Early in my career, a mentor told me this: If you really want to help your patients, help their parents. Because once their parents feel good about parenting, you don’t have to worry about the kids.
I have spent almost thirty years writing, teaching, speaking and working as a practicing pediatrician. My life’s work has been about equipping parents and children with the tools necessary for health and happiness. After writing six books and speaking to thousands of families of all shapes and sizes, my goal has never changed — to help strong parents build strong children for a brighter future.
There is a lot of parenting advice out there, and I can say that a whole lot of it isn’t based on medical, psychological or time-tested truth. My advice is, and that matters.
I have spoken nationally about parenting issues on numerous nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, which has created a strong national and international following.
A segment in which I discussed my book Strong Mothers, Strong Sons. Mothers CAN show affection to their teen sons while giving them the freedom to stand on their own.
As a pediatrician, I know the critical impact fathers have on their children. Great dads matter A LOT. The NFL Player Engagement Fatherhood Initiative is about helping NFL players be better and more engaged dads. I have worked with them for 5 years and discuss their stories to inspire all men to be great fathers.
I love my job. As a pediatrician, I get to examine little babies on my lap, talk with mothers who are afraid their teenage son is going to run away, and encourage dads to hug their daughters.
The most important thing I’ve learned about my work is this: the best thing I can do to help your kids, is to help you. And I know I can do that.
My work with countless families over the years has served as the inspiration behind my books. Meg is the best-selling author of Hero; Strong Mothers, Strong Sons; Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters; Boys Should Be Boys; and The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers.