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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

Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of knickers with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!

 

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

Rothy’s shoes are stylish, sustainable, and comfortable enough for everyday wear, anywhere. Rothy’s is the everyday flat for life on the go, with three fashionable styles – The Flat, the Point, and the Loafer – and an amazing color and pattern selection that’s always getting updated. Right now, Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners: use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns and exchanges, no minimum. when you go to Rothys.comand enter promo code: MEG

 

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!

 

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!

Sep 25, 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 wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Leonard Sax 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 one 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 asks you to send in your questions for a future “Ask Dr. Meg” episode. 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

Evelyn and Bobbie’s women-led intimates company creates beautiful, purposeful products to make women’s lives better. They have created the best underwear ever by combining unique softness with smooth, flat seams that offer a fit so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Visit evelynbobbie.com/and use code “MEG” to get a free pair of knickers with any purchase. That’s a $28 value only when you use the code “MEG” at evelynbobbie.com!

 

0:51 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

A five-letter word lies at the core of self-improvement and motivation: S-L-E-E-P! Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

1:58 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, and her points to ponder.

 

4:11 – 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!

 

5:03 – POINTS TO PONDER

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

 

8:03 – 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.

 

21:26 – AD – SUN BASKET

When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

23:45 – 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!

 

25:40 – 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.

 

39:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In order to leave room for the entire interview with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg is not answering a listener question this episode. Please continue to email her your questions because she is collecting them for an upcoming “Ask Dr. Meg” episode!

 

40:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

41:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 65, Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 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!

Sep 11, 2018

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is the second of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown. 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 – COFFEE AND CRAYONS PODCAST

Summer camps are wrapping up and kids and parents are ready for back to school! It’s a time for parents to set up their kids for success and give them the support they need to thrive. But, everyone needs support, even parents! And, who better to help than fellow moms and dads. On the Coffee and Crayons podcast, host and parent Mallory Kasdan is everyone’s back to school wing-mom. In each episode, Mallory talks compassion, creativity and inclusion with parenting influencers and everyday people. Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts!

 

1:13 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.

 

3:07 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.

 

5:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

 

18:26 – AD – MODCLOTH

Autumn has arrived at ModCloth! Put a stylish spin on the season with classics like a tweed blazer and a corduroy jumper! At ModCloth, find a variety of looks in a full size-range from XXS to 4X! Count on ModCloth’s team of ModStylists for help putting together your perfect look. And this Halloween season, ModCloth has something to suit each and every ghoul!To get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more, go to ModCloth.comand enter code “MEG” at checkout. This offer is valid for one time use only and expires on December 8, 2018.

 

19:55 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

Sleep (or lack of sleep) affects every area of your life, from your health to how you look each day. Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

21:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

 

34:57 – 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 Heidi, a mom concerned about her 8 year old daughter and her struggles with one of her classmates, and another question from Rebecca, an aunt asking about her niece’s possible issues with anxiety shutdown.

 

42:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

43:16 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 64, Screen Time With Your Kids 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!

 

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!

 

Aug 28, 2018

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is part one of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and answers another question from a grandmother about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions. 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 – LAND’S END KIDS

Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.

 

0:56 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

2:10 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and a grandmother’s question about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions.

 

4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.

 

6:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

 

20:08 – AD – SUN BASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

22:27 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. 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!

 

24:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM WINTER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.

 

37:02 – 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, Crystal, a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and answers another question from a grandmother, Sue, about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions.

 

43:07 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

43:36 – 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!

 

44:11 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 63, Screen Time With Your Kids 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!

Aug 14, 2018

This is a special episode where Dr. Meeker is interviewed by Roger Marsh about her new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness. This is a great curriculum that talks about how different parenting styles can be used to successfully raise your great kids! There are different kinds of parents and different kinds of kids, and knowing what method works for your kids will help you be a better parent in the long run. You don’t want to miss this great interview where Dr. Meg takes the intervieweeseat! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom that’s a new listener about how to be a mom to her step-children. 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

How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

0:46 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS

Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.

 

2:04 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Discipline With Courage and Kindness”. This is a special episode where Dr. Meg is interviewd by Roger Marsh about her new curriculum about discipline.

 

3:34 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Roger Marsh about her exciting new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness, and she is the one being interviewed for this special episode!

 

20:30 – AD – LAND’S END KIDS

Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Land’s End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.

 

22:34 – AD – COFFEE AND CRAYONS PODCAST

Summer camps are wrapping up and kids and parents are ready for back to school! It’s a time for parents to set up their kids for success and give them the support they need to thrive. But, everyone needs support, even parents! And, who better to help than fellow moms and dads. On the Coffee and Crayons podcast, host and parent Mallory Kasdan is everyone’s back to school wing-mom. In each episode, Mallory talks compassion, creativity and inclusion with parenting influencers and everyday people. Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts!

 

23:52 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Roger Marsh about her exciting new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness, and she is the one being interviewed for this special episode!

 

36:29 – 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 a new listener named Jordan about how to be a mom to her step-children in her blended family.

 

44:39 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 62, Discipline With Courage and Kindness 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!

Jul 31, 2018

Autism touches just about everyone, even if your child isn’t diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Knowing what to look for in your own children and knowing how to help a friend or family member with a child that has been diagnosed is key to promoting solutions for a better tomorrow. In light of these things, Dr. Meeker talked with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis. Tammy oversees all of AAOM’s programming and operational activities, and because she’s a known expert in this field, she is ideal to speak on autism spectrum disorder. 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 raising an only-child and another mom about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth. 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 – LAND’S END KIDS

Back to school shopping is upon us, and Land’s End Kids offers outstanding quality, with styles that will stick around from the first day of school to the last! Today’s listeners will get 40% off Lands End’s backpacks and all other back-to-school must-haves like lunch boxes, graphic tees and iron knee pants at LandsEnd.comwith promo code TEACHER.

 

0:57 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

2:24 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Autism”. She also teases her conversation with Tammy Morris, her points to ponder, and listener questions from a mom about raising an only-child and another mom about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth.

 

4:16 – 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!

 

4:50 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about autism.

 

10:13 – A CONVERSATION WITH TAMMY MORRIS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis.

 

31:23 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

33:32 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. 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!

 

35:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH TAMMY MORRIS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tammy Morris, Chief Program Officer for Autism Alliance of Michigan, about autism spectrum disorder and the signs someone you know may be dealing with a diagnosis.

 

 

44:50 – 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 Julie about raising an only-child and Hannah about her daughter constantly putting non-food items in her mouth.

 

49:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

49:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 61, Autism 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!

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

How much sleep did you get last night? Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

0:49 – AD – KIND

When it comes to packing your kid’s lunchbox in the morning, the struggle is real. You might not have time to cut fruit in star shapes, but you can still be a hero with KIND Kids Bars. KIND Kids Bars have 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ granola bar and come in flavors kids love. To get 20% off your order of KIND Kids Bars, go to KindSnacks.com/megand enter code “MEG” at checkout. Complete offer details are available at: kindsnacks.com/kidsoffer

 

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

Kneipp has been creating plant-based, vegan products for the last 125 years. The products are also dermatologist tested and recommended, cruelty free, paraben free, and do not contain any preservatives, paraffins, or silicone and mineral oils. Kneipp offers a wide variety of products like mineral bath salts, herbal bath oils, foot care, and more! For 15% off your first order, go to Kneipp.comand use the promo code “PARENTING”.

 

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!

Jul 3, 2018

Overcoming trauma is a difficult journey, and it can often times feel like one may never achieve victory over it and freedom from it. That’s why Dr. Meeker talked with Victor Marx about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that journey to help him as he embarks on high risk missions. 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 grandmother about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her. 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 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “High Risk Missions”. She also teases her conversation with Victor Marx, her points to ponder, and a listener question from a grandmother about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her.

 

2:15 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about high risk missions!

 

5:51 – 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 him as he embarks on high risk missions.

 

17:50 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

19:30 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. 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!

 

21:19 – 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 him as he embarks on high risk missions.

 

35:31 – 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 Shelley, a grandmother who is asking about her two-month-old grandson who cries all the time while with her, and she wants to know if it’s just cholic or fussiness.

 

38:26 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

38:54 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 59, High Risk Missions 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!

Jun 19, 2018

We just celebrated our dads with Father’s Day, and to bookend the day, Dr. Meeker is bringing you the second of two episodes devoted entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own father, Fox News personality and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson, is an ideal person to give listeners insight about fatherhood. Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in this second of two episodes centered around their conversation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and asks listeners to send in questions for an upcoming social only episode. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!

 

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!

 

1:14 – POTTYMD

PottyMD was founded by a certified pediatric urologist with a mission to make your child’s potty woes a little easier, and they help with everything from potty training to bed wetting. With products like the Potty Monkey that helps with potty training, Wobl + Watch that vibrates to remind kids to take a potty break, and Wet-Stop bedwetting alarm that wakes kids up as soon as they start to wet the bed. Go topottymd.com/megand enter the code “MEG” for 10% off!

 

2:13 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Importance of Fathers”. She also teases her conversation with Tucker Carlson and her points to ponder.

 

5:17 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of fathers!

 

7:25 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON – 2 (part 1)

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.

 

16:39 – 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!

 

18:08 – AD – LEFT FIELD FARMS

Left Field Farms is a refreshing new dairy brand founded on a left field thought: just let the cow do its thing! Cows on most dairy farms eat GMO feed, but not at Left Field Farms! At Left Field Farms, cows eat a non-GMO food for a simpler, less processed diet providing wholesome non-GMO milk. Left Field Farms goes the extra mile to care for their cows. All of this makes for happy cows, and with happy cows comes delicious milk and coffee creamer. Next time you’re in the dairy aisle, take a fresh look and choose Left Field Farms!

 

19:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON – 2 (part 2)

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.

 

30:26 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg wanted to focus on her interview with Tucker Carlson and didn’t have time left for social questions. Keep listening for an entire episode devoted to answering all your questions!

 

31:07 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

31:39 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 58, The Importance of Fatherhood – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost 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!

Jun 12, 2018

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and Dr. Meeker wanted to devote two episodes entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own father, Fox News personality and host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Tucker Carlson, is an ideal person to give listeners insight about fatherhood. Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in this part one of two episodes centered around their conversation. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and asks listeners to send in questions for an upcoming social only episode. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in that upcoming episode!

 

0:26 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Importance of Fathers”. She also teases her conversation with Tucker Carlson and her points to ponder.

 

3:03 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is also announcing her new paperback book You’ve Got This: Unleashing the Hero Dad Within. She wants fathers to use the book for encouragement and inspiration andto give them a roadmap to parenting! Don’t overthink parenting, don’t worry about if you’re doing a good job or not, just focus on giving your kids more time, affection, and attention. You’ve Got Thiswas written to clearly show fathers how important they are, why kids need their dads, and how any father can be who his kids need him to be. This is a great book for Father’s Day gifts for any dad that’s in your life!

 

5:19 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of fathers!

 

9:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH TUCKER CARLSON PART 1

Dr. Meg and Tucker talk about his relationship with his father, being the father of four kids, and the state of fatherhood in America today. They sit down in his Washington, D.C. office to talk in part one of two episodes centered around their conversation about fatherhood.

 

30:49 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg wanted to focus on her interview with Tucker Carlson and didn’t have time left for social questions. Keep listening for an entire episode devoted to answering all your questions!

 

31:24 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

31:55 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 57, The Importance of Fathers and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach almost 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!

Jun 5, 2018

Literacy and a vast vocabulary are very important attributes for your kids to have as they grow into productive members of society. The question is, how can you promote both without seeming like the parent that forces your children to memorize the dictionary? In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers two questions from moms about a single mom handling questions about her daughter’s dad and another about a homeschooling mom going back to work more. 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 – 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!

 

1:39 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Reading Aloud to Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Sarah MacKenzie and her points to ponder.

 

2:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

3:41 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about reading aloud to your kids!

 

7:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.

 

25:33 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

27:31 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. 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!

 

29:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.

 

47:02 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers two questions from her listeners. The first question comes from Kate and she asks about how she and her sister should talk to her niece about her niece’s absentee father. The second question comes from Heidi, and she is asking about how her five kids will react to her part-time work taking up a little more time and discontinuing her homeschooling with the kids.

 

55:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

56:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 56, Reading Aloud to Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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 22, 2018

This week is Part 2 of the Raising Kind Kidsseries with Dr. Thomas Lickona. Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice that will help you on your journey to raising kids that are filled with kindness. She talks with Dr. Thomas Lickona who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away! 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 – 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!

 

1:31 – AD – CIRCLE ROUND

If you’re looking for a great screen time alternative for your kids that you will enjoy as well, check out Circle Round! This is a story telling podcast for kids from WBUR, Boston’s NPR station. Stories explore topics such as kindness, persistence, and generosity. Subscribe to Circle Round via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!

 

2:54 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Kind Kids – Part 2”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Thomas Lickona and her points to ponder.

 

4:52 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

5:41 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising kind kids!

 

11:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.

 

23:12 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

25:10 – AD – THIRD LOVE

Armed with the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove bras are designed to fit real women. With theirFit 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!

 

27:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.

 

36:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg typically answers a listener question, but to allow time to cover the rest of Dr. Lickona’s interview, she had to skip this week. Stay plugged in for an entire episode devoted to listener questions, soon!

 

37:29 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

37:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 55, Raising Kind Kids – Part 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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 8, 2018

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice that will help you on your journey to raising kids that are filled with kindness. She talks with Dr. Thomas Lickona who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son. 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 – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.

 

0:40 – AD – MARC’S MISSION

When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior...Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.comto learn more!

 

1:42 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Kind Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Thomas Lickona, her points to ponder, and a listener question from who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son.

 

4:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

4:43 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising kind kids!

 

10:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.

 

21:37 – AD – MABEL’S LABELS

What moms out there can relate to the frustration of feeling like you’re constantly replacing the items that you send to daycare and school with your kids? Mabel’s Labels’ stylish, durable labels are the perfect solution for all the stuff your kids lose. Simply personalize your labels online and they’ll get shipped for FREE to your door, ready to peel-

and- stick on all your bottles, clothing, lunch boxes and more. Visit mabelslabels.com/greatkidstoday to start customizing your own, and if you use the code “GREATKIDS”, you’ll get 20% off your next order!

 

22:47 – AD – SUNBASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

24:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. THOMAS LICKONA (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Thomas Lickona, who is known as the “father of modern character education. As a developmental psychologist, professor of education emeritus, and founding director of the Center for the 4thand 5thRs (Respect and Responsibility) at the State University of New York at Cortland, who better to talk to about developing kindness in your children.

 

37:55 – 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 a single mom, Michelle, who feels discouraged when listening to the podcast because she has to work full-time and is unable to stay home with her son.

 

43:31 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 54, Raising Kind Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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!

Apr 24, 2018

Because helping listeners become better parents is so important to Dr. Meg, she takes the entire episode to dig into a lot of listener questions. There are all kinds of topics ranging from a three year old not wanting to go to pre-school to a parent overhearing a conversation with her daughter’s friends about another girl’s behavior at a party. No topic is off limits, so be sure to send your questions in for Dr. Meeker! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comor connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@megmeekermd) to ask a question, and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.

 

0:43 – AD – MARC’S MISSION

When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior...Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.comto learn more!

 

1:41 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the second installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” series of episodes. This episode is an all listener question episode where Dr. Meeker answers seven questions from listeners.

 

4:52 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you some points to ponder as you learn more about having confidence in your parenting and dealing with issues with your kids.

 

6:38 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Along with answering your questions, Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

7:16 – QUESTION ONE

Dr. Meg answers a question from Nicoletta about her three year old daughter not wanting to go to pre-school because it’s too long and boring.

 

13:05 – QUESTION TWO

Shannon has a question about tension between her 9 year old daughter and 8 year old son. Her daughter has always been dramatic and her son seems to know this and always pesters his sister. She is looking for help with how to get him to treat his sister kindly.

 

18:48 – QUESTION THREE

Amber needs help with her 4 year old son that has a very strong will and she hasn’t had a good relationship with him since he was 2.

 

24:03 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkidsto see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

25:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/megtoday!

 

27:13 – QUESTION FOUR

Jason asks Dr. Meg about his wife’s issues stemming from post-partum depression. He is struggling with balancing being supportive of his wife during this time and taking care of their three kids while she recovers.

 

31:56 – QUESTION FIVE

Wendy wants to know about how to handle a conversation she overheard between her daughter and her friends. They were talking about their friend that was drunk at a party and forced to perform oral sex by several boys at the party. She wants to know how to handle this situation without angering her daughter.

 

36:42 – QUESTION SIX

Phil and Jenn want to hear about parenting foster kids that come from a traumatic background alongside their kids that grew up in a healthy home.

 

43:46 – QUESTION SEVEN

Dinah asks about her daughter’s issues with stool retention and whether it’s psychological or physiological. She is running out of options with her pediatrician and psychologist.

 

49:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

50:08 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 53, Ask Dr. Meg, Vol. 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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!

Apr 10, 2018

Disciplining your children is one of the most controversial topics when it comes to parenting. It’s also one of the most difficult because it requires parents to be continually consistent in how rules are enforced and consequences are carried out. In this episode, Dr. Meeker has invited Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about the successes in discipline, and what we’ll call “learning opportunities” that they both are in the middle of with their children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.com, whose motto is “Changing diapers, minds and habits, sometimes all in one day”. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she asks listeners to send in questions for a future all-social episode of the podcast. 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 – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.

 

0:58 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Disciplining Children”. She also teases her conversation with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece and her points to ponder.

 

2:30 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about disciplining your children!

 

8:18 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Along with Dr. Meg’s conversation about disciplining children with Rachael and Cassi, she is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need.

 

8:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHAEL HERRSCHER AND CASSI REECE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about disciplining children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.comand Cassi is a regular contributer on the blog. They both share their greatest acomplishments and “learning opportunities” that they have encountered while disciplining their own children.

 

38:42 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkidsto see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

40:18 – AD – MABEL’S LABELS

What moms out there can relate to the frustration of feeling like you’re constantly replacing the items that you send to daycare and school with your kids? Mabel’s Labels’ stylish, durable labels are the perfect solution for all the stuff your kids lose. Simply personalize your labels online and they’ll get shipped for FREE to your door, ready to peel-

and- stick on all your bottles, clothing, lunch boxes and more. Visit mabelslabels.com/greatkidstoday to start customizing your own, and if you use the code “GREATKIDS”, you’ll get 20% off your next order!

 

41:23 – AD – OMAX3

Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/megtoday to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)

 

42:48 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHAEL HERRSCHER AND CASSI REECE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece to talk about disciplining children. Rachael is the founder and CEO of TodaysMama.comand Cassi is a regular contributer on the blog. They both share their greatest acomplishments and “learning opportunities” that they have encountered while disciplining their own children.

 

58:56 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. This episode, Dr. Meg had an extended conversation with her guests and asks you to send in your questions in the coming days. Soon she’ll have a social question only episode to answer all your parenting questions!

 

59:40 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

60:43 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 52, Disciplining Children and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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!

Mar 27, 2018

We all know the importance of fathers relating to their daughters, but very little is presented to mothers about how they should best relate to their sons. In this episode, Dr. Meg dives into helping mothers (and fathers) raise strong sons. Knowing that he is an expert in this area, Dr. Meg invited Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to speak on this topic and about his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a dad about how to talk to his daughter about a transgender classmate. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP

With Better Help there’s no explaining why you have to leave work, no fighting traffic, and no uncomfortable waiting rooms. Better Help lets you connect with an experienced professional therapist in a safe and private environment. You can also text your therapist anytime to schedule phone, video or chat sessions when it’s convenient. To learn more or sign up, go to betterhelp.com/MEG and use the invite code “MEG” to get your first 7 days free!

 

0:47 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/meg to find out more.

 

1:46 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Strong Sons”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, her points to ponder, and a question from a dad about how to talk to his daughter about a transgender classmate.

 

3:45 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising strong sons!

 

13:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

15:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to talk about mothers and their relationships with their sons and his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research.

 

28:21 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkids to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

29:28 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/meg today!

 

30:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to talk about mothers and their relationships with their sons and his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research.

 

47:35 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Tony who asks about how to talk to his daughter because she is confused about a girl in her class who wants to be a boy.

 

53:21 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

54:10 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 51, Raising Strong Sons and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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.com and 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.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Mar 13, 2018

Working moms deal with a lot of pressure inside the home and in the office. That’s why Dr. Meg thought it would be great to tackle this issue of finding a really healthy work-life balance. Since comparison games an “mommy shaming” are so easy to be distracted by with social media these days, Dr. Meg wanted to have a conversation with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze of Ramsey Solutions. Christy and Rahcel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom who has an almost two-year-old that seems to have extreme separation anxiety problems. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

 

0:34 – AD – BIRCH

Did you realize that the average person misses out on $300 worth of rewards every year simply because they’re not using the right cards? A new app called Birch helps you get the most out of your cards and earn the rewards you deserve. Connect your debit and credit cards securely, and Birch will actively track your rewards programs and show you how to use them the right way. Download Birch in the app store and sign up for a free account today!

 

1:49 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Finding Balance for Working Moms”. She also teases her conversation with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom who has an almost two-year-old that seems to have extreme separation anxiety problems.

 

3:53 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about finding balance as a working mother!

 

12:11 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

14:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTY WRIGHT AND RACHEL CRUZE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze. Christy and Rachel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children.

 

34:02 – AD – OMAX3

Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/meg today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)

 

35:25 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? Use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to take on the impossible stains like crayon marks on walls or burnt on stains on the stovetop. All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/podcast to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

36:19 – AD – SUN BASKET

As a busy parent it’s hard to find time and energy to be sure you’re eating well and eating right. No matter how much experience eyou have in the kitchen, Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes like Fully Loaded Beef Tacos with Mexican Simmer Sauce. No matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/meg today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

 

37:41 – A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTY WRIGHT AND RACHEL CRUZE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze. Christy and Rachel are world-class speakers, best-selling authors, working professionals, wives to their husbands, and also mothers. They have great advice for moms who feel called to work, but also do not want to neglect their husbands and children.

 

54:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Elizabeth with a question about her 22 month old daughter who has issues sleeping and may be dealing with extreme separation anxiety issues.

 

1:06:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

1:07:36– FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 50, Finding Balance for Working Moms and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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.com and 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.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Feb 27, 2018

With mothers being increasingly busy these days, connecting with your kids can be a challenge (to say the least!). Dr. Meeker brings in Erica Komisar, LCSW, to talk about how to establish emotional connections with your kids at an early age to promote emotional health and well-being. Erica is the author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, and she’s also a psychoanalyst and parenting coach, making her a perfect interview for this topic! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.

 

0:42 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

 

1:39 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Connecting Better With Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar, her points to ponder, and a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs.

 

2:56 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being present for your kids!

 

12:39 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

15:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids.

 

49:32 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? This year, use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to take on the impossible stains that sprays and wipes can’t. All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/podcast to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

50:42 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/meg today!

 

52:00 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids.

 

 

 

 

1:01:47 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa, a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs.

 

1:07:26 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

1:08:02– FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 49, Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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.com and 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.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Feb 13, 2018

One of the biggest goals in raising children is connecting on a deeper level with your children. Because of the years of working with kids and their parents, Dr. Meeker knows how important it is to connect better with your kids and gives you a wealth of information to help you in that process! Dr. Meg talks with Nathan Rittenhouse who is an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and he has also spent the last three years speaking to college students across the United States. With his educational background and experience speaking, Nathan has great insight into how important it is to connect better with your kids while you have the opportunity. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

 

0:33 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.

 

1:37 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Connecting Better with Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Nathan Rittenhouse, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue.

 

2:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about connecting better with your kids.

 

15:49 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

18:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today.

 

33:46 – AD – OMAX3

Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/meg today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply)

 

35:09– AD – SUN BASKET

For a lot of us, a delicious home-cooked meal is the ultimate luxury. Thankfully, Sun Basket makes it easy and convenient to cook meals at home, no matter how much experience you have in the kitchen! You can get healthy and delicious meals on the table in about 30 minutes. All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/meg today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

36:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today.

 

57:46 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Shannon, a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue with her kids.

 

1:02:57 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

1:03:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 48, Connecting Better With Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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.com and 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.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 30, 2018

With almost 1 in 5 people in the United States affected with an anxiety disorder, there is a good chance that either you or one of your children could be affected. Knowing how to recognize the signs that your children are struggling with anxiety will allow you to get them help quicker and learn how to overcome the problems associated with anxiety. Also, if you as a parent are dealing with anxiety, in this episode Dr. Meg has help for you as well! Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Sander Weckstein (board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience) about how parents can better attend to anxiety issues in their children and what to do if the parent struggles as well. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom struggling with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

0:00 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST

From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! 

0:33 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ

For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today.

1:36 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Children and Anxiety”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Sander Weckstein, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mom struggling with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter.

3:42 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about your children and anxiety.

9:59 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

12:17 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important!

33:34 – AD – LADDER LIFE

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 Visit ladderlife.com/meg to get a free quote and get life insurance checked off your list TODAY.

34:41 – AD – RXBAR

Parents: you expect the same high-quality, clean label nutrition for your kids as you do for yourselves, right? But all too often we must compromise when it comes to snacks. Thankfully, now there’s RXBAR Kids: a clean label snack bar made with high-quality, real ingredients designed specifically for kids. With 3 flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Berry Blast, they are perfect for any time kids want something tasty and filling, like breakfast on the go, or as an after-school snack. Find at Target stores or for 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/MEG and enter promo code “MEG” at checkout.

35:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SANDER WECKSTEIN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Sander Weckstein to talk about children and anxiety issues. With almost 1 in every 5 people dealing with an anxiety issue, knowing how to handle yourself or your children dealing with anxiety can be very important!

57:38 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane, a mom who is dealing with behavioral issues in her gifted 10-year-old daughter.

1:03:20 – PARENT PEP RALLY

1:04:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 47, Children and Anxiety and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE 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.com and 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.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 16, 2018

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 sleeping and feeding schedules for newborns to dealing with shy personalities, “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations that you must handle with your kids that can often be tricky. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! Let us know what you think about the podcast by leaving a review on iTunes!

 

0:00 – AD - LADDER

Is life insurance on your to-do list for the new year? Ladder provides life insurance for modern families with a streamlined, online process that gives you an instant decision, and coverage can even start today if you qualify! To learn more or get a free quote, visit ladderlife.com/MEG!

 

0:26 – AD – BIRCH FINANCIAL

Did you realize that the average person misses out on $300 worth of rewards every year simply because they’re not using the right cards? A new app called Birch helps you get the most out of your cards and earn the rewards you deserve. Connect your debit and credit cards securely, and Birch will actively track your rewards programs and show you how to use them the right way. Download Birch in the app store and sign up for a free account today!

 

1:11 – 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 the very first “Ask Dr. Meg” episode, and she covers lots of topics.

 

3:09 – 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.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

8:34 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

10:20 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues answering 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.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

21:13 – AD – SUN BASKET

The days of not following through with your resolutions about healthy eating are over because the days of Sun Basket are just beginning! Today, you can get $35 off your first order when you go to SunBasket.com/MEG! You can have healthy meals regularly delivered to your door with Sun Basket making it easy to stay on track. Sun Basket offers plans that you can mix and match from Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and more! You can cancel, skip, or change meal plans at any time, and best of all each recipe is ready in about 30 minutes! Go to SunBasket.com/MEG and get started today!

 

22:43 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the fit that’s right for you, and there’s only one brand that offers bras in sizes AA-G with half-cup sizes: ThirdLove. ThirdLove uses thousands of real women’s measurements along with smoothing memory foam to create bras that fit better and feel great. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions from ThirdLove’s Fit Finder quiz, and it only takes about 60 seconds! Go to ThirdLove.com/MEG now to get 15% off your first purchase of your perfect fitting bra!

 

24:11 – ASK DR. MEG (PART 3)

Dr. Meg continues answering 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.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD.

 

35:52 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

36:21 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 46, Ask Dr. Meg!

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

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Jan 6, 2018

Dr. Meg wants you to be equipped to raise your kids to be successful adults and shares three “Points to Ponder” that will help you on that journey. She also talks with Tim Elmore, best-selling author and founder of Growing Leaders (growingleaders.com) about developing the leaders of the next generation. She answers a question from a mom that has a 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg sets up the topic of raising successful children in the world today and her conversation with author and speaker, Tim Elmore. She also teases the “Let’s Get Social” and “Points to Ponder” segments.

 

2:25 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to raise successful kids.

 

8:31 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

10:21 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM ELMORE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.

 

21:47 – AD – HELLO FRESH

HELLO FRESH is a meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers your favorite step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients right to your door in a recyclable, insulated packaging. Each meal-kit is labeled for each chef curated recipe. There’s several plans to choose from including the following: The Classic Plan, The Veggie Plan, and The Family Plan. You can choose a delivery date that works best for you and pause if you are going to be out of town on vacation. For $30 off your first week of HELLO FRESH, go to hellofresh.com and enter the promo code “PARENTING30”!

 

23:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH TIM ELMORE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.

 

36:31 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom about her 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. She answers another question from a dad concerned that his daughter is turning into a perfectionist.

 

43:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

45:14 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 45, Raising Successful Kids!

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

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Dec 19, 2017

This week’s episode features Maria and Bob Goff (he’s the author of Love Does) talking to Dr. Meg about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and the process that went into writing it. They talk about their strengths as parents and how to use those together to parent successfully. Along with this great conversation with Maria and Bob Goff, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – BETTER HELP

Better Help lets you connect with an experienced professional therapist in a safe and private environment. Text your therapist anytime, plus schedule phone, video, or chat sessions when it’s convenient for you! To learn more, visit betterhelp.com/MEG and use the invite code “MEG” to get your first 7 days free! There’s no shame in getting help because you are worth it!

 

1:12 – WELCOME

In this episode, Dr. Meg revisits the topic “Courageous Parenting”. She teases her conversation with Maria and Bob Goff about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs.

 

3:06 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about parenting courageously!

 

8:43 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

10:43 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.

 

23:32 – AD – SUNBASKET

Whether it’s making holiday cookies or a few glasses of bubbly to start the New Year, some of your favorite traditions make it hard to feel your best. Even with hectic schedules, family meals are possible with Sun Basket’s weekly meal deliveries! You pick from 12 weekly recipes, and they deliver the pre-measured ingredients for healthy meals right to your door! Visit SunBasket.com/MEG today and get $35 off your first order!

 

24:54 – AD – STORYWORTH

Everyone has a family member who tells the best stories. StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to preserve these stories for the next generations! After you sign up, each week StoryWorth sends your loved one an email and asks them a question about their life. They can reply via phone or email. After a year, their stories are bound in a beautiful keepsake book. For $20 off, visit StoryWorth.com/meg when you subscribe!

 

26:14 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.

 

48:13 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Steven about how to teach his daughter to show grace to her special needs sister as she struggles to keep up with her.

 

53:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

54:06 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 44, Courageous Parenting!

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

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Dec 5, 2017

The holiday season is upon us, and that leaves opportunity for hustle and bustle, overspending and overextending, but it also opens the door for a plan to stay focused on our finances and teach our kids how to manage money the right way. In this episode, Dr. Meg revisits a conversation she had with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works! 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 that has a problem with her own anger issues. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS

4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!

 

1:16 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Money.” She also teases her interview with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, her points to ponder, and answers a question from a mom dealing with her own anger issues.

 

2:48 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about kids and money leading into the holiday season.

 

11:04 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

12:57 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works!

 

32:02 – AD – MOLEKULE

Imagine if the technology in your phone was the same as the phones in the 1940s. That’s exactly when the technology in the HEPA filter was invented that most people use to clean their air. Molekule has introduced a breakthrough science that destroys pollutants at the molecular level. Molekule has already helped allergy & asthma sufferers around the country better cope with their conditions and reduce symptoms. For $75 off your first order, visit Molekule.com and enter the promo code “MEG” at checkout.

 

33:50 – AD – CANVASPEOPLE.COM

Instead of letting those beautiful photos from your most recent vacation get lost in your cell phone, bring them to life with CanvasPeople.com! CanvasPeople.com is an easy to use Photo-to-Canvas service that takes your favorite photo memories and turns them into beautiful works of art for you to enjoy every day. Normally, 11x14 canvases are priced at $69.99, but use the promo code “MEG” at CanvasPeople.com for a free 11x14 canvas – just pay shipping!

 

35:02 – A CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Dave Ramsey’s daughter and financial expert, Rachel Cruze, to give you some great advice for handling the topic of kids and money around the holidays. Having grown up under Dave Ramsey’s roof, Rachel got a front row seat to see how God’s and Grandma’s ways of handling money really works!

 

39:29 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom named Lisa that struggles with her own anger issues due to her mom yelling at her a lot growing up.

 

45:05 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

46:48 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 43, Kids and Money and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Visit rachelcruze.com for more information about Rachel’s book Love Your Life Not Theirs and to find out where she’s speaking next! Connect with her on Facebook @rachelramseycruze and on Twitter and Instagram @rachelcruze!

 

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

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and 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.com and click on “Parenting Resources”.

Nov 21, 2017

Even through difficult times, it’s your choice to experience joy. To show you how you can have joy in the face of difficulty, Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences. Check out her new book, Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SOLUTIONS

4 out of 5 cardiac arrests and medical emergencies happen at home. That means the life you save with CPR is very likely to be a close family member or friend. NHCPS.com is an online CPR certification provider where you can become CPR certified for free. Go to NHCPS.com/Meg and use the coupon code “MEG” at checkout for your discount!

 

0:49 – AD – BE FRUGAL

If you shop online, you have to try BeFrugal Cash Back. You can earn up to 40% cash back on your purchase from over 5000 stores including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, and more. Shop through BeFrugal this holiday season and take advantage of the highest Cash Back rates of the year! Visit BeFrugal.com/MEG and get a $10 bonus when you join for free!

 

1:51 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Experiencing Defiant Joy.” She also teases her interview with Candace Payne, also known as the “Chewbacca Mom”, her points to ponder, and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.

 

3:33 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about experiencing defiant joy in the face of difficulties.

 

10:57 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

12:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

 

34:33 – AD – SUN BASKET

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37:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

 

49:53 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about her strong-willed daughter who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.

 

55:34 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

56:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 42, Experiencing Defiant Joy and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Visit https://candacepayne.me/ for more information about Candace Payne’s book Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy and to find out where she’s speaking next! Connect with her on Facebook @CandacePayneOfficial and on Instagram and Twitter @CandacePayne

 

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