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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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Oct 9, 2018

There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the right way andthe wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Leonard Sax again, and he gives his advice for handling this issue as a parent these days. Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT as a 19 year old, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his PhD in psychology and an MD. He has written many books on raising kids including: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, The Collapse of Parenting, and Why Gender Matters.This is part two of a two part series with Dr. Sax talks with Dr. Meg about gender identity issues in children and teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from a mom about teaching her teenager how to make friends at school. 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 – EVELYN AND BOBBIE

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0:58 – AD – BUILD A BEAR

Make birthday memories that will last a lifetime at Build-A-Bear Workshop. During their birthday month, kids get to count their candles before making their own Birthday Treat Bear. The Birthday Treat Bear is made just for birthdays, and only costs as much as the age you’re celebrating, so if your child is turning 5, the Birthday Treat Bear only costs 5 dollars! Visit buildabear.comto become a Bonus Club member for FREE and learn more about all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop

 

2:06 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom about teaching her teenager how to make friends at school.

 

4:06 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? 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!

 

4:37 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with gender identity issues in children and teenagers.

 

6:53 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

 

18:35 – AD – ROTHY’S

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20:40 – AD – BUILD A BEAR

A birthday is a big deal to a kid – and it’s a big deal to everyone at Build-A-Bear Workshop, too! At Build-A-Bear, there are special birthday offers and one-of-a-kind experiences so you can make memories that last a lifetime! Their interactive Count Your Candles offer is a fun way to make a special birthday memory while also saving on a classic Build-A-Bear furry friend. Visit buildabear.comfor more details on the Count Your Candles offer and all the fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

 

22:09 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

 

34:52 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Jennifer about teaching her teenage daughter how to make friends at school.

 

37:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

37:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 66, Gender Identity Issues, Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

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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!

 

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