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.

Focus on Parenting Podcast

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

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

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)

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)

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.

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

In a discussion based on her book Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, 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 a discussion based on her book Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, 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)

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

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)

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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