing how and when to begin this discussion is hard enough, but having the courage to begin the discussion can be even harder. Dr. Meg uses her three points to ponder to give you some insight into why she believes this is such an important conversation and points you to some tools that you can use to make this an easier discussion to start. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

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0:42 – AD – MADISON REED

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2:03 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Talking To Your Kids About Sex”. She also sets up her “Points to Ponder” segment.

 

4:19 – POINTS TO PONDER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to talk to your kids about sex.

 

20:30 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

22:49 – AD – SQUARESPACE

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24:11 – AD – ADVENTURES OF THE SEA KIDS

As a parent, how can you pass on your faith and values to your children? Check out the six-book series the Adventures Of The Sea Kids to help you teach these concepts to your kids in tangible, relatable ways!  Use the discount code “MEEKERMD” for 25% off your order at glmpublishing.net

 

25:32 – POINTS TO PONDER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to talk to your kids about sex.

 

44:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

47:54 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Feb 14, 2017
#21: Talking to Your Kids About Race and Diversity (with guest Benjamin Watson)
00:41:11

Raising kids that have a healthy view of race and diversity can be difficult, and ensuring that they are accepting of diversity starts at home. Dr. Meg gives her “Points to Ponder” around the topic of talking to your kids about race and diversity. To dive deeper into this area, Dr. Meg talks with her friend, Benjamin Watson, tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, and Benjamin talks about his efforts to make change in the next generation in the home and outside the home. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in the next episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MADISON REED

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1:27 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic of talking to your kids about race and diversity and her conversation with NFL tight end, Benjamin Watson. She also sets up her “Points to Ponder” segment.

 

2:48 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg wants you to make this the best parenting year you’ve ever had by making little changes in your parenting. “Give them a Faith in God” is a multimedia course designed to help you give your children a spiritual foundation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”

 

4:36 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to talk to your kids about race and diversity.

 

9:25 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with NFL tight end, Benjamin Watson, about how he’s raising his kids with a healthy view of race and diversity.

 

22:30 – AD – SPRING OF LIFE-DAILY ENERGY

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23:37 – AD – PREP DISH

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25:06 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with NFL tight end, Benjamin Watson, about how he’s raising his kids with a healthy view of race and diversity.

 

39:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

40:42 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com

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Jan 31, 2017
#20: Raising Successful Kids (with guest Dr. Tim Elmore)
00:47:05