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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 42

Experiencing Defiant Joy

with guest Candace Payne

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | November 20th, 2017 | 57 min

Inspiring guest Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

Today's Guest(s)

Candace Payne, also known as “Chewbacca Mom,” reached more than 200 million people when her surprise outburst of joy at the simplest pleasure of a Star Wars mask went viral. She went on to publish a memoir detailing her personal journey of discovering joy, called Laugh It Up, and a small group curriculum, Defiant Joy: What Happens When You’re Full of It.

https://candacepayne.me/

EPISODE NOTES

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 difficult life experiences. Check out her new book, Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

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1:51 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Experiencing Defiant Joy.” She also teases her interview with Candace Payne, also known as the “Chewbacca Mom”, her points to ponder, and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.

3:33 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about experiencing defiant joy in the face of difficulties.

10:57 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

12:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

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37:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

49:53 – 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 Diane about her strong-willed daughter who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.

55:34 – PARENT PEP RALLY

56:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 42, Experiencing Defiant Joy and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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