By Dr. Meg
My sons are 22-months apart; they are now 2 and 5 months. Right before my 2nd son was born, my 1st son really started acting out. He hits, throws and now kicks for going on 6 months. He is not in daycare, we do not watch "violent" television, and the two days a week that I work he stays with grandparents.
By Dr. Meg Meeker
Friends, I have a challenge for each of us. Let’s make 2015 our best family year ever! At Family Talk, we genuinely want you to enjoy being a parent and feel encouraged in your journey to be kinder, more deliberate and more confident in your parenting. Most of all, we want you become the parent that God wants you to be. And we’re here to help.
I have a daughter-in-law of 14years now! I consider myself as a very good Christian person. I have one son. Anyway, my daughter-in-law is very spoiled, disrespectful, and very rude to me every chance she gets! Her mom is her best friend! She won't break down the wall and let me in. All she sees is the negative about me! Her two kids love me!
My husband, Brian, and I are on the same page about everything. Politics, music, food, we’ve ridden the same wavelength for more than a decade. Even when we were ambivalent about having a baby, I always knew he’d be an awesome dad, and the idea of him feeding a newborn a bottle or rough-housing with a little kid helped push me into the “we can do this” column.
I have a 3-year-old daughter that has been asking me to marry her every day for the past few weeks. I keep telling her thank you, I love you too, and that I am already married to her mother without telling her ok and/or pretending to marry her.
How do I get through to my husband about his yelling? He tends to yell out of frustration as my son (his adopted son now) who just turned 9. He use to be good about talking to him instead of yelling or getting loud, but now it doesn't seem like he even tries to talk. He just goes straight away to the yelling.
Here’s the million-dollar question every conscientious parent asks at Christmas: How can I get my kids (and myself) to focus on the real meaning of Christmas? Well, if you are asking those questions, kudos to you. You’re off to a great start because you can only find answers to questions if you ask the questions.
I am not sure if you are able to answer these are not, but I must say I love your books. I have a 3-year-old (4 in December) girl who is incredibly well behaved until bedtime. It is a daily battle and she will scream in her room for an hour or two every night. Any thoughts?
Hi, I have a question for you. I have a 9-year-old daughter (almost 10). I can definitely tell we are going through some hormonal changes such as breast budding and mood swings. I am trying to very carefully correct or discipline behaviors and she gets so upset. She refuses to apologize and thinks everyone is wrong except herself.
By Meg Meeker, M.D.
Let me ask you, friends, “How did it go? You know- Thanksgiving?” What would you say? Could it be that many of you would answer, “Ugh, I’m so glad it’s over?” Or how about, “Next year, we’re definitely not including Uncle Jim- he’s out of control.”
Do you know of any support group for parents or mothers who deal with an adult child who has same sex attraction? My daughter has not admitting it to me but to many others. She knows I do not agree with that lifestyle and expect chastity. I have not been open about it to others, as I do not want to hear or feel their condemnation of my daughter. I am praying so hard that there will be a miracle of healing.
Helping kids avoid sex is no longer a moral or religious issue; it is a medical one. If I didn’t believe that we can be effective in helping our kids delay their sexual debut, I would stay silent. But we can help. You can help.
I am a mother of a 10-year-old boy who has been harassed at school by other kids and even classmates for the pass 5 years. It's getting to the point that he asked me crying to change him to another class or he does not want to go to school anymore. My daughter, who is 13 years old, also does not have any friends. She always plays alone. Please, do you have any advice of what to do or how to handle these situations?
This is very important for mothers to understand—especially single mothers. Often sons who live with only their mothers don’t have the opportunity to spend time with men they look up to and there- fore don’t observe healthy masculine traits to mimic and internalize.
I've been married for 19 years and in 2009 my husband had an affair and was ready to leave our kids and me. We went to some therapy with a psychologist and our priest. Things were good for a while but in 2013 it happened again. I also learned he had an affair when I was pregnant with our 1st. Am I crazy for staying with him?
With Social Media being so popular these days, anything you say can be viewed by millions of people in a matter of minutes. Parents are concerned about what their kids are seeing online, but they should also be concerned with what they themselves are posting online.
My 3 year old is waking up 4 or 5 times in the middle of the night and I'm getting no sleep. I'm afraid it might be the changes that have taken place in my life that have affected him directly. I am in a new relationship and the man I'm dating moved in with us. I went back to work and he started school.
My 12-year-old daughter is the youngest of four. She is fearful of anything that might be scary. (Dramatic music, a siren on TV, and just about everything on the news) She says she can't sleep without a lamp. After watching a scary video at school, she came home in tears. She seems confident on the outside, but is fearful of people not liking her or offending them. She is a Christian and is vocal about her faith, but it seems that fear is controlling her. What should we do to help her through this stage?
By Dear Dr. Meg
I am writing you this email from Chicago and am very proud to say, I have read your book. I am also very proud to say that I am a father of three amazing children, two girls and a boy. My girls are eight and nine and my son is 19 months. Not sure if people normally reach out with this type of question but I thought to myself who better to ask other than you.
Allow me to let you in on a frightening secret about physicians. While we are in residency training to be specialists, we work horrific hours. A typical week includes eighty to ninety hours of work in the hospital, often more. Under pressure, we learn to do procedures quickly.
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