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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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Jan 30, 2018

With almost 1 in 5 people in the United States affected with an anxiety disorder, there is a good chance that either you or one of your children could be affected. Knowing how to recognize the signs that your children are struggling with anxiety will allow you to get them help quicker and learn how to overcome the problems associated with anxiety. Also, if you as a parent are dealing with anxiety, in this episode Dr. Meg has help for you as well! Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Sander Weckstein (board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience) about how parents can better attend to anxiety issues in their children and what to do if the parent struggles as well. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom struggling with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-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 – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! 

0:33 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.

1:36 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Children and Anxiety”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Sander Weckstein, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom struggling with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter.

3:42 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about your children and anxiety.

9:59 – 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!

12:17 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important!

33:34 – AD – LADDER LIFE

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34:41 – AD – RXBAR

Parents: you expect the same high-quality, clean label nutrition for your kids as you do for yourselves, right? But all too often we must compromise when it comes to snacks. Thankfully, now there’s RXBAR Kids: a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. With 3 flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Berry Blast, they are perfect for any time kids want something tasty and filling, like breakfast on the go, or as an after-school snack. Find at Target stores or for 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MEG and enter promo code “MEG” at checkout.

35:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important!

57:38 – 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, a mom who is dealing with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter.

1:03:20 – PARENT PEP RALLY

1:04:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 47, Children and Anxiety 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!

Jan 16, 2018

One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. With questions ranging from sleeping and feeding schedules for newborns to dealing with shy personalities, “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations that you must handle with your kids that can often be tricky. 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! Let us know what you think about the podcast by leaving a review on iTunes!

 

0:00 – AD - LADDER

Is life insurance on your to-do list for the new year? Ladder provides life insurance for modern families with a streamlined, online process that gives you an instant decision, and coverage can even start today if you qualify! To learn more or get a free quote, visit ladderlife.com/MEG!

 

0:26 – AD – BIRCH FINANCIAL

Did you realize that the average person misses out on $300 worth of rewards every year simply because they’re not using the right cards? A new app called Birch helps you get the most out of your cards and earn the rewards you deserve. Connect your debit and credit cards securely, and Birch will actively track your rewards programs and show you how to use them the right way. Download Birch in the app store and sign up for a free account today!

 

1:11 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg talks about how much she enjoys answering listener questions and that she decided to devote an entire episode to doing just that! This is the very first “Ask Dr. Meg” episode, and she covers lots of topics.

 

3:09 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 1)

Dr. Meg answers listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

8:34 – 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.

 

10:20 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues answering listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

21:13 – AD – SUN BASKET

The days of not following through with your resolutions about healthy eating are over because the days of Sun Basket are just beginning! Today, you can get $35 off your first order when you go to SunBasket.com/MEG! You can have healthy meals regularly delivered to your door with Sun Basket making it easy to stay on track. Sun Basket offers plans that you can mix and match from Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and more! You can cancel, skip, or change meal plans at any time, and best of all each recipe is ready in about 30 minutes! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get started today!

 

22:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the fit that’s right for you, and there’s only one brand that offers bras in sizes AA-G with half-cup sizes: ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses thousands of real women’s measurements along with smoothing memory foam to create bras that fit better and feel great. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions from ThirdLove’s Fit Finder quiz, and it only takes about 60 seconds! Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get 15% off your first purchase of your perfect fitting bra!

 

24:11 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 3)

Dr. Meg continues answering listener questions for the entire episode today to give you advice for dealing with many issues parents face when raising great kids! Have a question not addressed in this episode? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

35:52 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

36:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 46, Ask Dr. Meg!

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!

Jan 6, 2018

Dr. Meg wants you to be equipped to raise your kids to be successful adults and shares three “Points to Ponder” that will help you on that journey. She also talks with Tim Elmore, best-selling author and founder of Growing Leaders (growingleaders.com) about developing the leaders of the next generation. She answers a question from a mom that has a 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. 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 sets up the topic of raising successful children in the world today and her conversation with author and speaker, Tim Elmore. She also teases the “Let’s Get Social” and “Points to Ponder” segments.

 

2:25 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to raise successful kids.

 

8:31 – 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.

 

10:21 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM ELMORE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.

 

21:47 – AD – HELLO FRESH

HELLO FRESH is a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers your favorite step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients right to your door in a recyclable, insulated packaging. Each meal-kit is labeled for each chef curated recipe. There’s several plans to choose from including the following: The Classic Plan, The Veggie Plan, and The Family Plan. You can choose a delivery date that works best for you and pause if you are going to be out of town on vacation. For $30 off your first week of HELLO FRESH, go to hellofresh.com and enter the promo code “PARENTING30”!

 

23:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM ELMORE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.

 

36:31 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom about her 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. She answers another question from a dad concerned that his daughter is turning into a perfectionist.

 

43:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

45:14 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 45, Raising Successful 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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