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

Today's Guest(s)

Dr. Tim Elmore is the president of Growing Leaders, a nonprofit that provides 6000 public schools, universities, civic organizations, and corporations with resources that foster the growth of young leaders. He is the author of more than 25 books and speaks at more than 100 events annually.

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

Show Notes

Dr. Meg wants you to be equipped to raise your kids to be successful adults and shares three “Points to Ponder” that will help you on that journey. She also talks with Tim Elmore, best-selling author and founder of Growing Leaders (growingleaders.com) about developing the leaders of the next generation. She answers a question from a mom that has a 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. 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 sets up the topic of raising successful children in the world today and her conversation with author and speaker, Tim Elmore. She also teases the “Let’s Get Social” and “Points to Ponder” segments.


Dr. Meg gives you three points to consider as you learn how to raise successful kids.


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Dr. Meg talks with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.

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Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Tim Elmore about what advice he has to give parents about raising their kids to be successful adults.


Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet her a question @MegMeekerMD. Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom about her 6-year-old superhero son that complains when she asks him to do anything. She answers another question from a dad concerned that his daughter is turning into a perfectionist.



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