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  • #41: The Hope of Adoption (with guests Steven Curtis Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman, and Emily Chapman Richards)

    · 00:53:03 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    In this very special episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife, New York Times best-selling author, Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Chapman Richards, about their adoption journey and how it led to them founding Show Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides adoption grants, care and support for thousands of adoptive families. Go to ShowHope.org for more information about how to get involved and help break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!   0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!   1:16 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Hope of Adoption” and her interview with Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards.   2:48 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   4:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MARY BETH CHAPMAN, AND EMILY CHAPMAN RICHARDS (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Chapman Richards about their adoption journey and how it led to them founding Show Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides adoption grants, care and support for thousands of adoptive families.   24:38 – AD – OFF THE GRID Parents, we all hear about the trouble kids are getting into with digital devices and social media. What can you do to protect your kids? You can’t police all their activity, but you can create intentional time for your family to connect without electronics. Off the Grid is an activity you can use in your home for family game night, it’s also a great way start conversations with your kids about family values, handling electronic media, boundaries, online safety, and more! Go to OffTheGridBox.com and enter the promo code “MEG” for 20% off your purchase through December 15, 2017.   26:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, MARY BETH CHAPMAN, AND EMILY RICHARDS (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Richards about their start in the world of adoption and how that led to them launching The Show Hope movement to care for orphans around the world.   51:52 – PARENT PEP RALLY   52:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 41, The Hope of Adoption and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Visit ShowHope.org for more information about how to get involved and help break down barriers between waiting children and loving families. You can connect with Steven Curtis Chapman at http://stevencurtischapman.com, on Twitter @StevenCurtis, on Instagram @StevenCurtisChapman and on Facebook @StevenCurtisChapman.   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!

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  • #40: Learning to Slow Down (with guest Nichole Nordeman)

    · 00:48:39 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    The pace of life can really be challenging with one kid needs to go to sports practice, another needs to go to piano practice, and mom or dad has to work late that night. It can feel like you should be doing all these extra things to be a successful parent, and we gauge our success by how tired we are at the end of the day. In this episode Dr. Meg talks to Dove Award winning artist, Nichole Nordeman, about her journey navigating her busy schedule as a wife, mom, and touring artist, and how she came to write the book “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood” as a follow-up to her hit song by the same name. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a dad who is worried about his son’s possible addiction to video games and the side effects of that problem. 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 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Learning to Slow Down”. She also teases her conversation with Nichole Nordeman, her points to ponder, and a question from a   1:40 – PARENTING RESOURCES Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.   3:31 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about slowing down and escaping hustle and bustle of life.   10:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH NICHOLE NORDEMAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Nichole Nordeman, Dove Award winner and author of “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood”, and talks about how the exhaustion and busyness of life prevents you from living the life you were meant to live and prevents your children from experiencing your parenting how they should as well.   27:19 – AD – OFF THE GRID Is screen time replacing eye contact in your home? Are your children getting enough of your full attention? Off the Grid is an activity you can use in your home for family game night. Not only is it a great activity, but it’s also a great way start conversations with your kids about family values, how to handle electronic media, boundaries, online safety, and more! Go to OffTheGridBox.com and enter the promo code “MEG” for 20% off your purchase through November 30, 2017! Turn off your phone, take out the question cards, and go “Off the Grid” today!   28:16 – AD – SUNBASKET Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 
   29:36 – A CONVERSATION WITH NICHOLE NORDEMAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Nichole Nordeman, Dove Award winner and author of “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood”, and talks about how the exhaustion and busyness of life prevents you from living the life you were meant to live and prevents your children from experiencing your parenting how they should as well.   42:27 – 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 Kenneth who is worried about his son’s possible addiction to video games and the side effects of that problem.   47:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY   48:12 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 40, Learning to Slow Down and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Check out MoxieMattersTour.com for more information on the Moxie Matters tour with Nichole Nordeman and Jen Hatmaker. Catch up with Nichole Nordeman on social media @NicholeNordeman!   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!

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  • #39: Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families (with guests Mark and Susan Merrill)

    · 00:55:06 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    The importance of a healthy marriage for a healthy family should be obvious, but it’s something that’s easy to overlook in hectic schedules that people have these days. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families. 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 talking to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet. 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 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families”. She also teases her conversation with Mark and Susan Merrill, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom about talking to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet.   1:40 – 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!   4:02 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about healthy marriages leading to healthy families.   16:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARK AND SUSAN MERRILL (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.   33:40 – AD – SUNBASKET Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 
   34:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARK AND SUSAN MERRILL (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.   49:05 – 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 Cindy concerning how to talk to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet.   53:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY   54:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 39, Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families 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.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!

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  • #38: Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures (with guest Tsh Oxenreider)

    · 00:55:41 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    Although the United States is a melting pot, the best way to teach your children about other cultures is to take a trip and experience it firsthand. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Tsh Oxenreider, author, blogger, and podcast host, about her travels across the world with her husband and children. And although it’s not always practical for everyone, we can learn a lot from Tsh’s experiences abroad. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom whose husband struggles with anger when speaking to their son. 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 – EDUCATION A LA CARTE Want your child to flourish in their school environment? To master real-life skills? To succeed in their future endeavors? Now’s the time to actively engage with your child’s education, with Education a la Carte. In this practical book, parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman takes the guesswork out of choosing the best schooling for your child. He explores the pros and cons of public, private, and charter schools, as well as homeschooling and online schooling. Visit Revellbooks.com to learn more!   0:44 – AD – MAGOOSH Do you know a high school student preparing for the ACT or SAT? Magoosh online test prep provides everything students need to get a great score and one step closer to their dream school! They offer study schedules, practice questions, practice tests, video lessons and support from expert tutors. Visit magoosh.com and enter the promo code MEG for a 20% off discount.   1:45 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures”. She also teases her conversation with Tsh Oxenreider, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom whose husband struggles with anger when speaking to their son.   2:54 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about teaching your kids about other cultures.   9:44 – 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!   12:21 – A CONVERSATION WITH TSH OXENREIDER (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Tsh Oxenreider to talk about what she and her family learned while traveling abroad for nine months. They discuss how to teach your kids about other cultures, even if it isn’t practical for your family to take an extended trip around the world.   29:18 – AD – SUNBASKET Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 
   30:37 – AD – COOPER TIRE Fall is here, and along with cooler temperatures it’s bringing great rewards thanks to the return of the “Take the Money and Ride” event from Cooper Tires. For a limited time, you can receive up to a $100 Cooper Tires Prepaid Card when you buy a new set of four qualifying tires.
 Stop in today and discover why smart drivers have been counting on Cooper for great tires made by passionate people, since they opened their doors in 1914. For more information on Cooper tires or to find a Cooper Tires dealer near you, visit CooperTire.com.
   31:38 – A CONVERSATION WITH TSH OXENREIDER (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Tsh Oxenreider to talk about what she and her family learned while traveling abroad for nine months. They discuss how to teach your kids about other cultures, even if it isn’t practical for your family to take an extended trip around the world.   47:22 – 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 Janet, a mom whose husband struggles with anger when talking to their 12 year old son.   54:32 – PARENT PEP RALLY   55:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 38, Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures 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.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!

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  • #37: Raising A Child With Special Needs (with guests Chris and Melissa Hogan)

    · 00:56:55 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    Raising a child with special needs comes with a set of challenges for which most parents are not prepared. One of the best ways to overcome these difficulties is to learn from other families who are successful in their journey of raising a child with special needs. That’s why in this episode, Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about raising their special needs son, Case. Melissa runs a non-profit called Project Alive (projectalive.org) whose mission is to cure Hunter Syndrome, and Chris is the host of the Retire Inspired podcast, best-selling author, and Ramsey Personality (chrishogan360.com). Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat at mealtime. 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 – EDUCATION A LA CARTE Want your child to flourish in their school environment? To master real-life skills? To succeed in their future endeavors? Now’s the time to actively engage with your child’s education, with Education a la Carte. In this practical book, parenting expert and longtime educator Dr. Kevin Leman takes the guesswork out of choosing the best schooling for your child. He explores the pros and cons of public, private, and charter schools, as well as homeschooling and online schooling. Visit Revellbooks.com to learn more!   0:44 – 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!   1:55 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising A Child With Special Needs”. She also teases her conversation with Chris and Melissa Hogan, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat.   3:10 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising a child with special needs.   13:31 – 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!   16:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS AND MELISSA HOGAN (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about how they are raising their special needs son, Case, what their other sons are learning from Case, and how families without special needs children can help families that do.   27:18 – AD – WARBY PARKER At Warby Parker, they believe eyewear should be extremely affordable and fashion forward. Their glasses start at just $95, including prescription lenses with anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings. Their Home Try-On Program allows you to order 5 pairs of glasses to try on in the comfort of your own home and get feedback from friends and family. You can try the frames for five days before sending them back using a free pre-paid return shipping label, with no obligation to purchase. It’s 100% free! Visit warbyparker.com/meg to order your free Home Try-On’s today!   29:00 – AD – RXBAR Parents, you expect the same high-quality, clean label nutrition for your kids as you do for yourselves, right? To help with that need, there’s RXBAR Kids: a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. With egg whites, fruit and nuts as the base, RXBAR Kids contain 7 grams of protein and have absolutely no added sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, or bad stuff. And they come in three flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Berry Blast! You can find RXBAR Kids at Target stores or for 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MEG and enter promo code “MEG” at checkout.   30:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS AND MELISSA HOGAN (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Chris and Melissa Hogan to talk about how they are raising their special needs son, Case, what their other sons are learning from Case, and how families without special needs children can help families that do.   51:09 – 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 Stephanie, a mom struggling to get her toddler to eat at mealtime.   55:41 – PARENT PEP RALLY   56:30 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 37, Raising A Child With Special Needs 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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  • #36: Kids and Faith (with guest Abdu Murray)

    · 00:53:42 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    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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  • #35: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)

    · 00:43:00 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    With school starting back up and parents working to get their kids back on schedule, Dr. Meg thought it would be a great idea to revisit a conversation she had with Dr. Joshua Straub about technology and your kids. Dr. Josh serves as Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources and has a Ph.D. in psychology, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mother who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 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 – NET NANNY Keeping your kids safe online can be a challenge, thankfully Net Nanny is here to help! Net Nanny scans and analyzes each page to determine if it’s appropriate for you child. Go to NetNanny.com today and use the coupon code MEG to receive a special 40% on their Family Protection Pass.   0:53 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Text Generation”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Joshua Straub, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mother who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter.   3:41 – 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!   6:06 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how electronics, technology, texting, and screen time affects your kids.   17:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, psychology Ph.D. and Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids.   21:34 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE 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!!   22:22 – AD – THIRDLOVE Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. 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!   23:28 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, psychology Ph.D. and Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids.   36:23 – 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 Heather who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter.   40:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY   42:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 35, The Text Generation 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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  • #34: Helping Kids Navigate Message From Media (with guest Anthony Weber)

    · 00:56:02 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    In the world we live in today, your kids have access to an unending supply of television, music, and magazines. Helping them understand how to navigate all the messages thrown at them is an increasing challenge to parents. In this episode, Dr. Meg interviews Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question from a couple of parents struggling with their toddler’s anger. 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 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Navigate Messages From Media”. She also teases her conversation with Anthony Weber, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a couple of parents struggling with their toddler’s anger.   1:37 – 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!   4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how media affects your kids.   9:55 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY WEBER (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. They have a conversation revolving around how he has helped his sons navigate the messages thrown at them from media consumption and the challenges to parenting created by media.   28:05 – AD – GO GO SQUEEZE 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!!   28:53 – AD – THIRDLOVE Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. 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!   29:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY WEBER (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Anthony Weber, lead pastor at the Church of the Living God in Traverse City, Michigan, and expert on navigating contemporary media. They have a conversation revolving around how he has helped his sons navigate the messages thrown at them from media consumption and the challenges to parenting created by media.   50:40 – 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 Blair about how she and her husband can deal with their toddler’s anger outbursts.   55:00 – PARENT PEP RALLY   55:28 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 34, Helping Kids Navigate Messages From Media 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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  • #33: Goodbye, Perfect! A Show for Moms (with guest Crystal Paine)

    · 00:49:23 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, your social media feeds are full of “picture perfect” parents, kids, and meals. There’s a lot of pressure in the world today to have the perfect family, perfect children, and show the world just how perfect your life looks. Dr. Meg’s conversation with Crystal Paine, the “Money Saving Mom” blogger, helps you tell perfect, “GOODBYE!” Their conversation revolves around the pressure moms feel to get it all right, and they also talk about how to avoid feeling like you’re not good enough. Dr. Meg shares her three points to ponder that you can start using right away along with a question about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas. 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 – GO GO SQUEEZE 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!!   1:19 – 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS Dave Ramsey congratulates Dr. Meg on the milestone of 1 million downloads, and Dr. Meg thanks you, the listener, for helping start a parenting movement that’s changing the lives of great kids across the country!   2:37 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Crystal Paine, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.   4:08 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about saying “goodbye” to always trying to achieve “perfect”!   8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! 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 order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.   10:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!   26:48 – AD – BARKBOX BarkBox is a monthly delivery of all-natural treats and super fun toys curated to match your dog’s unique needs. Each box is centered around a variety of themes designed to keep your dogs engaged, interested, and happy! Visit barkbox.com/PARENTING and get a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan!   28:12 – AD – THIRDLOVE Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. 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!   29:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL PAINE (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Crystal Paine, blogger on the website MoneySavingMom.com, who encourages being intentional in finances, family, and business. They talk about the pressures moms face on social media and elsewhere of looking perfect and being perfect. The discuss ways to minimize that pressure and eliminate the feeling of not being “good enough”!     43:12 – 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 Diane about how to deal with a mother-in-law that gives too many gifts at Christmas.   48:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY   48:48 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 33, Goodbye, Perfect! A Great Show for Moms!   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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  • #32: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)

    · 00:38:29 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    Raising kids and dealing with the roller-coaster of emotions that comes along with that is why this week’s episode features Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Dr. Josh gives you practical advice for your marriage that translates into teaching your kids to express their emotions in a healthy way. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Josh, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a listener question about toddlers and sleep. 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 – NET NANNY If you’re a parent that cares about keeping your kids safe online, look no further than Net Nanny! Unlike other parental controls, Net Nanny’s dynamic filter scans and analyzes each web page to determine if it’s appropriate. Go to NetNanny.com today and use the coupon code MEG to receive 40% off the Family Protection Pass!   1:06 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Joshua Straub, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about her toddler and sleep.   2:11 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about improving your marriage in order to raise emotionally healthy kids!   6:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! 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 order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.   8:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, to the show to talk about taking care of your marriage in order to raise emotionally healthy kids. Dr. Josh teaches you healthy ways to express your emotions as a parent so that your kids know how to express theirs appropriately as well.   22:44 – AD – THIRDLOVE Stop tugging at your bra straps and second-guessing your size. It’s time to put fit first with ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses women’s actual measurements and memory foam to create bras that fit better and are more comfortable. They offer sizes from double-A to G. 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!   23:51 – 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!   25:06 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, to the show to talk about taking care of your marriage in order to raise emotionally healthy kids. Dr. Josh teaches you healthy ways to express your emotions as a parent so that your kids know how to express theirs appropriately as well.   32:59 – 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 Tiffany about some sleep issues she’s having with her toddler.   37:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY   37:57 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 32, Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids!   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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  • #31: When Parenting Isn't Perfect (with guest Jim Daly)

    · 00:45:09 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    This week’s episode features Jim Daly, president of the organization Focus on the Family and author of the book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. Along with this great conversation with Mr. Daly, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad concerning his six-year-old’s potty problems. 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 – BE FRUGAL BeFrugal lets you earn up to 40% cash back on your purchases from over 5000 stores that include Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, and more! Shop online like you normally would, then click the link on BeFrugal.com and cash back is sent to you via check, PayPal, or Amazon gift card. Using BeFrugal is 100% free. Visit befrugal.com/meg and get a $10 Welcome Bonus when you join for free!   0:49 – AD – JULIAN KRINKSY CAMPS AND PROGRAMS Julian Krinksy Camps & Programs is not your ordinary summer camp! With over 20 summer programs for ages 7-18 and students from over 40 countries, your child will have a once in a lifetime experience. With programs in business, cooking, pre-college academics, the arts, tennis, golf, and more, there’s something for everyone! Get 10% off with promo code JKCP2017 at jkcp.com/MEG.   1:52 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “When Parenting Isn’t Perfect”. She teases her conversation with Jim Daly, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad concerning his six-year-old’s potty problems.   2:58 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being great parents when everything in the home isn’t perfect!   8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! 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 order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.   10:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH JIM DALY (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly, and has a great conversation about his new book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. They discuss how moving past problems and loving your kids well, even when things in the house aren’t picture-perfect, is a key to raising GREAT KIDS!   28:59 – AD – CARE.COM With sick kids, elderly relatives, emergency visitis to the vet, sometimes you need an extra set of hands. Care.com is the world’s largest digital marketplace for finding and managing family care. Sign up for a free as a basic member to post a job and view caregiver profiles. Save 30% off a Care.com Premium Membership by visiting Care.com/MEG today!   30:04 – AD – BARKBOX BarkBox is a monthly delivery of all-natural treats and super fun toys curated to match your dog’s unique needs. Each box is centered around a variety of themes designed to keep your dogs engaged, interested, and happy! Visit barkbox.com/PARENTING and get a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan!   31:28 – A CONVERSATION WITH JIM DALY (PART 2) Meg welcomes Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly, and has a great conversation about his new book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. They discuss how moving past problems and loving your kids well, even when things in the house aren’t picture-perfect, is a key to raising GREAT KIDS!   40:10 – 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 Sarah about considering homeschooling her children.   44:01 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:35 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 31, When Parenting Isn’t Perfect!   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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  • #30: Helping Your Spouse Be A Better Parent (with guest Dr. Linda Mintle)

    · 00:48:40 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    This week’s episode features Dr. Linda Mintle, host of the Dr. Linda Mintle Radio Show, author of the book We Need To Talk, speaker, professor, and licensed therapist. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Mintle, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom considering homeschooling. 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 – BE FRUGAL BeFrugal lets you earn up to 40% cash back on your purchases from over 5000 stores that include Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, and more! Shop online like you normally would, then click the link on BeFrugal.com and cash back is sent to you via check, PayPal, or Amazon gift card. Using BeFrugal is 100% free. Visit befrugal.com/meg and get a $10 Welcome Bonus when you join for free!   0:49 – AD – JULIAN KRINKSY CAMPS AND PROGRAMS Julian Krinksy Camps & Programs is not your ordinary summer camp! With over 20 summer programs for ages 7-18 and students from over 40 countries, your child will have a once in a lifetime experience. With programs in business, cooking, pre-college academics, the arts, tennis, golf, and more, there’s something for everyone! Get 10% off with promo code JKCP2017 at jkcp.com/MEG.   1:53 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Your Spouse Be A Better Parent”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Linda Mintle, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom considering homeschooling.   3:36 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about helping your spouse be a better parent!   8:00 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! 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 order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.   9:17 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LINDA MINTLE (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Linda Mintle and has a great conversation about helping your spouse be a better parent. They discuss how having a great relationship with your spouse is the key to parenting well and raising GREAT KIDS!   17:17 – AD – SUNBASKET Parents, what is your excuse for your family not eating healthy? Your body doesn’t understand excuses, so that’s why Sun Basket eliminated all of them for you! Healthy family menu recipes are created with busy families in mind. Sun Basket has many different menu types to offer including paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Get 3 meals free when you go to sunbasket.com/meg   18:26 – AD – AMAZON KINDLE Great spellers come from great readers! That’s why AMAZON KINDLE is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 1, 2017 at 8 PM on ESPN. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect companion to young readers because they can carry thousands of books on one device without overloading a backpack. It’s also a dedicated e-reader, so no distractions from apps, games, or videos! Create flashcards for review later along with personal profiles for each kid! Visit amazon.com/kindleforkids to learn more about how Kindle inspires the love of reading in kids!   19:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LINDA MINTLE (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Linda Mintle and has a great conversation about helping your spouse be a better parent. They discuss how having a great relationship with your spouse is the key to parenting well and raising GREAT KIDS!   43:55 – 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 Sarah about considering homeschooling her children.   47:30 – PARENT PEP RALLY   48:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting! 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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  • #29: Being a HERO Dad (with guest Philip Rivers)

    · 00:43:58 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    This week’s episode features Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the LA Chargers, talking to Dr. Meg about being a HERO dad. Philip is not only a star on the football field, but he is a husband, father of 8 kids, and he is passionate about his role as a father. He talks about balancing a demanding career with being a great husband and father in his own house. Along with this great conversation with Philip Rivers, 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 getting kids to clean up after themselves. 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 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Being a HERO Dad”. She teases her conversation with Philip Rivers, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about getting kids to lean up messes when they should.   1:36 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! 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 order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.   2:59 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being a HERO dad!   7:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP RIVERS (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes NFL quarterback and HERO father, Philip Rivers to talk about how he balances his career in the NFL with being a great husband and father. Dr. Meg also talks with Philip about how his relationship with his wife, Tiffany, is important to raising great kids.   21:13 – AD – AMAZON KINDLE Great spellers come from great readers! That’s why AMAZON KINDLE is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 1, 2017 at 8 PM on ESPN. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect companion to young readers because they can carry thousands of books on one device without overloading a backpack. It’s also a dedicated e-reader, so no distractions from apps, games, or videos! Create flashcards for review later along with personal profiles for each kid! Visit amazon.com/kindleforkids to learn more about how Kindle inspires the love of reading in kids!   22:34 – AD – STORYWORTH Everyone has a family member who tells the best stories! Preserve those treasured narratives for future generations to enjoy! Simply purchase a subscription for a family member, and each week STORYWORTH sends them an email with a question for them to respond either via phone or email. Each year the stories are bound in a book. Go to storyworth.com/meg and get $20 your subscription!   23:58 – A CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP RIVERS (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes NFL quarterback and HERO father, Philip Rivers to talk about how he balances his career in the NFL with being a great husband and father. Dr. Meg also talks with Philip about how his relationship with his wife, Tiffany, is important to raising great kids.   39:33 – 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 Amber about how to manage expectations of how clean her kids’ bedrooms will and should be according to their ages.   42:58 – PARENT PEP RALLY   43:25 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting! 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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  • #28: Growing Up Ramsey (with guests Dave Ramsey's kids)

    · 00:38:16 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    This week’s episode features Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey talking to Dr. Meg about growing up as Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s kids. They talk about how their father’s strong parenting shaped them into the adults they are today. Along with this great conversation with the Ramsey Kids, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom trying to deal with what she sees as a moody teenager. 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 – PROTECT AMERICA When you go out of town, protect what matters most to you. 24-7, professionally monitored home security starts at only $19.99 per month! Get $5 off your monthly monitoring by visiting protectamerica.com/meg today!   00:39 – AD – BUTCHERBOX BUTCHERBOX delivers 8-11 pounds of grass-fed beef, free range chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Each box is full of great hormone and antibiotic free meat for your family to enjoy! Order now and get free bacon in your first box and $15 off! Go to butcherbox.com/meg to order today!   1:23 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Growing Up Ramsey”. She teases her conversation with Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey (Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s three grown “kids”), her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom trying to deal with her moody teenager.   3:16 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how fathers shape who their kids grow up to be!   8:33 – 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.   10:08 – A CONVERSATION WITH DENISE, RACHEL, AND DANIEL (PART 1) Dr. Meg talks with Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey (Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s grown kids) about how their father’s strong influence in their lives shaped who they have become as adults. They give us a look into their past as they tell stories about how their father, Dave Ramsey, set the example for what they hope to become in so many areas of their lives.   21:46 – AD – SUNBASKET Parents, what is your excuse for your family not eating healthy? Your body doesn’t understand excuses, so that’s why Sun Basket eliminated all of them for you! Healthy family menu recipes are created with busy families in mind. Sun Basket has many different menu types to offer including paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Get 3 meals free when you go to sunbasket.com/meg   22:55 – AD – JET.COM Are you always on the look-out for the easiest way to get the products you need for your family at the best price? Look no further than Jet.com! This is the online shopping experience you have been looking for! The more you buy from Jet.com, the more you save, all without an expensive membership fees! Visit jet.com and enter promo code MEG to save $10 off your first three orders of $35 or more!   24:28– A CONVERSATION WITH DENISE, RACHEL, AND DANIEL (PART 2) Dr. Meg talks with Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey (Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s grown kids) about how their father’s strong influence in their lives shaped who they have become as adults. They give us a look into their past as they tell stories about how their father, Dave Ramsey, set the example for what they hope to become in so many areas of their lives.     32:17 – 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 Samantha about her 17 year old son and how he has changed from reasonable and easy-going to moody and detached.   37:01 – PARENT PEP RALLY   37:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting! 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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  • #27: Courageous Parenting (with guests Maria and Bob Goff)

    · 00:54:42 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    This week’s episode features Maria and Bob Goff (he’s the author of Love Does) talking to Dr. Meg about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and the process that went into writing it. They talk about their strengths as parents and how to use those together to parent successfully. Along with this great conversation with Maria and Bob Goff, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs. 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 Do you need an online portfolio, a store to sell from, or a blog to share ideas? SQUARESPACE gives you everything you need to make your next move a reality! Use the offer code “MEG” to get 10% off your first purchase! Start your free trial today at squarespace.com!   00:31 – AD – BUTCHERBOX BUTCHERBOX delivers 8-11 pounds of grass-fed beef, free range chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Each box is full of great hormone and antibiotic free meat for your family to enjoy! Order now and get free bacon in your first box and $15 off! Go to butcherbox.com/meg to order today!   1:21 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Courageous Parenting”. She teases her conversation with Maria and Bob Goff about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs.   3:17 – 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.   4:48 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1) Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about parenting courageously!   10:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.   23:30 – 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!   24:52 – AD – STORYWORTH Everyone has a family member who tells the best stories! Preserve those treasured narratives for future generations to enjoy! Simply purchase a subscription for a family member, and each week STORYWORTH sends them an email with a question for them to respond either via phone or email. Each year the stories are bound in a book. Go to storyworth.com/meg and get $20 your subscription!   26:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.   48:15 – 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 Steven about how to teach his daughter to show grace to her special needs sister as she struggles to keep up with her.   53:18 – PARENT PEP RALLY   54:09 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting! 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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  • #26: Raising Great Boys (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

    · 00:44:54 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    This week’s episode is the second 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 Dr. Sax about the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men. 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 mother worried about her son that is easily distracted and doesn’t complete work on time. 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 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Great Boys”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom worried about her son being easily distracted in school.   1:47 – 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.   3:18 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1) Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder that you can use right away as you learn more about raising a great boy!   12:42 – 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 the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men.   28:16 – AD – SUN BASKET Do you remember the last time you cooked a meal you were proud of? Start with Sun Basket and create meals that are healthy and your kids will love! Family menu recipes are created with busy families in mind. Each week features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Get 3 meals free when you go to sunbasket.com/meg   29:35 – AD – NET NANNY Did you know that 82% of children are exposed to dangerous online content before they’re 11 years old? Also, 70% of children hide their online activities from their parents. If you’re a parent that cares about keeping their kids safe when online, look no further than Net Nanny! Find out more by going to netnanny.com and use the coupon code “MEEKER” to receive a special 40% discount off your family protection passes   31:07 – 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 the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men.   38:06 – 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 Vicki about her son who is 7 and having problems getting distracted in school.   43:11 – PARENT PEP RALLY   44:22 – 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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  • #25: Raising Great Girls (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

    · 00:51:10 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    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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  • #24: Raising a Child With ADHD

    · 00:41:19 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, you know that it is a difficult journey. Am I too strict? Am I allowing my child to watch too much TV and play too many video games? How do I handle how energetic my child is? Dr. Meg talks to you as a parent of ADHD and helps you figure out how to make great choices for your child. This episode was inspired by an email that Dr. Meg received from the mom of a child with ADHD, and she knew that it was a great topic to cover for an entire episode instead of just a social segment. 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 – 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!   0:57 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising a Child with ADHD”. She teases her points to ponder and gives you an extra one this week!   2:10 – 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!   4:30 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1) Dr. Meg gives you four points to ponder as you learn more about raising a child with ADHD and how to handle all the issues that come along with that diagnosis.   16:55 – AD – SUN BASKET Sun Basket makes it easy to cook delicious, seasonal, nutritious meals right in your own kitchen! Visit sunbasket.com/meg today and get your first three meals FREE!   18:03 – 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   19:13 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 2) Dr. Meg gives you four points to ponder as you learn more about raising a child with ADHD and how to handle all the issues that come along with that diagnosis.   38:33 – PARENT PEP RALLY   40:46 – 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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  • #23: Sleep Issues in Kids (with guest Dr. Bill Sears)

    · 00:50:26 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    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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  • #22: Talking to Your Kids About Sex

    · 00:48:29 · Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    Talking to your kids about sex can be an intimidating task, but it is vitally important to have this conversation for the sake of your children’s future. Knowing how and when to begin this discussion is hard enough, but having the courage to begin the discussion can be even harder. Dr. Meg uses her three points to ponder to give you some insight into why she believes this is such an important conversation and points you to some tools that you can use to make this an easier discussion to start. 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 – 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.   2:03 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Talking To Your Kids About Sex”. She also sets up her “Points to Ponder” segment.   4:19 – POINTS TO PONDER (PART 1) Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to talk to your kids about sex.   20:30 – 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!   22:49 – 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!   24:11 – AD – ADVENTURES OF THE SEA KIDS 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   25:32 – POINTS TO PONDER (PART 2) Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to talk to your kids about sex.   44:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY   47:54 – 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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