Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: S4, E8 Meg Meeker, MD Interview

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Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they sit with pediatrician and best-selling author, Meg Meeker, MD to talk about what parents need most to raise kids in today’s culture.

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What are your current concerns for kids as a pediatrician?

Depression and Anxiety

Pressure on kids to identify their sexual orientation and gender. 

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What is one modern challenge parents are facing?

Mothers feel guilty because they aren’t checking all the boxes of what it means to “be a great mom.”

Parents often focus on the unimportant stuff rather than focusing on the important stuff. 

Kids feel pressure that spills over from their parents.

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Parents need to get back to the basics of good parenting.

  • Spend an extra 15 minutes a day with your kids.
  • Keep extracurricular activities to a minimum.
  • Make them feel like they are seen, that you are paying attention.

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DO less and BE more with your kids.

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A child’s character is shaped most by simply living life with their parents.

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What are some things that you wish you could bring back from your childhood?

The feeling of being a family unit and not operating autonomously.

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Today’s families have lost a sense of interdependence because many live autonomously instead of as a unit.

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We ask kids what they want to do too often. Parents know better what will make good memories. 

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What gives you hope about kids today?

We are going to get back to understanding that kids are made in God’s image with a purpose.

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