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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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Child sexual abuse comes in many forms and from many different directions. It can be difficult to spot and identify, but it’s critical to know the signs to look for as well as what you can do to prevent it in your children, or really any child in your life. Dr. Meeker gives you part two of two in this incredible conversation with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon. Shelaine is the founder of the Younique Foundation, and Chris is the executive director and spokesperson for the foundation. Together they have a compelling conversation with Dr. Meg about how hope and healing are possible for victims of childhood sexual abuse. They also give great information about how you can teach your children how to avoid “tricky people” and things you as a parent can look for to spot abusive situations in your children. This is an interview that you just cannot miss! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guests, Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAINE MAXFIELD AND CHRIS YADON (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. The conversation centers around preventing child sexual abuse and is episode 2 of 2 in this series.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAINE MAXFIELD AND CHRIS YADON (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. The conversation centers around preventing child sexual abuse and is episode 2 of 2 in this series.     POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can identify and prevent child sexual abuse.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 121, Defend Innocence Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Child sexual abuse comes in many forms and from many different directions. It can be difficult to spot and identify, but it’s critical to know the signs to look for as well as what you can do to prevent it in your children, or really any child in your life. Dr. Meeker gives you part one of two in this incredible conversation with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon. Shelaine is the founder of the Younique Foundation, and Chris is the executive director and spokesperson for the foundation. Together they have a compelling conversation with Dr. Meg about how hope and healing are possible for victims of childhood sexual abuse. They also give great information about how you can teach your children how to avoid “tricky people” and things you as a parent can look for to spot abusive situations in your children. This is an interview that you just cannot miss! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guests, Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAINE MAXFIELD AND CHRIS YADON (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. The conversation centers around preventing child sexual abuse and is episode 1 of 2 in this series.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH SHELAINE MAXFIELD AND CHRIS YADON (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Shelaine Maxfield and Chris Yadon, founder and executive director/spokesperson for the Younique Foundation. The conversation centers around preventing child sexual abuse and is episode 1 of 2 in this series.     POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can identify and prevent child sexual abuse.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 120, Defend Innocence Part 1 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As a parent, it’s easy to get distracted in the day-to-day and only half listen to what’s going on in your kids’ lives. It’s also easy to think that your job is to enforce, task master things, and correct at every turn. In Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford tackles the biggest challenges facing kids today and equips adults to engage them with humanness and heart, compassion and honesty to discover the deep, life-giving connection everyone is longing for. It’s packed with strategies for helping you be an encourager not an enforcer, guides not half-listeners, and truth-tellers not taskmasters. Dr. Meg sits down with Rachel for a great conversation about these principles and how no matter what has happened in the past, you can help your kids face the biggest stressors in their lives today. This is an interview you don’t want to miss! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL MACY STAFFORD (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids, about how to be the parent that your kids really need. Rachel speaks to how you can encourage your kids to become who they are created to be.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL MACY STAFFORD (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker talks with Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids, about how to be the parent that your kids really need. Rachel speaks to how you can encourage your kids to become who they are created to be.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can encourage instead of enforce, guide instead of half-listen, and tell the truth instead of being a taskmaster.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 119, Helping Kids Navigate Uncertainty and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When things are normal, parenting is difficult. When you add in children that come into your home from difficult backgrounds and bring their own unique set of needs, there are even more challenges on top of that. Connecting with adopted children is also difficult, and that’s why Dr. Meg is speaking with Lisa Qualls, author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. The conversation will give you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your family. On the other side you will see that there is hope for every child, every parent, and every family! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Lisa Qualls, author of The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH LISA QUALLS (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Lisa Qualls about how to make connections with your children, both adopted and birth children. They also talk about her new book The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH LISA QUALLS (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Lisa Qualls about how to make connections with your children, both adopted and birth children. They also talk about her new book The Connected Parent: Real-Life Strategies for Building Trust and Attachment.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how you can create a deeper connection with your children, both adopted and birth.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 118, The Connected Parent and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A frequent topic that Dr. Meeker talks about is the importance of a father in his children’s life. In this episode, she digs into how impactful a father’s conversations with his daughter can be. When life presents difficult choices about sexual relationships, drugs, or alcohol, a father having a close relationship with his daughter can help her have the confidence to make good decisions in those areas. With these things in mind, Dr. Meg wanted you to hear her conversation with Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield and her new book titled Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters. Dr. Canfield is the founder of “The Abba Project”, author of several books on the topic of dads and daughters, and host of the radio program The Dad Whisperer where her purpose is to provide practical resources for dads, especially ones with daughters. This is a conversation for anyone with a daughter in their life! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield, and her book Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MICHELLE WATSON CANFIELD (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an important conversation with Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield about fathers and the impact of talking with their daughters, which is the subject of Dr. Canfield’s newest book Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MICHELLE WATSON CANFIELD (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an important conversation with Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield about fathers and the impact of talking with their daughters, which is the subject of Dr. Canfield’s newest book Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the impact of fathers having conversations with their daughters.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 117, Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters For Dads And Daughters and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Parenting great kids that are wired differently than their peers takes a lot of patience, kindness, and a support group to help you get through the tough times. Whether you are dealing with ADHD, ADD, Autism, or some other differently wired child, having access to the right resources is extremely helpful. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meeker invited Debbie Reber to join her and talk about her new book Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the founder of TiLT Parenting, a top podcast, community, and educational resource for parents raising differently wired children. After living abroad in the Netherlands for the past five years, Debbie, her husband, and 15-year-old son recently moved back to NYC. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg to answer in an upcoming social question episode? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Debbie Reber, and the topic of their conversation: raising differently wired children. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH DEBBIE REBER (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an impactful conversation with Debbie Reber about how to raise a differently wired child.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH DEBBIE REBER (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an impactful conversation with Debbie Reber about how to raise a differently wired child.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to raise exceptional children who are wired differently.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 116, Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
#115: Ask Dr. Meg

#115: Ask Dr. Meg

2020-08-2529:10

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics.   ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   BREAK   ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 115, Ask Dr. Meg and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Being a stepparent is a wonderful blessing, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Blending families, with or without children involved, is hard because you have to get to know a new normal, but you also don’t want to overstep appropriate boundaries that involves loving and discipling any children involved. Often you’re left wondering how you can ever become the step-parent you wanted to be when you said “I do!” These hurdles aren’t impossible to jump, but they do take a good bit of wisdom and discernment. That’s where bestselling author, licensed marriage & family therapist, podcaster, and popular conference speaker, Ron Deal, can bring a good bit of help to a seemingly unwinnable situation. Dr. Meg shares the second part of a 2-part conversation with Ron, and they have a great talk about being a smarter stepparent in a blended family. Ron has a new book called Building Love Together in Blended Families: The Five Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart. This book will give you incredible insight into how to show and receive love in your new family. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by again introducing her special guest, Ron Deal and the second part of their conversation regarding becoming “stepfamily smart”. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker finishes her conversation from last episode with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker finishes her conversation from last episode with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating the journey into a stepfamily.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 114, Building Healthy Stepfamilies Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Being a stepparent is a wonderful blessing, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Blending families, with or without children involved, is hard because you have to get to know a new normal, but you also don’t want to overstep appropriate boundaries that involves loving and discipling any children involved. Often you’re left wondering how you can ever become the step-parent you wanted to be when you said “I do!” These hurdles aren’t impossible to jump, but they do take a good bit of wisdom and discernment. That’s where bestselling author, licensed marriage & family therapist, podcaster, and popular conference speaker, Ron Deal, can bring a good bit of help to a seemingly unwinnable situation. Dr. Meg shares the first of a 2-part conversation with Ron, and they have a great talk about being a smarter stepparent in a blended family. Ron has a new book called Building Love Together in Blended Families: The Five Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart. This book will give you incredible insight into how to show and receive love in your new family. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Ron Deal and their conversation regarding becoming “stepfamily smart”. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating the journey into a stepfamily.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 113, Building Healthy Stepfamilies Part 1 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.meekerparenting.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Talking to your kids about sex seems to be one of the most difficult conversations you will have as a parent. You may be wondering when is the right time, what should you say, and how do you bring up the conversation without making things awkward? These questions are normal, but they don’t have to be something that keeps you from teaching your kids about sex the way they should learn: from someone that loves them and someone they know and trust. If you don’t teach them, someone else will. This is why Dr. Meg wanted to have her friend Dr. Joe McIlhaney on the show to talk about all the concerns you may have going into this discussion. Dr. McIlhaney is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and founded the Medical Institute of Sexual Health in 1992, and with a resume like that he’s sure to give some great information to help you in your parenting journey. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Dr. Joe McIlhaney and their conversation regarding how to have a conversation with your kids about sex. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOE MCILHANEY (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an important conversation with Dr. Joe McIlhaney about the importance of having a conversation with your kids around the topic of sex.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOE MCILHANEY (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has an important conversation with Dr. Joe McIlhaney about the importance of having a conversation with your kids around the topic of sex.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to have the important conversation with your kids about sex.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 112, Talking To Your Kids About Sex and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Relationships are hard, but they are also a great source of personal happiness. Things get complicated dealing with differing expectations of the people involved in the relationships regardless of whether it’s a simple friendship or as close as marriage. The number one question people ask relationship experts is what is the single most important thing you can do for your relationships? That’s the topic of today’s episode as Dr. Meg talks with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. They tackle this subject in their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us: Your Relationships Are Only as Strong as You Are. The three doctors have a great conversation about trying to build intimacy with another person before you have gotten whole on your own causes all your relationships to become an attempt to complete yourself.  Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guests, Les and Leslie Parrott, and talks about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us.   A CONVERSATION WITH LES AND LESLIE PARROTT (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us and how working on yourself really does play an important role in healthy relationships.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH LES AND LESLIE PARROTT (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us and how working on yourself really does play an important role in healthy relationships.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about becoming healthy and whole to improve your relationships with other people.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 111, Health Me, Healthy Us and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, Dr. Meg thought it would be great to devote this entire episode to her conversation with gifted comedian, actor, The Tonight Show guest, children’s book author, and best of all a wonderful dad to five children: Michael Jr! Dr. Meg and Michael Jr. have been friends for many years, and their conversation reflects the depth of their respect for each other. After listening to their conversation about the importance of dads in the lives of kids, hopefully you’ll be inspired to encourage the dads in your life to be a bigger part in their children’s lives. When a dad is involved in the lives of his children, it gives them a greater sense of self-esteem and belief that they can take on what the world throws at them. Dr. Meeker and Michael Jr. also talk about his upcoming movie Selfie Dad and how he and the film crew worked to ensure that the dad in the movie wasn’t the typical buffoon in the script, but that he was a strong figure in his children’s day-to-day life while also incorporating Michael Jr.’s incredible sense of comedy into the film as well. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guest, Michael Jr. and also sharing about his new movie Selfie Dad.   A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL JR (PART 1) In today’s episode, Dr. Meg talks with the great comedian and amazing husband and father of five Michael Jr. They have a special conversation about the importance of fathers and his new movie Selfie Dad.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL JR (PART 2) In today’s episode, Dr. Meg talks with the great comedian and amazing husband and father of five Michael Jr. They have a special conversation about the importance of fathers and his new movie Selfie Dad.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 110, Selfie Dad and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost FIVE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
#109: Ask Dr. Meg

#109: Ask Dr. Meg

2020-06-0231:40

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   WELCOME Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is another installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” episodes, and she covers lots of topics.   ASK DR. MEG (PART 1) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   BREAK   ASK DR. MEG (PART 2) Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 109, Ask Dr. Meg and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When life just seems like it can’t get any worse, it’s almost instinct to just give up and let life happen to you. There’s a feeling of depression that can creep in, and a sense of helplessness can paralyze you if you let it. It takes a lot to press-on and take back your life, but you can do it! After spending years in a home where her father was abusive to her and her mother, and then losing her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, Rebekah Gregory could have given up and decided to be satisfied with her life that seemed like it would always be going from one tragedy to the next. Instead, she stood in the face of adversity and decided to take her life back! Because of all that she’s overcome and how she’s developed into an amazing wife and mother, Dr. Meg knew this was a story that Parenting Great Kids listeners just had to hear. Rebekah tells Dr. Meeker the story of her childhood and how she overcame the odds to become the woman she is today, even though she lost her leg in a terrorist bombing. There’s so much you will be encouraged by from this interview! Also in this episode, Dr. Meeker answers a question from a wife and mother about differing parenting styles between her and her husband beginning to push them apart. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!   WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Taking My Life Back” along with her guest Rebekah Gregory and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH REBEKAH GREGORY (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a wonderful conversation with Rebekah Gregory about taking her life back after it feels like things are spinning out of control.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH REBEKAH GREGORY (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a wonderful conversation with Rebekah Gregory about taking her life back after it feels like things are spinning out of control.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about taking control of your life in the face of adversity.   LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Samona about differing parenting styles between her and her husband beginning to push them apart.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 108, Taking My Life Back and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With struggles coming at them from every angle, young boys need all the help from their parents that they can get to avoid temptations. One temptation that all boys face, but that can be extremely destructive, is pornography. That’s why this episode will be so important for parents of young boys since Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Stephen Arterburn. Stephen is the author of the book Every Man’s Battle, and a nationally and internationally known speaker, and he has great advice and warnings about the temptation surrounding young boys, pornography, and how demeaning and objectifying it is toward women. This is an episode that parents of boys cannot afford to miss! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers questions from a mom about her 6 year old daughter who does a “happy dance” that mom is concerned will turn into OCD and from a mom about her 8 year old son who always wants to sleep with mommy and daddy. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!   WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Pornography and Boys: Part 2” along with her guest Stephen Arterburn and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.   A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ARTERBURN (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a powerful conversation with Stephen Arterburn about how pornography affects boys, young and old alike.   BREAK   A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ARTERBURN (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a powerful conversation with Stephen Arterburn about how pornography affects boys, young and old alike.   POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to help your boys avoid the pitfalls of pornography.   LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Kathy about her 6 year old daughter who does a “happy dance” that mom is concerned will turn into OCD and from Julie about her 8 year old son who always wants to sleep with mommy and daddy.   PARENT PEP RALLY   FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 107, Pornography and Boys Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   END See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With struggles coming at them from every angle, young boys need all the help from their parents that they can get to avoid temptations. One temptation that all boys face, but that can be extremely destructive, is pornography. That’s why this episode will be so important for parents of young boys since Dr. Meg interviews Stephen Arterburn. Stephen is the author of the book Every Man’s Battle, and a nationally and internationally known speaker, and he has great advice and warnings about the temptation surrounding young boys, pornography, and how demeaning and objectifying it is toward women. This is an episode that parents of boys cannot afford to miss! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers questions from a mom about her 14 year old daughter who is in therapy for anger issues and from a mom about the importance of her husband spending one-on-one time with their twin boys. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next! 0:00 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com. 0:44 – AD – SKYLIGHT FRAME Skylight Frame is the touch-screen photo frame you can email photos to any time, from anywhere. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift – everyone in your family can just email photos to Mom’s Skylight and they’ll pop up in her home in seconds. It’s a great way to feel close to those you love even when you’re separated. Now, as a special holiday offer, you can get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go to SkylightFrame.comand enter code MEG. 1:55 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Pornography and Boys” along with her guest Stephen Arterburn and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. 3:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ARTERBURN (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a powerful conversation with Stephen Arterburn about how pornography affects boys, young and old alike. 15:22 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month! 16:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ARTERBURN (PART 2) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a powerful conversation with Stephen Arterburn about how pornography affects boys, young and old alike. 34:03 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to help your boys avoid the pitfalls of pornography. 36:23 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Desiré about her 14 year old daughter who is in therapy for anger issues and from Emily on the importance of her husband’s one-on-one time with their twin boys. 41:02 – PARENT PEP RALLY 42:14 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 106, Pornography and Boys and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! 42:46 – END See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Waking up in the middle of the night to take care of your kids is always stressful. Is it a dirty diaper? Is it a bad dream? Is it that baby is hungry? All these questions run through your head as you make your way over to take care of the baby. And then, while you’re taking care of baby, feeding or comforting, you can make the most of your unexpected awake time by praying or reading a devotional. In this episode, Dr. Meg asked her associate, Lisbeth Keen, to interview Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts. They are a mother and daughter duo responsible for the Midnight Momblog as well as the new book Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest. The book is a great resource for mothers who find themselves awake for various reasons in the middle of the night taking care of the kiddos. Every prayer can either be directed toward yourself or toward a friend or family member that you know is working through the stresses of raising children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers questions from parents who are concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next! 0:00 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com. 1:09 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Midnight Mom Devotional” along with her guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. 2:38 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON AND SUSAN PITTS (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has Lisbeth Keen filling in to interview her guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts as they talk about their blog and new book Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest. 13:04 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com. 14:29 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month! 15:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON AND SUSAN PITTS (PART 1) In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has Lisbeth Keen filling in to interview her guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts as they talk about their blog and new book Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest. 24:50 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to have peace as a mom during stressful times. 26:37 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers two questions from listeners asking about issues around the Coronavirus pandemic. 31:49 – PARENT PEP RALLY 32:42 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 105, Midnight Mom Devotional and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! 33:13 – END See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As our country faces a crisis unlike anything we have faced, Dr. Meeker felt it was important to talk to you about Coronavirus. All of us are working diligently to keep our families protected and naturally there are concerns about whether we are doing the right things or doing enough to stay well. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice on taking care of your family, teaching your kids about avoiding infection, and what to do if you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus. Your kids need to be able to look to their parents for great information, instructions on what to do, and know that their family is going to be ok, and you are just the great parent to do that! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from two different moms about the impact of Coronavirus on their families. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next! 0:00 – AD – KHAN ACADEMY KIDS Khan Academy Kids is an award-winning educational app with thousands of interactive activities, exercises, games, and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for kids ages 2-7. It covers a range of subjects including early literacy, reading, writing, math, social emotional learning, PLUS creative and physical activities. Best of all, it’s 100% FREE! Learn more at khan.co/freekidsapp. 1:19 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Coronavirus: What To Do As A Parent” and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. 2:16 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks to her listeners about the impact of the Coronavirus on all of our lives. She gives insight into things like how to protect yourself and your family as well as what to do if you think you’ve been exposed. 9:22 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month! 10:44 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/meg now to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase! 12:11 – A CONVERSATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks to her listeners about the impact of the Coronavirus on all of our lives. She gives insight into things like how to protect yourself and your family as well as what to do if you think you’ve been exposed. 24:16 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you consider how to take care of your family during the Coronavirus pandemic. 28:14 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Alyssa about the chances of her 6-year-old, who until recently was in school, could infect the rest of the family with Coronavirus and another question from Lisa who is concerned about her husband possibly being exposed to Coronavirus. 31:37 – PARENT PEP RALLY 32:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 104, Coronavirus: What To Do As A Parent and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! 33:03 – END See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When you get to the “storybook” wedding day, often you can’t imagine how your marriage could possibly end in divorce. The reality is, it happens, but that doesn’t make you a terrible person or a bad parent. Sometimes a redemption story comes out of the rubble as was the case with Dr. Meg’s guest this episode, Tracey Lynn Russell. Tracey felt like she was living a dream marrying what she thought was the man of her dreams. It turns out, that day became a nightmare as her husband felt they made a mistake. Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there, and Tracey’s story is helpful to those going through similar things. You’re going to enjoy this conversation! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from a mom about her shy 6 year old and from another mom about appropriate screen time for her 4 year old. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next! 0:00 – AD – KHAN ACADEMY KIDS Khan Academy Kids is an award-winning educational app with thousands of interactive activities, exercises, games, and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for kids ages 2-7. It covers a range of subjects including early literacy, reading, writing, math, social emotional learning, PLUS creative and physical activities. Best of all, it’s 100% FREE! Learn more at khan.co/freekidsapp. 0:50 – AD – HARD ROCK ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS Book a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana from July 2nd to July 6th, and on July 3rd, the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing LIVE in concert followed by a meet-and-greet. Your stay will be jam packed with daily activities where kids get to mingle with their favorite KIDZ BOP Kids, with non-stop dance parties, pool parties, and more! For more information visit hardrockhotelpuntacana.com. 1:56 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Save My Marriage” along with her guest Tracey Lynn Russell and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. 3:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH TRACEY LYNN RUSSELL (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with her guest, Tracey Lynn Russell, about the story of her marriage ending and how God redeemed the story when she re-married her husband. 14:48 – AD – KIWI CO KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/meg to find out more about their projects for kids! 16:40 – AD – BETTER HELP TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month! 17:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH TRACEY LYNN RUSSELL (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with her guest, Tracey Lynn Russell, about the story of her marriage ending and how God redeemed the story when she re-married her husband. 28:01 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how a divorce affects your family and how you can still be a great parent if you are going through one. 30:05 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa about her shy 6 year old and from another mom named Lisa about appropriate screen time for her 4 year old. 35:12 – PARENT PEP RALLY 35:52 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 103, Save My Marriage and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! 36:24 – END See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With the month of March being National Birth Defect Prevention Month, what better interview to conduct than one from a mom that gave birth to a baby with a birth defect. Dr. Meg talks with Stacey Mandel about her daughter who was born at 27 weeks and how she handled having a premature baby and also her feelings about her newborn daughter’s birth defect. Because of an incredible, life-saving injection of pulmonary surfactants (developed with funding provided by the March of Dimes), Stacey’s daughter Maxi was able to survive being born very early and without any lung defects. This conversation is an incredible testament to modern medicine helping provide life in an otherwise hopeless situation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next! 0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES March of Dimes is the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, they empower every mom and every family. For more information, visit MarchOfDimes.org/parentinggreatkids! 1:14 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Parenting a Child with a Birth Defect” along with her guest Stacey Mandel and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away. 2:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH STACEY MANDEL (PART 1) Dr. Meeker talks with Stacey Mandel about the challenges of giving birth to a premature baby and subsequently managing the fears around birth defects and surgery that helps correct them. 16:50 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES March of Dimes is the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, they empower every mom and every family. For more information, visit MarchOfDimes.org/parentinggreatkids! 17:49 – A CONVERSATION WITH STACEY MANDEL (PART 2) Dr. Meeker talks with Stacey Mandel about the challenges of giving birth to a premature baby and subsequently managing the fears around birth defects and surgery that helps correct them. 32:32 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about parenting a child with a birth defect. 35:01 – PARENT PEP RALLY 35:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 102, Parenting A Child With A Birth Defect and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! 36:03 – END See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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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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