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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.

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.
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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.

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#70: Unshakeable Hope (with guest Max Lucado)

12/4/2018
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Sometimes when parenting great kids, the stresses of everyday life can get to you. That’s where we tend to forget about all the promises God has given us that would help us in the crazy times. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with author and pastor Max Lucado about his new book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. This new title explores twelve of God’s promises upon which Max has depended for his entire adult life. “The promises of God work,” Max writes. “They can walk...

Duration:00:48:46

#69: Candace Center Stage (with guest Candace Cameron Bure)

11/20/2018
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You probably know her as D.J. Tanner from Full Housein the 1980s and 1990s, or D.J. Tanner-Fuller from her newest show Fuller House. Candace Cameron Bure is talking with Dr. Meg in this episode and has a lot to say about teaching your kids to persevere, which is the topic of her children’s book Candace Center Stage. Also, Candace was fortunate enough to be able to be a stay-at-home mom when her children were young, and she gives some great advice to moms making the transition from work to...

Duration:01:00:09

#68: Single Fathers (with guest Robert Beeson)

11/6/2018
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To say that being a single parent is difficult is an understatement. Balancing the challenges of raising children, driving your career, and being involved in social events, going solo can seem impossible. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Robert Beeson (author of the new book Going Solo) who has devoted his life to helping single parents overcome the challenges of parenting alone. Beeson is the founder of a Christian record label and found himself a single father in the midst of launching...

Duration:00:43:22

#67: Motherhood and Marriage (with guest Becky Thompson)

10/23/2018
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With all the stresses of raising great kids, oftentimes the marriage suffers as a result of giving your spouse the “leftovers”. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heartand Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood, about balancing being a great mother and also being a great wife. Both of these things can exist in the same household, and they discuss how to make that happen in your...

Duration:00:52:01

#66: Gender Identity Issues, Part 2 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

10/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:20

#65: Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

9/25/2018
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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....

Duration:00:41:25

#64: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)

9/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:37

#63: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)

8/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:30

#62: Discipline With Courage and Kindness (with guest interviewer Roger Marsh)

8/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:58

#61: Autism (with guest Tammy Morris)

7/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:50:06

#60: Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (with guest Victor Marx)

7/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:42:01

#59: High Risk Missions (with guest Victor Marx)

7/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:39:15

#58: The Importance of Fathers - Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)

6/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:01

#57: The Importance of Fathers - Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)

6/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:17

#56: Reading Aloud to Your Kids (with guest Sarah MacKenzie)

6/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:41

#55: Raising Kind Kids - Part 2 (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)

5/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:38:19

#54: Raising Kind Kids (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)

5/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:44:20

#53: Ask Dr. Meg Vol. 2

4/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:50:25

#52: Disciplining Children (with guests Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece)

4/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:57

#51: Raising Strong Sons (with guest Dr. Emerson Eggerichs)

3/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:54:26