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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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May 21, 2019

As a parent, anxiety, depression, and ADHD are all things with which you worry your kids are struggling. Since anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, it’s important to know what to look for and how to help. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar, a psychoanalyst, parent coach, and author, and her main goal is to relieve pain from individuals that suffer from a multitude of issues including anxiety and depression. On her website, Erica says her main goal is to “teach parents how to raise emotionally healthy children by being as present emotionally and physically as possible from infancy through adolescence,” and in her talk with Dr. Meeker, she gives a lot of practical information on how to recognize and help your kids with these issues. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! 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 – KIWI CO

KiwiCo projects are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning in kids of all ages – they make learning about STEAM fun! They’re on a mission to EMPOWER kids not just to make a project, but to make a difference KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids podcast listeners the chance to try them for free! To redeem this offer and learn more about their projects for kids of all ages, visit KiwiCo.com/MEG!

 

1:03 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Anxiety and Depression in Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar and her points to ponder.

 

2:23 –  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!

 

3:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar about being as present emotionally and physically as possible to help your kids with issues related to anxiety and depression!

 

25:26 – AD – STITCH FIX

Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that delivers your favorite clothing, shoes, and accessories, directly to you. After completing your style profile, your expert personal stylist will send you a handpicked box of items based on your preferences. If you’re a parent, try out their new Kid’s Boxes! They offer sizes 2T-14, with 8-12 items per box. Your kid will love the surprise of getting their very own Stitch Fix box! Go to StitchFix.com/kids/MEGto try Stitch Fix with no styling fee and get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box!

 

26:49 – AD – ROTHY’S

Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com/MEG! Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for!

 

28:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar about being as present emotionally and physically as possible to help your kids with issues related to anxiety and depression!

 

46:24 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids deal with and overcome issues related to anxiety and depression.

 

48:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

49:10 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 81, Anxiety and Depression in Kidsand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE 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!

May 7, 2019

When you first find out that you are going to become a parent, the dreams about who your child will become innately begin! Will he play sports? Will she be a softball player? Will she become a pianist like me? Will he love basketball like his daddy does? These are all questions that parents ask themselves, whether they try to or not, when they find out a child is on the way. The difficulties set in when a parent finds out that their child will have or does have a disability. The next set of questions follows the first. Will he be able to play with the other kids at recess? Will she be able to keep up with the other girls on the playground? Will he be able to throw a ball? What will she miss out on because of her disability? Again, these are questions that are natural when that kind of diagnosis is given. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Ty Sexton. Ty was born with cerebral palsy and his parents didn’t expect him to have a long life and successful career, especially as a doctor. Dr. Ty defies all odds, and his story serves as a testimony of what your child can achieve if he or she has parents that are encouraging and supportive. Dr. Ty has overcome many obstacles in his life, and he is now an internationally known motivational speaker, a pediatrician, and a hyperbaric medicine specialist. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her four-year-old son that just won’t poop. 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 – 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!

1:07 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Tyler Sexton and her points to ponder.

3:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TYLER SEXTON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Tyler Sexton about how he overcame his disabilities and how to help your kids do the same!

21:56 – AD – THIRD LOVE

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23:21 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

24:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. TYLER SEXTON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Tyler Sexton about how he overcame his disabilities and how to help your kids do the same!

38:20 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids overcome disabilities and how to relate to others dealing with disabilities. 

40:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Carrie, about her four-year-old son that refuses to poop in the potty and whether she should be worried about this behavior. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. 

46:19 –  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!

46:36 – PARENT PEP RALLY

47:07 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 80, Helping Kids Overcome Disabilitiesand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE 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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