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.
Meg Meeker, M.D. is the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens and children’s health. As a pediatrician, mother, and best-selling author of six books, Dr. Meeker’s popularity as a speaker on key issues confronting American families has created a strong following across the nation and around the world. She has spoken nationally on parenting issues, including personal appearances on numerous nationally syndicated radio and television programs.
Dr. Meeker works with the NFL Fatherhood Initiative, and is a regular speaker at Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conferences. She also served as co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s nationally-syndicated daily radio program Family Talk from 2012-2016. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and serves on the Advisory Board of The Medical Institute. Dr. Meeker lives and works in northern Michigan where she shares a medical practice with her husband, Walter. They have four grown children and three grandchildren.