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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 65

Gender Identity Issues, Part 1

with guest Dr. Leonard Sax

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | September 24th, 2018 | 42 min

Studies and strategies for navigating gender identity, Part 1.

Today's Guest(s)

Dr. Leonard Sax has spoken on issues of child and adolescent development all over the world. Since 2001, he has visited and worked with more than 400 organizations. He is best known as the author of three books for parents: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, and Why Gender Matters.


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 with Dr. Leonard Sax and he gives his advice for handling this issue as a parent these days. Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT as a 19 year old, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his PhD in psychology and an MD. He has written many books on raising kids including: Boys AdriftGirls on the EdgeThe Collapse of Parenting, and Why Gender Matters.

This is part one of a two part series with Dr. Sax talks with Dr. Meg about gender identity issues in children and teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and asks you to send in your questions for a future “Ask Dr. Meg” episode. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!


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1:58 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, and her points to ponder.


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Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with gender identity issues in children and teenagers.


Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.


Email Dr. Meg at or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In order to leave room for the entire interview with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg is not answering a listener question this episode. Please continue to email her your questions because she is collecting them for an upcoming “Ask Dr. Meg” episode!



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