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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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Jul 17, 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental health problem, and it can happen to anyone. It doesn’t mean that you are weak or that you will deal with the symptoms the rest of your life. PTSD can even affect children. Knowing what symptoms to look for in you, your spouse, or your children is why Dr. Meeker talked with Victor Marx about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing that caused him to deal with PTSD. Victor is an expert martial artist, former U.S. Marine, filmmaker and a sought after speaker. Victor is the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma. 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 her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from another mother about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

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0:49 – AD – KIND

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2:09 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”. She also teases her conversation with Victor Marx, her points to ponder, and listener questions from a mom about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from another mother about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper.

 

3:46 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you ever feel like you have weights on your shoulders and you just don’t enjoy parenting? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. 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!

 

4:36 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder!

 

7:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help others overcome their struggles with PTSD.

 

23:47 – AD – CDC MILESTONES TRACKER APP

Moms and dads, no one knows your kids like you do. You know they love spinach, only wear green on Wednesdays, and hate those scratchy purple socks. But do you know if their development is on track? Now there’s a free app to help you figure that out, and it’s developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, your child is growing, developing and learning every day. The Milestone Tracker app gives you a checklist with photos and videos from ages 2 months up to 5 years to help you chart your child’s development progress. Visit the app store or Google Play to download CDCs free Milestones Tracker app today!

 

25:21 – AD – KNEIPP

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26:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH VICTOR MARX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Victor Marx, the founding director of the non-profit organization, All Things Possible, which works on a global scale to free children from abuse and the effects of its trauma.She talks with him about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help others overcome their struggles with PTSD.

 

34:40 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Martina about her husband wanting to leave her and their unborn son and from Marie about her three-year-old son holding back stools when not wearing a diaper

 

41:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

41:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 60, Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and 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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