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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 150

Surviving the Holidays

with guest Meg Meeker

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | December 14, 2021 | 30:22 min.

Episode 150 | Holiday stress, family differences, conversations to steer clear of, avoiding/responding to offense - Dr. Meg shares how to deal with the people and situations that hit a nerve in you. Learn to anticipate problems and prepare in advance to deal with any conflicts that may arise this holiday season.
Dr Meg Meeker

Today's Guest(s)

Dr. Meg Meeker

I’m Dr. Meg Meeker, a practicing pediatrician, parent, and grandparent in addition to being a coach, speaker, and author, so I’ve seen parenting from every angle.

After helping over 100,000 parents become more consistent role models for their children, I can definitively say that being a great parent doesn’t need to be complicated. It really just comes down to boundaries and discipline.


The time between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years is meant to be enjoyed, a time of fun and anticipation, of giving and receiving, and looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Yet for many, the holidays bring a tremendous amount of stress. Are there expectations and images in your mind of how the holidays are supposed to look? Maybe you are trying to live up to the expectations of others. There may be family divisions, or perhaps a family member whom you would prefer not to be around. We invite you to slow down, and take a deep breath; maybe take another deep breath. Tune into this helpful (and hope-filled) episode as Dr. Meg shares effective ways to minimize holiday stress. Remove the pressures, allow yourself to relax, and enjoy the holidays!



Offering listeners practical and effective ways to minimize holiday stress, Dr. Meg discusses how the stress that we feel can often be self-inflicted. She provides a list of 3 things that can be done upfront, to help set listeners on a course to enjoying a wonderful Christmas season.



Dr. Meeker dives a bit deeper to discuss topics such as handling family differences, conversations to steer clear from, and avoiding or responding to offense. Learn to deal with the people and situations that hit a nerve in you by anticipating problems and preparing in advance to positively handle any conflicts that may arise.


Thanks for listening to Episode #150, Enjoying the Holidays, and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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