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.
Episode #170 - "Raising Emotionally Strong Boys" Guest: David Thomas
What would it look like to raise a generation of boys who see vulnerability as a strength, and prioritizing their mental health as wisdom? David Thomas, author and director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN, joins Dr. Meg to discuss his newest book, Raising Emotionally Strong Boys, sharing helpful tools to help parents learn how to teach their sons to develop emotional capacity.
Episode #169 - "Living with Autism" Guest: Jennifer Wynn Stoll
An expert on autism by life experience - having a husband as well as two grown sons with autism – and by doing decades of personal research, Jennifer Wynn Stoll joins Dr. Meeker to discuss the effects and challenges of autism, as well as Asperger’s (an autism spectrum syndrome).
Episode #168 - "Wonderfully Made" Guest: Allie Marie Smith
When it comes to girls and young women discovering their identity, and their personal value, they often cannot grasp just how important they really are. Dr. Meg sits down with Allie Marie Smith to discuss her book, “Wonderfully Made,” birthed out of Allie’s own personal story of self-doubt, depression, mental health struggles and suicidal thinking. Today, one in four young women are living with a mental health challenge, and the toxic narrative that our culture sells has many feeling directionless and insignificant. In the midst of this toxic narrative, the truth that our daughters desperately need to know is: You are profoundly loved and your life matters.
Episode #167-"Adolescent Substance Abuse" Guest:Richard Capriola
If you find out (or suspect) that your teen is abusing substances, what should you do? After the initial panic subsides, what are the best steps to take? Joining Dr. Meg today is mental health and substance abuse counselor Richard Capriola, an expert in his field who has treated teens and adults for two decades, and the author of the book, “The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse.”
Episode #166 - "3:16 The Numbers of Hope" Guest: Max Lucado
Sometimes life appears to fall to pieces and can seem irreparable. We’ve all had our fair share of disappointments, loss or hardships. But for every challenge, there is a breathtaking promise: It’s going to be okay. How can we know? Because God so loved the world. Be encouraged today as pastor, speaker and bestselling author Max Lucado shares the “hope diamond of the Bible”: John 3:16.
Episode #165 - “Toxic Screen Time” Guest: Melanie Hempe
From your son’s video game coma to your daughter’s smartphone obsession, screens are stealing childhoods. In this episode, Melanie Hempe, founder of the successful non-profit, ScreenStrong, shares countercultural choices that can help move your child’s entertainment and social life from the online world back to the real “in-person” world.
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I was delighted when I discovered this podcast and all the great guests that I already know and love. It’s so wonderful to hear Meg and these other brilliant minds talk about being a good parent in this challenging culture. Just what I need as I navigate parenthood and all it’s twists and turns!
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Thank you so much for this podcast! As a full time working mom of three boys this podcast is something that has brought me so much encouragement and guidance.