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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.

Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker Dr. Meg Meeker

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4, 859 Ratings

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.

    #108: Taking Your Life Back (with guest Rebekah Gregory)

    #108: Taking Your Life Back (with guest Rebekah Gregory)

    When life just seems like it can’t get any worse, it’s almost instinct to just give up and let life happen to you. There’s a feeling of depression that can creep in, and a sense of helplessness can paralyze you if you let it. It takes a lot to press-on and take back your life, but you can do it! After spending years in a home where her father was abusive to her and her mother, and then losing her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, Rebekah Gregory could have given up and decided to be satisfied with her life that seemed like it would always be going from one tragedy to the next. Instead, she stood in the face of adversity and decided to take her life back! Because of all that she’s overcome and how she’s developed into an amazing wife and mother, Dr. Meg knew this was a story that Parenting Great Kids listeners just had to hear. Rebekah tells Dr. Meeker the story of her childhood and how she overcame the odds to become the woman she is today, even though she lost her leg in a terrorist bombing. There’s so much you will be encouraged by from this interview! Also in this episode, Dr. Meeker answers a question from a wife and mother about differing parenting styles between her and her husband beginning to push them apart. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!

    • 40 min
    #107: Pornography and Boys Part 2 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)

    #107: Pornography and Boys Part 2 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)

    With struggles coming at them from every angle, young boys need all the help from their parents that they can get to avoid temptations. One temptation that all boys face, but that can be extremely destructive, is pornography. That’s why this episode will be so important for parents of young boys since Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Stephen Arterburn. Stephen is the author of the book Every Man’s Battle, and a nationally and internationally known speaker, and he has great advice and warnings about the temptation surrounding young boys, pornography, and how demeaning and objectifying it is toward women. This is an episode that parents of boys cannot afford to miss! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers questions from a mom about her 6 year old daughter who does a “happy dance” that mom is concerned will turn into OCD and from a mom about her 8 year old son who always wants to sleep with mommy and daddy. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!

    • 35 min
    #106: Pornography and Boys Part 1 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)

    #106: Pornography and Boys Part 1 (with guest Stephen Arterburn)

    With struggles coming at them from every angle, young boys need all the help from their parents that they can get to avoid temptations. One temptation that all boys face, but that can be extremely destructive, is pornography. That’s why this episode wil

    • 42 min
    #105: Midnight Mom Devotional (with guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts)

    #105: Midnight Mom Devotional (with guests Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts)

    Waking up in the middle of the night to take care of your kids is always stressful. Is it a dirty diaper? Is it a bad dream? Is it that baby is hungry? All these questions run through your head as you make your way over to take care of the baby. And then,

    • 33 min
    #104: Coronavirus - What To Do As A Parent

    #104: Coronavirus - What To Do As A Parent

    As our country faces a crisis unlike anything we have faced, Dr. Meeker felt it was important to talk to you about Coronavirus. All of us are working diligently to keep our families protected and naturally there are concerns about whether we are doing the

    • 33 min
    #103: Save My Marriage (with guest Tracey Lynn Russell)

    #103: Save My Marriage (with guest Tracey Lynn Russell)

    When you get to the “storybook” wedding day, often you can’t imagine how your marriage could possibly end in divorce. The reality is, it happens, but that doesn’t make you a terrible person or a bad parent. Sometimes a redemption story comes out o

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Customer Reviews

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859 Ratings

859 Ratings

mej- Molly Johnson ,

Great info for all parents!

Meg puts such amazing parenting advice out there for all. I’m a teacher, not a parent, but this podcast is something that has helped me in my role as a teacher.

@theautismcommunity

SEEKINtheBEST ,

Great interviews- consider changing the interrupting music?

Thank you Dr. meeker for valuable interviews and your fresh optimistic outlook on parenting.

Would you consider changing the way you end your podcast? The last few sentences- usually a power moment for an interviewee-is blocked out by your end music that starts playing during those words. The music is fun, but I wish it would wait so I could feel and hear the power of those ending messages. I have wished this during many interviews. Just a personal preference suggestion.
Thank you again.

2SmithsFPU ,

Episode 100

Congratulations on the milestone. I read “Strong Daughters” while in Punta Cana with my wife. We took our 2 kids to a Hard Rock right before Thanksgiving this year. Now, I’ll have another connection to the podcast! Thank you for what you, and your team, do

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