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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.
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How do you and your spouse keep your relationship strong, even when you are busy raising children? Jim Daly speaks with Courtney Ellis about the need for couples to stay committed to each other. Also, John and Danny give a word of encouragement to parents who feel distracted by the demands of life.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Uncluttered for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   How Children Impact Married Life   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Does it feel like you're running from one to the next without any breathing room? John and Danny share that many parents feel exhausted in their schedules today. Then, Courtney Ellis joins Jim Daly to discuss how she's learned to say "no" to certain opportunities as a parent   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Uncluttered for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Busy, Busy, Busy   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Have you ever asked your kids, "What does God think about this choice you want to make?" Danny tells John about how he's tried to ask that question in his parenting. Plus, Jim Daly asks Janel Breitenstein about an acronym she created to help her kids practice spiritual discernment.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Permanent Markers for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Leading Your Child to Christ   Why Your Kids Need Intentional Parents   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
In a time where our kids are bombarded with lies and entertainment, how can they find their identity in Christ? Janel Breitenstein and Jim Daly speak about a time she helped her daughter through identity struggles. Then, John and Danny offer some ideas for helping your kids practice wise entertainment choices.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Permanent Markers for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   PluggedIn   Putting God First   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
So many anti-Christian messages are being promoted to our kids today. John and Danny will discuss how to respond well if your child finds information online that tries to refute the Bible. Also, J. Warner Wallace and Jim Daly talk about the influence technology has on our children's minds today.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book So the Next Generation Wil Know for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   How to Be Intentional About Raising Christ Followers   Teach Kids How to Defend Their Faith   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Many young teens and kids are struggling with their faith. If that starts happening with one of your kids, how should you respond? Danny and John give some reasons why Christianity is true. Plus, J. Warner Wallace shares how he's seen many young people walk away from the faith. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Get the book So the Next Generation Will Know for your donation of any amount! Take the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting Assessment Audio Download: "Reaching the Next Generation for Christ" How to Be Intentional About Raising Christ Followers
Some kids love rules while others don't. However, if a parent is too strict, Danny and John will share why that can increase the chances of rebellion. Then, Dr. Ken Wilgus joins Jim Daly to discuss how most parents are doing better job than we think.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Feeding the Mouth that Bites You for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Sign Up for the Age and Stage eNewsletter   Tips for Communicating with Teens: How to Connect When Emotions Run High   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Kids and even parents feel the constant temptation to scroll on a smartphone. Danny and John explain why it's such a draw to pull out your phone. Plus, Jim Daly talks with Courtney Ellis, who speaks about some of the ways she's struggled with being on a screen for too long, even while raising kids.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Uncluttered for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Four Conversations Parents Should Have With Their Kids About Digital Devices   Is Your Life a Crazy Mess?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Sometimes, we all need to get rid of clutter in our homes! But how do you decide what to throw away and what to keep? Courtney Ellis talks with Jim Daly about how she made the difficult decision to let a childhood table go. And, if you regret getting rid of a few things, John and Danny will give you a dose of encouragement.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Uncluttered for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Is Your Life a Crazy Mess?   10 Better Ways to Clean the House With Your Kids   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
What are your kids passionate about? Danny tells John a story about a passion his daughter developed at a young age. You'll then hear Janel Breitenstein speak to Jim Daly about teaching your kids to find their identity in who God says they are, not in what others think of them.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Permanent Markers for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Little Big Dreamers — Nurture Their Talents   Who am I? — Your Child’s Identity   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Why Have Faith?

Why Have Faith?

2024-06-0410:34

How often does your child ask you "why," about something? When your kid starts asking the why questions about God, that's a beautiful opportunity to be present with them. Janel Breitenstein and Jim Daly discuss why it's good to engage with your kids in spiritual conversations. Plus, John and Danny share how hard times can be an opportunity to set a godly example for your kids.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Permanent Markers for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Practice Makes Parent   Contact our Counseling Department   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Has your child ever asked you why you're a Christian? How you answer that question is one of the important things you'll do as a parent. Christian apologist J. Warner Wallace speaks with Jim Daly about why he believes Christianity is true. Also, John asks Danny why he believes the Bible is the Word of God.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book So the Next Generation Wil Know for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Teach Kids How to Defend Their Faith   Leading Your Child to Christ   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
How can you teach your kids to love God, and be defenders of the faith? J. Warner Wallace tells Jim Daly part of his story, and common reasons why people believe in God. Plus, John and Danny address why it's good to embrace difficult conversations about God with your pre-teen or teen.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book So the Next Generation Wil Know for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Teach Kids How to Defend Their Faith   Helping Children See God as Relevant to Their Lives   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Helping a son or daughter get through the teen years isn't just one conversation. It's more like a series of discussions. Danny and John will encourage you to create an environment where your son or daughter can talk to you about anything. Also, Jim Daly and a group of parents share about why it's good to have honest conversations with your children.     Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the Launch into the Teen Years Kit for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Personal Identity Formation in the Age of Authenticity   Walking Alongside Your Teen   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
How do you prepare your child for the teen years? While there's no magic formula, Danny and John will share when it's a good time to start having discussions with your son or daughter about puberty. Plus Jim Daly speaks with a group of parents who took their kids through a Focus curriculum called Launch Into the Teen Years.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Uncluttered for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Walking Alongside Your Teen   Personal Identity Formation in the Age of Authenticity   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
What do you do when there's something in your house you want to get rid of, but your kids want to keep? Danny tells John about a time this very scenario happened in his home. Also, to help you be more organized, Jim Daly and Courtney Ellis will encourage you to teach your kids generosity, and to be honest with yourself about your spending patterns.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Uncluttered for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   How Do I Declutter My Life?   Is your life a crazy mess?   If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Does it ever feel like you are running out of space, because you have so much stuff sometimes? Courtney Ellis tells Jim Daly how she's struggled with this very thing as a mom of young kids. Plus, John and Danny will encourage you why taking little steps can go a long way in living a more organized life.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Uncluttered for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   How Do I Declutter My Life?   Busy, Busy, Busy    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Having Joy as a Parent

Having Joy as a Parent

2024-05-0910:41

Choosing joy is essential if you're going to have lasting happiness as a parent. John and Danny address how you can still have joy, even if you're facing difficult circumstances as a mom or dad. Plus, Jim Daly and Janel Breitenstein share how being joyful is ultimately a decision you make, even in your parenting     Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Permanent Markers for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Putting God First   Contact our Counseling Department    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
Seeing your son or daughter mature is very rewarding. However, if your child isn't where you want them to be, Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder will encourage you to not give up. They'll even offer some ideas for how to ask for forgiveness, if you don't get something right. Also, John and Danny will discuss why forgiveness is many times a long process.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Simple Habits for Effective Parenting for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Sorry' Seems to Be the Hardest Word   Contact our Counseling Department    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
How do you pray for a child who's far from God? Jim Daly and Dr. Erwin Lutzer will encourage you to not give up, even when your faith is tested regarding your children. Plus, John and Danny share why it matters to persevere in praying for a prodigal child.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book A Practical Guide for Praying Parents for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Battle Plan: Praying Strategically for Your Children   Contact our Counseling Department    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.
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