Dr. Meeker's Blog


  • Emancipation and Adolescence

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    An important part of adolescence is separating from one’s parents, in a process called emancipation. Teens usually embark upon this around puberty, beginning with baby steps (driving, getting a job, developing their own opinions) and ending with the giant leap into college or on to other adult endeavors.

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  • Is Your Child Depressed?

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

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  • Depression – The Emotional STD

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    As a doctor, I can probe, culture, prescribe antibiotics, and aggressively treat and track contagious STDs. But depression is different. It’s more elusive, yet equally, if not more, dangerous. It can come and go, or it can settle in, making itself so comfortable in an adolescent’s psyche that it’s nearly impossible to extricate. There, just as many STDs do, depression causes permanent damage that may not become apparent for years. To many teenagers, depression can make them feel as though another entity has moved into their body, taking over everything they think, feel, and do.

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  • Dad Says Good-Bye for a While

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    So you think you know the NFL? Think again. There are great dads in the league but you won’ t hear about them because they don’t leave scandals that titillate reporters looking for juicy stories to boost their careers. My buddy Benjamin Watson (below) sent me this photo as he was leaving for training to start the new season. He left his beautiful babies through tears and anguish, worrying what cost their dad’s separation might have for them.

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  • More than good milk

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    Controversy and intense emotions surround breast feeding. Mothers who breast feed successfully enjoy satisfaction that they are promoting good nutrition and bonding with their babies. Other mothers, however, struggle with breast feeding and feel guilty if they offer a bottle. This should not be. Breast milk is best for babies but we need to keep nutrition and feeding practices in a healthy perspective and recognize that babies are born into a world which is larger than just their mothers.

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  • Teach Her Humility

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    I know it sounds like an oxymoron to say that humility will make your daughter feel more significant, but here’s why it’s true. To fulfill her potential, your daughter needs to understand who she is, where she comes from, and where she’s going. And her understanding needs to be accurate.

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  • Dads- Be a Leader

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    Dads, when your daughter is born, she recognizes your voice as deeper than her mother’s. As a toddler, she looks up at your enormous frame and realizes that you are big, smart, and tough. In her grade school years, she instinctively turns to you for direction.-

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  • Kids, Sex and Madness from Planned Parenthood

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    When it comes to teaching kids about sex and sexuality, our culture is one messed up place. We have crushed any respect for modesty (a self preservation reaction) and we have normalized the bizarre.

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  • It’s Never Too Late

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    An old saying often attributed to Joseph P. Kennedy (father of John F. Kennedy) is a truism for all moms out there, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." As mothers, it will get tough raising an adolescent boy into a man. However, our fortitude and determination through the tough times is worth it.

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  • Don't Be Afraid to Let Him Go (a little)

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    Whether we are single, married, have eight children or one, the truth is that watching our children grow up and “away” from us is tough. But we must learn to gently let go of our sons in healthy ways as they mature. If we keep our eyes open to the process, we can handle it much more carefully and stand a better chance of having it go smoothly. To do this, remember a few things.

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  • A Mom’s Touch On A Boy’s Heart

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

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  • Prestigious Award Given for New Autism Treatment

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

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  • Parents - Are You a Yeller?

    By Dr. Meg Meeker

    As parents, we must be relentlessly intentional in our pursuit to teach our kids how to communicate. This begins with our hearts and quickly transitions to our tongues. What are we teaching our kids when we yell at them?

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  • Four Lessons and a Butterfly

    By Meg Meeker, M.D.

    Yesterday my sweet sister-in-law beamed into heaven. I was compelled to write because, as I told her many times over the past ten years, she was my hero. Here’s why. She rarely complained. Really. She suffered through a divorce, breast …

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  • Jesus is Necessary

    By Meg Meeker, M.D.

    The strongest desire of the Christian parent's heart is to communicate the love you feel for Jesus to your kids. You want your daughter to know who He is, Why He came to Earth and Why He isn’t just...

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  • Jesus Has Always Been

    By Meg Meeker, M.D.

    The strongest desire of the Christian parent’s heart is to communicate the love you feel for Jesus to your kids. You want your daughter to know who He is, Why He came to Earth and Why He isn’t just …

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  • Jesus is Here

    By Meg Meeker, M.D.

    The strongest desire of the Christian parent's heart is to communicate the love you feel for Jesus to your kids. You want your daughter to know who He is, Why He came to Earth and Why He isn't just a nice teacher...

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  • Jesus is the Game-Changer

    By Meg Meeker, M.D.

    As kids grow older, they are exposed to many religious beliefs and it is important that they know what separates Christianity from all other religions. When John wrote that Jesus, Logos was with God, he was stating that Jesus was …

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  • Jesus is God

    By Meg Meeker, M.D.

    The strongest desire of the Christian parent’s heart is to communicate the love you feel for Jesus to your kids. You want your daughter to know who He is, Why He came to Earth and Why He isn’t just …

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  • Kids and Their Private Worlds: Keep Access to a Minimum

    By Meg Meeker, M.D.

    We live in a day where our kids have access to everything within one small device. Unfortunately, much of what they have access to is neither suitable or good for them.

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