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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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Sometimes, as a parent, it’s tempting to throw around the letters A-D-H-D without a proper diagnosis. Just because your kid seems to be hyperactive or make impulsive decisions does not necessarily mean that he/she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. A lot of times young children have a difficult time focusing on single tasks or s…
 
Our guest for this episode of Montrose Podcast is bestselling author and pediatrician Dr. Meg Meeker. A leading authority on parenting, teens and children's health, Dr. Meeker has been featured on the Today show, NPR and Psychology Today, and her most recent book is called Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture. Recently Dr. Meg gave a talk f…
 
Sometimes, as a parent, it’s tempting to throw around the letters A-D-H-D without a proper diagnosis. Just because your kid seems to be hyperactive or make impulsive decisions does not necessarily mean that he/she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. A lot of times young children have a difficult time focusing on single tasks or s…
 
Years ago, gender dysphoria (severe discomfort in one’s biological sex) was exceedingly rare. Typically less than .01% of the population identified as having gender dysphoria, and they were almost exclusively males who emerged in early childhood. Recently, whole groups of female friends in all ages of school are coming out as “transgender”. Parents…
 
What a treat we have today. Dr. Meg Meeker, America’s pediatrician, is joining us in a series where we dive in to the importance of dads and moms. In her years of practice, Dr. Meeker has sat in the room with so many kids and their parents and saw how kids needed their moms and dads to show up for them. Listen in as Meg Meeker starts to unpack her …
 
Sometimes your little ones throw tantrums, but wouldn’t it be nice to make them less frequent or easier to diffuse? As a parent, it’s easy to feel like you can’t ever figure out what is upsetting your child and everything you try seems to make things worse. A lot of the tantrums that happen are the result of the children’s inability to communicate …
 
Sometimes your little ones throw tantrums, but wouldn’t it be nice to make them less frequent or easier to diffuse? As a parent, it’s easy to feel like you can’t ever figure out what is upsetting your child and everything you try seems to make things worse. A lot of the tantrums that happen are the result of the children’s inability to communicate …
 
Meet Barbara Whitlock, Becky Roberts and Jennifer Bowman: three Montrose teachers who are currently pursuing their Master’s degrees in Character Education at the University of Birmingham, a public research university in the UK. Their studies at the University's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues are generously funded by the Kern Family Founda…
 
Having confidence that you can achieve your goals is an important characteristic that will take you to the places you want your life to go. But, where does this confidence start? How do you become and adult has built a foundation on character, integrity, and courage? How can you build these things in your kids? These questions and more are the kind…
 
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 these early days of the much-anticipated new year, how do we deal with everyday life as we live through such turmoil? Being able to talk about our feelings seems like a good place to start. So for this episode, recorded before the events of this new year, we’re talking with Dr. Mark Brackett, author of the New York Times bestseller Permission to…
 
Join us for our final episode with Dr. Curt Thompson, psychiatrist, speaker and author, as he shares with us how our connection with God and others brings health and healing. Connection, and slowing down to pay attention to it, literally re-wires our brain for the better. There is power that comes when we build relationships and do this work in the…
 
Life is busy, very busy. In the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, you can lose sight of what’s important. Engagement in extracurricular activities is at an all-time high, and burnout seems to rise daily. There was a time when we danced through our days with childlike wonder, in awe of the experience of the moment and excited for the promise of …
 
There’s a common philosophy among parents that says, “I just want my kids to be happy!” On the surface, that sounds well and good, but when you dig deeper, you see that happiness is temporary, and chasing it will ultimately lead to disappointment. On the other hand, joy isn’t as fickle as happiness. Joy gives you a deep sense of satisfaction that i…
 
As we enter the season traditionally centered around kids getting gifts, it can be hard to help them remember that it’s better to give than to receive. For kids, this can be a hard concept to grasp. In light of this, Dr. Meg spends most of this episode giving you practical advice on how to teach your kids to be givers. Teaching them to have giving …
 
Being a father in this day in time can be filled with distractions, stress, and seemingly impossible to overcome issues with your kids. Pair that with society using fathers as the butt of every joke on television and advertisements giving you every reason to ignore your family and invest in temporary excitement, and you have a toxic recipe for fail…
 
Child sexual abuse comes in many forms and from many different directions. It can be difficult to spot and identify, but it’s critical to know the signs to look for as well as what you can do to prevent it in your children, or really any child in your life. Dr. Meeker gives you part two of two in this incredible conversation with Shelaine Maxfield …
 
Election night is over. However you voted— and more of us did than ever before— you might be asking yourself, “So now what? Where do we go from here?” In this episode, we’ll talk with members of the History Department at Montrose, where Civics is integrated throughout the History curriculum. In this current climate of widespread division in our nat…
 
We all come in to the world looking for someone looking for us. What can happen to our brain when that doesn't happen for us, and how can we overcome that trauma to re-wire our brain for connection? Join us on part 3 of our conversation with Dr. Curt Thompson. We so love his heart and his mind for God and mental health.…
 
Child sexual abuse comes in many forms and from many different directions. It can be difficult to spot and identify, but it’s critical to know the signs to look for as well as what you can do to prevent it in your children, or really any child in your life. Dr. Meeker gives you part one of two in this incredible conversation with Shelaine Maxfield …
 
When Montrose Senior Maevis Fahey heard about the crisis in Yemen, she had no idea that she was about to become active in a cause. "Connecting with empathy," as she says, has enabled her to bring awareness to the plight of the Yemeni people, and to challenge herself and anyone who will listen to put that empathy into action.--- Support this podcast…
 
Welcome to Season 3 of Montrose Podcast! In this episode you’ll hear highlights from Commencement 2020, a physically distanced, in-person event on the Montrose campus, celebrating this exceptional class as they embark on life after Montrose. Keynote speaker Melanie Francis, Vice President and Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO at Akamai Techno…
 
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…
 
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: …
 
One of our favorite quote comes from pastor Tim Keller when he says: To be loved, but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, …
 
Welcome to Season 3 of Montrose Podcast! In this episode, Head of School Dr. Karen Bohlin gives us an insider’s view of what it’s like to be opening school in the midst of a pandemic. From the stringent safety protocols to the heightened teacher collaboration to the exuberance of the students, there is certainly more “new” than “normal,” but the Ma…
 
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…
 
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…
 
At inRelationship, one of our favorite books is Anatomy of the Soul. In this book, Dr Curt Thompson integrates new findings in neuroscience and attachment with Christian spirituality. So obviously, we had to invite him to talk with us. And our conversation turned into four episodes! We hope you enjoy the first episode as Curt shares about faith, ne…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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