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Focus on Parenting Podcast

The Focus on Parenting Podcast provides moms and dads with helpful tips on how to be a better parent each day to help raise kids on the right path.

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.

Most Recent Episode:

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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.

Past Episodes

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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.

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Raising Independent Kids

You kids may just be more capable than you think! John and Danny discuss how parents can fight the urge to be controlling. Featuring guests Michael Anderson and Dr. Timothy Johanson.

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Developing Confidence On and Off the Field

Less than one percent of little league players make it to the major leagues. But even if your child doesn’t become a professional athlete, playing sports is a valuable learning opportunity. John and Danny offer tips for helping your child gain confidence. Featuring guest Dr. David Clarke.

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Pick Your Battles With Teens

On this episode of the Focus on the Family Parenting Podcast, John and Danny describe why teenage rebellion isn’t always a bad thing. Featuring guest Dr. David Clarke.

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God’s Good Design for Sex

Hollywood has distorted the meaning of sex. It’s crucial to teach your kids God’s design for sexuality. John and Danny highlight important talking points for parents. Featuring guest Jessie Minassian.

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Prepare Your Kids for Spiritual Battles

The Christian life is not free from hardship. John and Danny describe how to talk to your kids about difficult circumstances. Featuring guest Shauna Pilgreen.

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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