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Today's Guest(s)

Internationally known psychologist, award-winning author, humorist, radio and television personality, and speaker, Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common sense psychology.A well-known media personality, speaker and columnist, Dr. Kevin Leman has appeared on programs including Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, CBS The Early Show, LIVE with Regis and Kelly, Today and The View. He is  the founder and president of Couples of Promise, an organization he created to help couples remain happily married.

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

Show Notes

Helping your kids learn about how to deal with hurt and pain in their lives is difficult as a parent because we so often want to insulate kids from difficult things. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, award-winning author, humorist, New York Times bestselling author of Have A New Kid by Friday, radio and television personality, and speaker. Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common-sense psychology, and in this episode he uses this approach in his conversation with Dr. Meeker. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers listener questions from a dad about his 5-year-old’s defiant behavior and a mother dealing with her daughter’s gender identity issues. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

0:00 – AD – MILK LIFE

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1:25 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “When Your Kids Hurt.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman and her points to ponder.

2:50 – PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

3:26 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. KEVIN LEMAN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman about his new book When Your Kid Is Hurting. They also discuss practical things parents can do to help their kids deal with hurt.

15:45 – AD – AURA SMART PICTURE FRAMES

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17:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. KEVIN LEMAN (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Kevin Leman about his new book When Your Kid Is Hurting. They also discuss practical things parents can do to help their kids deal with hurt.

30:46 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about dealing with painful situations.

33:22 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Today’s questions comes from Justin about his 5-year-old daughter’s defiant behavior issues and from Kristin dealing with her 17-year-old struggling with gender identity issues.

40:22 – PARENT PEP RALLY

40:58 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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