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74: What if there was no moon?

Just when What If World got its sun back, the moon goes missing! Thank goodness Mr. Eric will have some help from Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble Science Podcast for Kids to answer this question. Here’s a hint: were-creatures won’t be happy… 

Lessons include: if you don’t understand the world around you, it’s harder to affect positive change; being rude to get your way will always have negative consequences.

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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.

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64: Why Is Tape Sticky?

Why is tape sticky? How do erasers erase? We’ll tackle arts and crafts in this episode, answering not just those two questions but learning how to make paint out of rocks and spit!! Vermont artist and wildcrafter Nick Neddo joins us with some tips on how to create your own paint and art supplies.

#53: Ask Dr. Meg Vol. 2

Because helping listeners become better parents is so important to Dr. Meg, she takes the entire episode to dig into a lot of listener questions. There are all kinds of topics ranging from a three year old not wanting to go to pre-school to a parent overhearing a conversation with her daughter’s friends about another girl’s behavior at a party. No topic is off limits, so be sure to send your questions in for Dr. Meeker! Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comor connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@megmeekermd) to ask a question, and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

From prematurity to maternal death, the health issues facing families in this country are getting worse. March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. To find out more and join the fight, go to marchofdimes.org/megto find out more.

 

0:43 – AD – MARC’S MISSION

When mom used to ask him, “what’s wrong?”, Marc would say, “I’m fine.” But with gym, math, and the class bully, Marc wasn’t fine at all. #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink is back with an empowering book about going from wimpy to warrior…Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid. Visit WayOfTheWarriorKid.comto learn more!

 

1:41 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the second installment of the “Ask Dr. Meg” series of episodes. This episode is an all listener question episode where Dr. Meeker answers seven questions from listeners.

 

4:52 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you some points to ponder as you learn more about having confidence in your parenting and dealing with issues with your kids.

 

6:38 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Along with answering your questions, Dr. Meg is also reminding parents about her webinar on discipline available at MegMeekerMD.com! Dr. Meeker’s latest course, Discipline With Courage & Kindness, is designed to help guide you on your journey to being the parent you’ve always wanted to be — the parent your kids need. Just visit her homepage and click on the parenting course for more information!

 

7:16 – QUESTION ONE

Dr. Meg answers a question from Nicoletta about her three year old daughter not wanting to go to pre-school because it’s too long and boring.

 

13:05 – QUESTION TWO

Shannon has a question about tension between her 9 year old daughter and 8 year old son. Her daughter has always been dramatic and her son seems to know this and always pesters his sister. She is looking for help with how to get him to treat his sister kindly.

 

18:48 – QUESTION THREE

Amber needs help with her 4 year old son that has a very strong will and she hasn’t had a good relationship with him since he was 2.

 

24:03 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER

Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. Because it cleans with water alone, you don’t have to worry about harsh fumes or scents. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/parentinggreatkidsto see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house!

 

25:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE

When it comes to bra shopping, it’s all about finding the right fit for you, and there’s only one lingere brand that offers bras in sizes double-A through G: ThirdLove! While most brands only carry 15 sizes, ThirdLove offers 60, including half-cups, which no one else does! With comfortable, super-smoothing memory foam, you might just forget you’re wearing a ThirdLove bra! For 15% off your first order and to find your perfect fit, visit thirdlove.com/megtoday!

 

27:13 – QUESTION FOUR

Jason asks Dr. Meg about his wife’s issues stemming from post-partum depression. He is struggling with balancing being supportive of his wife during this time and taking care of their three kids while she recovers.

 

31:56 – QUESTION FIVE

Wendy wants to know about how to handle a conversation she overheard between her daughter and her friends. They were talking about their friend that was drunk at a party and forced to perform oral sex by several boys at the party. She wants to know how to handle this situation without angering her daughter.

 

36:42 – QUESTION SIX

Phil and Jenn want to hear about parenting foster kids that come from a traumatic background alongside their kids that grew up in a healthy home.

 

43:46 – QUESTION SEVEN

Dinah asks about her daughter’s issues with stool retention and whether it’s psychological or physiological. She is running out of options with her pediatrician and psychologist.

 

49:43 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

50:08 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 53, Ask Dr. Meg, Vol. 2 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

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

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand 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.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

Ladies & Germs, Meet The Supervillain Superbugs!

Almost 100 years ago Alexander Fleming discovered what would go on to become the world’s first antibiotic. Nearly a century later, the bacterial infections and diseases these antibiotics once treated are making a comeback. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they delve into the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of battling SUPERBUGS!

73: What if Mr. Eric answered the longest question ever?

Our Earth Day special is tying up some loose ends from our April Fool’s special, where the sun got stolen! Too bad all of What If World is SOLAR POWERED… but maybe that’s the least of their troubles. Can Petrina, Abacus, JFKat, and Mr. Mouser get the sun back from the clutches of the not-so-dreaded Phoenix Taco?! 

Lessons include: renewable energy is plentiful enough to power a whole world; if you have a caring elder or grandparent in your life, they are deserving of your respect and gratitude.

And check out more Earth Day episodes from these kid-friendly podcasts: Cool Facts About Animals, Ear Snacks, Little Stories for Tiny People, and Tumble Science Podcast!

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
· Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Hope in the Garden: An Earth Day Story for Kids

It’s EARTH DAY! Today’s story is about a group of animals who decide to save the garden they’ve endangered through their own shortsighted actions. Kids will learn about the power of working together for positive change and the importance of being accountable for one’s actions. Enjoy!

Several other podcasts are featuring Earth Day episodes for kids! Cool Facts about Animals, Ear Snacks, Tumble Science Podcast for Kids, and What If World will all have Earth Day episodes available for you this week. Check them out wherever you get your podcasts!

This week you can also hear me on Noodle Loaf – a super fun new podcast hosted by a music education teacher! I will be telling a short story that you can help me with. Find Noodle Loaf wherever you get your podcasts. My tiny people love it and I bet yours will too.

Make sure you are subscribed to LSFTP so you never miss an episode! And please show your support by leaving a rating/review wherever you listen to the show. (Thank you to everyone who has done so already! I really have the best listeners ever.)

I love to hear from my fans. Please email me (rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com) with your artwork and photos of how the podcast fits into your child’s life!

You can also find the LSFTP page on Facebook, and find me on Instagram @littlestoriestinypeople, and twitter @littletinystory. Check out my social media accounts to see animated videos, updates, and fan art.

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)!!

Also, be sure to find many other excellent podcasts for kids from my fellow Kids Listen members. You can visit http://www.kidslisten.org to find out more.

Music and Sound in today’s episode:

“Dreamy Flashback” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Daily Beetle“ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Marty Gots A Plan” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Royal Banana” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Doh De Oh” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Quick Transition“ by Mike Pechter

63: Podcast Extra: Heterotaxy and Hearts

After hearing our episode about hearts, 3yo Ethan Chandra, from Middlesex, NJ, wanted to share the story of his own heart. In this podcast extra, Ethan and his 5yo sister Zoe and their mother, Ali, talk about what it’s been like for Ethan to live with a condition called heterotaxy.