Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

Parenting Great Kids with 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. New episodes available every other week.

Episodes

#17: The Holidays (You Can Actually Enjoy Them)  

Merry Christmas from Dr. Meg! In order to understand how to make the holidays more enjoyable, each one of us must figure out what makes them so unenjoyable. In other words, what puts us over the edge from Thanksgiving to Christmas. For each person this list may vary but there are some common threads and Dr. Meg discusses them in this episode. Also featured, a question from a father about daughters and their iPhones and another father asks how to respond to his son about his deceased grandmother. Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

 

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1:18– WELCOME

Dr. Meg sets up the topic about surviving the holidays and actually enjoying it with family and friends. She also sets up her Let’s Get Social segment.

PARENTING TOOL – HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE
For this free download, go to megmeekermd.com/holidays.

POINTS TO PONDER (PART 1)
Dr. Meg shares her Points To Ponder, tips to survive and enjoy the holidays.

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POINTS TO PONDER (PART 2)
Dr. Meg continues sharing her Points To Ponder, tips to survive and enjoy the holidays.

 

LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her @megmeekermd.
Dr. Meg answers email questions from a father about daughters and their iPhones and another father asks how to respond to his son about his deceased grandmother.

 

PARENT PEP RALLY

 

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!

#16: Teaching Children Service And Gratitude  

Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. Meg! Parents, this week is a great opportunity to teach your children how to be grateful. Dr. Meg shares about an organization she supports called Food For The Hungry in Bolivia. Food for the Hungry teaches parents how to grow vegetables, raise fish farms and provide lifesaving nutrients to their starving children. She recently visited Food for the Hungry in Bolivia with her son because she believes that the best way to teach children to be grateful is through teaching them to serve those who are less fortunate. Dr. Meg also talks about gratitude and offers her Points To Ponder. Also featured, a question from a mother who feels her 6-year-old boy is starting to engage in inappropriate boy talk with other boys. Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

 

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1:00 – WELCOME

 

Dr. Meg sets up the topic, including the story about her mission trip to Bolivia with Food For The Hungry. She also sets up her Let’s Get Social segment and her Points To Ponder segment.

 

4:07 – SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY – FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY

 

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5:17 – TEACHING CHILDREN TO SERVE / BOLIVIA STORY SPOTLIGHT

 

Dr. Meg talks about the importance of teaching your children about serving. She shares a story spotlight about her trip to Bolivia with Food For The Hungry.

 

10:38 – POINTS TO PONDER (PART 1)

 

Dr. Meg shares her Points To Ponder about how to teach children gratitude.

 

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17:22 – BITSBOX AD

 

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18:27 – POINTS TO PONDER (PART 2)

 

Dr. Meg continues sharing her Points To Ponder about how to teach children gratitude.

 

25:56 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

 

Email Dr. Meg askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her @megmeekermd.

Dr. Meg answers an email question from a mother who feels her 6-year-old boy is starting to engage in inappropriate boy talk with other boys. 

 

30:32 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

31:43 – 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!

#15: When Mom Or Dad Is Ill (Parenting Through Adversity)  

Every parent will face adversity. Some will feel overwhelming, even terrifying. The adversity may involve a terminal illness, a dramatic life-changing event, a job loss or a divorce. And when life turns tough, we have a choice about how we will respond. Will the hardship be our undoing or will it makes us stronger? Thinking about how we will respond is critical for our children because as we respond, they watch us. And more importantly, their security or fear will revolve around how we respond- what we say and what we express. Even in the midst of pain, we must lead our children and help them by allowing the difficulty to strengthen us, not make us weaker. This is the story of Cheryl Wilkinson, a mother of three children, who lived with breast cancer and battled it bravely. It is the story of hundreds of thousands of parents who have confronted life- threatening illness and fought hard. It is a story of strength, love and the blessings that came to her whole family. Dr. Meg shares her Points To Ponder and answers an email from a single mother about her son’s father. Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg sets up the topic, including her conversation later in the episode with Cheryl Wilkinson, wife and mother of three children, who lived with breast cancer and battled it bravely. She also sets up her “Let’s Get Social” and her “Points To Ponder” segments.

3:01 – PARENTING TOOL – Dr. Meg’s Website Resource Section

Go to megmeekermd.com and click on resources to see new online courses, tool kits, and books.

3:57 – POINTS TO PONDER
Dr. Meg shares her three points for you about parenting through adversity.

9:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHERYL WILKINSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks to guest Cheryl Wilkinson about her battle with breast cancer as a mother and wife.

17:41 – 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.

18:41 – GET HELLO FRESH

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19:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHERYL WILKINSON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg concludes her conversation with guest Cheryl Wilkinson about how she parented in the middle of breast cancer.

31:04 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her @megmeekermd.
Dr. Meg answers an email question from a single mother. Her son is asking about his

father and she isn’t sure telling her son about him is a good idea.

35:48 – PARENT PEP RALLY

36:57 – 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!

#14: Helping Your Kids Dream Big (with guest David A.R. White)  

Dr. Meg talks with filmmaker David A.R. White (producer of the blockbuster movie God’s Not Dead) about his new book Between Heaven And Hollywood. Other features include Dr. Meg’s Points To Ponder and she answers an email question about a little boy who won’t listen to his parents.

 

0:27 – WELCOME

Young children, middle school kids, teens and even adults dream about who they will become, what they can achieve or what difference they can make in the world. Good parents want to know their children well enough to hear about those dreams and help children either follow them or shift their passions toward more realistic goals. In many ways, helping our children pursue their dreams, helps parents who never reached their own. It is important to be able to handle our child’s intentions in an instructive, supportive and realistic way. But doing this isn’t easy. We live with healthy skepticism and sometimes feel threatened by the nature of our children’s dreams. We will hear a story about one man’s dreams and how pursuing them challenged everything his parent’s taught him. That man is the featured guest in this episode, filmmaker and author David A.R. White. His story illuminates how a child’s dreams can seemingly oppose the core values that parents teach their children. Most importantly, it shows how parents can respond in ways that keep their kids on track in the most important areas of life.

 

2:22 – PARENTING TOOL – Dr. Meg’s E-newsletter

Go to megmeekermd.com to sign up and receive your special gift. You will receive information on Dr. Meg’s books or online programs and be eligible for special giveaways.

 

2:52 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg shares her three points for you that are parent ready to start today!

 

9:05 – A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID A.R. WHITE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks to David A.R. White (founder of Pure Flix). As a filmmaker, David produced and acted in his blockbuster film God’s Not Dead. He discusses his story along with his new book Between Heaven And Hollywood (available in stores and at davidarwhite.com).

 

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23:42 – A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID A.R. WHITE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg concludes her conversation with David about a particular L.A. story, being a father who embraces his children’s future dreams, and being a filmmaker.

 

40:19 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her @megmeekermd.

Dr. Meg answers an email question from a father. He has a 3-year-old son who doesn’t listen.

 

43:34 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

45:00 – CALL TO ACTION

Like Dr. Meg Meeker on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @megmeekermd

Share the p odcast, write an iTunes review, and click subscribe. We appreciate it!

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

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!

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

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!

#11: Conversations From The Road (with Dr. Henry Cloud)  

0:27 – WELCOME

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 backstage conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author of Boundaries.

 

4:04 – PARENTING TOOL – Free E-book download

Three Questions Your Child Needs Answered- megmeekermd.com/threequestions

 

5:04 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. HENRY CLOUD

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Cloud about his book The Power Of The Other, teenage brain activity, and the unfiltered truth of what a normal teen world looked like when he was 15. They also discuss parental subjective fears and removing ourselves from the emotion of conversations with our kids. Enjoy this special episode!

 

27:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

27:58 – CALL TO ACTION

Three Questions Your Child Needs Answered- megmeekermd.com/threequestions

 

 

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!

#10: The Text Generation  

0:27 - WELCOME

You grew up talking but your kids are growing up texting. Dr. Meg brings on kids and technology expert, Dr. Josh Straub, to share the hard truth with you. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed by it. In this episode, Dr. Meg provides some simple, practical steps to help you to have a healthy reply and exchange with your children.

1:47 - PARENTING TOOL - THE STRONG PARENT PROJECT

2:47 - GUEST DR. JOSH STRAUB

Dr. Meg talks with him about kids and technology.

20:12 - POINTS TO PONDER

Don't be afraid to take charge of electronics in your home.

Set rules for your family that apply to everyone.

Abide by the rules yourself.

31:12 - LET'S GET SOCIAL

Dr. Meg answers questions:

about a female breadwinner's concern about how her daughter perceives the at-home-dad. about a father who is wondering if he should have cut off all contact with his rebellious 19-year-old daughter.

41:24 - PARENT PEP RALLY

43:04 - CALL TO ACTION

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#9: What We Say Matters  

0:27 – WELCOME

Parents, your words matter. You have the power to either offer blessings or curses. Let’s get intentional about what you say around your children and what you say to them.

1:41 – SPECIAL GIFT / FREE SHORT E-BOOK

What we say matters. For assistance, download the free short e-book: megmeekermd.com/words

2:34 – POINTS TO PONDER

Make a list of words that are off-limits in your vocabulary.

Keep your tone in check.

Pay attention to your body language.

16:05 – LET'S GET SOCIAL

Dr. Meg answers a question about when to allow your child to quit a sport.

She also answers a question about broken trust with a teenager.

25:46 – PARENTAL PEP RALLY

26:45 – CALL TO ACTION

For your free e-book, go to megmeekermd.com/words Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com To tell us what you think, write us a review on iTunes To catch future episodes, be sure to click subscribe
#8: Yes You Can! (with Guest John O'Leary)  

This episode is a gift to all parents. Dr. Meg talks with author John O'Leary. Listen to how he turned tragedy to inspired living. Parents, you need to be reminded of your value and importance and your built in ability. That is why this episode exists. Thank you for your hard work. Send your success stories or questions to: askmeg@megmeekermd.com. You can also learn more about John at johnolearyinspires.com.

#7: The Strong Willed Child  

Dr. Meg talks with radio talk show host and author Laura Ingraham about the strong willed child. If you have a willful child and you feel like the relationship has become defined by wins or losses, fatigue, and guilt, then this episode is custom built for you. Send your success stories or questions to: askmeg@megmeekermd.com.

#6: Dr. Meg's Story  

This episode is a special, where Dr. Meg shares her backstory with her audience about where she has been and why she does what she does for parents. Send your parenting questions to: askmeg@megmeekermd.com. Next episode- July 19- The Strong Willed Child with guest, American radio talk show host & best-selling author, Laura Ingraham.

#5: Happier Parents Have Happy Kids  

The feelings & emotions of your child are deeply connected to you.  Depression in parents can cause anxiety in children but happy parents cause happiness in children. Would you like to gain practical, helpful truth rather than guilt? This episode features an inspiring conversation with Darcy Britten, a counselor, mother of 5 biological children, & 2 adopted children. Darcy has overcome two bouts of depression. Are you ready to overcome your roadblocks? Listen & begin today! Send your questions to: askmeg@megmeekermd.com 

 

#4: Dads Wanted!  

This episode features a guest conversation with Super Bowl champion, former New York Giants wide receiver, David Tyree. The research is simple, fathers are necessary! Dr. Meg takes a truthful look at who fathers really are, why they must pursue their kids and not take them personally. Send your questions to: askmeg@megmeekermd.com

#3: The Three Big Questions  

Let's talk about the three questions your child needs you to answer! Uncover the key to real happiness for your child. Featured Question: My 13 year old is addicted to porn, what should I do? Featured Story Spotlight: “Who You Are”, about a mom empowering her daughters as she balances marriage, work & family. Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

#2: Parenting Your Child's Inner World  

Your child’s world is both internal & external. Dr. Meg shares how to focus on their inner world of integrity & acceptance. Featured Guest Segment: Dave Ramsey (Radio talk show host, author, father of 3). Featured Question: I feel pressured to sign my kids up for sports. What should I do? Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

#1: What Your Kids Want Most  

Your kids want time with you. In this first episode, Dr. Meg explains how parents can learn how to make their kids feel important, how to listen, & get a plan! Featured Story Spotlight: “Action!”, about a filmmaker father creating time with his sons. Featured Question: Should I let my child take a cell phone to school? Send questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

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America's Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker previews her podcast that offers hope, help and encouragement to every parent. New episodes available every other week. Send in questions to askmeg@megmeekermd.com

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