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Category: balanced-parenting

Why Rest Makes You a Better Parent

When we cultivate a place for rest in our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual being – we are more patient, more in control of our thoughts and actions, more purposeful in what we say and do, and we create a stable and peaceful environment around us.

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How To Do It All As A Mom

I sat down with expert fitness trainer, Heidi Powell, to talk about setting health-related goals. This includes mental health, family and relationships.

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3 Habits of Happy Moms

What did I find when talking to happy mothers? 3 Big Habits. Here’s what they said and how you can adapt these habits to fit in your life…

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Goodbye, Perfect!

Dr. Meg’s chats with Crystal Paine, the “Money Saving Mom” blogger, helps you tell perfect, “GOODBYE!” and build up self-esteem in the process.

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How To Be a Hero Dad

Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback, talks to Dr. Meg about being a HERO dad. Rivers balances a demanding career without compromising his family.

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Thank You From Dr. Meg

Dads are making a comeback. We need to help the fathers in America with encouragement. Here is what Dads have told me since I released my book.

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Courageous Parenting

Dr. Meg discusses how to embrace fearless parenting with guest Maria Goff. Here are three nuggets of truth to inspire courageousness.

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Yuck, It’s January…

I don’t know about you, but January is my least favorite month of the year. That’s putting it mildly. Somehow, I don’ think I’m alone.

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10 Habits of Happy Mothers

Ask Dr. Meg: real questions, real answers. If you’d like to ask me a question, leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll do everything I can to get to it!

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Debriefing Thanksgiving

Let me ask you, friends, “How did it go? You know- Thanksgiving?” What would you say? Could it be that many of you would answer, “Ugh, I’m so glad it’s over?”

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When Dad Yells

How do I get through to my husband about his yelling? He tends to yell out of frustration as my son (his adopted son now) who just turned 9.

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A Mom’s Enduring Love

During the final scene of the movie Dead Man Walking, a death row inmate, bound at the wrists and feet, is led into a chamber where he will be put to death.

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Life and Joy in Dying

My 57 year old sister-in-law Nancy, is in her home confined to a hospital bed because uterine cancer has overtaken every part of her tiny body. She is dying.

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Where Did Billy Ray Go?

Young girls are seduced into believing that in order to “be somebody,” they need to look and act promiscuous—Miley Cyrus, a perfect example.

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Meeting Judy

I recently attended a retreat for the organization, Family Talk, with James Dobson. I made many new friends.

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Follow Me on Pinterest

My friends have been talking about the new site and how much fun they’ve been having “pinning” everything from recipes to parenting tips, so I checked it out!

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Ask Dr. Meg: Kids & Sports

Ask Dr. Meg: real questions, real answers. If you’d like to ask me a question, leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll do everything I can to get to it!

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Summer Memories of Dad

I lost my dear father one year ago this past March and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him and either cry or smile.

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Happy Easter!

My prayer is that we can all remember the real meaning of Good Friday and Easter is to acknowledge that Jesus died for our sins to give mankind everlasting life

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Sue’s Story

During her son’s seven-year old well visit, Sue told me that her son, Corbin, was having some temper issues. I asked her to describe them.

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Your “Inner Meeker”

Ask Dr. Meg: real questions, real answers. If you’d like to ask me a question, leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll do everything I can to get to it!

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Parental Teasing: Ever OK?

Viral videos of parents tricking and teasing their kids may be funny in the moment, but the aftermath could last for years. Dr. Meg weighs in on a hot topic.

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What Inspires You?

After a horrific year in 2011, I’m needing a reprieve. Maybe you are too. The million dollar question for us is: how do we get our bearings?

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Merry Christmas

As everyone is gathering together with their families today, my prayer is that you feel the joy and hope that Christmastime brings.

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The Dad-Connection

Peter and Elizabeth loved athletics and the outdoors. When Elizabeth was in the fourth grade, she began running track.

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Ainsley’s story

You will make the difference in your daughter’s life. There is only one thing that stands between it and your daughter. You.

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Knowing Your Needs

The only difference between us grown ups and our children is that they are allowed to express their needs because they are still young.

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Proud Parents, Share!

What does your son or daughter do that makes you proud? It can be a story about something they did or maybe it’s something they said.

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For Stepfathers

Not too long ago, I asked readers to tell me what topics they’d like to see on my blog. I’m working on those suggestions and today is the first in that series.

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Ellie’s Story

When Ellie was fifteen years old, she came to me for a checkup. She was excited, and after a few minutes of chatting she told me why.

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Dave Ramsey Radio

I’ll be on Ramsey Radio this afternoon discussing my book Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. Just in time for Father’s Day!

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Moms and Proms

Prom is tomorrow and while I’m excited to teach him about manners and handling situations, something is gnawing at me.

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What a fantastic book!

Ask Dr. Meg: real questions, real answers. If you’d like to ask me a question, leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll do everything I can to get to it!

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