Ask Dr. Meg: My daughter can’t break her compulsive habits. How can I help her?

By |2019-07-29T13:06:26-05:00July 29th, 2019|Ask Dr. Meg, CULTURE, Emotional Health, FATHERS, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Raising Daughters, Raising Daughters, Teenagers, Young Adults|

Dr. Meeker, I'm a longtime fan since I read "Strong Fathers" years ago.  I keep it on my nightstand and give a copy to every new dad I know. I [...]

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How to Raise an Emotionally Healthy Daughter

By |2019-02-08T16:18:17-05:00February 8th, 2019|Articles, CULTURE, Depression/Mental Wellness, Emotional Health, FATHERS, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Raising Daughters, Raising Daughters, Screen Time, Teenagers, Young Adults|

I recently talked about how to raise an emotionally healthy son. While it is difficult today, it is not impossible. The same is true for girls. You can raise an [...]

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Ask Dr. Meg: Is Limiting our Teens Screen Time Too Strict?

By |2018-12-27T14:20:59-05:00December 27th, 2018|Ask Dr. Meg, CULTURE, FATHERS, Media, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Screen Time, Teenagers, Young Adults|

Hi Dr. Meeker, I need your help! Our 16-year-old daughter is a beautiful young lady. We love her. However, we feel the time she is spending on social media is ridiculous. [...]

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Historic Turnout by Young Voters Means Big Responsibility for Parents

By |2018-11-08T13:42:41-05:00November 8th, 2018|Age: 6-12, Articles, CULTURE, FATHERS, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Teenagers, Young Adults|

America has just witnessed a historic midterm election. Voter turnout, tension, anxiety, and excitement were all at an all-time high. Many states are reporting a higher voter turnout during this [...]

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While You’re Preparing to Send Your Child to College, Don’t Forget to Prepare Yourself

By |2018-08-06T20:38:08-05:00August 6th, 2018|CULTURE, FATHERS, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Teenagers, Young Adults|

There are a lot of conversations this time of year about getting kids ready for college. If you have a college-bound freshman, you are probably chatting with other parents about [...]

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Is Your Teen Depressed, or Just Moody? Here’s How to Know.

By |2019-04-19T15:13:15-05:00May 2nd, 2018|CULTURE, Depression/Mental Wellness, Emotional Health, PARENTING, Teenagers, Young Adults|

May is Mental Health Month. As a pediatrician, I am so glad we have a month dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of mental health. After all, mental health [...]

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Three Things to Tell Your Teen About Sex, Before It’s Too Late

By |2018-04-07T12:55:31-05:00April 7th, 2018|CULTURE, Emotional Health, FATHERS, MOTHERS, PARENTING, STDs/Sex, Teenagers|

It is probably the last conversation you want to have with your teen, but it is also the most important. Sex. If you don’t talk to your teen about it, [...]

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Could Your Parenting Use a Spring-Cleaning? Here’s How To Know.

By |2018-04-02T15:10:40-05:00March 27th, 2018|Emotional Health, Family Makeover, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Raising Daughters, Raising Daughters, Raising Sons, Raising Sons, Self Help, Single Parents, Teenagers, Young Adults|

Spring is almost here and with it, the desire to spring-clean. Something about this time of year makes us want to dust, clean, and organize. Maybe you want to finally [...]

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