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Parents are trying to navigate children through a world they themselves don’t often understand. America’s Mom, Dr. Meg Meeker, the country's trusted authority on parenting, teens, & children's health, offers practical insights to help parents simplify. The pediatrician, mother, & best selling author engages with experts & parents to take on relevant issues, answer real questions, & provide simple hope & encouragement to every parent.
 
A podcast for Dads covering parenting techniques, expert interviews, encouraging commentary, and entertaining anecdotes about the wonderful world of Fatherhood. This podcast is conservative in nature, but we believe there is something here for all Dads. New show goes live every Monday at 12:04 am EST. Special guests include Steven Maxwell, Dr. Meg Meeker, Reverend Tony McGhee and many more. If you are a Dad looking for a leg up in this crazy parenting world, this podcast is for you!
 
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As a parent, it’s easy to get distracted in the day-to-day and only half listen to what’s going on in your kids’ lives. It’s also easy to think that your job is to enforce, task master things, and correct at every turn. In Live Love Now: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection with our Kids, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Staff…
 
With this year brings so much change into our lives with the rearranging of our everyday lives because of COVID, do you think that we are unintentionally looking over our children and their needs? Have we let them fall victim to our culture because we have become complacent about all that has been going on? Sam Sorbo is an American actress who has …
 
When discussing child rearing in this generation and for generations to come, the parenting concern that will always be discussed is digital technology. Do you believe that digital technology can affect our children every waking hour of every day for the rest of their lives? Tom Kersting is an expert in the field of mental health and families and p…
 
When things are normal, parenting is difficult. When you add in children that come into your home from difficult backgrounds and bring their own unique set of needs, there are even more challenges on top of that. Connecting with adopted children is also difficult, and that’s why Dr. Meg is speaking with Lisa Qualls, author of The Connected Parent: …
 
Many Christian parents around the world have raised their kids in Godless societies with no biblical standards and common sense for the last 2000 years. Could we be putting too much emphasis on common sense? How about when it comes to raising our children? John Rosemond is an American columnist with a pa parenting column syndicated in over 225 news…
 
The old saying, “he doesn’t have the sense that God gave a billy goat,” seems to be said more and more here lately. Do you think that common sense is lacking in a culture today? Do you believe that children learn common sense from watching others such as their parents? John Rosemond is an American columnist with a pa parenting column syndicated in …
 
A frequent topic that Dr. Meeker talks about is the importance of a father in his children’s life. In this episode, she digs into how impactful a father’s conversations with his daughter can be. When life presents difficult choices about sexual relationships, drugs, or alcohol, a father having a close relationship with his daughter can help her hav…
 
Can you imagine in our culture today that so many musical artists do not believe in Christ? Do you see how the media glamorize evil in our world? Do you think they are brainwashing our children with today’s pop culture? Tina Marie Griffin grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin but in her 20’s went on to be a Hollywood actress. Tina Marie has appeared…
 
In our culture today there are so many ways to access the internet, to open the doors of dangerous material that can damage our children, not just mentally, but socially, spiritually, and emotionally. How can you protect your child from today’s technology when they are given access in every way possible from school to church? Lance Black, Vice Pres…
 
Parenting great kids that are wired differently than their peers takes a lot of patience, kindness, and a support group to help you get through the tough times. Whether you are dealing with ADHD, ADD, Autism, or some other differently wired child, having access to the right resources is extremely helpful. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meeker invit…
 
During the COVID pandemic, many people have relied on technology for school, meetings, and even church. Do you believe our way of doing things has changed? Do you believe we have learned from this experience, especially for the future? Dr. Leslie Parrott and her husband, Dr. Les Parrott founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus …
 
Every wise parent knows the importance of exercising boundaries with their children, but when should our children be allowed to grow without boundaries? What areas of growth in their lives need no boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BS in Psychology, he completed his PHD in Psychology at Biola Universit…
 
One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids tha…
 
In our culture today so many things have changed and we are now faced with a dilemma that America as we knew it, no longer exists. What are some ways that we as parents can teach our children to have morals and values? Do you see us as America ever getting back to the true American dream? Alex McFarland is a speaker which has spoken in hundreds of …
 
Raising children in today’s society has been even more difficult than our parents ever dreamed, especially our daughters. What do you think are the challenges that our daughters face in our culture today? Do you believe that it is harder raising children now compared to 20 years ago? Dr. Meg Meeker has spent 30 years as a practicing pediatrician an…
 
Being a stepparent is a wonderful blessing, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Blending families, with or without children involved, is hard because you have to get to know a new normal, but you also don’t want to overstep appropriate boundaries that involves loving and discipling any children involved. Often you’re left wondering how …
 
It is not an easy job being a parent to any child, but even harder being a parent to a daughter. What are some parenting techniques you use to raise a daughter in our toxic culture? Are you discussing with your daughters about today’s vial sexual marketing of and to young girls? Dr. Meg Meeker has spent 30 years as a practicing pediatrician and she…
 
Postmodernism is basically a person creating his own reality and say this is what’s real for me in my life and the result of that is that, not only have you created your own reality, but you have created your own morality. Do you agree with this analogy of what postmodernism is? What can you add or take away from this definition? Trace Embry, the f…
 
Being a stepparent is a wonderful blessing, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Blending families, with or without children involved, is hard because you have to get to know a new normal, but you also don’t want to overstep appropriate boundaries that involves loving and discipling any children involved. Often you’re left wondering how …
 
Knowing what our world has come through over the past generations, do you think you could raise a family not knowing where your next dollar would come from, next meal would come from, with no insurance but have the faith in the Lord to give up everything you have known to walk forth in the work he has planned for you? Trace Embry, the founder of Sh…
 
Who would give up everything and move their family over a thousand miles from their home to go to bible college? Who would give up everything again and buy a farm to found a residential treatment program for troubled teens? Would you? A young man and his wife moved from Chicago to Toccoa Ga to attend bible college. With his family, no steady income…
 
Talking to your kids about sex seems to be one of the most difficult conversations you will have as a parent. You may be wondering when is the right time, what should you say, and how do you bring up the conversation without making things awkward? These questions are normal, but they don’t have to be something that keeps you from teaching your kids…
 
With experts on the Air offering help to families and guidance to parents, what do you think they should be discussing in today’s culture? Do you think that children listen to these broadcasts as well? Trace Embry, the founder of Shepherds Hill Academy, came from a rough background. His parents divorced when he was 5 years old and there was a lot o…
 
Hate, blame, and victimhood have been taught to our children by our culture and are setting them up for a disastrous future. How can we as parents teach our children to see the brainwashing going on by our culture today? What are some of the steps to help them understand that our society is beginning to live in Christian namesake only? Reverend Jes…
 
Relationships are hard, but they are also a great source of personal happiness. Things get complicated dealing with differing expectations of the people involved in the relationships regardless of whether it’s a simple friendship or as close as marriage. The number one question people ask relationship experts is what is the single most important th…
 
In today’s post-modern and politically correct society that we live in, our kids are taught culturally a completely different definition of tolerance and intolerance than you were. Do you feel that we as parents tolerate our culture today? What do you feel is the difference between cultural tolerance and traditional tolerance? Sean McDowell PHD is …
 
In our culture today digital technology plays a very huge role in our everyday lives. What types of hobbies do you and your family do together that do not involve technology? Do you moderate the entertainment in your home? Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 25 years. He is the President of Media Talk 101, a nonprofit minis…
 
With Father’s Day right around the corner, Dr. Meg thought it would be great to devote this entire episode to her conversation with gifted comedian, actor, The Tonight Show guest, children’s book author, and best of all a wonderful dad to five children: Michael Jr! Dr. Meg and Michael Jr. have been friends for many years, and their conversation ref…
 
With today’s technology, kids have access to on-demand media choices. Do you monitor what your child is watching? Are you teaching them to make wise choices to protect their spiritual lives? Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 25 years. He is the President of Media Talk 101, a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching media …
 
With all that is going on in our society with COVID pandemic and other media heated stories, Do you think that the topic of the LGBTQ and the concerns and issues of it have been shelved? Is it a plan to silently continue to go against GOd’s plan? Dr. Quentin Van Meter is a Pediatric Endocrinologist in Atlanta, Georgia, he is affiliated with the Chi…
 
One of Dr. Meg’s favorite things is to answer questions from you, the listener. This is a special episode of the “Parenting Great Kids” podcast as Dr. Meg devotes the entire episode to doing just that, helping you make sense of roadblocks we all encounter as parents. Listen in as “America’s Mom” helps you navigate many situations with your kids tha…
 
When life just seems like it can’t get any worse, it’s almost instinct to just give up and let life happen to you. There’s a feeling of depression that can creep in, and a sense of helplessness can paralyze you if you let it. It takes a lot to press-on and take back your life, but you can do it! After spending years in a home where her father was a…
 
With struggles coming at them from every angle, young boys need all the help from their parents that they can get to avoid temptations. One temptation that all boys face, but that can be extremely destructive, is pornography. That’s why this episode will be so important for parents of young boys since Dr. Meg continues her conversation with Stephen…
 
With struggles coming at them from every angle, young boys need all the help from their parents that they can get to avoid temptations. One temptation that all boys face, but that can be extremely destructive, is pornography. That’s why this episode will be so important for parents of young boys since Dr. Meg interviews Stephen Arterburn. Stephen i…
 
Waking up in the middle of the night to take care of your kids is always stressful. Is it a dirty diaper? Is it a bad dream? Is it that baby is hungry? All these questions run through your head as you make your way over to take care of the baby. And then, while you’re taking care of baby, feeding or comforting, you can make the most of your unexpec…
 
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