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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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Jun 18, 2019

Normal life for a military couple appears anything but ordinary. There’s long stretches of not hearing from your spouse, worries about their safety, and hopes that your family will be reunited after the tour of duty. How do you cope with being home without your partner? How do you deal with parenting together once he or she gets home? These are all normal questions, and that’s why Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White, an “average” military couple that has figured out how to make it work despite the hardships. After about a decade of military life, Bo and Nicole are settling down in Traverse City, MI, and trying to re-establish what “normal” looks like for them. 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 how to introduce her kids to her estranged father as they have begun asking questions about him recently. 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 – UNUM

Any new parent will tell you that navigating parental leave benefits can be confusing and anxiety-inducing. In fact, employee benefits company, Unum, recently surveyed new parents and found that 43% never met with their employer to discuss their benefits prior to going on leave. An additional 35% said they didn’t understand some of the key employee benefits being offered at their workplace. To help start the conversation with HR, check out Unum’s parental leave guide at unum.com/parents!

 

0:45 – AD – AUNT FANNIE’S

For years, we’ve been told that “clean” means sanitizing using antibacterials, but this kills everything, including the good with whatever bad. Now Aunt Fannie’s brings probiotics to your home with Microcosmic cleaners and hand soaps. They add good with an extract of beneficial bacteria plus non-toxic plant cleaners that work! Try probiotic cleaning at auntfannies.com/goodand use coupon code MEG at checkout for 20% off your entire order!

 

2:02 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Life of a Military Couple.” She also teases her conversation with Bo and Nicole White, as well as her points to ponder.

 

3:30 –  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!

 

4:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it’s like to parent together and separate as a military family.

 

23:13 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

24:5- – 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!

 

26:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it’s like to parent together and separate as a military family.

 

40:18 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent when one of you is absent in the military.

 

42:59 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Suzanne, about how to introduce her kids to her estranged father as they have begun asking questions about him recently. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

46:32 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

46:52 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 83, The Life of a Military Couple and 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!

Jun 4, 2019

A hot button issue in the parenting arena is whether or not to get your kid vaccinated. There is a lot of information floating around on blogs, social media, and parenting groups, but how accurate is the latest rumor? This group says vaccinate and that group says don’t. That’s why in this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Robinson is a workgroup lead for the child/adolescent immunization schedule for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices group at the CDC. She’s an expert on the safety and recommendations for vaccinations for kids, and gives scientific information about the importance of vaccines for your kids. 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 excessive phone usage by her college age kids living at home during the summer. 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 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!

 

0:33 – AD – UNAM

Any new parent will tell you that navigating parental leave benefits can be confusing and anxiety-inducing. In fact, employee benefits company, Unum, recently surveyed new parents and found that 43% never met with their employer to discuss their benefits prior to going on leave. An additional 35% said they didn’t understand some of the key employee benefits being offered at their workplace. To help start the conversation with HR, check out Unum’s parental leave guide at unum.com/parents!

 

1:47 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Immunizations.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Candice Robinson and her points to ponder.

 

3:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CANDICE ROBINSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson about your kids and the importance of having them immunized!

 

16:04 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they’re building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.comto donate to a food bank in your community.

 

17:23 – 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!

 

18:52 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CANDICE ROBINSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Candice Robinson about your kids and the importance of having them immunized!

 

31:15 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of immunizing your kids.

 

35:43 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Carrie, about her college age kids who came home for the weekend and Carrie’s feelings that they excessively use their phones. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

40:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

41:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 82, Immunizationsand 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!

 

42:23 – AD – UNDENIABLY DAIRY

In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Karen Bohnert. Karen tell us about growing up on a dairy farm and becoming a dairy farmer as well. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.

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