This week’s episode features Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the LA Chargers, talking to Dr. Meg about being a HERO dad. Philip is not only a star on the football field, but he is a husband, father of 8 kids, and he is passionate about his role as a father. He talks about balancing a demanding career with being a great husband and father in his own house. Along with this great conversation with Philip Rivers, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom about getting kids to clean up after themselves. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! 0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Being a HERO Dad”. She teases her conversation with Philip Rivers, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about getting kids to lean up messes when they should. 1:36 – PARENTING RESOURCES Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion. 2:59 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being a HERO dad! 7:10 – A CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP RIVERS (PART 1) Dr. Meg welcomes NFL quarterback and HERO father, Philip Rivers to talk about how he balances his career in the NFL with being a great husband and father. Dr. Meg also talks with Philip about how his relationship with his wife, Tiffany, is important to raising great kids. 21:13 – AD – AMAZON KINDLE Great spellers come from great readers! That’s why AMAZON KINDLE is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee on June 1, 2017 at 8 PM on ESPN. The Kindle e-reader is the perfect companion to young readers because they can carry thousands of books on one device without overloading a backpack. It’s also a dedicated e-reader, so no distractions from apps, games, or videos! Create flashcards for review later along with personal profiles for each kid! Visit amazon.com/kindleforkids to learn more about how Kindle inspires the love of reading in kids! 22:34 – AD – STORYWORTH Everyone has a family member who tells the best stories! Preserve those treasured narratives for future generations to enjoy! Simply purchase a subscription for a family member, and each week STORYWORTH sends them an email with a question for them to respond either via phone or email. Each year the stories are bound in a book. Go to storyworth.com/meg and get $20 your subscription! 23:58 – A CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP RIVERS (PART 2) Dr. Meg welcomes NFL quarterback and HERO father, Philip Rivers to talk about how he balances his career in the NFL with being a great husband and father. Dr. Meg also talks with Philip about how his relationship with his wife, Tiffany, is important to raising great kids. 39:33 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at email@example.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Amber about how to manage expectations of how clean her kids’ bedrooms will and should be according to their ages. 42:58 – PARENT PEP RALLY 43:25 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org and your question could be featured in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.