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How to Smile—Not Explode—When Kids Push Your Buttons

Air Date 11/09/2016

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Jake and Eva talk with Joanne Kraft (former 911 Dispatcher and author of “The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids”) about practical tips and tricks parents can use when our children push our buttons over and over and over again.

Elsewhere, family counselor Daniel Huerta relates advice for parents on determining how much activity is TOO MUCH activity for our kids, and Eva rants about Husband v. Wife Thermostat Wars.

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Guest

Joanne Kraft

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Joanne Kraft is a public speaker and the author of two books, The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just Too Busy – Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical. Her articles have appeared in several publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, ParentLife and Today's Christian Woman. A former 911 police dispatcher, Joanne met her husband, Paul, while dispatching him to a call. They now reside in Tennessee and have four children. Learn more about Joanne by visiting her website, www.joannekraft.com.

Guest

Jake Roberson

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Jake Roberson (@jake_roberson) likes Salsa Verde Doritos. He also loves his wife and four children ... just as long as they don’t eat his Doritos. He has several books to his name and he has been assured that his library card will be reinstated just as soon as he returns the books and pays the fine. In moments when he can be taken seriously, Jake will tell you that he loves Jesus, adores his wife and kids - even if they eat his Doritos - and really enjoys writing about most any topic that interests him. He loves being a part of a community, especially when said community involves other dads and food. Blogging is one of his passions and he kinda/sorta/really likes micro-blogging. (Which is just a fancy way of saying that he digs Twitter.) Additionally, he is always willing to talk about any one of the following subjects: God, football (American-style), pop culture, classic gothic fiction, video games (*Gasp!*), and creative burger ideas. Oh, and he is Focus on the Family's social media strategist.

Guest

Eva Daniel

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Eva Daniel and her husband, Jacob, have two awesome boys, and a rambunctious puppy. One of Eva's biggest passions is finding, developing great stories as a Senior Producer for the Focus on the Family radio broadcast.