Pediatrician and mother of six Meg Meeker talks about the powerful influence of fathers and the necessity of providing appropriate boundaries for their daughters. Meg fondly remembers her own father’s attempts to protect her, and exhorts parents to affirm a daughter’s character rather than her performance or physical beauty.
Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician who has practiced child and adolescent medicine for 31 years and is an author of six books including the best-selling book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters; Strong Mothers, Strong Sons, The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers and more. She is a nationally acclaimed speaker on parenting issues and speaks at Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conference. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows including The Today Show, NPR, Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda, Dateline NBC, The Ingraham Angle, Fox and Friends and the Dave Ramsey Show. She has spoken at the United Nations on fathers and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute.
Meg’s podcast Parenting Great Kids has reached over 4 million listeners across the globe. She has created many online courses to help parents. She is a mother of four grown children and grandmother to five children. She has been married to her husband Walt, with whom she shares a medical practice, for 38 years.