#56: Reading Aloud to Your Kids (with guest Sarah MacKenzie)
Published June 5, 2018
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    Literacy and a vast vocabulary are very important attributes for your kids to have as they grow into productive members of society. The question is, how can you promote both without seeming like the parent that forces your children to memorize the dictionary? In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers two questions from moms about a single mom handling questions about her daughter’s dad and another about a homeschooling mom going back to work more. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

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    1:39 – WELCOME

    Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Reading Aloud to Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Sarah MacKenzie and her points to ponder.

     

    2:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES

    Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

     

    3:41 – POINTS TO PONDER

    Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about reading aloud to your kids!

     

    7:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 1)

    Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.

     

    25:33 – AD – SUNBASKET

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    27:31 – AD – THIRD LOVE

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    29:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MACKENZIE (PART 2)

    Dr. Meg sits down with Sarah MacKenzie, author of the book The Read Aloud Family. Sarah helps families all over the world make meaningful and lasting connections with their kids through books, and she talks with Dr. Meg about the benefits of reading with your kids of all ages.

     

    47:02 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

    Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers two questions from her listeners. The first question comes from Kate and she asks about how she and her sister should talk to her niece about her niece’s absentee father. The second question comes from Heidi, and she is asking about how her five kids will react to her part-time work taking up a little more time and discontinuing her homeschooling with the kids.

     

    55:53 – PARENT PEP RALLY

     

    56:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER

    Thanks for listening to Episode 56, Reading Aloud to Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

     

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    Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

     

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