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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 68

Single Fathers

with guest Robert Beeson

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | November 6th, 2018 | 44 min

Single parents, you are not alone. Every parent has the right to thrive.

Today's Guest(s)

Robert Beeson is the founder of Essential Records and iShine, a Christian tween media company. He is a former Senior Vice Precident of Sony/Provident, overseeing the signing of Christian artists like Third Day, Michael W. Smith, and Casting Crowns. He’s also the author of Going Solo: Hope and Healing for the Single Mom or Dad.


To say that being a single parent is difficult is an understatement. Balancing the challenges of raising children, driving your career, and being involved in social events, going solo can seem impossible. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Robert Beeson (author of the new book Going Solo) who has devoted his life to helping single parents overcome the challenges of parenting alone. Beeson is the founder of a Christian record label and found himself a single father in the midst of launching his venture.

After a very successful music industry career, working with artists like Jars of Clay, Third Day, Casting Crowns, and Michael W. Smith, Robert was led to start the Solo Parent Society to give single parents the tools they need to not just survive, but to thrive. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and asks for questions for a future episode entirely listener questions. 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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2:06 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Single Fathers.” She also teases her conversation with Robert Beeson and her points to ponder.


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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Robert Beeson and they talk about the difficulties of being a single father and what other families can do to help solo parents thrive.

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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Robert Beeson and they talk about the difficulties of being a single father and what other families can do to help solo parents thrive.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with the challenges of being a single father.


Email Dr. Meg at or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Dr. Meg ran out of time to answer listener questions in this episode but stay tuned for a future episode that is entirely listener questions.



Thanks for listening to Episode 68, Single Fathers and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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