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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 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 Power of a Gentle Answer

It can be really difficult not to react in anger when your kids repeat frustrating behaviors. John and Danny offer a helpful perspective on whining and complaining. Featuring Amber Lia and Wendy Speake.

Past Episodes

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Is it Your Job to Make Your Child Happy?

Parenting is a marathon, and it’s helpful to keep the end goal in mind: you’re preparing your kids for adulthood. John and Danny discuss the dangers of believing your primary job is to make your child happy. Featuring Dr. David Clarke.

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Getting a Handle On Godly Discipline

There’s so much conflicting advice on the internet about correcting your child’s misbehavior – but what does the Bible teach about godly discipline? John and Danny offer practical, Bible-based advice. Featuring guest Dr. David Clarke.

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It’s Not Too Early to Teach Your Kids About God

If you’re a mom or a dad, you’re the best person to show your kids that following God is more than going to church on Sunday mornings. John and Danny describe how to encourage your child’s faith from an early age. Featuring guest Dr. David Clarke.

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Bringing Up Girls with a Healthy Identity

During the teen years, girls need their parents’ affirmation more than ever. John and Danny discuss how dads can encourage their daughters and help them develop a healthy identity. Featuring guest Jessie Minassian.

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Helping Pre-Teens Understand Their Emotions

It’s normal for pre-teens to start experiencing more intense feelings or for their self-confidence to take a nosedive. John and Danny discuss how to help your teen navigate mood swings and emotional changes. Featuring guest Jessie Minassian.

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Evangelism Opportunities for Kids

If you look for them, you can find opportunities to share the gospel every day. John and Danny discuss how to pass an evangelistic mindset on to your kids.

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Involving Your Kids in Church and Ministry

It can be discouraging when your child acts uninterested in Sunday worship or church activities. John and Danny offer practical advice for involving kids of all ages in church and ministry. Featuring guest Shauna Pilgreen.

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Simple, Effective Behavior Interventions

John and Danny discuss a simple method of enforcing the rules that doesn’t require repeating yourself. Featuring guests Michael Anderson and Dr. Timothy Johanson.

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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