Dr. Nurse Mama is hosted by Dr. Jessica Peck. Dr. Peck is a pediatric nurse practitioner as well as a professor, author, and mother of four. Today’s teens face many realities we never faced as parents, creating conflict that can lead to shame, stigma, broken relationships, and even a crisis of faith. Each week, Dr. Peck will approach these issues from a biblical and holistic health perspective with the aim of bringing hope and healing to families in America and around the world.
How are you feeling about what's going on right now?
How is this impacting you personally?
How can I support you and help you feel safe?
What do you think you can do to be a positive influence?
Hope for Healthy Relationships:
Don’t give up.
You are not alone
Tell your teen, I’d like to share with you something difficult that
has happened in my life
and what I’m learning from it. After sharing your story, invite them to share their own
challenge and remind them you always have an open door for conversation.
Promo for Dr. Nurse Mama
Jessica shares her post-script story of healing her relationship with her daughter. Pastor Brian equips parents for Legacy Milestones through childhood.
Jessica calls out our judgment of others and the social acceptability of disordered eating. Pastor Brian talks about the impacts of modesty culture on body shaming.
Jessica talks about how parental fear of teen struggles is not as great as our fear of how those struggles will be perceived by others. Pastor Brian shares his perspective in staying true to your convictions while showing compassion and kindness.
Jessica coaches parents to listen rather than lecture, seeking common ground first rather than pursuing conflict. Pastor Brian shares his family’s experiences with seeking fellowship in diverse friend and family groupings.
Jessica leads a heart-to-heart about the damage pornography causes to developing brains and the relational toll of keeping secrets. Pastor Brian shares his own personal experience and guardrails for families.
Jessica equips parents to confidently (and authentically awkwardly!) guide teen sexual development by remembering sex isn’t secret, but it is sacred. Pastor Brian encourages parents to lead with a grace-based approach.
Jessica gives all families practical guidance on building resilience while facing challenging circumstances, including divorce. Pastor Brian walks through what it looks like to forgive while setting healthy boundaries.
Jessica tells the truth about the devastating impact of substance abuse on families, including her own. Pastor Brian releases families from the guilt of setting healthy boundaries and finding hope in the goodness of God even in terrible circumstances.
Jessica coaches parents to respond to discovery or disclosure of vaping in a way that escapes shame and builds relationships. Pastor Brian gives a beautiful picture of an Old Testament story of living water and a God who restores as he shares his own season of struggle.
Jessica gives straight talk about stigma surrounding suicidal thoughts and behaviors while empowering parents to enhance protective factors. Pastor Brian answers the question, “Is suicide an unforgiveable sin?"
Jessica considers the dangers of human trafficking and equips parents to create a safe space in an unsafe world. Pastor Brian explores the impact of words of power vs. words of pain.
Jessica tells the truth about social distancing and the impacts on teen social media engagement. Pastor Brian gives advice on spiritual disciplines to help avoid online temptations.
Jessica explains generational differences and how we arrived at a Gen Z mental health crisis. Pastor Brian addresses common misconceptions and missteps at the intersection of faith and mental health.
Jessica invites you on a Jumanji-style parenting adventure to build healthy relationships with your teens. Pastor Brian navigates challenges like COVID and past hurts that keep families from connecting to spiritual support in church.