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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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Many of us are connected to a single mom in our community. John and Danny address some of the common challenges single mothers go through. Plus, Jim Daly and Dr. Roland Warren discuss how a single mother of boys can nurture her sons in a healthy way.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Raising Sons of Promise for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Why Did My Dad Leave Me?    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
How does a child move on if a parent left him or her growing up? Dr. Roland Warren experienced that very thing, and he shares candidly with Jim Daly about how forgiveness was a process. You'll also hear a word of encouragement to single parents from John and Danny.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Raising Sons of Promise for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Why Did My Dad Leave Me?    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
Have you ever made a small mistake as a parent, but you struggled to forgive yourself over it? John and Danny share that many parents struggle with perfectionism. Also, Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder discuss better ways to deal with perfectionism by praising your kids and teaching them perseverance.   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   Listen to the Practice Makes Parent Podcast   Perfect Isn't the Point    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
If you walk into a public setting, so many people are on their phones. In a world so disconnected, how can you find time with your kids? Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder share why it's critical to give your kids time. Also, John and Danny address why practicing gratitude can help your relationship be more connected.   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   Sign Up for the Age and Stage eNewsletter   Teaching Kids to Be Thankful    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
Sadly, many Christian parents have a child who's far from God. John and Danny address some of the ways the deconstruction movement is influencing young people today. Plus, Dr. Erwin Lutzer and Jim Daly share about how the parable of the prodigal son can give discouraged parents hope   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   Hope For Parents of Prodigal Children   Contact our Counseling Department    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
How do you respond when your child is disrespectful to you? While disrespect is never excused, their behavior may be because he or she isn't feeling loved. Popular author Dannah Gresh and Jim Daly share why it's important for girls to feel loved so they can show you genuine respect. You'll also hear John and Danny address why boys need to feel affirmed.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Lies Girls Believe bundle for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Parental Respect   Contact our Counseling Department    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
Have you ever imagined the worst-case scenario on what could happen with your children? What if there is a better approach? Jim Daly speaks with Ashley Willis on how she's battled anxiety as a mom. Plus, Danny and John discuss how you can discern the difference between a healthy form of concern and toxic anxiety.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Peace Pirates for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Overcoming Anxiety in Parenting   Contact our Counseling Department    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
Getting angry at your kids is not fun, especially if it turns into an outburst. Ashley Willis talks with Jim Daly about a time she got very mad at her kids during a trip. Also, Danny Huerta and John Fuller share how sometimes anger is rooted in fear. They'll even discuss how you can replace fear with love.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Peace Pirates for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Stages of Motherhood   The Vulnerable Truth of Motherhood    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
You may have come from a family where a parent walked out on you. Dr. Roland Warren will share from his own journey about how learning to forgive his absent father brought healing. Plus, Danny and John address why it's important for the other parent to be careful in what you say about the parent who left.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Raising Sons of Promise for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   Hope for Children of Single Parents    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
Many of us know at least one single mother in our community. Danny and John share about the need single moms have for supportive friends. Also, Jim Daly and Dr. Roland Warren describe some of the things they each faced while being raised by single moms.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the book Raising Sons of Promise for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Contact our Counseling Department   4 Ways to Survive Being a Single Mom    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
If you're familiar with the 5 Love Languages, you've heard about physical touch. Counselor Randy Schroeder and Jim Daly share about some ways physical touch can have a positive influence on your kids. Plus, John and Danny will offer you ideas for making your kid feel loved, even if physical touch isn't one of his or her love languages.   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   Sign Up for the Age and Stage eNewsletter   The 5 Love Languages and Your Teen    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
When your child faces a challenge, how can you be a source of encouragement? Dr. Randy Schroeder talks with Jim Daly about 4 A's parents need to be an encouraging voice to their kids. You'll also hear Danny talk with John about ways he's learned to be a better encourager to his kids.   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   Sign Up for the Age and Stage eNewsletter   6 Ways to Develop Self-Confidence and Positive Self-Image in Children    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
Many girls go through what's typically coined as a "boy crazy" stage. How do you help her work through that season? John and Danny address how this is common for girls. You'll also hear Jim Daly and Dannah Gresh talk about pointing your daughter to Jesus, even when she wants a boyfriend.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the Lies Girls Believe Bundle for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Is Your Daughter Ready to Date?   How to Talk to Your Daughter about Puberty    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
If you have a daughter, you know she craves for connection with friends. But what can you do if she starts getting rejected by her peers? Jim Daly and Dannah Gresh provide encouragement to parents whose daughters feel lonely. Also, Danny talks with John about how he's encouraged his kids to be a good friend to others.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the Lies Girls Believe Bundle for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Confident, Selfless, Grounded: Helping Tween and Teen Daughters Navigate Friendships   Ditch the BFF Myth and Become a True Friend    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
No matter how hard you try, you can't be the perfect parent. Jim Daly and Ashley Willis bring up why it's good to let go of perfectionism. Also, Danny and John address what to do when your kid makes a bad decision that you disagree with.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the Peace Pirates for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Sign Up for the Age and Stage eNewsletter   Does Performance Drive Your Parenting?    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
Many parents struggle with negative self-talk. We'll encourage you to replace the self-deprecating comments with focusing on what you are doing well. Ashley Willis talks with Jim Daly about how she's wrestled with this very thing as a mom. Plus, John and Danny share about the needs dads have to feel affirmed.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the Peace Pirates for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Dismantling Parental Shame   Does Performance Drive Your Parenting?    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
If you know someone who is raising kids as a single mom, she likely has a very moving story. Dr. Roland Warren talks with Jim Daly about some of the challenges his mother, who was a single mom, faced in her life. Then, John and Danny discuss how a mom and kids can grieve a father's absence in a healthy way.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the Raising Sons of Promise Book for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Counseling Network   A Single Parent’s Path to Community    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
There's a growing number of kids who are growing up without a father in the home. John and Danny share statistics that illustrate the need to reach out to single moms in your community. You'll also hear Jim Daly talk to Dr. Roland Warren, who was raised by his mother growing up.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the Raising Sons of Promise Book for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   4 Ways to Survive Being a Single Mom   A Single Parent’s Path to Community    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
It's a wonderful thing for kids to show you honor, but how can it become a normal part of your parenting? John and Danny will remind you why true honor isn't achieved by being harsh. Plus, Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder bring up ways you and your children can show each other respect.   Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.   Receive the Lies Girls Believe Bundle for your donation of any amount!   Learn About the 7 Traits of Effective Parenting   Listen Anytime   Find the Best of Parenting Resources   Raising Healthy, Resilient Kids    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
What character traits are essential for your kids to have? Jim Daly and Dr. Randy Schroeder explain why godly character and determination are things your child needs for success in life. Also, John Fuller and Dr. Danny Huerta encourage parents who are afraid that their kids will abandon the godly principles their parents taught them.   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   Find the Best of Parenting Resources   Raising Healthy, Resilient Kids    If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback. 
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