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Focus on Parenting Podcast

Christian mom or dad, could you use some encouragement and support? Put your ear buds in for this Christian parenting podcast and get practical, faith-based inspiration through all stages of parenting — raising toddlers, navigating the school-age years, preparing for puberty, and seeing your teen soar with confidence. Hosted by Dr. Danny Huerta, in every 8 to 15 minute episode, you’ll hear parenting experts share Biblical truths, effective parenting techniques, and useful resources that will help you feel equipped as a mom or dad in today’s culture.

Meet the Hosts

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW
Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

As vice president of the Parenting and Youth department Danny oversees initiatives that equip parents to disciple and mentor the next generation, so that they can thrive in Christ. He is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker.

John Fuller
John Fuller

John Fuller is vice president of the Audio division and co-host of the daily "Focus on the Family" radio program. He speaks and writes about family, faith, media and business. John and his wife, Dena, reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have six children.

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The Root of the Behavior

You ask your child to do something, but instead of hearing “yes, Mom” or “yes, Dad,” you get a negative response. Sound familiar? John and Danny explain why bad behavior is typically rooted in something much deeper that’s going on in your child. Featuring guest Mike Berry.

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Truly Providing for Your Family

You want to provide for your kids’ needs, but at the end of the day, what your child really wants is quality time with you. John and Danny share how they struggled to balance work with kids, and how they learned to make time for their families. Featuring guests Matt and Lisa Jacobson.

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Training for Adulthood

“Clean you room.” “Do the dishes.” “Don’t punch your brother!” These are basic parenting instructions. But what do you do when your child isn’t listening? John and Danny explain how big changes in your child’s behavior start by focusing on one area at a time. Featuring Cynthia Tobias.

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The Reason Behind the Emotions

An angry outburst! Sudden crying! Irrational behavior! Do these sound familiar? Many times, when your child has an outburst, there’s usually a deeper reason under the surface. John and Danny discuss how to affirm your child when he or she is struggling emotionally. Featuring Dr. Josh and Christi Straub.

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A Safe Place for Feelings

When your son or daughter is feeling down, where does he or she turn to for help? As a parent, it’s good to give your child a safe place to express his or her emotions. John and Danny give some tips for helping your kids work through their feelings. Featuring Dr. Josh and Christi Straub.

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Encouraging Spiritual Growth in Your Kids

Spending time with God can be difficult when your kids require so much attention. John and Danny offer some ideas for how to spend time with the Lord amidst the busyness of parenting. Featuring guest Heidi St. John.

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You Don’t Have to Get It All Right

As a parent, there are times when we all mess up. But the good news is that God’s grace is there to pick us back up again, even when we fall. John and Danny share how God will meet us, even in our low moments as a parent. Featuring guest Heidi St. John.

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Choosing Thankfulness, Even When It’s Hard

When you have a great day, being thankful is easy. But what about when you have a bad day? John and Danny discuss how families can still be grateful, even during difficult circumstances. Featuring guest Tricia Goyer.

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Handling Crazy Situations With Joy

When your plans fall apart, it can be very overwhelming. But what if a moment gone awry with your kids actually turned into a fun and lasting memory? Danny and John offer a healthy perspective for responding well, even when your plans don’t work out. Featuring guest Tricia Goyer.

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The Gift of a Strong-Will

Let’s be honest, there are moments when your strong-willed child is difficult to get along with. What do you do in those situations? John and Danny give some ideas for how to talk with your strong-willed son or daughter, even when it’s hard. Featuring Cynthia Tobias.

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Respecting a Child With a Strong Will

Raising a strong-willed son or daughter is not easy. Sometimes, getting him or her to comply with your requests can feel like trying to tame a wild beast. John and Danny provide a dose of hope to parents who feel overwhelmed by their strong-willed child. Featuring Cynthia Tobias.

7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment

Good parents aren’t perfect. There’s no formula to follow, but there are ways you can grow every day. Focus on the Family’s 7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment gives parents an honest look at their unique strengths, plus some areas that could use a little help.

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