#48: Connecting Better With Your Kids (with guest Nathan Rittenhouse)
02.13.2018 - By Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
One of the biggest goals in raising children is connecting on a deeper level with your children. Because of the years of working with kids and their parents, Dr. Meeker knows how important it is to connect better with your kids and gives you a wealth of information to help you in that process! Dr. Meg talks with Nathan Rittenhouse who is an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and he has also spent the last three years speaking to college students across the United States. With his educational background and experience speaking, Nathan has great insight into how important it is to connect better with your kids while you have the opportunity. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? 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Find them in the applesauce aisle today. 1:37 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Connecting Better with Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Nathan Rittenhouse, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue. 2:58 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about connecting better with your kids. 15:49 – 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! 18:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH NATHAN RITTENHOUSE (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Nathan Rittenhouse to talk about how important it is to connect on a deeper level with your children while they still live under your roof. His insight from speaking to university students over the past 3 years gives him some great perspective to share with parents today. 33:46 – AD – OMAX3 Taking care of your health is a big commitment, and it can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need Omax3 Ultra-Pure Supplements. Omax3 Ultra-Pure is the purest Omega-3 supplement on the market, containing nearly 94% high-quality Omega-3s. Go to TryOmax.com/meg today to get a box of Omax3 Ultra-Pure for free! (Terms and Conditions apply) 35:09– AD – SUN BASKET For a lot of us, a delicious home-cooked meal is the ultimate luxury. 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In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Shannon, a mom whose kids didn’t give her a gift at Christmas and she doesn’t know how to address the issue with her kids. 1:02:57 – PARENT PEP RALLY 1:03:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 48, Connecting Better With Your Kids 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!