40 min

#89: Helping Fathers Find Balance (with guest Benjamin Watson) Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

    • Kids & Family

Balancing a really busy work schedule with the right amount of family time can be a struggle, and fathers tend to struggle with this the most. Often, fathers feel that they have to be the primary provider in a family and put too much energy and time into their jobs and don’t leave enough “in the tank” to build meaningful and lasting relationships with their children. No one knows this more than New England Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson. Dr. Meg and Benjamin sit down to talk about his demanding career and how he ensures that his family doesn’t just get the leftovers when he’s not playing football. Finding balance between work and home is a must to be a parent to a great kid! Also, 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 – BETTER HELP
TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!
 
0:53 – AD – GREENLIGHT
Looking to teach your kids how to be smart with money? Greenlightis a debit card for kids that parents manage with a handy app. WithGreenlight, you can set parental controls to decide the exact stores where your kids can shop, receive real-time alerts, automate allowances, and more! The app even teaches kids lessons in trade-off decisions and money management skills. Join Greenlighttoday at Greenlightcard.com/meg!
 
2:02 – WELCOME
Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Fathers Find Balance.” She also teases her conversation with New England Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson, as well as her points to ponder.
 
4:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 1)
Dr. Meg talks with Benjamin Watson about his demanding career and how he is able to find a balance between work and home.
 
14:54 – 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!
 
16:48 – AD – ROTHY’S
It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!
 
18:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 2)
Dr. Meg talks with Benjamin Watson about his demanding career and how he is able to find a balance between work and home.
 
35:13 – POINTS TO PONDER
Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how fathers can find balance between work and home.
 
38:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY
 
39:45 – FROM THE PRODUCER
Thanks for listening to Episode 89, Helping Fathers Find Balance and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE 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

Balancing a really busy work schedule with the right amount of family time can be a struggle, and fathers tend to struggle with this the most. Often, fathers feel that they have to be the primary provider in a family and put too much energy and time into their jobs and don’t leave enough “in the tank” to build meaningful and lasting relationships with their children. No one knows this more than New England Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson. Dr. Meg and Benjamin sit down to talk about his demanding career and how he ensures that his family doesn’t just get the leftovers when he’s not playing football. Finding balance between work and home is a must to be a parent to a great kid! Also, 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 – BETTER HELP
TeenCounseling.comconnects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you'll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’snetwork of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. VisitTeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!
 
0:53 – AD – GREENLIGHT
Looking to teach your kids how to be smart with money? Greenlightis a debit card for kids that parents manage with a handy app. WithGreenlight, you can set parental controls to decide the exact stores where your kids can shop, receive real-time alerts, automate allowances, and more! The app even teaches kids lessons in trade-off decisions and money management skills. Join Greenlighttoday at Greenlightcard.com/meg!
 
2:02 – WELCOME
Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Fathers Find Balance.” She also teases her conversation with New England Patriots tight end, Benjamin Watson, as well as her points to ponder.
 
4:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 1)
Dr. Meg talks with Benjamin Watson about his demanding career and how he is able to find a balance between work and home.
 
14:54 – 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!
 
16:48 – AD – ROTHY’S
It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!
 
18:45 – A CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN WATSON (PART 2)
Dr. Meg talks with Benjamin Watson about his demanding career and how he is able to find a balance between work and home.
 
35:13 – POINTS TO PONDER
Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how fathers can find balance between work and home.
 
38:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY
 
39:45 – FROM THE PRODUCER
Thanks for listening to Episode 89, Helping Fathers Find Balance and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE 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

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