Father Figure

License to Parent with Trace Embry

28-08-2023 • 28 min

Father Figure Though you wouldn’t think anyone would have to make an argument for it, fathers are a big plus toward healthy emotional and spiritual development in their kids. While no family functions optimally without a father, fatherlessness still compromises 80% of American households in some areas of the country. Not surprisingly these are also the most crime-ridden areas. Is that a coincidence or is there a link between fatherlessness and lawlessness? Both in our homes and in our society at large? Today we will be talking to Dr. Meg Meeker as she argues for the importance of every household having a strong father. Discussing Fathers with Dr. Meg Meeker Dr. Meg Meeker is one of the global leading experts on child-father relationships. She has over 30 years of experience as a pediatrician, is the author of the best-selling book, and now movie, "Strong Fathers Strong Daughters". As an expert in the field, Dr. Meg equips Dads with tools and training built through extensive practical experience and research. Dr. Meg says that "hero dads are game changers". Episode Highlights: Why should a woman be teaching men about fatherhood issues? What helps dads become who they need to be? What is the hard yet simple thing that Dr. Meg references? What answer do the students of Shepherd's Hill give to the question, "What can we never stop doing?" What do parents believe about conflict? What two things do children need? Image from Canva