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#36: Kids and Faith (with guest Abdu Murray)

Talking with your kids about faith is an important topic for many families these days, and your job as a parent is to help them develop that role of faith in their lives. Because faith is such a big topic, Dr. Meg invited Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews, to sit down and have a conversation about Kids and Faith. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all. 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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1:40 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Kids and Faith”. She also teases her conversation with Abdu Murray, her three points to ponder, and a question from a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all.

 

3:16 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about talking with your kids about the importance of faith in your family.

 

9:56 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

12:20 – A CONVERSATION WITH ABDU MURRAY (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. They talk about the importance that faith plays in the lives of your kids.

 

29:52 – AD – SUN BASKET

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31:07 – AD – THIRDLOVE

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32:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ABDU MURRAY (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Abdu Murray, the North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. They talk about the importance that faith plays in the lives of your kids.

 

 

46:19 – 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 Rhonda, a hurting mom who is newly separated from an unfaithful spouse, and she’s looking for the best way to parent her four-year-old through it all.

 

52:25 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

53:17 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 36, Kids and Faith and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!

 

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!

 

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44: What if cats could turn into vampires?

Have you ever heard the tale of the Guy Who Cried Vampire? Well, neither has hard-nosed detective Alabaster Zero. Can he and Fair Elise get to the bottom of this vampire mystery? And what’s the deal with that cat? 

Lessons include: a dream come true may not be all you imagined; your brain is better at solving mysteries than your gut

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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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 week’s episode artwork is by Jason O’Keefe.

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Season 3 Starts September 8!

Tumble will be back with all new episodes this fall! Make sure you’re subscribed to Tumble to get the first episode on September 8. This season, expect more great stories about science discovery, from around the world!

Thanks to listeners Kinnari, Ash, Liesel, Caroline, and Rosemary for helping us record our message.

Have a science question? Want to send us a drawing? Know of a scientist we should interview? Email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.

To support the show, go to patreon.com/tumblepodcast and pledge! Your donation helps make Tumble possible.

43: What if a chicken could ride a cloud and Abacus turned me into a lion?

When Charlie, Carson, and Farmer Cobb lend a hand to the hapless wizard, Abacus P. Grumbler, he promises them each a magical gift in return. But the old sorcerer can rarely get one spell right, let alone three! 

Lessons include: showing kindness to those in need, and accepting changes, even the challenging ones

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

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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Humphrey’s Tree Falls Down

Humphrey’s Tree Falls Down stars our friend Humphrey the squirrel in a rhyming story based on something that happened in my REAL LIFE! This is a story about a scary event told in a not so scary way, and it gently addresses how children (and adults) may process upsetting situations.

If you’d like to see a photo of what really happened at my house when the tree fell down, I’ll be posting a photo on Facebook & Instagram (@littlestoriestinypeople).

Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast so you never miss a new episode! Also, please do me a favor and rate & review the show on Apple Podcasts! Every review makes the show more visible in search results and allows more families to find the podcast. I love seeing your feedback and learning how Little Stories for Tiny People fits into your children’s lives. Thank you!!!

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43: How Do Bees Make Honey And Why Do They Sting?

Why do bees pollinate? How do bees make honey? Why do bees have stingers? Why do bees die when they sting you? What’s the difference between a bee and a wasp? Does honey have healing properties? Vermont farmer and beekeeper John Hayden of The Farm Between answers all of your bee questions! And we learn about one curious kid’s app, which he hopes will help save pollinators.