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Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

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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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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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By live a wise life - Oct 29 2019
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I love all the Practical knowledge that is shared. As a mother of 2 small children and a pediatric nurse , I’m around kids all the time of all ages and stages of life . My favorite part is all the guest speakers that she brings on her shows. I’ve purchased some of their books and subscribed to their podcasts because I enjoyed them so much ! All of them are so qualified and well spoken! I have had so many wonderful conversations with my husband and friends that maybe would not have occurred before because of some of the thought-provoking podcasts. I have implemented changes in my family and have seen positive results. Best of all I feel like someone has equipped me with a tool kit to help fix the issues in the family when problems start to arise. Thank you for all you do !

A wonderful help!

By Rachel Haney - Oct 03 2019
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Dr. Meg is practical and encouraging. Highly recommend!

iTunes Ratings

779 Ratings
Average Ratings
563
95
37
27
57

Dr . Meg Meeker review

By live a wise life - Oct 29 2019
Read more
I love all the Practical knowledge that is shared. As a mother of 2 small children and a pediatric nurse , I’m around kids all the time of all ages and stages of life . My favorite part is all the guest speakers that she brings on her shows. I’ve purchased some of their books and subscribed to their podcasts because I enjoyed them so much ! All of them are so qualified and well spoken! I have had so many wonderful conversations with my husband and friends that maybe would not have occurred before because of some of the thought-provoking podcasts. I have implemented changes in my family and have seen positive results. Best of all I feel like someone has equipped me with a tool kit to help fix the issues in the family when problems start to arise. Thank you for all you do !

A wonderful help!

By Rachel Haney - Oct 03 2019
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Dr. Meg is practical and encouraging. Highly recommend!

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Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

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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.

#62: Discipline With Courage and Kindness (with guest interviewer Roger Marsh)

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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

45mins

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#2: Parenting Your Child's Inner World (with guest Dave Ramsey)

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Your child’s world is both internal & external. Dr. Meg shares how to focus on their inner world of integrity & acceptance. Featured Guest Segment: Dave Ramsey (Radio talk show host, author, father of 3). Featured Question: I feel pressured to sign my kids up for sports. What should I do? Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

May 10 2016

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#26: Raising Great Boys (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

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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

Do you remember the last time you cooked a meal you were proud of? Start with Sun Basket and create meals that are healthy and your kids will love! Family menu recipes are created with busy families in mind. Each week features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Get 3 meals free when you go to sunbasket.com/meg

29:35 – AD – NET NANNY

Did you know that 82% of children are exposed to dangerous online content before they’re 11 years old? Also, 70% of children hide their online activities from their parents. If you’re a parent that cares about keeping their kids safe when online, look no further than Net Nanny! Find out more by going to netnanny.com and use the coupon code “MEEKER” to receive a special 40% discount off your family protection passes

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

44mins

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#76: Setting Boundaries With Kids (with guest Dr. Henry Cloud)

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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

52mins

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#52: Disciplining Children (with guests Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece)

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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

1hr

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#51: Raising Strong Sons (with guest Dr. Emerson Eggerichs)

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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

54mins

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#25: Raising Great Girls (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

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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

Get your website up and running with web tools from SQUARESPACE. SQUARESPACE gives you the ability to create an online platform from which you can make your next big idea known to the world! Use the offer code “MEG” to get 10% off your first purchase! Start your free trial today at squarespace.com!

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

Are you starting a new business, changing careers, or launching a creative project? SQUARESPACE gives you the ability to create an online platform from which you can make your next big idea known to the world! Use the offer code “MEG” to get 10% off your first purchase PLUS a free domain! Start your free trial today at squarespace.com!

31:34 – AD – ADVENTURES OF THE SEA KIDS BOOK SERIES

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

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

50mins

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#88: Helping Kids Find Their Passion (with guest Ken Coleman)

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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

59mins

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#78: Helping Kids Identify And Express Their Feelings (with guests Christi and Dr. Josh Straub)

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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

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#32: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)

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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

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#74: Kids and Screens: Help for Parents (with guest Dr. Tom Kersting)

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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

46mins

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#7: The Strong Willed Child (with guest Laura Ingraham)

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Dr. Meg talks with radio talk show host and author Laura Ingraham about the strong willed child. If you have a willful child and you feel like the relationship has become defined by wins or losses, fatigue, and guilt, then this episode is custom built for you. Send your success stories or questions to: askmeg@megmeekermd.com.

Jul 19 2016

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#81: Anxiety and Depression in Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)

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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

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#39: Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families (with guests Mark and Susan Merrill)

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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

54mins

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#3: The Three Big Questions

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Let's talk about the three questions your child needs you to answer! Uncover the key to real happiness for your child. Featured Question: My 13 year old is addicted to porn, what should I do? Featured Story Spotlight: “Who You Are”, about a mom empowering her daughters as she balances marriage, work & family. Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

May 24 2016

27mins

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#63: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)

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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

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#54: Raising Kind Kids (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)

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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

44mins

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#47: Children and Anxiety (with guest Dr. Sander Weckstein)

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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

If you’re looking for life insurance in the new year, check out Ladder. It’s the quick and easy way to get life insurance online. It’s the 21st century - you shouldn’t have to wait for weeks to get your life insurance in place. With Ladder Life there are no commissioned agents and no policy fees and you can be done in minutes.
 Visit ladderlife.com/meg to get a free quote and get life insurance checked off your list TODAY.

34:41 – AD – RXBAR

Parents: you expect the same high-quality, clean label nutrition for your kids as you do for yourselves, right? But all too often we must compromise when it comes to snacks. Thankfully, now there’s RXBAR Kids: a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. With 3 flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Berry Blast, they are perfect for any time kids want something tasty and filling, like breakfast on the go, or as an after-school snack. Find at Target stores or for 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MEG and enter promo code “MEG” at checkout.

35:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important!

57:38 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at 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

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#5: Happier Parents Have Happy Kids

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The feelings & emotions of your child are deeply connected to you.  Depression in parents can cause anxiety in children but happy parents cause happiness in children. Would you like to gain practical, helpful truth rather than guilt? This episode features an inspiring conversation with Darcy Britten, a counselor, mother of 5 biological children, & 2 adopted children. Darcy has overcome two bouts of depression. Are you ready to overcome your roadblocks? Listen & begin today! Send your questions to: askmeg@megmeekermd.com 

Jun 21 2016

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#79: Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers (with guest Anthony ONeal)

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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

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#95: Bi-Racial Families (with guest Autumn Miles)

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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

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#94: Promoting Positive Parenting (with guest Dr. Carrie Quinn)

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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

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#93: Unaccountable - What Hospitals Won't Tell You Part 2 (with guest Dr. Marty Makary)

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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

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

00:42 – AD – BETTER HELP

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

1:53 – WELCOME

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

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

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

12:26 – AD – KIWI CO

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

13:52 – AD – ROTHY’S

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

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

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

20:55 – POINTS TO PONDER

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

22:44 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

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

25:45 – PARENT PEP RALLY

26:38 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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

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

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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

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#92: Unaccountable - What Hospitals Won't Tell You Part 1 (with guest Dr. Marty Makary)

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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

45mins

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#91: Brain Health 101 (with guest Dr. Daniel Amen)

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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

44mins

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#90: Ask Dr. Meg - Back to School Edition

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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

38mins

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#89: Helping Fathers Find Balance (with guest Benjamin Watson)

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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

40mins

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#88: Helping Kids Find Their Passion (with guest Ken Coleman)

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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

59mins

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#87: Living With Adult Children (with guest Dr. Jim Burns)

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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

50mins

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#86: Dealing With Migraine Headaches (with guests Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson)

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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

57mins

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#85: What The Old Testament Has To Teach Us (with guest Dennis Prager)

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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

48mins

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#84: Living With A Child Fighting Cancer (with guests Bo and Nicole White)

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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

37mins

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#83: The Life of a Military Couple (with guests Bo and Nicole White)

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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

47mins

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#82: Immunizations (with guest Dr. Candice Robinson)

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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

46mins

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#81: Anxiety and Depression in Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)

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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

49mins

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#80: Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities (with guest Dr. Tyler Sexton)

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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

47mins

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#79: Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers (with guest Anthony ONeal)

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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

49mins

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#78: Helping Kids Identify And Express Their Feelings (with guests Christi and Dr. Josh Straub)

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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

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#77: Instilling A Strong Faith (with guest Father John Riccardo)

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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

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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

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#76: Setting Boundaries With Kids (with guest Dr. Henry Cloud)

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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

52mins

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