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Emerson Eggerichs is an internationally-known expert on male-female relationships. He is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Love and Respect, which has sold over 1.6 million copies. Dr. Eggerichs also developed the Love and Respect Conference which he and his wife Sarah present to live audiences around the country.

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

Show Notes

We all know the importance of fathers relating to their daughters, but very little is presented to mothers about how they should best relate to their sons. In this episode, Dr. Meg dives into helping mothers (and fathers) raise strong sons. Knowing that he is an expert in this area, Dr. Meg invited Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to speak on this topic and about his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a dad about how to talk to his daughter about a transgender classmate. 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 – AD – BETTER HELP

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0:47 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/meg to find out more.

1:46 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Strong Sons”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, her points to ponder, and a question from a dad about how to talk to his daughter about a transgender classmate.

3:45 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about raising strong sons!

13:01 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

15:24 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to talk about mothers and their relationships with their sons and his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research.

28:21 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

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29:28 – AD – THIRD LOVE

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30:51 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. EMERSON EGGERICHS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs to talk about mothers and their relationships with their sons and his new book Mother & Son: The Respect Effect. Dr. Eggerichs is an internationally known speaker on the topic of male-female relationships based off his more than three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research.

47:35 – 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 Tony who asks about how to talk to his daughter because she is confused about a girl in her class who wants to be a boy.

53:21 – PARENT PEP RALLY

54:10 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 51, Raising Strong Sons and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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