Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

#12: A Mother's Hope, A Child's Miracle (with guest Christy Beam)

September 27, 2016, 6:00 am • 37m

Many parents worry about their child’s health, a specific illness, or simply the “what-if’s” when it comes to parenting. “What if my child turns away from me, what if my child flunks out of school or what if my child gets a terminal illness.” Fear is a regular part of parenting. But parenting out of fear robs parents- and their children- of the joy that they were meant to experience in life. We can overcome fear and we can get worry under control because the truth is, we have a lot less control over our children’s lives than we think we do. We will hear the extraordinary story of one mother who lived with the pain of her young daughter’s chronic illness. Her daughter lived in and out of hospitals and experienced abdominal pain daily. We will hear how this mother coped with her daughter’s life-threatening illness and then the miraculous event that changed them both. This is the story of Christy Beam. Her story became a popular movie with Jennifer Gardner called Miracles for Heaven. 0:27 – WELCOME Many parents worry about their child’s health, a specific illness, or simply “what ifs”. We can overcome fear and worry. This episode features an interview with author Christy Beam about the experiences with her daughter that led to the book and major motion picture starring Jennifer Gardner called Miracles From Heaven.   2:11 – PARENTING TOOL – E-Newsletter Go to for a special gift and sign up.   2:37 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTY BEAM Dr. Meg talks with author Christy Beam about the extraordinary events that unfolded when her daughter fell through a tree and lived to tell about what she experienced. She talks about the book that came from that called Miracles From Heaven as well as the film that followed and her involvement through it all as a mother.   20:45 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg shares her three points for you that are parent ready to start today!   30:35 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Dr. Meg answers an email question from a nanny about caring for a child with autism.   34:19 – PARENT PEP RALLY   37:00 – CALL TO ACTION Get to for a special gift and sign up for the E-newsletter. Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, Rate and leave a review on iTunes!

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