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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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When you are presented with a situation, big or small, where you can make a difference, immediately self-doubt and excuses as to why you shouldn’t even try come to the front of your mind. In this episode, Dr. Meg has a conversation with Rabbi Jen Krause and Dr. Jordan Kassalow about their book Dare To Matter. This is a book about how you can harness the desire to make a difference in the world by doing things in the here and now, in your own way. They explain how these small acts of kindness make a huge difference that you often don’t see the end results of. The main thing is, just do something! Dr. Jordan Kassalow is the founder of VisionSpring, the global phenomenon that has helped millions stay focused on a positive future, and he shares his own story of connecting his real life financial responsibilities with his true sense of calling, while also offering readers the tools to map out their own path. Dubbed “one of NYC’s Hippest Rabbis” and “the Jewish Katie Couric” by WNET’s MetroFocus, Rabbi Jennifer Krause has appeared as a frequent host and moderator at Manhattan’s 92Y, where she also served as the High Holidays rabbi–the first woman to hold that post in 92Y’s 140-year history. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Making A Difference In The World”. She also introduces her guests, Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause and teases her points to ponder.   2:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JORDAN KASSALOW AND RABBI JEN KRAUSE (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause about how you can make a difference in your own household and in the world.   24:02 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   25:23 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   26:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JORDAN KASSALOW AND RABBI JEN KRAUSE (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause about how you can make a difference in your own household and in the world.   41:37 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to make an immediate difference in your household and in the world.   44:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:56 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 98, Making a Difference In The World and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   45:15 – END
On the doorstep of New Years Day, resolutions, change, and fitness are always top of mind. As a parent, these things can easily go by the wayside as you just try and keep your head above water raising your kids. Lots of questions come to the forefront when learning how to balance fitness and family. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks to fitness guru and television personality Heidi Powell. She has trained hundreds of people on how to get in shape and set attainable and sustainable goals all while being married and raising four children. Her and Dr. Meeker also talk about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss and what it took from both of them to create such a successful show. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a father about his son that he suspects may be dealing with OCD issues. As always, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS Twenty-three Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts in destinations across the U.S., including Florida, Texas and more, are perfect for family vacations and group retreats. The resorts feature spacious villas with separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, and private patios & balconies. Select resorts offer Signature Collection villas with premium appliances, luxurious linens, upgrades, and gaming consoles. Available onsite amenities include championship golf, sparkling pools, delicious restaurants and more! For more information, visit hcv.vacations/meg!   0:53 – AD – PINNA STREAMING SERVICE If you’ve been struggling to find a gift that balances fun with education – and something that will keep kids engaged WITHOUT screens – check out Pinna! Pinna combines the best podcasts, audiobooks, and music all in one place, specifically for kids 3-12 years old. Kids can listen to hours of entertaining and educational content spanning comedy, sci-fi, mystery, and more! Give a gift you can feel good about to all the kids on your list! Visit https://pinna.fm/meg to learn more!   1:57 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle”. She also introduces her guest, Heidi Powell and teases her points to ponder.   4:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH HEIDI POWELL (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Heidi Powell about being fit and healthy as a parent and also about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss.   20:45 – AD – HELLO FRESH HelloFresh cuts out stressful meal planning and prepping, so you can enjoy cooking and get dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes – or even 20 minutes with their quick recipe options! There’s something for everyone, including low-calorie, vegetarian, and family-friendly recipes every week. They’ve got more five-star recipes than any other meal kit, so you’ll get something delicious and can finally break out of your dinner rut. HelloFresh is designed to fit your lifestyle – easily change your delivery days or food preferences and skip a week whenever you need. HelloFresh can also help you eat more sustainably – in fact, HelloFresh’s carbon footprint is 25% lower than store bought grocery-made meals! Go to HelloFresh.com/pgk10 and use code pgk10 during HelloFresh’s New Year’s sale for 10 free meals including free shipping!   22:33 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   23:56 – A CONVERSATION WITH HEIDI POWELL (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Heidi Powell about being fit and healthy as a parent and also about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss.   39:12 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being a fit and healthy parent as you raise great kids!   41:10 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Dr. Meeker answers a question from Esteban about his son that he suspects may be dealing with OCD issues.   44:00 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 97, Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   44:46 – END
It’s the Christmas season, and in light of that, Dr. Meg wanted to do a special Christmas edition of the Parenting Great Kids podcast! If you can learn how to deal with the struggles, joys, and different aspects of Christmas that families deal with every holiday season, you really can make the best of the time with family and friends as Dr. Meg hopes for each of you. Because it’s such a special time of year, Dr. Meeker takes the entire episode to talk about Christmas and didn’t have time for a guest interview or listener questions. As always, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!   0:00 – AD – PINNA STREAMING SERVICE If you’ve been struggling to find a gift that balances fun with education – and something that will keep kids engaged WITHOUT screens – check out Pinna! Pinna combines the best podcasts, audiobooks, and music all in one place, specifically for kids 3-12 years old. Kids can listen to hours of entertaining and educational content spanning comedy, sci-fi, mystery, and more! Give a gift you can feel good about to all the kids on your list! Visit https://pinna.fm/meg to learn more!   1:01 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!   2:12 – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PART 1 Dr. Meg introduces the episode “Christmas Special”. This special episode is all about the Christmas holiday and all the struggles and joys that come along with that.   13:51 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids!   15:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   16:54 – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PART 2 Dr. Meg continues her “Christmas Special” episode. This special episode is all about the Christmas holiday and all the struggles and joys that come along with that.   27:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 96, Christmas Special and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   28:08 – END
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
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
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  
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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Jason B

How much did the CDC pay you for this podcast?

Jul 22nd
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Stephanie Lewis Hamadto

I hate to be Debbie Downer but this episode of super triggering for me. my husband and I both worked and struggled to pay the bills. how exactly do you expect a parent to work less when there is all of the financial responsibilities of the family on our shoulders and are you suggesting that both parents don't work or work less or are you suggesting that just moms stop focusing on their career? I hope this isn't coming across abrasive I have always been a working mom and have battled working mom guilt from the beginning. if episode makes me feel so sad I'm so disempowered

May 25th
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Jacqueline

really great podcast! love to hear more on raising the young ages. thank you

Apr 26th
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Sakina Khambaty

xx me be low

Jan 27th
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Anita Fernandez

Sensible advice and really helpful but some guests are too centred on being Christian which can alienate Non-Christian listeners who also believe in bringing up good kids!

Nov 29th
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4 Wheel Steel

soo true!!

Sep 26th
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Julie Oreno

All of this was very helpful and relevant in my life right now. Thank you

Aug 29th
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Nan Mosaleh

Excellent ! I passed this episode to my daughter and son in law .Thank you !

Mar 22nd
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