#99: Raising A Strong Daughter (with special guest Dr. Meg Meeker)
Published January 28, 2020
42 min
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    With societal pressures about body image, sexual activity, and inclusion in the “it crowds”, daughters have an increasingly difficult time staying strong these days. Even something as simple as an off-handed comment about you needing to lose weight can shift your daughter’s mindset toward an unhealthy body image. All these pressures can make it difficult for your daughters to stay safe, happy, and healthy. That’s why Dr. Meg wrote the book Raising A Strong Daughter: 11 Steps to Keep Her Safe, Happy and Healthy and is the “guest” in the interview in this episode. Our own Lisbeth Keen asks Dr. Meeker questions about her book that focuses in on the challenges, pressures, and dilemmas facing adolescent and teenage girls today. She also helps you answer the questions about how parents can help shepherd their daughters into womanhood while guarding against today's overwhelming social dangers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!


    0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

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    1:04 – WELCOME

    Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising A Strong Daughter”. She also talks about this special episode where she’s being interviewed about the topic of her new book and teases her points to ponder.



    Our own, Lisbeth Keen, interviews Dr. Meeker in this special episode talking about Raising A Strong Daughter and Dr. Meg’s book by the same name.


    19:10 – AD – MAGIC SPOON

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    21:19 – AD – BETTER HELP

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    Our own, Lisbeth Keen, interviews Dr. Meeker in this special episode talking about Raising A Strong Daughter and Dr. Meg’s book by the same name.



    Dr. Meg is announcing her new, upcoming Meeker Parenting Community that you can access right on her website MeekerParenting.com! There will be Facebook Live sessions, mini-courses, and a place where you can ask questions and interact with other parents facing the same challenges you do. Keep checking back at MeekerParenting.com for updates and a launch date coming soon!


    39:07 – POINTS TO PONDER

    Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that teach you practical steps to help you raise a strong daughter.


    41:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY



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