Meet Meg2018-07-30T15:04:20-05:00

Pediatrician, mother, and best-selling author of six books.

Dr. Meg Meeker is the country’s leading authority on
parenting, teens and children’s health.

Hello! Welcome.

I’m Meg Meeker, MD. Like you, I’ve known the frustration of arguing with kids, worrying about whether or not they’ll turn out to be great adults. So whatever you’re feeling today, I’ve been there.

Early in my career, a mentor told me this: if you really want to help your patients, help their parents. Because once their parents feel good about parenting, you don’t have to worry about the kids.

I have spent almost thirty years writing, teaching, speaking and working as a practicing pediatrician. My life’s work has been about equipping parents and children with health and happiness. After writing six books and speaking to thousands of families of all shapes, sizes and demographics, my goal has never changed — to help strong parents build strong children for a brighter future.

There is a lot of parenting advice out there, and I can say that a whole lot of it is bad. It isn’t based on medical, psychological or time-tested truth. My advice is. And that matters.

The most important thing I’ve learned about my work is this: the best thing I can do to help your kids, is to help you. And I know I can do that.

My philosophy on parenting is simple: you can win the heart of your child, and it is easier than you think.

Strong adults come from strong adults.

I love my job. As a pediatrician, I get to examine little babies on my lap, talk with mothers who are afraid their teenage son is going to run away, and encourage dads to hug their daughters.

Where You’ve Seen & Heard Dr. Meg

I have been a forefront voice on key issues confronting American families throughout my career, which has created a strong following across the nation and internationally. I have spoken nationally on parenting issues on numerous nationally syndicated radio and television programs.

Watch Dr. Meg on the TODAY Show

A segment in which I discussed my book Strong Mothers, Strong Sons. Mothers CAN show affection to their teen sons while giving sons the freedom to stand on their own during their 20s.

Meg Meeker MD & The NFL Fatherhood Initiative

As a pediatrician who has listened to thousands of children cry over the fathers they never knew, I know the critical impact fathers have on their children. Great dads matter to kids — A LOT. The NFL Player Engagement Fatherhood Initiative is about helping NFL players be better and more engaged dads. I have worked with them for 5 years and discuss their stories to inspire all men — in the locker room and beyond — to be great fathers.

Dr. Meg on Fatherhood

Championing the relationship between father and child has always been close to my heart.

Read With Dr. Meg

My work with countless families over the years has served as the inspiration behind my best-selling books

Podcast: Parenting Great Kids

Parents are trying to navigate children through a world they themselves don’t often understand. That is why I created the Parenting Great Kids podcast, to help moms and dads just like you simplify what can often feel daunting.
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