How You Parent Matters. Here’s Why.

We live in a scary world that can really hurt our kids. From drug abuse to tech and sexual media, there’s only one thing that will really protect our families.
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April 22, 2019
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I always say great kids are raised, not born. A great kid doesn’t just happen. It takes intentionality and from you, his parents, for a kid to truly turn out great. This is why parenting is so important. Because it shapes every part of who your child will become. Can you imagine if this world was full of people who had parents who were intentional with them growing up?

This is why I’m so passionate about parenting, and this is why I care so much about parents. I know your job is hard, but I also know that you have more influence over your child than any other person on this earth. You matter more to your child than his friends, mentors or teachers ever will.

The dangers your child faces can be pretty scary:

One out of every four teens has an STD.

Over 40 percent of tenth-graders drink alcohol.

The average child spends between 7-10 hours a day in front of a screen.

If you don’t parent your kids, the culture will. What they see on their computers and social media, what their friends tell them, what sex-ed tells them—these can all lead your child doing down the wrong roads at the wrong time.

If you don’t parent your kids, the culture will.

But there is a way to protect your child from many of these scary realities: you. A study done on over 90,000 kids showed that the number one way to shield kids from the dangers they face is “parent-connectedness.”

Parent connectedness is having a strong relationship with your child—regardless of age. A relationship that makes your child feel like you are available to him, that you love him and that you will protect him with clear guidelines.

Strong, intentional parenting is how you ensure your child stays safe through childhood, adolescence and beyond so that she can continue to make good choices and succeed as an adult.

You may be wondering how to achieve parent-connectedness or exactly how you can be a better parent, right now, today. Friends, I knew you would be wondering this. That’s why I’ve created a series of online parenting courses and resources that cover everything you need to know to be a parent to a great kid.

Parenting today can be hard, I know. But I truly believe that with just a little change in focus, good parenting can actually be a lot simpler than many of us make it. I believe if you get down some basic principles and begin applying them as soon as possible, you’ll see amazing results with your child and with your entire family.

From ebooks covering a wide range of topics to toolkits that will help you in raising your strong-willed kids of any age, online courses that dive deep into crucial topics and my flagship product, The 12 Principles of Raising Great Kids, I have a resource just for you!

I have personally created each one of these resources to equip every parent with the tools, encouragement and hope they need to raise their kids in today’s world.

How you parent truly matters. How will you be intentional about it today?

Dr. Meg Meeker, MD

Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

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