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Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road trip pt. 5)

Hosts Molly and Gabriella are locked out. No worries: Sanden and Bob to the rescue. While the duo drives a spare set of keys to our beloved hosts, they pass the time discussing science you might see (or feel) in a car.

Comets, Ice Age, And Human Civilization

Why was North America once covered in ice? How could a comet strike have helped to shape our planet as we know it? And What did stone carvings teach us about our early human ancestors? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they take you on a time traveling adventure through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW in the World!

36: What if paw patrol were big and knights were small? (Where is JFKat: Part 2)

JFKat has been missing for ten whole episodes! Can Fred the Pug lead the Fur Force to the rescue? Maybe if he gets some big help from some little knights. 

Lessons include: face your fears by learning more about them; immigration can be challenging; even grown ups are often afraid

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Dogs Vs. Two-Year Olds, Tooting Cows, And Crickets For Breakfast

What in the world do dogs and two-year olds have in common? Why in the world are tooting, burping cows harming the planet, and How in the world can eating insects help the solve the problem? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they take you on an adventure through the world’s latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!

39: Why Are Moths Attracted To Light?

In this episode we’re celebrating the official return of summer to the northern hemisphere by answering some summertime questions! How do fireflies glow and can they control how they blink? Why are owls nocturnal? How do they swivel their heads around? And how do they hoot? Plus a few burning questions about why bug bites itch, why poison ivy and caterpillars and berries can all be poisonous, and how come we have to wear sunscreen! We’ll get answers from wildlife biologists Kent McFarland and Bryan Pfeiffer. Plus we hear an episode of one of VPR’s other podcasts, Outdoor Radio.

Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3)

At the third stop on our road trip series, we coast in for a pit stop and check out car design. We find out how monster trucks are different than cars, how culture influences car design and what it’s like to make car into animated, talking movie stars.

#31: When Parenting Isn’t Perfect (with guest Jim Daly)

This week’s episode features Jim Daly, president of the organization Focus on the Family and author of the book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. Along with this great conversation with Mr. Daly, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad concerning his six-year-old’s potty problems. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

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1:52 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “When Parenting Isn’t Perfect”. She teases her conversation with Jim Daly, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad concerning his six-year-old’s potty problems.

 

2:58 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being great parents when everything in the home isn’t perfect!

 

8:54 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg’s new book, HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need is available NOW! Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and order your copy today along with a great gift bundle perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion.

 

10:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH JIM DALY (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly, and has a great conversation about his new book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. They discuss how moving past problems and loving your kids well, even when things in the house aren’t picture-perfect, is a key to raising GREAT KIDS!

 

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31:28 – A CONVERSATION WITH JIM DALY (PART 2)

Meg welcomes Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly, and has a great conversation about his new book When Parenting Isn’t Perfect. They discuss how moving past problems and loving your kids well, even when things in the house aren’t picture-perfect, is a key to raising GREAT KIDS!

 

40:10 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Sarah about considering homeschooling her children.

 

44:01 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:35 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 31, When Parenting Isn’t Perfect!

 

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

35: What if humans found an alien spaceship and houses built themselves?

Zack and Zizi investigate a strange new house in their local park, only to learn that it’s some kind of thinking spaceship! When space-houses start springing up everywhere, the kids need to call an old friend for help: Peter the Realtor (aka Petey the Pirate). 

Lessons include: always let your parents know where you’re headed; think about the environment when building; be smart and careful when meeting new people and places

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O’Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

This episode is sponsored by
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