Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
By Dr. Meg Meeker
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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.
||Clean#45: Raising Successful Kids (with guest Tim Elmore)||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.co||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#44: Courageous Parenting (with guests Bob and Maria Goff)||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 tog||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#43: Kids & Money (with guest Rachel Cruze)||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||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#42: Experiencing Defiant Joy (with guest Candace Payne)||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 diffi||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#41: The Hope of Adoption (with guests Steven Curtis Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman, and Emily Chapman Richards)||In this special episode of Parenting Great Kids, Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Chapman Richards about their adoption journey.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40: Learning to Slow Down (with guest Nichole Nordeman)||The pace of life can really be challenging with one kid needs to go to sports practice, another needs to go to piano practice, and mom or dad has to work late that night. It can feel like you should be doing all these extra things to be a successful par||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39: Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families (with guests Mark and Susan Merrill)||The importance of a healthy marriage for a healthy family should be obvious, but it’s something that’s easy to overlook in hectic schedules that people have these days. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the compa||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38: Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures (with guest Tsh Oxenreider)||Although the United States is a melting pot, the best way to teach your children about other cultures is to take a trip and experience it firsthand. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Tsh Oxenreider, author, blogger, and podcast host, about her travels||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37: Raising A Child With Special Needs (with guests Chris and Melissa Hogan)||Raising a child with special needs comes with a set of challenges for which most parents are not prepared. One of the best ways to overcome these difficulties is to learn from other families who are successful in their journey of raising a child with sp||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36: Kids and Faith (with guest Abdu Murray)||Talking with your kids about faith is an important topic for many families these days, and your job as a parent is to help them develop that role of faith in their lives. Because faith is such a big topic, Dr. Meg invited Abdu Murray, the North American||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)||With school starting back up and parents working to get their kids back on schedule, Dr. Meg thought it would be a great idea to revisit a conversation she had with Dr. Joshua Straub about technology and your kids. Dr. Josh serves as Marriage and Family||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34: Helping Kids Navigate Message From Media (with guest Anthony Weber)||In the world we live in today, your kids have access to an unending supply of television, music, and magazines. Helping them understand how to navigate all the messages thrown at them is an increasing challenge to parents. In this episode, Dr. Meg inter||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33: Goodbye, Perfect! A Show for Moms (with guest Crystal Paine)||From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, your social media feeds are full of “picture perfect” parents, kids, and meals. There’s a lot of pressure in the world today to have the perfect family, perfect children, and show the world just how perfect y||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)||Raising kids and dealing with the roller-coaster of emotions that comes along with that is why this week’s episode features Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Dr. Josh gives you practical advice for your||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31: When Parenting Isn't Perfect (with guest Jim Daly)||This week’s episode features Jim Daly, president of the organization Focus on the Family and author of the book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. Along with this great conversation with Mr. Daly, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30: Helping Your Spouse Be A Better Parent (with guest Dr. Linda Mintle)||This week’s episode features Dr. Linda Mintle, host of the Dr. Linda Mintle Radio Show, author of the book We Need To Talk, speaker, professor, and licensed therapist. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Mintle, Dr. Meg will give you three poi||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29: Being a HERO Dad (with guest Philip Rivers)||This week’s episode features Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the LA Chargers, talking to Dr. Meg about being a HERO dad. Philip is not only a star on the football field, but he is a husband, father of 8 kids, and he is passionate about his role as a||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28: Growing Up Ramsey (with guests Dave Ramsey's kids)||This week’s episode features Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey talking to Dr. Meg about growing up as Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s kids. They talk about how their father’s strong parenting shaped them into the adults they are today. A||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27: Courageous Parenting (with guests Maria and Bob Goff)||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 tog||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26: Raising Great Boys (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)||This week’s episode is the second in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: Raising Great Girls (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)||This week’s episode is the first in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks w||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24: Raising a Child With ADHD||If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, you know that it is a difficult journey. Am I too strict? Am I allowing my child to watch too much TV and play too many video games? How do I handle how energetic my child is? Dr. Meg talks to you as a parent of||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23: Sleep Issues in Kids (with guest Dr. Bill Sears)||Dealing with sleep issues with your new baby is something all parents have to deal with at some point. There’s so much advice out there to look at, but what advice should you listen to? Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Bill Sears, the “sleep guru” as she ca||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22: Talking to Your Kids About Sex||Talking to your kids about sex can be an intimidating task, but it is vitally important to have this conversation for the sake of your children’s future. Knowing how and when to begin this discussion is hard enough, but having the courage to begin the||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21: Talking to Your Kids About Race and Diversity (with guest Benjamin Watson)||Raising kids that have a healthy view of race and diversity can be difficult, and ensuring that they are accepting of diversity starts at home. Dr. Meg gives her “Points to Ponder” around the topic of talking to your kids about race and diversity. T||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20: Raising Successful Kids (with guest Dr. Tim Elmore)||Dr. Meg wants you to be equipped to raise your kids to be successful adults and shares 3 “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) a||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: Conversations from the Road (with Michael Jr.)||During Dr. Meg’s travels as she speaks at live events, she often engages with great thought leaders about parenting and beyond. This episode features a conversation with Michael, Jr., a brilliant stand-up comedian and recently a children’s book auth||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: Conversations From The Road (with Dr. Les Parrott)||During Dr. Meg’s travels as she speaks at live events, she often engages with great thought leaders about parenting and beyond. This episode features a conversation with Dr. Les Parrott, the best-selling author, speaker, and relationship expert. They||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: The Holidays (You Can Actually Enjoy Them)||Merry Christmas from Dr. Meg! In order to understand how to make the holidays more enjoyable, each one of us must figure out what makes them so unenjoyable. In other words, what puts us over the edge from Thanksgiving to Christmas. For each person this||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: Teaching Children Service And Gratitude||Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. Meg! Parents, this week is a great opportunity to teach your children how to be grateful. Dr. Meg shares about an organization she supports called Food For The Hungry in Bolivia. Food for the Hungry teaches parents how to gro||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: When Mom Or Dad Is Ill (Parenting Through Adversity)||Dr. Meg has a conversation with guest Cheryl Wilkinson, a mother of three children, who lived with breast cancer and battled it bravely. It is the story of hundreds of thousands of parents who have confronted life-threatening illness and fought hard. It||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: Helping Your Kids Dream Big (with guest David A.R. White)||Dr. Meg talks with filmmaker David A.R. White (producer of the blockbuster movie God’s Not Dead) about his new book Between Heaven And Hollywood. Other features include Dr. Meg’s Points To Ponder and she answers an email question about a little boy||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: Kids And Money (with guest Rachel Cruze)||Dr. Meg talks with financial expert and author Rachel Cruze about her new book Love Your Life Not Theirs. They discuss kids and money, specifically contentment and comparisons that parents face and how that impacts their children. This episode also feat||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: A Mother's Hope, A Child's Miracle (with guest Christy Beam)||Many parents worry about their child’s health, a specific illness, or simply the “what-if’s” when it comes to parenting. “What if my child turns away from me, what if my child flunks out of school or what if my child gets a terminal illness.||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Conversations From The Road (with Dr. Henry Cloud)||During Dr. Meg’s travels as she speaks at live events, she often engages with great thought leaders about parenting and beyond. This episode features a backstage conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author of Boundaries. They talk about his||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Josh Straub)||You grew up talking but your kids are growing up texting. Dr. Meg brings on kids and technology expert, Dr. Josh Straub, to share the hard truth with you. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed by it. In this episode, Dr. Meg provides some simple, pract||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: What We Say Matters||Parents, your words matter. You have the power to either offer blessings or curses. Let’s get intentional about what you say around your children and what you say to them. Send questions to email@example.com||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: Yes You Can! (with guest John O'Leary)||This episode is a gift to all parents. Dr. Meg talks with author John O'Leary. Listen to how he turned tragedy to inspired living. Parents, you need to be reminded of your value and importance and your built in ability. That is why this episode exists.||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: The Strong Willed Child (with guest Laura Ingraham)||Dr. Meg talks with radio talk show host and author Laura Ingraham about the strong willed child. If you have a willful child and you feel like the relationship has become defined by wins or losses, fatigue, and guilt, then this episode is custom built f||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Dr. Meg's Story||This episode is a special, where Dr. Meg shares her backstory with her audience about where she has been and why she does what she does for parents. Send your parenting questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Next episode- July 19- The Strong Willed Child||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: Happier Parents Have Happy Kids||The feelings & emotions of your child are deeply connected to you. Depression in parents can cause anxiety in children but happy parents cause happiness in children. Would you like to gain practical, helpful truth rather than guilt? This episode featur||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Dads Wanted! (with guest David Tyree)||This episode features a guest conversation with Super Bowl champion, former New York Giants wide receiver, David Tyree. The research is simple, fathers are necessary! Dr. Meg takes a truthful look at who fathers really are, why they must pursue their ki||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: The Three Big Questions||Let's talk about the three questions your child needs you to answer! Uncover the key to real happiness for your child. Featured Question: My 13 year old is addicted to porn, what should I do? Featured Story Spotlight: “Who You Are”, about a mom empo||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Parenting Your Child's Inner World (with guest Dave Ramsey)||Your child’s world is both internal & external. Dr. Meg shares how to focus on their inner world of integrity & acceptance. Featured Guest Segment: Dave Ramsey (Radio talk show host, author, father of 3). Featured Question: I feel pressured to sign my||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: What Your Kids Want Most||Your kids want time with you. In this first episode, Dr. Meg explains how parents can learn how to make their kids feel important, how to listen, & get a plan! Featured Story Spotlight: “Action!”, about a filmmaker father creating time with his sons||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview||America's Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker previews her podcast that offers hope, help and encouragement to every parent. New episodes available every other week. Send in questions to email@example.com.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
What my kids want is what?
I’ve heard Dr. Meg Meeker speak in person before so I gave this podcast a shot on my drive in to work. I thought I might learn something about my kids, or possibly about being a better Dad. This thing drew me in with a warm, compassionate wisdom, and pacing that kept things moving and never dwelled on any one thing too long. It also knocked me sideways to hear the story about the filmmaker and his 2 kids. I ended the episode with tears in my eyes. Yep, I’m now a fan. Thanks Dr. Meg!
Great content with wisdom and heart
I saw the graphic and thought, she's such a good speaker and I could possibly learn something about being a better Dad while I'm on my into the office. What I did not expect was to walk away with some memorable and helpful insight right off. It's made in such a way that each segment is engaging and memorable and never lasts long enough to outstay its welcome. And the story they highlight about the filmmaker and his sons, tear-jerker. So good!
Very informative and challenging!
Love to hear Meg Meeker when she's on the Dave Ramsey show. Can't wait to her insights on her own podcast.