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

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I'm Dr. Meg Meeker, a practicing pediatrician, parent, and grandparent in addition to being a coach, speaker, and author, so I've seen parenting from every angle.

After helping over 100,000 parents become more consistent role models for their children, I can definitively say that being a great parent doesn’t need to be complicated. It really just comes down to boundaries and discipline.

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

Show Notes

Because helping listeners become better parents is so important to Dr. Meg, she takes the entire episode to dig into a lot of listener questions. There are all kinds of topics ranging from a three year old not wanting to go to pre-school to a parent overhearing a conversation with her daughter’s friends about another girl’s behavior at a party. No topic is off limits, so be sure to send your questions in for Dr. Meeker! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@megmeekermd) to ask a question, and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

0:00 – 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.

0:43 – AD – MARC’S MISSION

When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior...Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.com to learn more!

1:41 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the second installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” series of episodes. This episode is an all listener question episode where Dr. Meeker answers seven questions from listeners.

4:52 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you some points to ponder as you learn more about having confidence in your parenting and dealing with issues with your kids.

6:38 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Along with answering your questions, Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you've always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

7:16 – QUESTION ONE

Dr. Meg answers a question from Nicoletta about her three year old daughter not wanting to go to pre-school because it’s too long and boring.

13:05 – QUESTION TWO

Shannon has a question about tension between her 9 year old daughter and 8 year old son. Her daughter has always been dramatic and her son seems to know this and always pesters his sister. She is looking for help with how to get him to treat his sister kindly.

18:48 – QUESTION THREE

Amber needs help with her 4 year old son that has a very strong will and she hasn’t had a good relationship with him since he was 2.

24:03 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkids to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

25:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE

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27:13 – QUESTION FOUR

Jason asks Dr. Meg about his wife’s issues stemming from post-partum depression. He is struggling with balancing being supportive of his wife during this time and taking care of their three kids while she recovers.

31:56 – QUESTION FIVE

Wendy wants to know about how to handle a conversation she overheard between her daughter and her friends. They were talking about their friend that was drunk at a party and forced to perform oral sex by several boys at the party. She wants to know how to handle this situation without angering her daughter.

36:42 – QUESTION SIX

Phil and Jenn want to hear about parenting foster kids that come from a traumatic background alongside their kids that grew up in a healthy home.

43:46 – QUESTION SEVEN

Dinah asks about her daughter’s issues with stool retention and whether it’s psychological or physiological. She is running out of options with her pediatrician and psychologist.

49:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY

50:08 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 53, Ask Dr. Meg, Vol. 2 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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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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