RAR #102: What Kids Really Need (and Want), with Dr. Meg Meeker

07.09.2018 - By Read-Aloud Revival

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When I talk to and meet with other moms, I get a sense that we all want the same thing. We all long to connect with our kids.

And, of course, we also want to stay connected - even in the teen years.

Well, today's guest knows all about that, and she's here to give us some tips and tricks to be the kinds of parents our kids really need (and want). It's a whole lot simpler than many of us make it.

Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician, parenting expert, bestselling author, podcaster, and maybe most importantly-- a mom.

I hope this podcast episode is wind in your parenting sails.

In this episode we're chatting about:

how our kids' identities are really shaped (it's probably not the way you think it is)
what our kids want from us more than anything else
how to make the time we spend with our kids count

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1:48 Dr. Meg Meeker is here!
3:25 What kids really want
8:00 The impact of a peaceful and happy parent
10:00 Competition kills joy
14:32 Connection, Community and Confidence
18:09 Time & attention - how to make it count
24:26 The most powerful tool we have ...
27:53 The Runaway Bunny (and our teens!)
31:07 Let the kids speak

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