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Candace Payne, also known as “Chewbacca Mom,” reached more than 200 million people when her surprise outburst of joy at the simplest pleasure of a Star Wars mask went viral. She went on to publish a memoir detailing her personal journey of discovering joy, called Laugh It Up, and a small group curriculum, Defiant Joy: What Happens When You’re Full of It.

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Show Notes

Even through difficult times, it’s your choice to experience joy. To show you how you can have joy in the face of difficulty, Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences. Check out her new book, Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline. As always, if you have a question for Dr. Meg email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

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1:51 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Experiencing Defiant Joy.” She also teases her interview with Candace Payne, also known as the “Chewbacca Mom”, her points to ponder, and answers a question dealing with a little girl who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.

3:33 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about experiencing defiant joy in the face of difficulties.

10:57 – PARENTING RESOURCES

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12:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

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37:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE PAYNE, “CHEWBACCA MOM” (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with the “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne, author of Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy. Candace tells her story about choosing joy despite extremely difficult life experiences.

49:53 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Diane about her strong-willed daughter who seems to defy all her parents’ attempts at discipline.

55:34 – PARENT PEP RALLY

56:31 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 42, Experiencing Defiant Joy and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Visit https://candacepayne.me/ for more information about Candace Payne’s book Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy and to find out where she’s speaking next! Connect with her on Facebook @CandacePayneOfficial and on Instagram and Twitter @CandacePayne

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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