#79: Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers (with guest Anthony ONeal)

04.23.2019 - By Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker

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Learning how to relate to your kids and understand how they are wired often seems like a lofty goal. One kid needs to be at soccer practice, the other kid has gymnastics, both of them are arguing, and you’re stuck in the middle. As a parent, it can be hard to understand what your kids are thinking, feeling, and wanting from a relationship with you, but you can do this!It all hinges on being a smart parent!In today’s episode, Dr. Meg talks with Anthony ONeal. Since 2003, Anthony ONeal has helped thousands of students make good decisions with their money, relationships and education to live a well-balanced life. He’s the National Best-Selling Author of Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College, and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults transition into the real world. He also knows how youth are wired, and gives some great advice to parents on how to build meaningful bonds with teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from an anonymous mom about her daughter’s same-sex attractions and if her divorce caused any of her daughter’s feelings. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!   0:00 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers.” She also teases her conversation with Anthony ONeal and her points to ponder.   2:14 –  PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!   3:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY ONEAL (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Anthony ONeal. They talk about being a smart parent as your raising teenagers and how to build a strong bond with your kids.   18:43 – AD – MILK LIFE With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!   19:42 – AD – ROTHY’S Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, just use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com! Once you try shoes that are comfortable, stylish, and sustainable, you’re never going to wear anything else.   21:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY ONEAL (PART 2) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Anthony ONeal. They talk about being a smart parent as your raising teenagers and how to build a strong bond with your kids.   37:23 – POINTS TO PONDER Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being a smart parent as your raise teenagers.   40:48 – LET’S GET SOCIAL Today Dr. Meg answers a question from an anonymous mom about her daughter’s same-sex attractions and if her divorce caused any of her daughter’s feelings. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.   47:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY   48:43 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 79, Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagersand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!   Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD   You can also connect with Anthony ONeal on Twitter and Instagram @AnthonyONeal and online at anthonyoneal.com or facebook.com/aoneal   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!

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