Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

by Dr. Meg Meeker

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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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#86: Dealing With Migraine Headaches (with guests Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson)

July 30, 2019 • 58m

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.

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

February 28, 2017 • 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 podsurvey.com/meg 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 totalwireless.com 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 megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   27:37 – AD – MADISON REED The future of hair color is here, check out madison-reed.com 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 glmpublishing.net   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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com 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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#36: Kids and Faith (with guest Abdu Murray)

August 29, 2017 • 54m

Talking with your kids about faith is an important topic for many families these days, and your job as a parent is to help them develop that role of faith in their lives. Because faith is such a big topic, Dr. Meg invited Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews, to sit down and have a conversation about Kids and Faith. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – COOPER TIRE Cooper Tires has more than a century of experience in manufacturing comfortable, capable tires. Each Cooper tire is made to last for thousands of miles and to help get you safely where you need to go and back again! You can count on Cooper Tires, an American company since 1914! For more information or to find a Cooper Tires dealer near you, visit CooperTires.com today!   0:50 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ Tastiness is the number 1 reason kids choose a snack. With GoGo squeeZ, you get an all-natural, 100% fruit with no artificial anything! GoGo squeeZ comes in a squeezable pouch so kids can enjoy it anywhere. There are many fruit blends to enjoy, and even some that have Fruit and Veggiez, you’re kids are going to love it!!   1:40 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Faith”. She also teases her conversation with Abdu Murray, her three points to ponder, and a question from a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all.   3:16 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about talking with your kids about the importance of faith in your family.   9:56 – 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 megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!   12:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH ABDU MURRAY (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. They talk about the importance that faith plays in the lives of your kids.   29:52 – AD – SUN BASKET Summer is here and that means two things: the kids are out of school and you’re now in charge of all their meals! It used to be a challenge to find healthy, kid-friendly meals, but now there’s Sun Basket! Sun Basket’s new Family Menu makes it easy to cook recipes the whole family will love! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get 50% off your first order!   31:07 – AD – THIRDLOVE It’s no secret, bra shopping is a drag!! What if you could skip the lines, dressing rooms, all the hassle and find the perfect fitting bra in minutes? Sound good?  Then check out Third Love! Third Love is obsessed with finding the perfect fit, and that’s why they have half cup sizes. Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get your perfect ThirdLove bra and try it for 30 days for free, just pay $2.99 shipping!   32:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ABDU MURRAY (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. They talk about the importance that faith plays in the lives of your kids.     46:19 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Rhonda, a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all.   52:25 – PARENT PEP RALLY   53:17 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 36, Kids and Faith and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com 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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#25: Raising Great Girls (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

March 28, 2017 • 51m

This week’s episode is the first in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks with him about many of the struggles parents have these days and his advise on how to raise girls in a society determined to knock you off course. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom about her young daughter trying to grow up too fast. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – SQUARESPACE Get your website up and running with web tools from SQUARESPACE. SQUARESPACE gives you the ability to create an online platform from which you can make your next big idea known to the world! Use the offer code “MEG” to get 10% off your first purchase! Start your free trial today at squarespace.com!   0:42 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Great Girls”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom concerned that her little girl is trying to grow up too quickly.   2:31 – PARENTING RESOURCES Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and pre-order today and receive a bundle of digital resources created especially for you. HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need releases May 15, 2017.   4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1) Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising a great girl!   13:50 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on what to do and what to watch for when raising girls in society today.   30:02 – AD – SQUARESPACE Are you starting a new business, changing careers, or launching a creative project? SQUARESPACE gives you the ability to create an online platform from which you can make your next big idea known to the world! Use the offer code “MEG” to get 10% off your first purchase PLUS a free domain! Start your free trial today at squarespace.com!   31:34 – 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 glmpublishing.net   32:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on what to do and what to watch for when raising girls in society today.   41:23 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Kristen about her 8-year-old daughter trying to grow up too fast.   50:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY   50:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com 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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#79: Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers (with guest Anthony Oneal)

April 23, 2019 • 49m

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 FATHER 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 FATHER 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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#13: Kids And Money (with guest Rachel Cruze)

October 11, 2016 • 43m

Dr. Meg talks with financial expert and author Rachel Cruze about her new book Love Your Life Not Theirs. They discuss kids and money, specifically contentment and comparisons that parents face and how that impacts their children. This episode also features Dr. Meg’s Points To Ponder as well as a featured social question about a mother who is trying to be less explosive with her child. 0:27 – WELCOME   1:20 – PARENTING TOOL – Dr. Meg’s books Go to megmeekermd.com for information on her books or online programs.   2:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks to Rachel about kids and money. Rachel’s new book Love Your Life Not Theirs is available at rachelcruze.com.   21:38 – TAKE THE SURVEY AND SUPPORT THE PODCAST podsurvey.com/meg. Take the survey and enter a monthly drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.   22:44 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE (PART 2) Dr. Meg concludes her conversation with Rachel about kids and money.   27:15 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg shares her three points for you that are parent ready to start today!   35:34 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her @megmeekermd. Dr. Meg answers an email question from a mom who has explosions and yells at her child. She asks Dr. Meg for any tips on how to avoid the behavior.   41:23 – PARENT PEP RALLY   42:58 – CALL TO ACTION Like Dr. Meg Meeker on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @megmeekermd Share the podcast, write an iTunes review, and click subscribe. We appreciate it!

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#60: Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (with guest Victor Marx)

July 17, 2018 • 42m

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental health problem, and it can happen to anyone. It doesn’t mean that you are weak or that you will deal with the symptoms the rest of your life. PTSD can even affect children. Knowing what symptoms to look for in you, your spouse, or your children is why Dr. Meeker talked with Victor Marx about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing that caused him to deal with PTSD. Victor is an expert martial artist, former U.S. Marine, filmmaker and a sought after speaker. Victor is the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from another mother about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   0:49 – AD – KIND When it comes to packing your kid’s lunchbox in the morning, the struggle is real. You might not have time to cut fruit in star shapes, but you can still be a hero with KIND Kids Bars. KIND Kids Bars have 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ granola bar and come in flavors kids love. To get 20% off your order of KIND Kids Bars, go to KindSnacks.com/megand enter code “MEG” at checkout. Complete offer details are available at: kindsnacks.com/kidsoffer   2:09 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. She also teases her conversation with Victor Marx, her points to ponder, and listener questions from a mom about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from another mother about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper.   3:46 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you ever feel like you have weights on your shoulders and you just don’t enjoy parenting? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. 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!   4:36 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder!   7:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help others overcome their struggles with PTSD.   23:47 – AD – CDC MILESTONES TRACKER APP Moms and dads, no one knows your kids like you do. You know they love spinach, only wear green on Wednesdays, and hate those scratchy purple socks. But do you know if their development is on track? Now there’s a free app to help you figure that out, and it’s developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, your child is growing, developing and learning every day. The Milestone Tracker app gives you a checklist with photos and videos from ages 2 months up to 5 years to help you chart your child’s development progress. Visit the app store or Google Play to download CDCs free Milestones Tracker app today!   25:21 – AD – KNEIPP Kneipp has been creating plant-based, vegan products for the last 125 years. The products are also dermatologist tested and recommended, cruelty free, paraben free, and do not contain any preservatives, paraffins, or silicone and mineral oils. Kneipp offers a wide variety of products like mineral bath salts, herbal bath oils, foot care, and more! For 15% off your first order, go to Kneipp.comand use the promo code “PARENTING”.   26:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help others overcome their struggles with PTSD.   34:40 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Martina about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from Marie about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper   41:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY   41:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 60, Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and 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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#19: Conversations from the Road (with Michael Jr.)

January 03, 2017 • 27m

During Dr. Meg’s travels as she speaks at live events, she often engages with great thought leaders about parenting and beyond. This episode features a conversation with Michael, Jr., a brilliant stand-up comedian and recently a children’s book author. They discuss the importance of making time to be a parent to your children.   0:00 – WELCOME Before her backstage conversation, Dr. Meg talks about her guest, Michael, Jr.   2:08 – PARENTING RESOURCES Sign up for Dr. Meg’s email newsletter and get a free gift and information about Dr. Meg’s upcoming book release! Go to megmeekermd.com and sign up today!   2:31 – A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL JR. (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Michael Jr. about the challenges of being a dad as he travels doing stand-up comedy.   12:10 – AD – SPRING OF LIFE-DAILY ENERGY Check out Daily Energy, a natural one-a-day superfood solution for energy and nutrition, and get a 30% discount for being one of Dr. Meg’s listeners! Go to getdailyenergy.com/meg for your discount an more information.   13:16 – AD – PREP DISH Avoid the stress of trying to figure out what is for dinner with Prep Dish. Get delicious recipes and shopping lists emailed to you every week! Go to prepdish.com/parenting for a free two-week trial.   14:44 – A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL JR. (PART 2) Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Michael Jr. about the challenges of being a dad as he travels doing stand-up comedy.   24:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY   26:18 – CALL TO ACTION Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com   Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, Rate and leave a review on iTunes!

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#74: Kids and Screens: Help for Parents (with guest Dr. Tom Kersting)

February 12, 2019 • 46m

Everywhere you turn, screens are in the faces of you and your children. What effects do these screens have on you and your kids? How do you ensure your child is limited to a healthy amount of screen time each day? What can you do to set the example for your children when it comes to using technology with a screen? These are all questions that parents have in a world where technology is constantly increasing. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg sits down with family therapist Dr. Tom Kersting. Dr. Kersting is an expert in the field of mental health, families, parenting in the digital age, and over-device use. He also wrote a book called Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. He and Dr. Meg talk about strategies to employ to raise your greatkids in this digital age. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! And because we didn’t want to cut the interview with Dr. Kersting short, we chose to wait until next episode to answer listener questions. 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 – MARCH OF DIMES We are proud to be sponsored by the March of Dimes. This month, March of Dimes is observing Birth Defects Prevention Month as partners with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 
Birth defects are more common than most people think. They affect about 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. Thankfully, there are some actions that women can take to increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy! For more information, visit CDC’s website at cdc.govor March of Dimes at marchofdimes.org.   0:56 – 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!   2:07 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Screens: Help for Parents.” She also teases her conversation with Tom Kersting and her points to ponder.   3:44 – 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!   4:23 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TOM KERSTING (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Tom Kersting and talk about his book Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. They also talk about different strategies for parents to employ to prevent themselves from being distracted and also how to keep kids from becoming distracted as well!   22:56 – 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 smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!   25:08 – AD – FLAMINGO Founded by a collective of women at Harry’s, a brand that reinvented shaving for men, Flamingo’s mission is to create better hair removal solutions for women. Products are designed for every step of your hair removal routine, and made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, or petrochemicals. And, because Flamingo wants you to enjoy shaving in 2019, they are offering our listeners the Flamingo Shave Set – which includes: An ergonomic, weighted razor with a textured grip and hydrating aloe strip – available in three colors with metal accents, 2 five-blade cartridges made to the same standards as mens’, foaming shave gel with aloe vera, body lotion that hydrates and exfoliates, a hook to store your razor in the shower, and a reusable travel pouch! A $22 value, it’s yours for just $16 plus free shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/MEG!   27:04 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TOM KERSTING (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Tom Kersting and talk about his book Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. They also talk about different strategies for parents to employ to prevent themselves from being distracted and also how to keep kids from becoming distracted as well!     42:14 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating a world full of screens as your raise your kids.   45:14 – PARENT PEP RALLY   45:50 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 74, Kids and Screens: Help for Parentsand 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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#75: Marriage and Your Kids (with guest Dr. Les Parrott)

February 26, 2019 • 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 milklife.com!   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 VisitPanamaCityBeach.com!   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 smilobaby.com, 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 thirdlove.com/megnow 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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#56: Reading Aloud to Your Kids (with guest Sarah MacKenzie)

June 05, 2018 • 57m

Literacy and a vast vocabulary are very important attributes for your kids to have as they grow into productive members of society. The question is, how can you promote both without seeming like the parent that forces your children to memorize the dictionary? In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers two questions from moms about a single mom handling questions about her daughter’s dad and another about a homeschooling mom going back to work more. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! 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!   1:39 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Reading Aloud to Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Sarah MacKenzie and her points to ponder.   2:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!   3:41 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about reading aloud to your kids!   7:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.   25:33 – AD – SUNBASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   27:31 – AD – THIRD LOVE Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. 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!   29:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.   47:02 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers two questions from her listeners. The first question comes from Kate and she asks about how she and her sister should talk to her niece about her niece’s absentee father. The second question comes from Heidi, and she is asking about how her five kids will react to her part-time work taking up a little more time and discontinuing her homeschooling with the kids.   55:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY   56:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 56, Reading Aloud to Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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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#106: Pornography and Boys Part 1 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)

April 21, 2020 • 44m

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

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#91: Brain Health 101 (with guest Dr. Daniel Amen)

October 08, 2019 • 44m

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

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#65: Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

September 25, 2018 • 41m

There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Leonard Sax and he gives his advice for handling this issue as a parent these days. Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT as a 19 year old, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his PhD in psychology and an MD. He has written many books on raising kids including: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, The Collapse of Parenting, and Why Gender Matters.This is part one of a two part series with Dr. Sax talks with Dr. Meg about gender identity issues in children and teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and asks you to send in your questions for a future “Ask Dr. Meg” episode. 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 – EVELYN AND BOBBIE Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of knickers with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!   0:51 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM A five-letter word lies at the core of self-improvement and motivation: S-L-E-E-P! Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   1:58 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, and her points to ponder.   4:11 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. 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!   5:03 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with gender identity issues in children and teenagers.   8:03 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.   21:26 – AD – SUN BASKET When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   23:45 – 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!   25:40 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.   39:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In order to leave room for the entire interview with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg is not answering a listener question this episode. Please continue to email her your questions because she is collecting them for an upcoming “Ask Dr. Meg” episode!   40:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY   41:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 65, Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 and 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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#78: Helping Kids Identify And Express Their Feelings (with guests Christi and Dr. Josh Straub)

April 09, 2019 • 50m

If you have young children, you know that roller coasters of emotion are just a part of the deal. There’s ups and downs, sometimes all within a five minute window. Knowing how to teach your kids what each emotion feels like and how to express that emotion in a healthy way can seem like an impossible task That’s why Dr. Meg has enlisted experts Dr. Joshua Straub and his wife Christi to talk about helping kids identify and express their feelings. They have a new kids book out called What Am I Feeling? that is about Sam and his friends understanding what they are feeling and what to do when those feelings take control. 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 in an upcoming episode, 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 “Helping Kids Identify and Express Their Feelings.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub and her points to ponder. 2:01 – 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! 2:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSH AND CHRISTI STRAUB (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub. In this conversation they discuss how to teach your kids about their emotions, identify their feelings, and how to express them in a healthy way. 25:32 – 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! 27:08 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSH AND CHRISTI STRAUB (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Josh and Christi Straub. In this conversation they discuss how to teach your kids about their emotions, identify their feelings, and how to express them in a healthy way. 45:33 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids identify and express emotions. 48:22 – PARENT PEP RALLY 49:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 78, Helping Kids Identify And Express Their Feelings 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!

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

September 27, 2016 • 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 megmeekermd.com 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 megmeekermd.com 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 askmeg@megmeekermd.com Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, Rate and leave a review on iTunes!

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#84: Living With A Child Fighting Cancer (with guests Bo and Nicole White)

July 02, 2019 • 37m

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!

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#54: Raising Kind Kids (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)

May 08, 2018 • 44m

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice that will help you on your journey to raising kids that are filled with kindness. She talks with Dr. Thomas Lickona who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.   0:40 – AD – MARC’S MISSION When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior...Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.comto learn more!   1:42 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Kind Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Thomas Lickona, her points to ponder, and a listener question from who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son.   4:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!   4:43 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising kind kids!   10:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.   21:37 – AD – MABEL’S LABELS What moms out there can relate to the frustration of feeling like you’re constantly replacing the items that you send to daycare and school with your kids? Mabel’s Labels’ stylish, durable labels are the perfect solution for all the stuff your kids lose. Simply personalize your labels online and they’ll get shipped for FREE to your door, ready to peel- and- stick on all your bottles, clothing, lunch boxes and more. Visit mabelslabels.com/greatkidstoday to start customizing your own, and if you use the code “GREATKIDS”, you’ll get 20% off your next order!   22:47 – AD – SUNBASKET As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   24:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.   37:55 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from a single mom, Michelle, who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son.   43:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 54, Raising Kind Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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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#67: Motherhood and Marriage (with guest Becky Thompson)

October 23, 2018 • 52m

With all the stresses of raising great kids, oftentimes the marriage suffers as a result of giving your spouse the “leftovers”. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heartand Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood, about balancing being a great mother and also being a great wife. Both of these things can exist in the same household, and they discuss how to make that happen in your marriage, too!Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit. 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 – EVELYN AND BOBBIE Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of underwear with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!   0:58 – AD – BUILD A BEAR Make birthday memories that will last a lifetime at Build-A-Bear Workshop. During their birthday month, kids get to count their candles before making their own Birthday Treat Bear. The Birthday Treat Bear is made just for birthdays, and only costs as much as the age you’re celebrating, so if your child is turning 5, the Birthday Treat Bear only costs 5 dollars! Visit buildabear.comto become a Bonus Club member for FREE and learn more about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop   2:06 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Marriage.” She also teases her conversation with Becky Thompson, her points to ponder, and a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.   4:07 – PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. 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!   4:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.   31:39 – 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!   33:13 – AD – SUN BASKET When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!   35:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.   45:14 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with motherhood and marriage.   47:52 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Barry and Jane about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.   51:02 – PARENT PEP RALLY   51:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 67, Motherhood and Marriage and 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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#64: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)

September 11, 2018 • 44m

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is the second of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – COFFEE AND CRAYONS PODCAST Summer camps are wrapping up and kids and parents are ready for back to school! It’s a time for parents to set up their kids for success and give them the support they need to thrive. But, everyone needs support, even parents! And, who better to help than fellow moms and dads. On the Coffee and Crayons podcast, host and parent Mallory Kasdan is everyone’s back to school wing-mom. In each episode, Mallory talks compassion, creativity and inclusion with parenting influencers and everyday people. Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts!   1:13 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.   3:07 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.   5:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.   18:26 – AD – MODCLOTH Autumn has arrived at ModCloth! Put a stylish spin on the season with classics like a tweed blazer and a corduroy jumper! At ModCloth, find a variety of looks in a full size-range from XXS to 4X! Count on ModCloth’s team of ModStylists for help putting together your perfect look. And this Halloween season, ModCloth has something to suit each and every ghoul!To get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more, go to ModCloth.comand enter code “MEG” at checkout. This offer is valid for one time use only and expires on December 8, 2018.   19:55 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM Sleep (or lack of sleep) affects every area of your life, from your health to how you look each day. Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.   21:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.   34:57 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Heidi, a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from Rebecca, an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.   42:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY   43:16 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 64, Screen Time With Your Kids and 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!   PARENTING RESOURCES Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. 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!  

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