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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.celebratekids.com.

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Created by God for a Purpose

As an encouragement for parents to help their children embrace their unique qualities, Dr. Kathy Koch describes how God has utilized personal traits she used to dislike and channeled them into talents that have made her into the dynamic author and speaker she is today.

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Are Your Five Core Needs Being Met? (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch offers practical advice for finding wholeness, contentment, and peace in a discussion based on her book Five to Thrive: How to Determine if Your Core Needs are Being Met (and What to Do When They’re Not). (Part 2 of 2)

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Are Your Five Core Needs Being Met? (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch offers practical advice for finding wholeness, contentment, and peace in a discussion based on her book Five to Thrive: How to Determine if Your Core Needs are Being Met (and What to Do When They’re Not). (Part 1 of 2)

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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)

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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)

Overcoming Summer Boredom With Kid Smarts

Overcoming Summer Boredom With Kid Smarts

Dr. Kathy Koch explains how parents identifying and cultivating their children’s unique ‘smarts’ can become a means to beating summer boredom, and offers practical, creative ideas for challenging kids’ imaginations.

Four Things Your Family Can Do During Coronavirus

Four Things Your Family Can Do During Coronavirus

Best-selling author Dr. Kathy Koch outlines a practical four-step process to help families stay sane and thrive during this season of sheltering-at-home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 10

John and Danny challenge parents to keep from comparing their kids to their siblings or other kids and just allow children to be themselves.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 9

If we take the time to really listen to what our kids want to do, be, have or how they want to help, we might be surprised. John and Danny explain why We have to be careful as parents not to put down our kids, but to generally encourage their dreams.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 8

John and Danny explain how thinking about and implementing consequences may sometimes be more effective in parenting than just handing out rewards and punishments.

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Calming Screaming Toddlers

Parents who listen to Focus on the Family and the Parenting Podcast may try to implement some of the advice they hear and that’s great! But John and Danny explain that because kids are always watching our actions, these parents should be consistent with the new parenting tools they pick up.

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

In this Best of 2019 broadcast, 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)

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

In this Best of 2019 broadcast, 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)

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 6

Out of Dr. Kathy Koch’s 5 core needs of a child, John and Danny focus on identity and how to make kids feel like they know who they are and that they belong in your family.

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A Bright Future

Help your kids work toward a bright future.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 5

John and Danny discuss how sometimes we have to allow our children go through some pain and struggle to help them grow strong.

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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.

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

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

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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)

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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.

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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)

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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)

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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

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.

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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)

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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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Newest Release - Episode 5: It’s Going to be Amazing!

After a couple has chosen life, hear the heartwarming stories of children that culture would have cast aside, yet are making tremendous impacts in their communities. Whether the diagnosis was adverse or the circumstances were difficult, these stories will inspire you to come along side of families who have chosen life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

Hear real life stories of parents who have made the decision to choose life even though the circumstances were overwhelming. You’ll see why “ALL” life is precious to God and why choosing life is always the right decision!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

So, after all you’ve seen through the SeeLife ‘21 Episodic journey; what can you do now? We’ll share how you can partner with some amazing organizations that are making significant impacts in the pro-life movement! You want to Celebrate Life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

Have you ever wondered what a baby looked like in the womb? With today’s technology, Moms and Dads can see the baby’s heartbeat, facial expressions, and movements! You’ll find out why more women choose life once they hear their baby’s heartbeat and realize it’s a real living human!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

Discover the amazing work our PRC’s Directors, Nurses, and Volunteers are making in their communities! You’ll see firsthand testimonies of a PRC in action, and that there are other options outside of abortions! You’ll also discover how your family can support your local PRC!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!