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Dr. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician who is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on parenting, teens and children’s health. With appearances on numerous nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, her popularity as a an expert on key issues confronting families has created a strong following across America. Her work with countless families over the years served as the inspiration behind her best-selling books which include Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, Strong Mothers, Strong Sons and The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers. “Dr. Meg,” as she is popularly known, is the founder of The Strong Parent Project, a unique online learning community to equip and encourage parents. She resides in northern Michigan where she shares a medical practice with her husband, Walter. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. Learn more about Dr. Meg by visiting her website, www.megmeekermd.com.

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Giving Your Kids What They Need Most

The #1 thing your child needs is YOU. Plus, John and Danny discuss the importance of relying on God in parenting.

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Help for Moms Under Pressure

Many women feel anxious and overwhelmed as they juggle the demands of motherhood. John and Danny encourage moms who are exhausted from worrying about their children.

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Finding Your Rest and Hope in Christ

Parenting is taxing on you as a mom. That’s why it’s essential to make time for rest. John and Danny give some encouragement to tired mothers.

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10 Ways to Be a Happier Mom

As a Mom, you want your children to do well in life. But what is true success? Danny and John discuss how to push your kids toward success that will last, and Danny quotes from a poem, “Meat Loaf,” by Linda Knaus & Kenn Nesbitt.

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Improve Your Self-Talk

Moms don’t always say the nicest things to themselves. John and Danny discuss the importance of speaking positively to change the negative thoughts moms sometimes have about themselves.

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What You Need to be a Happier Mom, Part 2

If you’re not the superwoman who can hold a 9-5 job, cook, clean and get the kids to bed on time every single day, don’t worry, you’re not alone. John and Danny provide encouragement for the mom who wants to do it all, but finds that’s not always possible.

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What You Need to be a Happier Mom, Part 1

If mom’s upset, chances are others in the house will be upset as well. John and Danny discuss ways for moms to stay happy and enjoy themselves at home, which will help keep the kids happy.

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 9

If you ever daydream as a mom about what your son will be like at 25 years old, it might be time to start letting go of him starting in his teens. John and Danny discuss how overmothering him now, might make you resent your son when he’s still sticking around at 25.

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 8

When there’s no dad in the picture, boys start to become acutely aware of that absence at a certain age. John and Danny explain that dad’s absence can cause problems for both moms and their sons, and warn moms against trying to fill dad’s role.

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 7

Dads have a tendency to back off when a mom is super strong, especially when dealing with their sons. John and Danny discuss why Dad sometimes gets jealous of mom and son’s relationship and warn against retreating because of it.

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 6

Mom trains her little boy to say please and thank you but John and Danny explore why it’s important to let the son speak for himself as he gets older.

Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men (Part 2 of 2)

On this Best of 2019 broadcast, Dr. Meg Meeker offers moms with boys encouragement and advice in a discussion based on her book Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men. She explains how a mom can bolster her son’s confidence, navigate conflict as he matures, and avoid becoming overprotective and finding her identity in her children. (Part 2 of 2)

Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men (Part 1 of 2)

In this Best of 2019 broadcast, Dr. Meg Meeker offers moms with boys encouragement and advice in a discussion based on her book Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men. She explains how a mom can bolster her son’s confidence, navigate conflict as he matures, and avoid becoming overprotective and finding her identity in her children. (Part 1 of 2)

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 5

Doting moms may have good intentions, but John and Danny discuss how prioritizing the kids too much can end up turning them into idols and hurting the family.

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 4

Moms and sons have a special relationship. But there comes a time in every boy’s life that he wages a war on his mom. John and Danny discuss when a boy starts looking at his mom as a potential enemy and what a mom can do about it.

Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman (Part 2 of 2)

In this Best of 2019 broadcast, Dr. Meg Meeker describes the heroic impact a father can have on his daughter as he helps protect her from the negative influences of our culture. She encourages the listening dad to model the kind of honorable character traits that he’d like to see his daughter be attracted to in a future husband. (Part 2 of 2)

Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman (Part 1 of 2)

In this Best of 2019 broadcast, Dr. Meg Meeker describes the heroic impact a father can have on his daughter as he helps protect her from the negative influences of our culture. She encourages the listening dad to model the kind of honorable character traits that he’d like to see his daughter be attracted to in a future husband. (Part 1 of 2)

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 3

When little boys who throw temper tantrums don’t get a handle on that into adulthood, things can get ugly. John and Danny emphasize the importance of teaching boys an emotional vocabulary early on so that anger and rage don’t control them as adults.

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 2

Little boys share a special bond with their moms because they often spend the most amount of time together. John and Danny explain how time with mom during the first few years of a boy’s life can shape their view of women.

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Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 1

There seems to be an identity crisis going on in our culture, as we hear stories of boys wanting to be girls and girls wanting to be boys. John and Danny discuss some of the stark differences between boys and girls and why it’s important for our boys to be boys.

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Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman, Part 7

In TV and movies dads are often portrayed as kind of dopey or clown-ish. But dads are called to be leaders in their households. John and Danny emphasize how dads can often provide a unique perspective in troubling situations their daughters may be facing.

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Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman, Part 6

Dads may feel like all they really need to do is go to work to provide for their families. But spending more time together is really what daughters want from their dads. John and Danny discuss how a little extra time with dad can make a big difference in a defiant daughter’s behavior.

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Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman, Part 5

Women often talk about “marrying their father.” It may sound strange, but John and Danny explain how common it is for women to marry a man with many of the same qualities as their fathers.

Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman Part 4

Sometimes parents want to take every opportunity to teach and lecture their kids, but as John and Danny discuss, that’s not always the best approach. One-on-one time just listening, especially with daughters, can make a big difference too. Featuring Dr …

Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman Part 3

Sometimes parents want to take every opportunity to teach and lecture their kids, but as John and Danny discuss, that’s not always the best approach.

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Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman, Part 2

Father-daughter relationships can be very different than father-son relationships. Danny and John chat about how fathers can be protective of their daughters and make them feel special. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker

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Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman, Part 1

Father-daughter relationships can be very different than father-son relationships. Danny and John chat about how fathers can be protective of their daughters and make them feel special. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker

What You Need to be a Happier Mom (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, Dr. Meg Meeker offers practical advice to help women avoid unhealthy behaviors so they can experience greater joy and fulfillment in their role as a mother. (Part 2 of 2)

What You Need to be a Happier Mom (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, Dr. Meg Meeker offers practical advice to help women avoid unhealthy behaviors so they can experience greater joy and fulfillment in their role as a mother. (Part 1 of 2)

What Parents Need to Know About Autism

Over the past few decades, the number of children diagnosed with autism has increased significantly. This may be due to better diagnosis or to the expansion of the definition of autism. Dr. Meg Meeker discusses what parents can do if their child is diagnosed with autism.

How and Why Dads Should Connect With Their Kids

Sons and daughters need their dads to connect with them on a regular basis. But since dads relate to their kids differently than moms, it can be challenging to know what the best ways are to connect. Dr. Meg Meeker offers tips for building healthy father-son and father-daughter relationships.

How to Help Your Family Get Better Sleep: 10 Steps

Good sleep is essential to maintaining physical, emotional, spiritual and social health. Unfortunately, many people are seriously sleep deprived. Dr. Meg Meeker discusses the benefits of getting good sleep and some of the potential problems parents and kids may experience if they don’t get enough rest at night.

Tween and Teen Development

Tweens and teens experience many physical and emotional changes that can be confusing for parents. Dr. Meg Meeker explains those changes and offers tips for parents to respond effectively so their sons and daughters can thrive during their teenage years.

How to Raise Strong and Confident Daughters

When your daughter recognizes that you believe in her, she begins to believe in herself, and has confidence to pursue her dreams.

How to Get the Best Care From Your Child’s Doctor

Should you trust your pediatrician? Learn about five ways to enjoy a positive relationship with your child’s pediatrician so your child gets the best possible care.

The Truth About Lying

Teach your children to consistently tell the truth.

Parenting a Constant Crier

Guide your child toward healthier responses to everyday challenges

Embracing the Messiness of Parenting (Part 2 of 2)

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly and his wife, Jean, discuss the cultural pressure moms and dads feel to be perfect parents with perfect children, and explain how imperfect families can actually be healthy families when grace is freely given and received. Dr. Meg Meeker sits in as host. (Part 2 of 2) 

Embracing the Messiness of Parenting (Part 1 of 2)

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly and his wife, Jean, discuss the cultural pressure moms and dads feel to be perfect parents with perfect children, and explain how imperfect families can actually be healthy families when grace is freely given and received. Dr. Meg Meeker sits in as host. (Part 1 of 2) 

Encouraging Dads to be Heroes (Part 2 of 2)

Encouraging Dads to be Heroes (Part 2 of 2)

Pediatrician and best-selling author Dr. Meg Meeker offers dads practical suggestions for communicating, listening to, guiding and spending time with their kids in a discussion based on her new book, Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need. (Part 2 of 2)

Encouraging Dads to be Heroes (Part 1 of 2)

Encouraging Dads to be Heroes (Part 1 of 2)

Pediatrician and best-selling author Dr. Meg Meeker offers dads practical suggestions for communicating, listening to, guiding and spending time with their kids in a discussion based on her new book, Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need. (Part 1 of 2)

Dads Can Be Heroes to Their Kids

Dads can take back the role they’ve been given and become a hero to their children.

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