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51: What if Mr Eric did a two part Halloween special? (Part 2)

Petey the Pirate & Whendiana Joan finally get their turn to tell a story this week in the conclusion of our Halloween Special! We’re also letting folks know about the Kids Listen App! 

Lessons include: sharing, patience, and teamwork get better results than show-boating; just because someone looks different doesn’t mean they are bad

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The Goblin Picnic!

It’s a Goblin Picnic! In this slightly spooky story for Halloween, a boy named Hawk is lured in by the promises of an enchanted goblin picnic, despite his better judgement. When the food turns out to hold a terrible curse, his sister Rose will have to step up and help her big brother out. Can the pair make it through the Goblin Picnic unscathed? Happy Halloween and thanks for listening! Ad-free episodes at patreon.com/stories for just $1 a month.

50: Looking For More Kids Podcasts? We’ve Got You Covered

On this special episode of But Why, we’re going to introduce you to some of our kids podcast classmates. We’ve all gotten together to create one big podcast episode that gives you a little flavor of what each one of us is all about. Enjoy!

5: We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts: A Tumble Halloween

Why do people believe in ghosts? And can science ever prove that they don’t exist? We take a road trip with Dennis Waskul, a sociologist who traveled to graveyards and “haunted” houses to hear ghost stories, from the people who lived them. He wanted to find out why 50% of Americans believe in ghosts. What he discovered might spook you – in a good way! (Note: This episode is NOT scary.)

4: BONUS EPISODE: Kidcast Sampler!

We often talk about how there are so many great kid podcasts out there to discover. Now, we’re bringing those podcasts directly to you, in this sampler pack of a bonus episode! Find these podcasts and more at applepodcasts.com/kids

You’ll hear some of our favorite podcasts for kids. We really believe that listening to podcasts for kids with our son has brought something truly special into our lives, that we couldn’t get with any other type of media.

We’ve heard from listeners that Tumble has turned trips to the park into dinosaur fossil hunts, fort-building into a submarine adventure, and boring car rides into a time for interesting conversation. What have podcasts done for your family? Tell us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.

Enjoy!

What is Down syndrome?

You may have heard of Down syndrome, but what is it exactly? In this episode, we'll break down the science of chromosomes and how having an extra one leads to this fairly common condition. Plus, we'll learn some tips for making friends with someone who might seem different than you. We'll also swing by a farm staffed by ranchers with Down syndrome. And in our Moment of Um we'll find out why eggs go from clear to white when cooked.

#40: Learning to Slow Down (with guest Nichole Nordeman)

The pace of life can really be challenging with one kid needs to go to sports practice, another needs to go to piano practice, and mom or dad has to work late that night. It can feel like you should be doing all these extra things to be a successful parent, and we gauge our success by how tired we are at the end of the day. In this episode Dr. Meg talks to Dove Award winning artist, Nichole Nordeman, about her journey navigating her busy schedule as a wife, mom, and touring artist, and how she came to write the book “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood” as a follow-up to her hit song by the same name. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a dad who is worried about his son’s possible addiction to video games and the side effects of that problem. 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!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Learning to Slow Down”. She also teases her conversation with Nichole Nordeman, her points to ponder, and a question from a

 

1:40 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Bullying has been a problem for generations, but increasingly so in the digital age. With the news telling us more tragic stories of bullying all the time, it looks more like an epidemic. What used to be limited to the schoolyard and cafeteria has now spread to technology and social media and can occur at any point and any time. What can you do to prevent your child from being bullied or becoming a bully? To help you navigate this crucial subject, Dr. Meg has written an e-book called “Bullying: What Every Parent Can Do About It”. At school, cyber bullying, what you can do when your child is being bullied, and what you can do if your child is the bully. Get your copy of the e-book for $2.99 at MegMeeker.com/Bullying. When you use the coupon code “Bullying Podcast” you will receive $1 off your purchase.

 

3:31 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about slowing down and escaping hustle and bustle of life.

 

10:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH NICHOLE NORDEMAN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nichole Nordeman, Dove Award winner and author of “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood”, and talks about how the exhaustion and busyness of life prevents you from living the life you were meant to live and prevents your children from experiencing your parenting how they should as well.

 

27:19 – AD – OFF THE GRID

Is screen time replacing eye contact in your home? Are your children getting enough of your full attention? Off the Grid is an activity you can use in your home for family game night. Not only is it a great activity, but it’s also a great way start conversations with your kids about family values, how to handle electronic media, boundaries, online safety, and more! Go to OffTheGridBox.com and enter the promo code “MEG” for 20% off your purchase through November 30, 2017! Turn off your phone, take out the question cards, and go “Off the Grid” today!

 

28:16 – AD – SUNBASKET

Now that it’s back-to-school season, it feels like there’s a million new things to do every day. And getting a balanced, healthy, kid-friendly dinner on the table every night is easier said than done. Now you can cook delicious, nutritionist-approved recipes the whole family will love, with the new Family Menu from Sun Basket. Each week, Sun Basket features a recipe co-created with Chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network. Go to SunBasket.com/MEG today to get $35 off your first order! 


 

29:36 – A CONVERSATION WITH NICHOLE NORDEMAN (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Nichole Nordeman, Dove Award winner and author of “Slow Down: Embracing the Everyday Moments of Motherhood”, and talks about how the exhaustion and busyness of life prevents you from living the life you were meant to live and prevents your children from experiencing your parenting how they should as well.

 

42:27 – 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 Kenneth who is worried about his son’s possible addiction to video games and the side effects of that problem.

 

47:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

48:12 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 40, Learning to Slow Down and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

Check out MoxieMattersTour.com for more information on the Moxie Matters tour with Nichole Nordeman and Jen Hatmaker. Catch up with Nichole Nordeman on social media @NicholeNordeman!

 

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

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

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

Little Rabbit’s Halloween: A Story for Kids

The first LSFTP PICTURE BOOK is on its way! Take a moment to sign up for the email newsletter at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com for updates and to have your child’s name included in the special illustration in the back of the book (yay)!!

Happy Halloween, LSFTP listeners! Little Rabbit’s Halloween is a totally non-scary story about Little Rabbit’s disappointment when nobunny can seem to guess what he’s dressed as for halloween. Fans of the other Little Rabbit stories will recognize some recurring characters.

Another Halloween story you may enjoy is Costume Parade by Cozy Corner Podcast. It’s a story and meditation for young children and it is about a girl receiving help from her friends in order to feel less scared attending a costume party. You can find it on your favorite podcast app!

Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast so you never miss an episode! And please show your support by leaving a rating/review wherever you listen to the show.

I love to hear from my fans! I’d like to start sharing more of your anecdotes, so please email me with your stories and photos of how the podcast fits into your child’s life!

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Find the new Kids Listen mobile app in the App Store! The app has so many high-quality podcasts in various genres for children of all ages. Check it out!