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Episode 211 | Have you ever wondered why some friendships feel superficial while others bring immense joy and fulfillment? Tune in to learn about cultivating meaningful relationships for our children. Hear about the crucial role of conscious communication and support in navigating through challenging times.
Episode 210 | Looking to create deeper and more impactful relationships with your kids? Andy Dooley—TikTok sensation, author, NFL Seattle Seahawks host, and father of four—shares interesting ways to nurture stronger parent-child bonds and cultivate lasting, meaningful connections.
Episode 208 | In this must-listen second part of our Back to School series, Sarah Kimmel, a family tech expert, discusses effective strategies for parents who want to keep their children safe online.
Episode 207 | In this special Back to School episode, Dr. Meg and digital expert Titania Jordan discuss the profound impact of technology on modern parenting and the risks children encounter in the digital age.
Episode 205 | Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Emily Kline guides parents through the challenging task of having real conversations with their almost grown kids to foster meaningful connections and navigate the conflict and desire for autonomy that comes with adolescence.
Episode 204 | Dr. Meeker and Dr. Simons encourage listeners to ask themselves some tough questions, challenging popular narratives and encouraging informed decision-making.
Episode 203 | Crystal Paine is the founder of MoneySavingMom.com, host of The Crystal Paine Show podcast, and a New York Times bestselling author. Her desire is to help women across the globe live with more joy, purpose, and intention in their everyday lives.
Episode 202 | Father’s Day episode, Dr. Meeker and her special guests explore the worries, joys, and unwavering love that fathers experience in their parenting journey.
Episode 201 | Nate Randle, CEO of Gabb Wireless, shares how to protect our kids from the negative effects of social media through kid-safe tech.
Episode 197 | Katie Davis Majors is the bestselling author of Kisses from Katie and Daring to Hope. Katie is the founder of Amazima Ministries, an organization that desires to empower people in Uganda through authentic relationships, education, community strengthening, vocational training, and spiritual disciples
Episode 196 | Bruce Sheridan talks about how he is passionate about helping young adults plan and live an intentional and fulfilling life. Bruce coaches young adults to take responsibility for their relationships with God and their family/friends, what career to pursue and managing their money.
Episode 194 | There are times in life when God shows Himself so clearly it’s hard not to want to tell the world about it. In 18 Days of Grace, Nate and Anna Weeber share the terrifying, uncertain, and faith-building adventure when Anna experienced a severe ruptured brain aneurysm at 26 weeks pregnant.
Episode 193 | Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. She has become a leading advocate for autistic communities and has also written books and provided consultation on the humane treatment of animals.
Episode 192 | In this episode, Dr. Meeker continues her discussion about transgender and kids with Irene Ericksen and Mary Anne Mosack.
Episode 191 | You won’t want to miss this episode! Dr. Meeker brings in some experts to talk about kids and transgender issues. They discuss what the medical data shows not just nationally, but worldwide.
Episode 190 | A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. We can all help prevent suicide!
Episode 189 | Listen, as Dr. Meeker interviews Tori Hope Peterson on being in the foster system and how it changed her life completely. There were trauma’s and bad experiences but out of all of this, she became strong in Christ through the love of a few important people in her life.
Episode 188 | Starting first with her own relationship with food, Autumn decided to try a “whole food” diet which included dairy free and gluten free foods. Her husband joined her in this journey and her 5 boys shortly thereafter. In this episode Autumn shares how food helped her and her family feel better.
Episode 186 | In this episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Dennis Prager about his new book, Deuteronomy- God, Blessings and Curses in his Rational Bible Series. He answers some difficult questions about God and loving God; as well as shares from his heart about his love for the first five books of the Bible.
Episode 185 | In this episode, Dr. Meeker and Dr. Peck talk about the hard topics of depression and anxiety and how to help our teens through these tough issues. Talking with your primary care provider is the best place to start to get your teen the help and resources they need.
Episode 184 | In this episode, Dr. Peck shares about her book and how to navigate through life’s toughest issues. As a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care, over the last 20 years Dr. Jessica Peck has engaged, encouraged, equipped, and empowered families to raise holistically healthy kids.
Episode 183 | Dr. Meeker talks with Roland Warren who is an inspirational servant leader with a heart for Christ and a mind for business. He has used his own life experiences to address the role of fathers in the pregnancy and/or abortion process through Care Net and pregnancy centers.
Episode 181 | Dr. Ross Greene sits down with Dr. Meeker to discuss his book, The Explosive Child and the approach called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Dr. Greene discusses the problems and frustrations that make a child have concerning behaviors are caused by unsolved problems.
Episode 180 | Dr. Carol Swain and Dr. Meg Meeker engage in a candid discussion between two professionals – an African American and a Caucasian – whose conversation about hot-button topics shines a fresh perspective on what our kids are being bombarded with, in the classroom and in every day life.
Episode 179 | A parent’s critical/self-sabotaging mindset can be passed down to their children. Best-selling author Jon Acuff shares how choosing to think and speak positively about ourselves (and teaching our teens to do the same), can literally change the trajectory of our lives.
Episode 178 | Alyssa Blask Campbell is the founder of Seed & Sow, an organization committed to giving parents, teachers & caregivers tools to raise emotionally intelligent children. Deeply passionate about creating a shame-free, judgment-free community, Alyssa insightfully shares her expertise in this area.
Episode 177 | Is there a way for teens & young people to date & bring glory to God? Many voices are eager to chime in on this conversation, yet it often feels overwhelming with no clear answers—until now. Joining Dr. Meg are husband/wife duo Tovares & Safa Grey, as they discuss their new book, “Godly Dating 101.”
Episod 176 | Stop wasting time! Turn a mundane life into one of adventure & blessing! Ken Harrison, Chairman/CEO of PromiseKeepers, joins Dr Meg to discuss his book, “A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World.” He weaves together powerful stories & deep truths from Scripture to point you to the life God has for you.
Episode 175 | What do you do if you suspect your child may be on the autism spectrum? Jessica Daley, the mother of a now 6-yr old son diagnosed with autism, joins Dr. Meg in a conversation where she vulnerably and honestly shares both the struggles & the joys from her journey as a parent of an autistic child
Episode 174 | Abducted at gunpoint and held for ransom by a group of Somali pirates for 93 days, Jessica Buchanan was ultimately rescued by the elite SEAL Team Six. Jessica faced and overcame impossible odds that not only changed and affected her life as an individual, but also as a parent to her children.
Episode 173 | Available on streaming platform PureFlix, full-length feature film “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters,” based on Dr. Meg’s book by the same name, stars Bart Johnson & Robyn Lively who join Dr Meg to discuss the significance of the movie & lessons they’ve learned as parents to their own children.
Episode 172 | The physical, emotional, hormonal and societal challenges that kids are facing today can be overwhelming. But there are things that a parent can do to help ensure a secure foundation for their children. Erica Komisar joins Dr. Meeker to discuss the alarming mental health crisis in America today.
Episode 171 | Dr. Marie Seiler, a pediatrician recently retired from practice after 35 enjoyable years of caring for children and their caregivers, joins Dr. Meg to discuss the all-important topic of kids and nutrition. Listen in as Dr. Seiler shares healthy nutrition and supplement tips for kids, from birth on.
Episode 170 | What would it look like to raise a generation of boys who see vulnerability as a strength & prioritizing their mental health as wisdom? Join David Thomas, author & director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling, as he shares helpful tools on how to teach your son to develop emotional capacity.
Episode 169 | An expert on autism by life experience – having a husband and two grown sons on the autism spectrum, and through decades of personal research – Jennifer Wynn Stoll joins Dr. Meeker to discuss the effects and challenges of autism and her passionate pursuit as an autism advocate.
Episode 168 | When it comes to girls & young women discovering their identity and personal value, they often cannot grasp just how important they really are. Dr. Meg sits down with Allie Marie Smith to discuss her book, “Wonderfully Made,” birthed out of Allie’s own personal story of self-doubt & depression.
Episode 167 | If your teen is abusing substances, what should you do? What are the best steps to take? Dr. Meg talks with mental health & substance abuse counselor Richard Capriola, who gives clear insight & direction to parents who may be confronting this issue. Learn which warning signs to watch out for!
Episode 166 | John 3:16 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible – one you may be able to recite by memory. But have you truly pondered its great significance? In this episode, best-selling author Max Lucado joins Dr. Meg to discuss the powerful and timeless truths found within this beloved scripture.
Episode 165 | From “video game comas” to “smartphone obsessions”, screens are stealing childhoods. Melanie Hempe, founder of the non-profit ScreenStrong, shares countercultural choices that can help move your child’s entertainment and social life from the online world back to the real, in-person world.
Episode 164 | Dr. John Delony joins Dr Meg to discuss his best-selling book, “Own Your Past, Change Your Future.” This is a must-listen episode! Learn to control your thoughts & actions so you can have peace, joy & freedom-even in the midst of chaos. It’s never too late to change the direction of your life story!
Episode 162 | Adolescents today experience anxiety & depression in ways that past generations rarely did. Join guest Erica Komisar LCSW, as she shares timely & insightful information for parents from her newest book, “Chicken Little, The Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety”.
Episode 160 | After losing his son, Jason Reid went on a mission to understand teen suicide. Seeking to uncover the warning signs that were missed, he found ways to reverse the isolation & disconnectedness killing our youth. Jason feels we have the ability to end teen suicide by 2030 & answers the question, How?
Episode 159 | Women often struggle to find work/life balance. What is work/life balance? Is it a 50/50 split? How do mothers today juggle all that is required of them? Join Christy Wright, author of “Take Back Your Time: The Guilt-Free Guide to Life Balance” as she shares a new approach to creating life balance.
Episode 158 | Dad-Daughter duo, Dr. Mark Pitts & Becky Thompson (co-authors of “Midnight Dad Devotional: 100 Devotions and Prayers to Connect Dads Just Like You to the Father”), join Dr. Meg in an engaging conversation to help encourage and strengthen men in their resolve to become the best father they can be.
Episode 157 | If a child doesn’t have the language to express what they are worried about, it can manifest in negative behavior such as disobedience, anger, fear. Dr. Josh Straub explains how a parent’s focus should be on dealing with the emotion their child is experiencing, not just the behavior being exhibited.
Episode 156 | Join this heart to heart conversation between Dr. Meg & Ashley LeMieux, a mother who tragically lost three children – two to a contested adoption, and one just 16 weeks into her pregnancy. Rising from the ashes of pain and loss, Ashley shares her journey out of fear into healing and transformation.
Episode 154 | Johns Hopkins physician & health researcher Dr. Marty Makary joins Dr. Meg to discuss the pressing issue of Covid vaccination amongst America’s youth. Their professional perspectives, backed by years of research & experience, will help parents make an educated choice that’s best for their children.
Episode 153 | Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey joins Dr. Meg to discuss his new book, Baby Steps Millionaires, as well as the importance of teaching kids good money habits. This episode covers topics such as money & identity, materialism, spending/saving, and teaching kids to make wise purchase decisions.
Episode 152 | The pain of being estranged from an adult child runs deep. While the process of reconciliation is simple, walking it out may be one of the hardest things a parent will ever do. Providing hope for the weary parent, Dr. Meg discusses four essential keys needed to begin the process of reconciliation.
Episode 150 | Holiday stress, family differences, conversations to steer clear of, avoiding/responding to offense – Dr. Meg shares how to deal with the people and situations that hit a nerve in you. Learn to anticipate problems and prepare in advance to deal with any conflicts that may arise this holiday season.
Episode 149 | Lack of sleep is one of the biggest factors keeping parents from parenting well. If we could parent from a rested state, we would parent so much better than we do from a place of fatigue. Join Dr. Meeker as she shares how you can train your baby to sleep through the night in 7 days or less!
Episode 148 | Health Journalist & “Food Issues” podcast host Julie Revelant joins Dr. Meg in discussing picky eaters, childhood obesity & other issues parents encounter when it comes to kids & food. Be armed with proven tips on how you can train your child to become a wiser, healthier eater!
Episode 147 | Discover the 5 stages of puberty so you can anticipate (and answer) questions your child may have about their changing body. This candid message from “America’s Mom” will help empower you to confidently share with your kids about puberty, and the normal body changes they can expect to experience.
Episode 146 | Sex trafficking is a difficult topic to talk about, yet it is vitally important to be aware of trafficking dangers all around, especially on social media, and to know the most common methods being used to lure kids in. Learn how you can help guard your kids against online sex trafficking recruiters. Roger Martin
Episode 145 | Dr. Meeker tackles the issue of temper tantrums, the subject of her brand-new course, “How to Stop Temper Tantrums in Your Child.” In this episode, Dr. Meg primarily focuses on temper tantrums in younger children, ages 4 and under, however the information discussed is beneficial to all age groups.
Episode 144 | This is the extraordinary story of Peter Mutabazi, a surviving street kid turned entrepreneur/founder of Now I Am Known, a grassroots coalition focused on adoption & foster care. Every parent will benefit from this conversation by learning to show their children that they are valued, loved and seen.
Episode 143 | In this frank and honest discussion, Dr. Meg doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to talking about sex with your kids. Dr. Meg will equip and encourage parents to raise their children above the toxicity and sexualization of the culture, which will profoundly impact decades of their lives.
Episode 141 | 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 encounter as parents.
Episode 140 | Young adults have become more familiar with isolation, loneliness and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Claire Nicogossian in this episode, who gives both practical advice, and signs to look for, to help your young adult(s) deal with pandemic stress.
Episode 139 | The isolation and limits of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused issues with the head/heart connection in even the strongest of kids. Drs. David and Donna Lane join Dr. Meg in offering helpful insight into mental health strategies for this COVID-19 generation.
Episode 138 | Girls are dealing with issues today that previous generations never had to. As a parent, what can you do to help your daughter handle these issues in a healthy way? Join Dr Meg in a conversation with Sissy Goff, Director of Child/Adolescent Counseling, Daystar Counseling Ministries/Nashville TN.
Episode 136 | The stress and pressure of raising kids can make you question whether you are messing your kids up or setting them up for success when they leave the nest. Do you constantly worry if your kids’ future is going to be everything it should be for them? If you can relate, this episode is for you. Crystal Paine
Episode 117 | A frequent topic that Dr. Meeker talks about is the importance of a father in his children’s life. Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield
Episode 98 | Dr. Meg has a conversation with Rabbi Jen Krause and Dr. Jordan Kassalow about their book Dare To Matter. This is a book about how you can harness the desire to make a difference in the world by doing things in the here and now, in your own way.
Episode 86 | Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter that struggled with a migraine headache for over 100 days in a row.
Episode 49 | Motherhood & Being Present For Your Kids(with guest Erica Komisar)
Dr. Meeker brings in Erica Komisar, LCSW, to talk about how to establish emotional connections with your kids at an early age to promote emotional health and well-being.