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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 80

Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities

with guest Dr. Tyler Sexton

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | May 7th, 2019 | 47 min

Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Ty Sexton, who was born with cerebral palsy and defies all odds.

Today's Guest(s)

Dr. Tyler Sexton is a pediatrician in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is affiliated with Singing River Health System-Pascagoula. He received his medical degree from American University of Integrative Sciences, Sint Maarten School of Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years.


When you first find out that you are going to become a parent, the dreams about who your child will become innately begin! Will he play sports? Will she be a softball player? Will she become a pianist like me? Will he love basketball like his daddy does? These are all questions that parents ask themselves, whether they try to or not, when they find out a child is on the way. The difficulties set in when a parent finds out that their child will have or does have a disability. The next set of questions follows the first. Will he be able to play with the other kids at recess? Will she be able to keep up with the other girls on the playground? Will he be able to throw a ball? What will she miss out on because of her disability? Again, these are questions that are natural when that kind of diagnosis is given.

That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Ty Sexton. Ty was born with cerebral palsy and his parents didn’t expect him to have a long life and successful career, especially as a doctor. Dr. Ty defies all odds, and his story serves as a testimony of what your child can achieve if he or she has parents that are encouraging and supportive. Dr. Ty has overcome many obstacles in his life, and he is now an internationally known motivational speaker, a pediatrician, and a hyperbaric medicine specialist. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her four-year-old son that just won’t poop. 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!

0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE

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1:07 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Tyler Sexton and her points to ponder.


Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Tyler Sexton about how he overcame his disabilities and how to help your kids do the same!

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Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Tyler Sexton about how he overcame his disabilities and how to help your kids do the same!


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids overcome disabilities and how to relate to others dealing with disabilities.


Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Carrie, about her four-year-old son that refuses to poop in the potty and whether she should be worried about this behavior. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.


If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!



Thanks for listening to Episode 80, Helping Kids Overcome Disabilities and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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