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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.

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Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 4

God disciplines those He loves and He does so with plenty of grace while implementing boundaries for our good. John and Danny explain how parents can do the same with their children, without using shame.

Past Episodes

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Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 3

Saying “I’m sorry” can be difficult, especially for parents. But those two words can make a big difference in a child’s life. John and Danny discuss the times they need to use those words and how taking responsibility for mistakes as parents helps show God’s grace.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 2

A lot of parents want their kids to like them, and not to ever get mad at them. But these wishes are all parenting red flags. John and Danny emphasize that it’s important to parent so that kids want to be your friend when they’re 25 years old, not when they’re young.

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Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 1

One of the hardest things we have to do sometimes as parents is to just sit on our hands, and not rescue our kids from tough situations. John and Danny discuss the importance of giving children the space to succeed or fail, but making sure it’s within a safe environment.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 9

Body language tells more of the story than the actual words that are said when parents talk to their kids. John and Danny explain that non-verbal cues including tone of voice can make a big difference in conversations.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 8

Technology can be great, but sometimes it gets in the way of a family’s ability to really engage with one another. John and Danny discuss ways to use tech like smartphones, laptops and video games as tools for enhancing relationships, not replacing them.

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Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman, Part 6

Dads may feel like all they really need to do is go to work to provide for their families. But spending more time together is really what daughters want from their dads. John and Danny discuss how a little extra time with dad can make a big difference in a defiant daughter’s behavior.

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Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 2

Social media posts often show picture-perfect families, but they don’t always tell the full story. John and Danny warn parents against comparing themselves to their friends and neighbors while online.

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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