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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 48

Connecting Better With Your Kids

with guest Nathan Rittenhouse

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | February 12th, 2018 | 64 min

Dr. Meg and her guest share insights on developing deeper connections with our kids now and in the future.

Today's Guest(s)

Nathan Rittenhouse

Nathan is a brilliant speaker, writer, and podcast host who frequently addresses topics on science and religion, church history, and systematic theology. Nathan has a variety of hobbies, enjoys the great outdoors, and time with his family.

EPISODE NOTES

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 information to help you in that process! Dr. Meg talks with Nathan Rittenhouse who is an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and he has also spent the last three years speaking to college students across the United States.

With his educational background and experience speaking, Nathan has great insight into how important it is to connect better with your kids while you have the opportunity. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

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1:37 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Connecting Better with Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Nathan Rittenhouse, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue.

2:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about connecting better with your kids.

15:49 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

18:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today.

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36:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today.

57:46 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Shannon, a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue with her kids.

1:02:57 – PARENT PEP RALLY

1:03:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 48, Connecting Better With Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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