June 2017 Thrive Family Focus: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need (Dr. Meg Meeker)

June 2017 Thrive Family Focus: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need (Dr. Meg Meeker)


It’s June, which means Father’s Day is on the calendar. Whether you realize it or not, if you’re a dad, you’re a hero— that’s the message of bestselling author and pediatrician Meg Meeker.

Even if you’re struggling with all the demands of fatherhood, let Dr. Meeker reassure you: every man has it within him to be the hero father his children need.

In this Thrive Family Focus Interview, Mark Timm sits down with Dr. Meg Meeker to discuss the issue of “dad-shaming” in society, but they also go deep on some of today’s biggest parenting challenges for both moms and dads.

Here’s what you’ll discover: 

  • How to deal with the ever-increasing influence of technology on our kids
  • Getting over the worry of whether you’re “doing it right” when it comes to parenting
  • Parental peer pressure (it’s a real thing!)
  • Nurturing character in our children
  • The cardinal rule for divorced parents
  • Putting an end to the “dad-shaming” in modern media and society
  • And more…

Ready for some fantastic parenting advice?  Check out this month’s Thrive Family Focus Interview now!

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Question: What is one step you can take today to intentionally communicate to your children that they mean the world to you? Let us know in the comments below.


One Comment

  1. Cathy Jimenez July 9, 2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

    It really struck me when she talked about how as parents we feel so paralyzed in making decisions. We want to get it right and question our own judgment. It was so freeing to hear her say that we already have the answer. I know I struggle with that. I want to get it right. It is tough out there. But praise God, in Him, we’ve got this!

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