Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping parents and educators understand and meet the needs of today’s children, and a co-founder of Ignite the Family: A Movement of Awakened Parents. She is also an international speaker and the author of several books including Screens and Teens, No More Perfect Kids and How Am I Smart? Dr. Koch earned her Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She resides in Ft. Worth, TX. Learn more about Dr. Koch at www.drkathykoch.com.

Focus on Parenting Podcast

Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 4

When parents worry that a child isn’t living up to their potential, the child’s motivation may need to be re-directed. John and Danny remind parents that the only way kids will do what they’re supposed to, is for them to be motivated in that direction.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 3

It’s our job as parents to help our children understand how to apply the Bible to their daily lives. John and Danny discuss how parents can use language about the fruit of the spirit or the feeding of the five thousand to show how God can work in the lives of their children.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 2

A lot of parents want their kids to like them, and not to ever get mad at them. But these wishes are all parenting red flags. John and Danny emphasize that it’s important to parent so that kids want to be your friend when they’re 25 years old, not when they’re young.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 1

One of the hardest things we have to do sometimes as parents is to just sit on our hands, and not rescue our kids from tough situations. John and Danny discuss the importance of giving children the space to succeed or fail, but making sure it’s within a safe environment.

Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on her new book, Start With the Heart, Dr. Kathy Koch offers practical advice for how you can teach your children positive character traits and strengthen your relationship with them in the process. (Part 2 of 2)

Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on her new book, Start With the Heart, Dr. Kathy Koch offers practical advice for how you can teach your children positive character traits and strengthen your relationship with them in the process. (Part 1 of 2)

How to Encourage Your Kids, to Get Better Behavior From Them

When utilized properly, encouragement invites excellence and obedience in our children.

Interfacing With Your Child Beyond the Screen (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents practical advice for strengthening their relationship with their teenagers by helping them navigate the pitfalls of technology. (Part 2 of 2)

Interfacing With Your Child Beyond the Screen (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents practical advice for strengthening their relationship with their teenagers by helping them navigate the pitfalls of technology. (Part 1 of 2)

Your Teens Need You, Not More Screen Time

Would you like more meaningful connection with your teens? Kathy Koch shares why it’s important to spend face-to-face time with your teens, outside of screen time.

Do Your Kids Feel Valued?

Sometimes children feel like projects their parents are trying to finish or problems they’re trying to solve. If your kids feel this way, here’s how you can turn that around.

Loving Your Kids for Who They Are (Part 3 of 3)

Author Jill Savage and educational psychologist Dr. Kathy Koch explain why parents should avoid pushing perfection on their kids, and instead maintain realistic expectations and love them unconditionally. (Part 3 of 3)

Loving Your Kids for Who They Are (Part 2 of 3)

Author Jill Savage and educational psychologist Dr. Kathy Koch explain why parents should avoid pushing perfection on their kids, and instead maintain realistic expectations and love them unconditionally. (Part 2 of 3)

Loving Your Kids for Who They Are (Part 1 of 3)

Author Jill Savage and educational psychologist Dr. Kathy Koch explain why parents should avoid pushing perfection on their kids, and instead maintain realistic expectations and love them unconditionally. (Part 1 of 3)

Adoptive Family: When Kids Fear Messing Up

How a child’s academic performance can feed the fear of rejection

Intelligence: Discovering Your Child’s Unique Gifts (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch explores the eight facets of human intelligence and explains how parents can identify and cultivate their child’s unique gifts. (Part 2 of 2)

Intelligence: Discovering Your Child’s Unique Gifts (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch explores the eight facets of human intelligence and explains how parents can identify and cultivate their child’s unique gifts. (Part 1 of 2)

Encouraging Your Child’s Smarts

Learn about eight “smarts” that will help you recognize your children’s interests and abilities and help you strengthen them.

Managing Technology’s Impact on Your Kids (Part 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents helpful insights and advice from her new book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World. (Part 2 of 2)

Managing Technology’s Impact on Your Kids (Part 1)

Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents helpful insights and advice from her new book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World. (Part 1 of 2)

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