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 173-The Movie: "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters" Guests: Bart Johnson and Robyn Lively
With the cultural atmosphere shifting towards a belief that truth is defined by the individual, it’s easy to lose sight of godly gender roles and the importance that each parent plays in the lives of their children. Media and entertainment at large have placed a target on the backs of men, identifying them as emotionally-dead buffoons, whose impact on their families doesn’t matter. It’s left a lot of men questioning if their presence does have any value to their families in particular.
Episode 172-"Mental Health in Kids " Guest: Erica Komisar
There is a mental health crisis in America that has a lot of parents worried. Afraid they may not see a mental health issue in their own kids, they are also concerned about the friends their kids are spending time with who may have a mental health issue that could, in turn, affect the health and well being of their own child.
Episode #171 - "Nutrition & Kids: What You Don’t Want to Overlook" Guest: Dr. Marie Seiler
Dr. Marie Seiler, a pediatrician recently retired from practice after 35 enjoyable years of caring for children and their caregivers, joins Dr. Meg on the podcast to discuss the all-important topic of kids and nutrition. Listen in as Dr. Seiler shares healthy nutrition and supplement tips for kids, starting from birth and up.
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.
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Thank you for being brave and unashamed to talk about controversial topics for parents and women. I find your parenting advice practical and not based solely on opinion
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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.