"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 first 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 him about many of the struggles parents have these days and his advise on how to raise girls in a society determined to knock you off course. 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 mom about her young daughter trying to grow up too fast. 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!

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0:42 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Great Girls”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom concerned that her little girl is trying to grow up too quickly.

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4:01 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising a great girl!

13:50 – 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 what to do and what to watch for when raising girls in society today.

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32:55 – 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 what to do and what to watch for when raising girls in society today.

41:23 – 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 Kristen about her 8-year-old daughter trying to grow up too fast.

50:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY

50:37 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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