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Dr. Sears, or Dr. Bill as his “little patients” call him, has been advising busy parents on how to raise healthier families for over 40 years. He and his wife Martha have written more than 40 best-selling books and countless articles on nutrition, parenting, and healthy aging. He serves as a health consultant for magazines, TV, radio and other media, and is noted for his science-made-simple-and-fun approach to family health.

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

Show Notes

Dealing with sleep issues with your new baby is something all parents have to deal with at some point. There’s so much advice out there to look at, but what advice should you listen to? Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Bill Sears, the “sleep guru” as she calls him, and he has fifty years of experience teaching parents how to handle sleep issues in kids. Along with that conversation, listen to Dr. Meg’s three points to ponder and a social question from a mom that wants to know more about discipline and building relationships with her 15-year-old daughter.  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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1:09 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Sleep Issues in Kids”. She also sets up her guest interview with Dr. Bill Sears, the “sleep guru” and her “Points to Ponder” segment.

3:29 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about sleep issues in kids and helping your kids form healthy sleep habits.

10:05 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BILL SEARS (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes her guest, Dr. Bill Sears, that she refers to as the “sleep guru”. They discuss how to address many sleep issues parents face and how to develop healthy sleep habits for the whole family.

25:19 – PARENTING RESOURCES

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29:47 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. BILL SEARS (PART 2)

Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Dr. Bill Sears, that she refers to as the “sleep guru”. They discuss how to address many sleep issues parents face and how to develop healthy sleep habits for the whole family.

40:11 – 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 Lisa about balancing discipline and building a relationship with her 15 year old daughter.

48:38 – PARENT PEP RALLY

49:49 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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