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#35: The Text Generation (with guest Dr. Joshua Straub)

With school starting back up and parents working to get their kids back on schedule, Dr. Meg thought it would be a great idea to revisit a conversation she had with Dr. Joshua Straub about technology and your kids. Dr. Josh serves as Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources and has a Ph.D. in psychology, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids. Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her three points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mother who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – AD – NET NANNY

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0:53 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Text Generation”. She also teases her conversation with Dr. Joshua Straub, her three points to ponder, and a question from a mother who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter.

 

3:41 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

 

6:06 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about how electronics, technology, texting, and screen time affects your kids.

 

17:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, psychology Ph.D. and Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids.

 

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23:28 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSHUA STRAUB (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Joshua Straub, psychology Ph.D. and Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources, and he gives some great advice on safe and healthy interaction with technology for your kids.

 

36:23 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Heather who is her family’s primary bread-winner, while her husband is a stay-at-home dad, and what effect their situation has on their 12 year-old daughter.

 

40:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

42:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 35, The Text Generation and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than ONE MILLION downloads!

 

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