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Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

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.
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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 24, 2017

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!

Oct 10, 2017

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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