Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
Dr. Meg Meeker
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.
Ep. 238: Building Strong Connections with Your Kids - Roundtable Special
On the Parenting Great Kids podcast, three fathers share insights on the challenges of fatherhood. Influencer Andy Dooley, Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, and successful executive Michael Dickinson offer personal stories and tips on everything from communication to disciplining your kids. In this episode, you will learn: Strategies for creating a safe and harmonious atmosphere at home by mastering empathy. Techniques for promoting healthy relationships with your children through intentional focus on their emotional needs. Tips for cultivating a family dynamic of collaboration by teaming up with your spouse. Our Guests: Andy Dooley is a fitness coach, Tik Tok star host, TV host and author of the book Lead with Faith, Play with Purpose. Benjamin Watson is a former NFL tight end, writer, speaker, and activist. He is a college football studio analyst with the SEC Network and serves as Vice President of Strategic Relationships with the Human Coalition, one of the largest pro-life and pro-women’s organizations in the country. Michael Dickinson is the Director of Sales for Transamerica. With over 15 years of experience in plan administration, relationship management, and consulting, he holds his FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses, as well as Life, Health & Variable Annuity insurance licenses. From the Producer: Need coaching? Check out Dr. Meg's group or one-on-one coaching sessions today by visiting meekerparenting.com/coaching. Watch today’s episode 📺  Follow us 📲 Our Sponsors: Crunch Labs: Welcome to your least boring summer ever! Join us in a 12-week virtual summer camp featuring weekly videos, livestreams and mega-experiments from Mark Rober and special guests.  Born Shoes: Step into comfort by visiting BornShoes.com and take advantage of our exclusive offer. Use promo code DRMEG to enjoy a 15% discount and free ground shipping on all full-price shoes. Acorns makes it easy to start automatically saving and investing for your future. Head to acorns.com/drmeg or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today!  AquaTru, great taste from pure water. To receive 20% off any AquaTru purifier, go to AquaTru.com and use the code "DRMEG "when checking out. Cozy Earth: Our goal is to help you create a sanctuary within your home, a refuge from the demands of the outside world. Head to cozyearth.com and use promo code DRMEG for an exclusive 35% off.  Air Doctor: Breathe Easier, Live Better With AirDoctor! Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code DRMEG, and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10
44 min
Ep. 237: Fostering Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Melanie McNally
In this episode of Parenting Great Kids, Dr. Meg Meeker chats with Dr. Melanie McNally, an expert in clinical psychology and teen mental health, about the importance of emotional intelligence in teenagers. Dr. McNally draws from her personal experiences, emphasizing the impact of her challenging relationship with her mother during her own teenage years.  They unpack the challenges that teenagers face in navigating their emotional landscape, particularly in today's digital age and post-pandemic era. Get valuable insights for understanding and supporting teens' emotional well-being and healthy relationships during this crucial stage of development. Today’s Guest Melanie McNally, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, brain coach, speaker, and author of two books, The Emotionally Intelligent Teen: Skills to Help You Deal with What You Feel, Build Stronger Relationships, and Boost Self-Confidence and Helping Your Unmotivated Teen: A Parent’s Guide to Unlock Your Child’s Potential. Dr. Melanie has emerged as a leading voice in clinical psychology and teen mental health. With a deep commitment to guiding Gen Zers toward their most authentic selves, she offers insights and strategies tailored to the unique challenges faced by today's youth. Recognized nationally for her expertise, Dr. Melanie has been invited to the White House to discuss the paramount importance of teen mental health. She's appeared in The Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, and more. From the Producer Need coaching? Check out Dr. Meg's group or one-on-one coaching sessions today by visiting meekerparenting.com/coaching. Watch today’s episode 📺  Follow us 📲 Our Sponsors Crunch Labs: Welcome to your least boring summer ever! Join us in a 12-week virtual summer camp featuring weekly videos, livestreams and mega-experiments from Mark Rober and special guests.  Born Shoes: Step into comfort by visiting BornShoes.com and take advantage of our exclusive offer. Use promo code DRMEG to enjoy a 15% discount and free ground shipping on all full-price shoes. Acorns makes it easy to start automatically saving and investing for your future. Head to acorns.com/drmeg or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today!  AquaTru, great taste from pure water. To receive 20% off any AquaTru purifier, go to AquaTru.com and use the code "DRMEG "when checking out. Cozy Earth: Our goal is to help you create a sanctuary within your home, a refuge from the demands of the outside world. Head to cozyearth.com and use promo code DRMEG for an exclusive 35% off.  Air Doctor: Breathe Easier, Live Better With AirDoctor! Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code DRMEG, and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30
39 min
Ep. 236: Ask Dr. Meg: Social Media Worries and Sibling Relationships
No matter what stage of parenting you’re in, just when you think you have it figured out, your kids change. In this special edition of the Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg Meeker delves into the heart of your parenting dilemmas. From nurturing strong sibling bonds to guiding struggling young adults, she shares her battle-tested expert insights and actionable advice to help you raise strong kids. Topics Covered: Supporting Struggling Young Adults: Guide your adult child's journey to independence while avoiding the pitfalls of enabling dependency. Social Media Safety: Help your kids develop healthy habits with technology and avoid the dangers of social media addiction. ADHD vs. Childhood Energy: Understand the distinctions between typical childhood energy levels and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how to address each effectively. Co-Parenting Dynamics: Encourage stronger engagement from an uninvolved co-parent, promoting a more balanced parenting partnership. Sibling Bonds: Cultivate positive relationships between siblings, developing closeness and harmony while avoiding common pitfalls From the Producer To have your questions considered for future episodes, contact Dr. Meg at hello@meekerparenting.com.  Need coaching? Check out Dr. Meg's group or one-on-one coaching sessions today by visiting meekerparenting.com/coaching. Watch today’s episode 📺  Follow us 📲 Our Sponsors Born Shoes: Step into comfort by visiting BornShoes.com and take advantage of our exclusive offer. Use promo code DRMEG to enjoy a 15% discount and free ground shipping on all full-price shoes. Acorns makes it easy to start automatically saving and investing for your future. Head to acorns.com/drmeg or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today!  AquaTru, great taste from pure water. To receive 20% off any AquaTru purifier, go to AquaTru.com and use the code "DRMEG "when checking out. Cozy Earth: Our goal is to help you create a sanctuary within your home, a refuge from the demands of the outside world. Head to cozyearth.com and use promo code DRMEG for an exclusive 35% off.  Air Doctor: Breathe Easier, Live Better With AirDoctor! Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code DRMEG, and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16
26 min
Ep. 235: Overcoming Mom Guilt: Encouragement & Empowerment with Rachel Marie Martin
In this episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast, join Dr. Meg Meeker as she engages in a heartfelt conversation with Rachel Marie Martin, an unwavering advocate for motherhood and author of the uplifting book "Mom Enough." Together, they explore Rachel's journey through the challenges of motherhood, overcoming mom guilt, navigating the pressure to measure up, and the vital role of self-compassion and grace in motherhood. Rachel shares insights on embracing fearlessness, prioritizing open communication, and fostering understanding with our children. They discuss the delicate balance between being a nurturing parent and a supportive friend to our kids and practical ways mothers can strengthen their support networks. Tune in for an insightful dialogue that offers encouragement, wisdom, and solidarity to all mothers. Today’s Guest Rachel Marie Martin believes in the power of the human spirit to overcome, to thrive and to find deep joy and because of that she pours out her heart via these platforms: she is the writer behind the site FindingJoy.net and author of The Brave Art of Motherhood (Waterbrook, 2018) and a founding partner in Audience Industries – a company designed to train and equip entrepreneurs in their ventures. From the Producer You're successful at work; now, let's elevate your success at home. All it takes is a coach to guide you there! Explore Dr. Meg's group or one-on-one coaching sessions today by visiting meekerparenting.com/coaching. Watch today’s episode 📺  Follow us 📲 Our Sponsors Born Shoes Step into comfort by visiting BornShoes.com and take advantage of our exclusive offer. Use promo code DRMEG to enjoy a 15% discount and receive free ground shipping on all full-price shoes. Acorns Acorns makes it easy to start automatically saving and investing for your future. Head to acorns.com/drmeg or download the Acorns app to start saving and investing for your future today!  Cozy Earth Our goal is to help you create a sanctuary within your home, a refuge from the demands of the outside world. Head over to cozyearth.com and use promo code DRMEG for an exclusive 35% off.  Air Doctor Breathe Easier, Live Better With AirDoctor! Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code DRMEG and you’ll receive UP TO $300 off air purifiers!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 2
42 min
Ep. 234: Empowering parents to understand and navigate childhood anxiety with Dr. Stephen Whiteside
In this episode of "Parenting Great Kids," Dr. Meg Meeker and Dr. Stephen Whiteside, a distinguished board-certified clinical psychologist and director of pediatric anxiety disorders at Mayo Clinic, explore the crucial topic of managing anxiety in children. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Whiteside stresses the significance of accurate diagnosis and provides practical tips for parents navigating childhood anxiety. They emphasize the idea of managing rather than eliminating your child’s anxiety, because it's a normal part of life. The conversation also delves into exposure therapy, explaining how repetitive practice in confronting anxiety can boost confidence and reduce its impact. Dr. Whiteside emphasizes how parents can take an active role in how their children deal with anxiety in a therapeutic setting and participate in post-practice discussions to reinforce learning and instill confidence. This unique approach ensures that both the child and the parent can handle anxiety-inducing situations at home independently. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the signs and symptoms of childhood anxiety to provide better support for your child. Learn about effective treatment options for childhood anxiety and OCD. Explore the benefits of exposure therapy in helping children cope with anxiety. Gain insight into identifying different anxiety disorders in children to better understand their struggles. Discover valuable parental guidance on how to support and empower your child through their anxiety. Explore practical strategies for managing school bullying anxiety to help your child thrive in challenging situations. Listen Now for Expert Advice on Supporting Your Child's Mental Health Today’s Guest Stephen P. H. Whiteside, Ph.D., is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology at Mayo Clinic, and Director of the Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Program there. With a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky, he's dedicated to enhancing access to evidence-based care for pediatric anxiety disorders and OCD. Whiteside, the author of "Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach: A Parent’s Guide to Treating Childhood Anxiety and OCD," has secured research funding from notable institutions like the National Institutes of Health and has published over 80 scientific articles, including co-authored books on exposure therapy. Our Sponsors Born Shoes Step into comfort by visiting BornShoes.com and take advantage of our exclusive offer. Use promo code DRMEG to enjoy a 15% discount and receive free ground shipping on all full-price shoes. Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat!   Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com From the Producer You're successful at work; now, let's elevate your success at home. All it takes is a coach to guide you there! Explore Dr. Meg's group or one-on-one coaching sessions today. Watch today’s episode 📺  Follow us 📲 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25
39 min
Ep. 233: Teaching Teens Manners with Brooke Romney
In this episode of the Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg Meeker is joined by Brooke Romney, author of "52 Modern Manners for Today's Teens." They explore the critical role of teaching etiquette and interpersonal skills to children. Brooke discusses the inspiration behind her passion for manners, derived from observing both socially adept and challenged youngsters. They delve into how mastering etiquette boosts a child's self-esteem and enriches their relationships. They also discuss the importance of parents modeling respectful behavior to instill these values in their children. The episode is packed with actionable advice and real-life examples that demonstrate the value of manners. Essential listening for parents, this podcast offers practical strategies to nurture children’s social and emotional growth! Today’s Guest Brooke Romney is a writer, speaker and leader of an online community who helps moms of teens and tweens create meaningful, healthy and enjoyable relationships with their children through practical application, education and community. Her goal is for every family to feel confident and connected. The mother of four boys ages tween to adult, Brooke knows parenting perfection isn’t real and takes an honest and hopeful approach with her audience. Her best-selling book 52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens (Volumes 1 & 2) provides weekly tips to help parents and teens navigate the complexities of today’s world. The follow-up, 52 Modern Manners for Kids, will feature tips for kids and tweens aged four to 12 and is set to release this August. Brooke's work has been featured in The Washington Post, Scary Mommy and Forbes. Brooke and her family live in Utah. Our Sponsors Born Shoes Step into comfort by visiting BornShoes.com and take advantage of our exclusive offer. Use promo code DRMEG to enjoy a 15% discount and receive free ground shipping on all full-price shoes. Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat!   Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com From the Producer You're successful at work; now, let's elevate your success at home. All it takes is a coach to guide you there! Explore Dr. Meg's group or one-on-one coaching sessions today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17
35 min
Ep.232: Managing Teen Screen Addiction: What Parents Need to Know with Michael Jacobus
Are you grappling with your teenager's excessive screen time and finding it difficult to limit their digital usage? This week on the Parenting Great Kids podcast, we delve deep into the challenges of teen screen addiction with Michael Jacobus, a seasoned summer camp director and the visionary behind Reset Summer Camp. With an impressive career spanning over three decades and a personal journey through his son's battle with gaming addiction, Michael is uniquely positioned to offer actionable advice and expert insights. In a world where digital devices are omnipresent, understanding the nuances of screen addiction and implementing effective strategies is crucial for parents. Michael discusses the critical role of specialized programs, like Reset Summer Camp, in supporting teenagers to overcome the allure of screens and video games. He shares essential tips on recognizing addiction signs, the significance of timely intervention, and tailoring approaches to meet individual needs. Furthermore, he emphasizes the benefits of therapeutic activities in fostering healthier tech habits and enhancing family relationships. Tune in to this enlightening episode for practical strategies to help your teen navigate the digital world responsibly. Today’s Guest Michael Jacobus is a life-long, career Camp Director and youth-development specialist. An internationally recognized author, child-development professional and outdoor education guru, Michael founded Reset Summer Camp after witnessing, (within his own family) the dangers and challenges of screen addicted youth. Our Sponsors Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com Crunch Labs: CrunchLabs is a STEM monthly subscription build box for kids. Learn more by visiting crunchlabs.com/DrMeg Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat! https://wholelifepet.com/ From the Producer Discover your vital role as a dad amidst modern challenges through our courses, shaping lasting bonds and empowering your parenting journey. Explore The New Era of Fatherhood and The Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Playbook at meekerparenting.com/courses.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 4
44 min
Ep. 231: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic to Our Children with Jennifer Wallace
In this episode of The Parenting Great Kids podcast, Dr. Meg Meeker chats with Jennifer Wallace, an award-winning journalist and social commentator, about the impact of achievement culture on children. Jennifer shares her insights from a national survey of parents, revealing the pressure parents feel to ensure their children's academic success, and the toll it takes on their own wellbeing. The conversation delves into the challenges faced by parents in navigating societal expectations and the detrimental effects of achievement culture on children's mental health. Jennifer’s findings serve as a wake-up call to parents, urging them to prioritize their children's wellbeing and connection over performance pressures. Today’s Guest Jennifer Wallace is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling book Never Enough: When Achievement Pressure Becomes Toxic – and What We Can Do About It. She is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and appears on television to discuss her articles and other hot topics in the news. After graduating Harvard College, Jennifer began her career in television at "60 Minutes," where she worked as a journalist for many years. She lives in New York City with her husband and their three children.  Our Sponsors Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat! https://wholelifepet.com/Bistro-Bowl-Cat From the Producer Discover your vital role as a dad amidst modern challenges through our courses, shaping lasting bonds and empowering your parenting journey. Explore The New Era of Fatherhood and The Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Playbook at meekerparenting.com/courses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28
40 min
Ep. 230: Ask Dr. Meg: Answering My Listener's Top Parenting Questions
As a parent, we all have fears, doubts, or concerns that we need help figuring out. In this special episode, Dr. Meg Meeker responds to listener-submitted questions covering a range of parental concerns. She dives into real-life situations that everyday parents are facing. From dealing with absentee biological parents to setting boundaries with teenagers, managing young children’s behavior, and balancing attention between siblings, Dr. Meeker shares her years of experience, wisdom, and practical advice on how to navigate the toughest parenting challenges and how to stay cool under pressure. Have a question of your own for Dr Meg? Email her at hello@Meekerparenting.com for a chance to be answered on an upcoming episode. Our Sponsors Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com Crunch Labs: CrunchLabs is a STEM monthly subscription build box for kids. Learn more by visiting crunchlabs.com/DrMeg Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat! https://wholelifepet.com/ From the Producer Discover your vital role as a dad amidst modern challenges through our courses, shaping lasting bonds and empowering your parenting journey. Explore The New Era of Fatherhood and The Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Playbook at meekerparenting.com/courses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15
34 min
Ep. 229: How to Raise the Next Generation of Leaders with Dr. Tim Elmore
In this episode of Parenting Great Kids, Dr. Meg Meeker sits down with Dr. Tim Elmore, renowned founder of Growing Leaders, and Christa Campbell, an inspiring Boston University student and creator of the Gwinnett Meal Bridge program. This episode is packed with motivational stories and practical advice on nurturing meaningful family discussions, transforming personal struggles into community service opportunities, and instilling a resilient growth mindset in our children. Learn how to guide your children in recognizing and acting on their compassion for others, embracing setbacks as learning moments, and cultivating a positive outlook. Our expert guests share their experiences and strategies for empowering young individuals to contribute positively and make a lasting difference in their communities. Tune in for invaluable insights on fostering your child's potential to lead, learn, and serve to become a conscientious and capable adult. Perfect for parents, educators, and anyone invested in nurturing the next generation of compassionate leaders and changemakers. Our Sponsors Masimo Stork is a revolutionary new baby monitor. To learn more, go to masimostork.com Crunch Labs: CrunchLabs is a STEM monthly subscription build box for kids. Learn more by visiting crunchlabs.com/DrMeg Thrive Market: Thrive Market is the customized and economical way to shop organic, non-gmo, and healthy - for you and your family. Visit thrivemarket.com/drmeg Whole Life Pet : Your pet can’t choose healthy, but you can! Choose Whole Life Pet for human grade, freeze-dried, nutrient-rich, all natural food and treats for your dog or cat! https://wholelifepet.com/ From the Producer Discover your vital role as a dad amidst modern challenges through our courses, shaping lasting bonds and empowering your parenting journey. Explore The New Era of Fatherhood and The Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Playbook at meekerparenting.com/courses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 7
43 min
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