Strong-willed children have the potential to change the world. They’re smart, stubborn, driven, and have the competitive drive necessary to really make something of themselves. This personality trait can be so frustrating and discouraging, but with sound parenting, your child will have everything he needs to succeed.
The biggest challenge for parents when they have a strong-willed teen is the sense that they are not in control. A strong-willed teen will fight every step of the way as they test you and push boundaries. It’s like a battle you are both trying to win. As the parent, you have to win. Dr. Meg is here to help!
In this toolkit, Dr. Meg Meeker shares wisdom from her more than 30 years of experience as a pediatrician and parent about understanding, guiding and nurturing your strong-willed teen’s personality, coaching you on how to be firm, consistent and ultimately victorious!
I’m Meg Meeker, MD. Like you, I’ve known the frustration of arguing with kids, and worrying about whether or not they’ll turn out to be great adults. So whatever you’re feeling today, I’ve been there.
As a pediatrician of over 30 years, I’ve listened to thousands of kids, and watched them grow up. As a mother (of four grown adults, who are now my very best friends) and as a grandmother, I know exactly what it takes to raise great kids. There's a lot of parenting advice out there, and I can say that a whole lot of it is bad. It isn’t based on medical, psychological, or time tested truth. My advice is. And that matters.
The most important thing I’ve learned about my work is this: the best thing I can do to help your kids, is to help you. And I know I can do that.