Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

#23: Sleep Issues in Kids (with guest Dr. Bill Sears)

February 28, 2017, 7:00 am • 50m

Dealing with sleep issues with your new baby is something all parents have to deal with at some point. There’s so much advice out there to look at, but what advice should you listen to? Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Bill Sears, the “sleep guru” as she calls him, and he has fifty years of experience teaching parents how to handle sleep issues in kids. Along with that conversation, listen to Dr. Meg’s three points to ponder and a social question from a mom that wants to know more about discipline and building relationships with her 15-year-old daughter.  Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – MIDROLL LISTENER SURVEY We want to learn more about you as a listener, so go to and take a quick anonymous survey to help us get to know you! When you’re done, you can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card.   0:41 – AD – TOTAL WIRELESS Get nationwide coverage with the nation’s largest and most dependable networks with Total Wireless starting at $35 per month! Go to for more information about your next wireless plan!   1:09 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Sleep Issues in Kids”. She also sets up her guest interview with Dr. Bill Sears, the “sleep guru” and her “Points to Ponder” segment.   3:29 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about sleep issues in kids and helping your kids form healthy sleep habits.   10:05 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BILL SEARS (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes her guest, Dr. Bill Sears, that she refers to as the “sleep guru”. They discuss how to address many sleep issues parents face and how to develop healthy sleep habits for the whole family.   25:19 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   27:37 – AD – MADISON REED The future of hair color is here, check out and take their easy color quiz to find your perfect shade! Use the promo code “MEG” at checkout to get 10% off plus free shipping on your first color kit.    28:39 – AD – ADVENTURES OF THE SEA KIDS BOOK SERIES As a parent, how can you pass on your faith and values to your children? Check out the six-book series the Adventures Of The Sea Kids to help you teach these concepts to your kids in tangible, relatable ways!  Use the discount code “MEEKERMD” for 25% off your order at   29:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BILL SEARS (PART 2) Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Dr. Bill Sears, that she refers to as the “sleep guru”. They discuss how to address many sleep issues parents face and how to develop healthy sleep habits for the whole family.   40:11 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa about balancing discipline and building a relationship with her 15 year old daughter.   48:38 – PARENT PEP RALLY   49:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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