Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

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Parenting tips from Dr. Meg Meeker on how to have great kids.
#76: Setting Boundaries With Kids (with guest Dr. Henry Cloud)
Mar 12 • 52 min
Setting boundaries is a difficult thing, especially when you have to do so with the ones you love. Setting boundaries with kids is even harder because when they are crossed, you are the one responsible for holding the kids accountable. In this episode Dr.
#75: Marriage and Your Kids (with guest Dr. Les Parrott)
Feb 26 • 42 min
Often times, as parents give everything they have to careers, shuttling kids around, and maintaining a social life. This usually leaves nothing in the tank to give your spouse. This is why Dr. Meg thought it was so important to talk to Dr. Les Parrott to
#74: Kids and Screens: Help for Parents (with guest Dr. Tom Kersting)
Feb 12 • 46 min
Everywhere you turn, screens are in the faces of you and your children. What effects do these screens have on you and your kids? How do you ensure your child is limited to a healthy amount of screen time each day? What can you do to set the example for yo
#73: Ask Dr. Meg
Jan 29 • 33 min
One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all enc
#72: Stretched Too Thin (with guest Jessica Turner)
Jan 15 • 51 min
When you’re a working mom, it always seems like there’s something you feel like you need to be doing. Whether it’s for your career, your kids, or for your social life, it’s easy to commit to too many things and not have enough left over at the end
#71: When Your Kids Hurt (with guest Dr. Kevin Leman)
Dec 18, 2018 • 41 min
Helping your kids learn about how to deal with hurt and pain in their lives is difficult as a parent because we so often want to insulate kids from difficult things. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologis
#70: Unshakeable Hope (with guest Max Lucado)
Dec 4, 2018 • 48 min
Sometimes when parenting great kids, the stresses of everyday life can get to you. That’s where we tend to forget about all the promises God has given us that would help us in the crazy times. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with author and pastor Max Lu
#69: Candace Center Stage (with guest Candace Cameron Bure)
Nov 20, 2018 • 60 min
You probably know her as D.J. Tanner from Full Housein the 1980s and 1990s, or D.J. Tanner-Fuller from her newest show Fuller House. Candace Cameron Bure is talking with Dr. Meg in this episode and has a lot to say about teaching your kids to persevere, w
#68: Single Fathers (with guest Robert Beeson)
Nov 6, 2018 • 43 min
To say that being a single parent is difficult is an understatement. Balancing the challenges of raising children, driving your career, and being involved in social events, going solo can seem impossible. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Robert Beeson
#67: Motherhood and Marriage (with guest Becky Thompson)
Oct 23, 2018 • 52 min
With all the stresses of raising great kids, oftentimes the marriage suffers as a result of giving your spouse the “leftovers”. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heartand
#66: Gender Identity Issues, Part 2 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)
Oct 9, 2018 • 38 min
There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the right way andthe wrong way. In this episode
#65: Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)
Sep 25, 2018 • 41 min
There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks w
#64: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)
Sep 11, 2018 • 43 min
With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president
#63: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)
Aug 28, 2018 • 44 min
With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president
#62: Discipline With Courage and Kindness (with guest interviewer Roger Marsh)
Aug 14, 2018 • 45 min
This is a special episode where Dr. Meeker is interviewed by Roger Marsh about her new curriculum Discipline With Courage and Kindness. This is a great curriculum that talks about how different parenting styles can be used to successfully raise your great
#61: Autism (with guest Tammy Morris)
Jul 31, 2018 • 50 min
Autism touches just about everyone, even if your child isn’t diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Knowing what to look for in your own children and knowing how to help a friend or family member with a child that has been diagnosed is key to promotin
#60: Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (with guest Victor Marx)
Jul 17, 2018 • 42 min
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental health problem, and it can happen to anyone. It doesn’t mean that you are weak or that you will deal with the symptoms the rest of your life. PTSD can even affect children. Knowing what symptoms to look
#59: High Risk Missions (with guest Victor Marx)
Jul 3, 2018 • 39 min
Overcoming trauma is a difficult journey, and it can often times feel like one may never achieve victory over it and freedom from it. That’s why Dr. Meeker talked with Victor Marx about how he overcame his traumatic upbringing and how he is using that j
#58: The Importance of Fathers - Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)
Jun 19, 2018 • 32 min
We just celebrated our dads with Father’s Day, and to bookend the day, Dr. Meeker is bringing you the second of two episodes devoted entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and
#57: The Importance of Fathers - Part 1 (with guest Tucker Carlson)
Jun 12, 2018 • 32 min
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and Dr. Meeker wanted to devote two episodes entirely to talk about how important fathers are for their children and families. Being the father to four children and also nurturing his relationship with his own fa
#56: Reading Aloud to Your Kids (with guest Sarah MacKenzie)
Jun 5, 2018 • 56 min
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 diction
#55: Raising Kind Kids - Part 2 (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)
May 22, 2018 • 38 min
This week is Part 2 of the Raising Kind Kidsseries with Dr. Thomas Lickona. Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you pr
#54: Raising Kind Kids (with guest Dr. Thomas Lickona)
May 8, 2018 • 44 min
Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, all things that a parent wants to develop in their children. In this episode, Dr. Meg gives you practical advice that will help you on your journey to raising kids that are f
#53: Ask Dr. Meg Vol. 2
Apr 24, 2018 • 50 min
Because helping listeners become better parents is so important to Dr. Meg, she takes the entire episode to dig into a lot of listener questions. There are all kinds of topics ranging from a three year old not wanting to go to pre-school to a parent overh
#52: Disciplining Children (with guests Rachael Herrscher and Cassi Reece)
Apr 10, 2018 • 60 min
Disciplining your children is one of the most controversial topics when it comes to parenting. It’s also one of the most difficult because it requires parents to be continually consistent in how rules are enforced and consequences are carried out. In th
#51: Raising Strong Sons (with guest Dr. Emerson Eggerichs)
Mar 27, 2018 • 54 min
We all know the importance of fathers relating to their daughters, but very little is presented to mothers about how they should best relate to their sons. In this episode, Dr. Meg dives into helping mothers (and fathers) raise strong sons. Knowing that h
#50: Finding Balance For Working Moms (with guests Christy Wright and Rachel Cruze)
Mar 13, 2018 • 67 min
Working moms deal with a lot of pressure inside the home and in the office. That’s why Dr. Meg thought it would be great to tackle this issue of finding a really healthy work-life balance. Since comparison games an “mommy shaming” are so easy to be
#49: Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)
Feb 27, 2018 • 68 min
With mothers being increasingly busy these days, connecting with your kids can be a challenge (to say the least!). Dr. Meeker brings in Erica Komisar, LCSW, to talk about how to establish emotional connections with your kids at an early age to promote emo
#48: Connecting Better With Your Kids (with guest Nathan Rittenhouse)
Feb 13, 2018 • 63 min
One of the biggest goals in raising children is connecting on a deeper level with your children. Because of the years of working with kids and their parents, Dr. Meeker knows how important it is to connect better with your kids and gives you a wealth of i
#47: Children and Anxiety (with guest Dr. Sander Weckstein)
Jan 30, 2018 • 64 min
With almost 1 in 5 people in the United States affected with an anxiety disorder, there is a good chance that either you or one of your children could be affected. Knowing how to recognize the signs that your children are struggling with anxiety will allo
#46: Ask Dr. Meg
Jan 16, 2018 • 36 min
One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all enc
#45: Raising Successful Kids (with guest Tim Elmore)
Jan 5, 2018 • 45 min
Dr. Meg wants you to be equipped to raise your kids to be successful adults and shares three “Points to Ponder” that will help you on that journey. She also talks with Tim Elmore, best-selling author and founder of Growing Leaders (growingleaders.com)
#44: Courageous Parenting (with guests Bob and Maria Goff)
Dec 19, 2017 • 54 min
This week’s episode features Maria and Bob Goff (he’s the author of Love Does) talking to Dr. Meg about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and the process that went into writing it. They talk about their strengths as parents and how to use those toget
#43: Kids & Money (with guest Rachel Cruze)
Dec 5, 2017 • 47 min
The holiday season is upon us, and that leaves opportunity for hustle and bustle, overspending and overextending, but it also opens the door for a plan to stay focused on our finances and teach our kids how to manage money the right way. In this episode,
#42: Experiencing Defiant Joy (with guest Candace Payne)
Nov 21, 2017 • 56 min
Even through difficult times, it’s your choice to experience joy. To show you how you can have joy in the face of difficulty, Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficu
#41: The Hope of Adoption (with guests Steven Curtis Chapman, Mary Beth Chapman, and Emily Chapman Richards)
Nov 7, 2017 • 52 min
In this special episode of Parenting Great Kids, Dr. Meg talks to Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and their daughter Emily Chapman Richards about their adoption journey.
#40: Learning to Slow Down (with guest Nichole Nordeman)
Oct 24, 2017 • 48 min
The pace of life can really be challenging with one kid needs to go to sports practice, another needs to go to piano practice, and mom or dad has to work late that night. It can feel like you should be doing all these extra things to be a successful paren
#39: Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families (with guests Mark and Susan Merrill)
Oct 10, 2017 • 54 min
The importance of a healthy marriage for a healthy family should be obvious, but it’s something that’s easy to overlook in hectic schedules that people have these days. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the compani
#38: Teaching Your Kids About Other Cultures (with guest Tsh Oxenreider)
Sep 26, 2017 • 55 min
Although the United States is a melting pot, the best way to teach your children about other cultures is to take a trip and experience it firsthand. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Tsh Oxenreider, author, blogger, and podcast host, about her travels a
#37: Raising A Child With Special Needs (with guests Chris and Melissa Hogan)
Sep 12, 2017 • 56 min
Raising a child with special needs comes with a set of challenges for which most parents are not prepared. One of the best ways to overcome these difficulties is to learn from other families who are successful in their journey of raising a child with spec
#36: Kids and Faith (with guest Abdu Murray)
Aug 29, 2017 • 53 min
Talking with your kids about faith is an important topic for many families these days, and your job as a parent is to help them develop that role of faith in their lives. Because faith is such a big topic, Dr. Meg invited Abdu Murray, the North American D
#35: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)
Aug 14, 2017 • 42 min
With school starting back up and parents working to get their kids back on schedule, Dr. Meg thought it would be a great idea to revisit a conversation she had with Dr. Joshua Straub about technology and your kids. Dr. Josh serves as Marriage and Family S
#34: Helping Kids Navigate Message From Media (with guest Anthony Weber)
Aug 1, 2017 • 55 min
In the world we live in today, your kids have access to an unending supply of television, music, and magazines. Helping them understand how to navigate all the messages thrown at them is an increasing challenge to parents. In this episode, Dr. Meg intervi
#33: Goodbye, Perfect! A Show for Moms (with guest Crystal Paine)
Jul 18, 2017 • 49 min
From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, your social media feeds are full of “picture perfect” parents, kids, and meals. There’s a lot of pressure in the world today to have the perfect family, perfect children, and show the world just how perfect you
#32: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)
Jul 4, 2017 • 38 min
Raising kids and dealing with the roller-coaster of emotions that comes along with that is why this week’s episode features Dr. Joshua Straub, Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Dr. Josh gives you practical advice for your m
#31: When Parenting Isn’t Perfect (with guest Jim Daly)
Jun 20, 2017 • 44 min
This week’s episode features Jim Daly, president of the organization Focus on the Family and author of the book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. Along with this great conversation with Mr. Daly, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you…
#30: Helping Your Spouse Be A Better Parent (with guest Dr. Linda Mintle)
Jun 6, 2017 • 48 min
This week’s episode features Dr. Linda Mintle, host of the Dr. Linda Mintle Radio Show, author of the book We Need To Talk, speaker, professor, and licensed therapist. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Mintle, Dr. Meg will give you three point
#29: Being a HERO Dad (with guest Philip Rivers)
May 23, 2017 • 43 min
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 f
#28: Growing Up Ramsey (with guests Dave Ramsey’s kids)
May 9, 2017 • 38 min
This week’s episode features Denise Whittemore, Rachel Cruze, and Daniel Ramsey talking to Dr. Meg about growing up as Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s kids. They talk about how their father’s strong parenting shaped them into the adults they are today. Alo
#27: Courageous Parenting (with guests Maria and Bob Goff)
Apr 25, 2017 • 54 min
This week’s episode features Maria and Bob Goff (he’s the author of Love Does) talking to Dr. Meg about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and the process that went into writing it. They talk about their strengths as parents and how to use those toget
#26: Raising Great Boys (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)
Apr 11, 2017 • 44 min
This week’s episode is the second in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks wi
#25: Raising Great Girls (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)
Mar 28, 2017 • 50 min
This week’s episode is the first in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks wit
#24: Raising a Child With ADHD
Mar 14, 2017 • 41 min
If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, you know that it is a difficult journey. Am I too strict? Am I allowing my child to watch too much TV and play too many video games? How do I handle how energetic my child is? Dr. Meg talks to you as a parent of A
#23: Sleep Issues in Kids (with guest Dr. Bill Sears)
Feb 28, 2017 • 50 min
Dealing with sleep issues with your new baby is something all parents have to deal with at some point. There’s so much advice out there to look at, but what advice should you listen to? Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Bill Sears, the “sleep guru” as she call
#22: Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Feb 14, 2017 • 48 min
Talking to your kids about sex can be an intimidating task, but it is vitally important to have this conversation for the sake of your children’s future. Knowing how and when to begin this discussion is hard enough, but having the courage to begin the d
#21: Talking to Your Kids About Race and Diversity (with guest Benjamin Watson)
Jan 31, 2017 • 41 min
Raising kids that have a healthy view of race and diversity can be difficult, and ensuring that they are accepting of diversity starts at home. Dr. Meg gives her “Points to Ponder” around the topic of talking to your kids about race and diversity. To
#20: Raising Successful Kids (with guest Dr. Tim Elmore)
Jan 17, 2017 • 46 min
Dr. Meg wants you to be equipped to raise your kids to be successful adults and shares 3 “Points to Ponder” that will help you on that journey. She also talks with Tim Elmore, best-selling author and founder of Growing Leaders (growingleaders.com) abo
#19: Conversations from the Road (with Michael Jr.)
Jan 3, 2017 • 26 min
During Dr. Meg’s travels as she speaks at live events, she often engages with great thought leaders about parenting and beyond. This episode features a conversation with Michael, Jr., a brilliant stand-up comedian and recently a children’s book author
#18: Conversations From The Road (with Dr. Les Parrott)
Dec 20, 2016 • 27 min
During Dr. Meg’s travels as she speaks at live events, she often engages with great thought leaders about parenting and beyond. This episode features a conversation with Dr. Les Parrott, the best-selling author, speaker, and relationship expert. They di
#17: The Holidays (You Can Actually Enjoy Them)
Dec 6, 2016 • 43 min
Merry Christmas from Dr. Meg! In order to understand how to make the holidays more enjoyable, each one of us must figure out what makes them so unenjoyable. In other words, what puts us over the edge from Thanksgiving to Christmas. For each person this li
#16: Teaching Children Service And Gratitude
Nov 22, 2016 • 32 min
Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. Meg! Parents, this week is a great opportunity to teach your children how to be grateful. Dr. Meg shares about an organization she supports called Food For The Hungry in Bolivia. Food for the Hungry teaches parents how to grow
#15: When Mom Or Dad Is Ill (Parenting Through Adversity)
Nov 8, 2016 • 37 min
Dr. Meg has a conversation with guest Cheryl Wilkinson, a mother of three children, who lived with breast cancer and battled it bravely. It is the story of hundreds of thousands of parents who have confronted life-threatening illness and fought hard. It i
#14: Helping Your Kids Dream Big (with guest David A.R. White)
Oct 25, 2016 • 45 min
Dr. Meg talks with filmmaker David A.R. White (producer of the blockbuster movie God’s Not Dead) about his new book Between Heaven And Hollywood. Other features include Dr. Meg’s Points To Ponder and she answers an email question about a little boy wh
#13: Kids And Money (with guest Rachel Cruze)
Oct 11, 2016 • 43 min
Dr. Meg talks with financial expert and author Rachel Cruze about her new book Love Your Life Not Theirs. They discuss kids and money, specifically contentment and comparisons that parents face and how that impacts their children. This episode also featur
#12: A Mother’s Hope, A Child’s Miracle (with guest Christy Beam)
Sep 27, 2016 • 37 min
Many parents worry about their child’s health, a specific illness, or simply the “what-if’s” when it comes to parenting. “What if my child turns away from me, what if my child flunks out of school or what if my child gets a terminal illness.”
#11: Conversations From The Road (with Dr. Henry Cloud)
Sep 13, 2016 • 28 min
During Dr. Meg’s travels as she speaks at live events, she often engages with great thought leaders about parenting and beyond. This episode features a backstage conversation with Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author of Boundaries. They talk about his b
#10: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Josh Straub)
Aug 31, 2016 • 43 min
You grew up talking but your kids are growing up texting. Dr. Meg brings on kids and technology expert, Dr. Josh Straub, to share the hard truth with you. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed by it. In this episode, Dr. Meg provides some simple, practic
#9: What We Say Matters
Aug 16, 2016 • 27 min
Parents, your words matter. You have the power to either offer blessings or curses. Let’s get intentional about what you say around your children and what you say to them. Send questions to [email protected]
#8: Yes You Can! (with guest John O’Leary)
Aug 2, 2016 • 34 min
This episode is a gift to all parents. Dr. Meg talks with author John O’Leary. Listen to how he turned tragedy to inspired living. Parents, you need to be reminded of your value and importance and your built in ability. That is why this episode exists. Th
#7: The Strong Willed Child (with guest Laura Ingraham)
Jul 19, 2016 • 33 min
Dr. Meg talks with radio talk show host and author Laura Ingraham about the strong willed child. If you have a willful child and you feel like the relationship has become defined by wins or losses, fatigue, and guilt, then this episode is custom built for
#6: Dr. Meg’s Story
Jul 5, 2016 • 21 min
This episode is a special, where Dr. Meg shares her backstory with her audience about where she has been and why she does what she does for parents. Send your parenting questions to: [email protected] Next episode- July 19- The Strong Willed Child w
#5: Happier Parents Have Happy Kids
Jun 21, 2016 • 31 min
The feelings & emotions of your child are deeply connected to you. Depression in parents can cause anxiety in children but happy parents cause happiness in children. Would you like to gain practical, helpful truth rather than guilt? This episode features
#4: Dads Wanted! (with guest David Tyree)
Jun 7, 2016 • 34 min
This episode features a guest conversation with Super Bowl champion, former New York Giants wide receiver, David Tyree. The research is simple, fathers are necessary! Dr. Meg takes a truthful look at who fathers really are, why they must pursue their kids
#3: The Three Big Questions
May 24, 2016 • 27 min
Let’s talk about the three questions your child needs you to answer! Uncover the key to real happiness for your child. Featured Question: My 13 year old is addicted to porn, what should I do? Featured Story Spotlight: “Who You Are”, about a mom empowe
#2: Parenting Your Child’s Inner World (with guest Dave Ramsey)
May 10, 2016 • 32 min
Your child’s world is both internal & external. Dr. Meg shares how to focus on their inner world of integrity & acceptance. Featured Guest Segment: Dave Ramsey (Radio talk show host, author, father of 3). Featured Question: I feel pressured to sign my k
#1: What Your Kids Want Most
May 10, 2016 • 27 min
Your kids want time with you. In this first episode, Dr. Meg explains how parents can learn how to make their kids feel important, how to listen, & get a plan! Featured Story Spotlight: “Action!”, about a filmmaker father creating time with his sons.
Preview
Apr 5, 2016 • 1 min
America’s Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker previews her podcast that offers hope, help and encouragement to every parent. New episodes available every other week. Send in questions to [email protected]