#49: Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids (with guest Erica Komisar)
02.27.2018 - By Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
With mothers being increasingly busy these days, connecting with your kids can be a challenge (to say the least!). Dr. Meeker brings in Erica Komisar, LCSW, to talk about how to establish emotional connections with your kids at an early age to promote emotional health and well-being. Erica is the author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, and she’s also a psychoanalyst and parenting coach, making her a perfect interview for this topic! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away, and she answers a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to email@example.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode! 0:00 – AD – GOGO SQUEEZ For a healthy and delicious snack that lets your kids explore, play, and be their best – you’ve got to try GoGo squeeZ. GoGo squeeZ made from one hundred percent, all-natural fruit, with ‘no artificial anything.’ There’s over twenty-five tasty varieties kids will love - and that you can feel great about too. GoGo squeeZ ‘fruit on the go’ pouches. Find them in the applesauce aisle today. 0:42 – AD – LIFE ON THE FAST TRACK PODCAST From Slate in collaboration with Ford comes a new podcast called Life On The Fast Track. Cheer on three girl scouts as they design, build and race wooden cars in the Ford Girls Fast Track Races. You’ll meet their families, use power tools, and hear what happens when girls are empowered to put STEAM principles to the test. Download and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! 1:39 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Connecting Better With Your Kids”. She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar, her points to ponder, and a question from a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs. 2:56 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being present for your kids! 12:39 – 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! 15:22 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids. 49:32 – AD – MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER Are you getting ready to tackle spring cleaning? This year, use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to take on the impossible stains that sprays and wipes can’t. All you do is wet it under the tap, give it a squeeze, and it’s ready to erase. It makes cleaning your toughest kitchen and bathroom messes fast and easy. Check out mrclean.com/podcast to see more ways the Magic Eraser can help you knock out impossible messes around the house! 50:42 – 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/meg today! 52:00 – A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA KOMISAR (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down with Erica Komisar to talk about how to be a busy mom, but still be present for your kids. With 25 years of experience as a social worker in New York City, Erica has incredible insight into the benefit of moms (and dads) being present for your kids. 1:01:47 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Email Dr. Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa, a grandmother who has a six-year-old granddaughter frightened by kids with special needs. 1:07:26 – PARENT PEP RALLY 1:08:02– FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 49, Motherhood and Being Present For Your Kids and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads! 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