Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 168
with guest Allie Marie Smith
Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | June13, 2022 | 38:26 min.
Allie Marie Smith is the Founder and Director of Wonderfully Made, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping teen girls and young women know their true value. She is an award-winning author, speaker, podcast host, and certified life coach.
When it comes to girls and young women discovering their identity, and their personal value, they often cannot grasp just how important they really are. Dr. Meg sits down with Allie Marie Smith to discuss her book, “Wonderfully Made,” birthed out of Allie’s own personal story of self-doubt, depression, mental health struggles and suicidal thinking. Today, one in four young women are living with a mental health challenge, and the toxic narrative that our culture sells has many feeling directionless and insignificant. In the midst of this toxic narrative, the truth that our daughters desperately need to know is: You are profoundly loved and your life matters.
DR. MEG WITH GUEST ALLIE MARIE SMITH (Part 1)
The everyday pressures and struggles that girls and young women face, and the feeling of not measuring up, can be overwhelming. Your daughter may be left wondering: “Is this all there is? A constant striving for self-acceptance and human approval? Or was I made for something more?” Allie Marie Smith has walked the familiar road of self-doubt and depression, both as a teenager and as a young woman, and she vulnerably shares details of her journey. Now free from symptoms of mental illness, and thriving in life, Allie’s passion is to help other young women and girls know the depth of their value, giving them hope to know that they too can overcome the struggles that they are going through.
DR. MEG WITH GUEST ALLIE MARIE SMITH (Part 2)
Allie Marie Smith explains how mental health is like an onion, with many layers to it, including physiological, hormonal, spiritual, circumstantial – many factors that influence our mental health. She shares how vital it is that our home environments be ones that are open to discussing any subject, any emotion, any struggle; and how parents and kids alike need to be educated about mental health, just as they are about physical health. Moms and Dads, find out what to look for in regards to symptoms of depression, and be equipped with intentional questions that you can ask your daughter in order to take a deeper look into her thoughts, feelings and mental health.
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