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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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Feb 12, 2019

Everywhere you turn, screens are in the faces of you and your children. What effects do these screens have on you and your kids? How do you ensure your child is limited to a healthy amount of screen time each day? What can you do to set the example for your children when it comes to using technology with a screen? These are all questions that parents have in a world where technology is constantly increasing. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg sits down with family therapist Dr. Tom Kersting. Dr. Kersting is an expert in the field of mental health, families, parenting in the digital age, and over-device use. He also wrote a book called Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. He and Dr. Meg talk about strategies to employ to raise your greatkids in this digital age. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! And because we didn’t want to cut the interview with Dr. Kersting short, we chose to wait until next episode to answer listener questions. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

We are proud to be sponsored by the March of Dimes. This month, March of Dimes is observing Birth Defects Prevention Month as partners with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. 
Birth defects are more common than most people think. They affect about 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. Thankfully, there are some actions that women can take to increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy! For more information, visit CDC’s website at cdc.govor March of Dimes at marchofdimes.org.

 

0:56 – AD – MILK LIFE

With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!

 

2:07 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Screens: Help for Parents.” She also teases her conversation with Tom Kersting and her points to ponder.

 

3:44 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

4:23 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TOM KERSTING (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Tom Kersting and talk about his book Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. They also talk about different strategies for parents to employ to prevent themselves from being distracted and also how to keep kids from becoming distracted as well!

 

22:56 – AD – SMILO

Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!

 

25:08 – AD – FLAMINGO

Founded by a collective of women at Harry’s, a brand that reinvented shaving for men, Flamingo’s mission is to create better hair removal solutions for women. Products are designed for every step of your hair removal routine, and made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, or petrochemicals. And, because Flamingo wants you to enjoy shaving in 2019, they are offering our listeners the Flamingo Shave Set – which includes: An ergonomic, weighted razor with a textured grip and hydrating aloe strip – available in three colors with metal accents, 2 five-blade cartridges made to the same standards as mens’, foaming shave gel with aloe vera, body lotion that hydrates and exfoliates, a hook to store your razor in the shower, and a reusable travel pouch! A $22 value, it’s yours for just $16 plus free shipping today when you visit shopflamingo.com/MEG!

 

27:04 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TOM KERSTING (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Tom Kersting and talk about his book Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. They also talk about different strategies for parents to employ to prevent themselves from being distracted and also how to keep kids from becoming distracted as well!

 

 

42:14 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating a world full of screens as your raise your kids.

 

45:14 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

45:50 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 74, Kids and Screens: Help for Parentsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 29, 2019

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 siblings having trouble getting along to how to parent a special needs child alongside other children, “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

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

 

1:24 – 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.comor tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

15:20 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

17:00 – AD – SMILO

Smilo is the new baby brand that takes care of the details so you can focus more on you and your growing family. Smilo brings you the best in feeding, soothing, pregnancy, baby, and toddler products, all in one place! Smilo’s patented products are designed by doctors, engineers, and parents. Everything is backed up by proven medical claims and all products have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Smilo is known for their 3-in-1 nursing and pregnancy pillow, bottles, pacifiers, baby lounger, sippy cups, one of a kind baby bundles, and more! Purchase expertly designed products for your baby today, only at smilobaby.com, and use the code MEG for 20% off your order!

 

19:25 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 2)

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.comor tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

33:15 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 73, Ask Dr. Megand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 15, 2019

When you’re a working mom, it always seems like there’s something you feel like you need to be doing. Whether it’s for your career, your kids, or for your social life, it’s easy to commit to too many things and not have enough left over at the end of the day to take care of yourself. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg sits down with Jessica Turner, author of the book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers listener questions from a mom about her 13-year-old son’s dislike of his 11-year-old sister and a mom that is struggling with her relationship with her 13-year-old daughter. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – PHIL IN THE BLANKS

Dr. Phil has a new podcast called ​Phil in the Blanks. You know Dr. Phil, one of Oprah’s most famous friends and frequent collaborators, and his TV show still has a huge impact! Phil in the Blanks​ shows you a whole new side of Dr. Phil. These are all new, no-holds-barred conversations - Dr. Phil loves trying to figure out what makes people tick and really gets his guests to open up. He interviews celebrities like Vivica A. Fox, Kathy Bates, and Steve Harvey, plus expert neurosurgeons and lie-spotters. Listen to ​Phil in the Blanks​ in your favorite podcast app and make sure to subscribe!

 

1:21 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Stretched Too Thin.” She also teases her conversation with Jessica Turner and her points to ponder.

 

2:32 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

3:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA TURNER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Jessica Turner and talk about her book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They also talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around!

 

20:12 – AD – MILK LIFE

Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!

 

21:56 – AD – BEAUTY BY DESIGN

Whether you’re on a first date or at a job interview, you want to look your best. That starts with your skin. Here’s how Beauty By Design works: Take a quick skin survey, snap a selfie, and voila! For a small diagnosis fee, an esthetician will curate a personalized skincare routine specifically for you, your skin, and your concerns. Beauty By Design has over 100 products and 250+ natural performance ingredients that are vegan, cruelty-free, and Paraben-free and Sulfate-free. To experience THE WORLD'S MOST PERSONALIZED skincare go to BeautyByDesign.com/Megand use promo code MEG to get 20% off your first purchase!

 

23:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! With their Fit Finder quiz, ThirdLove helps you identify your breast shape and find styles that fit your body in less than a minute! ThirdLove values comfort and quality with straps that don’t slip, ultra-soft smoothing fabrics, and lightweight memory foam. Go to thirdlove.com/megnow to find your perfect fitting bra and receive 15% off your first purchase!

 

25:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH JESSICA TURNER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Jessica Turner and talk about her book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose The Guilt, Work Smarter, And Thrive. They also talk about different strategies for self-care so that there’s enough mom to go around!

 

38:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being stretched too thin.

 

42:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Rayna about her 13-year-old son’s dislike of his 11-year-old sister and Leena about her struggle with her relationship with her 13-year-old daughter.

 

50:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

51:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 72, Stretched Too Thinand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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