Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

#75: Marriage and Your Kids (with guest Dr. Les Parrott)

February 26, 2019, 3:30 pm • 43m

Often times, as parents give everything they have to careers, shuttling kids around, and maintaining a social life. This usually leaves nothing in the tank to give your spouse. This is why Dr. Meg thought it was so important to talk to Dr. Les Parrott to help communicate how important a strong, stable marriage is to your great kids! Dr. Parrott is a clinical psychologist and is married to Dr. Leslie Parrott who is a marriage and family therapist. Part of Les and Leslie’s vision for building stronger, life-long marriages is to equip a band of more than a million marriage mentors who walk alongside less experienced couples. Research reveals that marriage mentoring is one of the best things we can do to cut the divorce rate and improve marriages – whether couples are engaged, newly married or married for decades. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! You also hear Dr. Meg’s answer to a mom asking about her high school daughter’s stress level concerning her future education plans. 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!   0:59 – 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!   1:32 – JOIN DR. MEG FOR A LIVE-STREAM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2019! Dr. Meg Meeker is hosting a live-stream on Wednesday February 27, 2019, on healthy marriages and co-parenting at 7 PM EST, send in your questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.comahead of the live-stream and put “parenting livestream” in the subject line!   2:18 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Marriage and Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Les Parrott and her points to ponder.   3:56 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LES PARROTT (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Les Parrott. They talk about the importance of a strong marriage when raising kids, and how you, too, can build on the marriage foundation you already have!   18:30 – AD – SMILO Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!   20:35 – 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 to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!   22:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LES PARROTT (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Les Parrott. They talk about the importance of a strong marriage when raising kids, and how you, too, can build on the marriage foundation you already have!   34:38 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about building a strong marriage to help you raise your great kids.   36:33 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from Maria about the level of stress her high school daughter is dealing with as she plans her future education on the path to become a pediatrician. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   41:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY   42:33 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 75, Marriage And Your Kidsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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