"Great children are raised, not born. Great parents are taught, not born. Are you ready for greatness?"

Today's Guest(s)

Dr. Leonard Sax has spoken on issues of child and adolescent development all over the world. Since 2001, he has visited and worked with more than 400 organizations. He is best known as the author of three books for parents: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, and Why Gender Matters.

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

Show Notes

This week’s episode is the second in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Sax about the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mother worried about her son that is easily distracted and doesn’t complete work on time. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Great Boys”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom worried about her son being easily distracted in school.

1:47 – PARENTING RESOURCES

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3:18 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder that you can use right away as you learn more about raising a great boy!

12:42 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men.

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29:35 – AD – NET NANNY

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31:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men.

38:06 – 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 Vicki about her son who is 7 and having problems getting distracted in school.

43:11 – PARENT PEP RALLY

44:22 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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