Challenges

The Basics of Attachment and Why It's Important

Series

Understanding Attachment and Responding to Attachment Challenges

Attachment is an essential part of parent-child relationships. This series focuses on the importance of attachment to healthy growth and development, reasons attachment may be disrupted and how to encourage healthy attachment in biological and adopted children.

Read more
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Supporting Your Kids When Life is Tough (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers parents practical advice for helping their kids process, learn from and rise above life's difficult challenges. (Part 2 of 2)

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Supporting Your Kids When Life is Tough (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers parents practical advice for helping their kids process, learn from and rise above life's difficult challenges. (Part 1 of 2)

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Avoiding Shame-Based Parenting

Psychologist Dr. Kelly Flanagan discusses the origins of shame, the search for self-worth in all the wrong places, and the importance of extending grace to ourselves. He also explains how parents can help their kids find their own sense of self-worth, belonging and purpose.

Listen
Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Angry at Your Strong-Willed Child

Cynthia Tobias encourages you to ask God to give you His love for your defiant child. Listen to the full program here.

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Surviving the Strong-Willed Child (Part 2 of 2)

Author and speaker Cynthia Tobias offers practical advice and encouragement to frustrated parents of strong-willed children. (Part 2 of 2)

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Surviving the Strong-Willed Child (Part 1 of 2)

Author and speaker Cynthia Tobias offers practical advice and encouragement to frustrated parents of strong-willed children. (Part 1 of 2)

Listen
Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Famous Strong-Willed Kids

Cynthia Tobias offers hope for parents of strong-willed children by naming some famous strong-willed adults. Listen to the full program here.

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Loving the Prodigal Home

Pastor Andrew Palau tells his prodigal story of a squandered youth spent on alcohol abuse, vandalism, and a disdain for Christianity - and what his parents did that led to his salvation in his mid-twenties.

Listen
How to Help Your Kids Process Tragic News

Article

How to Help Your Kids Process Tragic News

Daniel P. Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

As a counselor, I'm often asked how to talk with kids about tragedies such as the latest school shooting. Here are some strategies I offer in my practice for intentional and effective conversations about tragedy.

Read more

Article

Find Hope in Raising a Child with Disabilities

Tyler Sexton

Dr. Tyler Sexton speaks from experience. As a child born with cerebral palsy, he overcame incredible odds to become a medical doctor. Now he treats kids with special needs. Here’s his encouragement for parents.

Read more
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Protecting Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Justin and Lindsey Holcomb offer practical advice for how parents can safeguard their kids from sexual abuse in a discussion based on their book God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies.

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood (Part 2 of 2)

Based on their book Triggers, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake discuss common external and internal triggers that can make mothers angry, like when their children whine, disobey and complain, and when they have to deal with exhaustion, noise and household mess. Our guests offer encouragement to moms and explain how they can manage their anger in a healthier way. (Part 2 of 2)

Listen
Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

He Wants a Relationship

As a parent, you can feel worn out and detached from God. Amber Lia suggests a simple way to find your quiet time. Listen to the full program here.

Listen
Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

They Ran Me Ragged

While parenting is a wonderful experience, it does come with moments of frustration. Amber Lia reflects on how isolated and uncertain she felt as an angry mom. Listen to the full program here.

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood (Part 1 of 2)

Based on their book Triggers, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake discuss common external and internal triggers that can make mothers angry, like when their children whine, disobey and complain, and when they have to deal with exhaustion, noise and household mess. Our guests offer encouragement to moms and explain how they can manage their anger in a healthier way. (Part 1 of 2)

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Joyfully Embracing God's Children (Part 2 of 2)

Author Heather Avis and her husband, Josh, discuss the heartache that infertility had on the early years of their marriage and the joy they now share as parents of three adopted children, two of whom have Down syndrome. The couple shines a positive light on Down syndrome, reminding parents that God is always faithful in the midst of whatever challenges they face. (Part 2 of 2)

Listen
Child sitting in chair, writing in a journal

Series

Privacy

Are you torn between wanting to give your kids their privacy and protecting them? 

Read more
Dad, Mom and two children (a boy and a girl) are unpacking boxes in a new home.

Series

Moving

Find out how you can help your children adjust to a new move.

Read more
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Joyfully Embracing God's Children (Part 1 of 2)

Author Heather Avis and her husband, Josh, discuss the heartache that infertility had on the early years of their marriage and the joy they now share as parents of three adopted children, two of whom have Down syndrome. The couple shines a positive light on Down syndrome, reminding parents that God is always faithful in the midst of whatever challenges they face. (Part 1 of 2)

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding Strength in God's Blessings (Part 2 of 2)

Jase and Missy Robertson, stars of the reality TV series Duck Dynasty, discuss their faith and family, with a focus on the medical journey of their daughter, Mia, who was born with a cleft palate, a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. (Part 2 of 2)

Listen
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding Strength in God's Blessings (Part 1 of 2)

Jase and Missy Robertson, stars of the reality TV series Duck Dynasty, discuss their faith and family, with a focus on the medical journey of their daughter, Mia, who was born with a cleft palate, a serious condition requiring multiple cranial and facial surgeries. (Part 1 of 2)

Listen
A teen girl has her head in her hands and a teen boy with his back to the camera holds one of her elbows as if they are both sorting through something difficult.

Article

Finding Purpose After a Loved One's Suicide

Shawna Marie Bryant

After the death of her oldest, Paulette helped her other children take steps toward finding their own path and moving forward in their grief.

Read more