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#99: Raising A Strong Daughter (with special guest Dr. Meg Meeker)

With societal pressures about body image, sexual activity, and inclusion in the “it crowds”, daughters have an increasingly difficult time staying strong these days. Even something as simple as an off-handed comment about you needing to lose weight can shift your daughter’s mindset toward an unhealthy body image. All these pressures can make it difficult for your daughters to stay safe, happy, and healthy. That’s why Dr. Meg wrote the book Raising A Strong Daughter: 11 Steps to Keep Her Safe, Happy and Healthy and is the “guest” in the interview in this episode. Our own Lisbeth Keen asks Dr. Meeker questions about her book that focuses in on the challenges, pressures, and dilemmas facing adolescent and teenage girls today. She also helps you answer the questions about how parents can help shepherd their daughters into womanhood while guarding against today’s overwhelming social dangers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!

 

0:00 – AD – MARCH OF DIMES

March of Dimes is the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, they empower every mom and every family. In January 2020, they are observing National Birth Defects Prevention Month. For more information, visit MarchOfDimes.org/parentinggreatkids!

 

1:04 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising A Strong Daughter”. She also talks about this special episode where she’s being interviewed about the topic of her new book and teases her points to ponder.

 

2:02 – A CONVERSATION WITH LISBETH KEEN AND DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 1)

Our own, Lisbeth Keen, interviews Dr. Meeker in this special episode talking about Raising A Strong Daughter and Dr. Meg’s book by the same name.

 

19:10 – AD – MAGIC SPOON

Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Magic Spoon offers 4 flavors based on the all-time classics: Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, and Blueberry – plus a variety pack that lets you try them all! It’s keto-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, low carb, and GMO-free, but it tastes so incredible that you (and your kids) would never guess it was healthy. Go to magicspoon.com/MEG to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code MEG at checkout to get free shipping!

 

21:19 – AD – BETTER HELP

TeenCounseling.com connects your 13 to 19-year-old with a licensed professional counselor right where they spend most of their time, on their smartphone. Simply complete a short questionnaire and you’ll be matched with a skilled therapist in TeenCounseling.com’s network of specialists. Then, once you review their credentials and approve, the counselor and your teen will begin communicating directly. Visit TeenCounseling.com/megand help your teen take charge of their mental health. Parenting Great Kids listeners can get 10% off your first month!

 

22:23 – A CONVERSATION WITH LISBETH KEEN AND DR. MEG MEEKER (PART 2)

Our own, Lisbeth Keen, interviews Dr. Meeker in this special episode talking about Raising A Strong Daughter and Dr. Meg’s book by the same name.

 

38:34 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg is announcing her new, upcoming Meeker Parenting Community that you can access right on her website MeekerParenting.com! There will be Facebook Live sessions, mini-courses, and a place where you can ask questions and interact with other parents facing the same challenges you do. Keep checking back at MeekerParenting.com for updates and a launch date coming soon!

 

39:07 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that teach you practical steps to help you raise a strong daughter.

 

41:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

41:51 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 99, Raising A Strong Daughter and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR 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.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!

 

42:11 – END

101: What if Cthunkle did his show “What Is World”?

Cthunkle hosts this unusual episode. Could this be the end of What If World? Not if the next president and their new cabinet have anything to do with it!

Lessons include: Handling disappointment is a really important skill for kids and grown-ups to practice; it’s important to make your voice heard, even if you don’t get your way.

This episode originally aired November 19th, 2018.

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall 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’s Cthunkle artwork was created by the amazing artist and illustrator, Ana Stretcu.

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Song Of The Singing Mouse (encore)

What do humans, bottlenose dolphins, and the singing mice of the Costa Rican cloud forests have in common? Well according to a new scientific study, we all share the power of singing…in duets! But why?! And how?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie, as they visit these singing mice on their live concert tour, and witness this vocal turn taking with their eyes and ears! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Singing Mice and the brains behind musical conversation! Originally Aired April 1, 2019

Mick Munter Monster Hunter and The Grand Canyon Thunderbird

Mick Munter is back! Did you miss him?

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Pippo and Poppo Plan A Perfect Prison

Pippo and Poppo are the elder penguins and everyone is looking to them to figure out what to do with the thief who’s been stealing everyone’s fish! What will they do? 

Based on Lawrence Block’s classic sci-fi story “Make A Prison”.

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Mercari: Ring in the New Year with less stuff in your home and more money in your pocket with Mercari! Mercari, the selling app.

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8: Tumble Double Pack: Our Award-Winning Episodes!

Tumble has won a big award for two episodes: “The Cave of the Underground Astronauts” and “The Science of Whiskers.” You’ll hear them both in this twin pack of awesome stories of science discovery. 

Tumble is the 2019 Gold Award winner of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, in the category of Children’s Science News. It’s an international prize that “recognizes distinguished science reporting for a general audience.”  

“The originality and creativity that went into these two pieces is remarkable,” said Christine Dell’Amore, a *National Geographic *editor. “These podcasts taught kids a ton about science in a fun and engaging way.” 

Lindsay will be traveling to Seattle in February to receive the awards, and give a free public talk about how to make science podcasts, for both kids and adults! If you’re in the Seattle area, come to her “Meet a Scientist” talk on February 15 at 12 pm. She’d love to meet you! 

The talk is part of AAAS Family Days – a weekend filled with science activities at the Seattle Sheraton Grand Hotel. It’s free to attend on February 15 and 16. More information and registration link here.

150: What if imagination is good?

Alabaster Zero, Fred the Frog, and Abacus P. Grumbler are stuck in a swamp next to an erupting volcano. Can they save the people of the swamp even without magic?

Lessons include: with imagination and hard work, we can accomplish almost anything; sometimes we all need to be willing to accept help from others.

The dangers in our imaginary swamp were inspired by the disastrous bushfires in Australia, as well as the Taal Volcano ash eruption in the Philippines. For our 150th episode we’re encouraging you to look out at What Is World and, if you have the means and the time, find some way to help. Even if you’re listening to this story in 2030, you can make a difference in the world with your engagement and support. The Australian Red Cross or the Philippine Red Cross could be a great place to start in 2020 (our media present).

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 Marshall 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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Bored Out Of Your Bonkerballs? (encore)

Bored out of your bonkerballs with nothing to do? Turns out, being bored can be good for you! A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that periods of boredom are crucial for anyone looking to get their creativity on! Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the Paint Drying World Championships, and a mind-numbing fact-finding visit to the “Institute of Boredom!” It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of BOREDOM! Originally Aired March 11, 2019.

The Mouse Tower

The Archbishop Hatto II thinks he’s very clever when he gathers up all the wheat and bread in Germany and charges everyone lots of money to buy it back. But what will happen when he can’t ignore the calls of the hungry citizens outside of his gates?

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Perfect Bar: Right now, Perfect Bar is offering you 15% off your online order when you go to PerfectBar.com/Stories15. Be ready this season with Perfect Kids!

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