Podcast

Focus on the Family Parenting Podcast

Need help with raising your kids? Focus on the Family provides tried and true parenting advice to help your children thrive.

Episodes

  • Setting Healthy Boundaries with Your Kids, Part 6

    Jan 21 2020

    There’s helicopter parenting, free range parenting, tiger parenting, and even lawnmower parenting. John and Danny discuss how "mowing down" roadblocks for our kids as lawnmower parents can cause serious damage later on. Featuring Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 7

    Jan 16 2020

    Dads have a tendency to back off when a mom is super strong, especially when dealing with their sons. John and Danny discuss why Dad sometimes gets jealous of mom and son’s relationship and warn against retreating because of it. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 6

    Jan 14 2020

    Mom trains her little boy to say please and thank you but John and Danny explore why it's important to let the son speak for himself as he gets older. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Helping Your Kids Navigate Life's Challenges, Part 2

    Jan 09 2020

    John and Danny explain how to teach our kids about sexuality properly to help keep them from terrible repercussions like getting hooked on pornography later on. Featuring Josh McDowell Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Helping Your Kids Navigate Life's Challenges, Part 1

    Jan 07 2020

    John and Danny explain how to teach our kids about sexuality properly to help keep them from terrible repercussions like getting hooked on pornography later on. Featuring Josh McDowell Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 8

    Jan 02 2020

    John and Danny explain how thinking about and implementing consequences may sometimes be more effective in parenting than just handing out rewards and punishments. Featuring Dr. Kathy Koch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 7

    Dec 31 2019

    Parents who listen to Focus on the Family and the Parenting Podcast may try to implement some of the advice they hear and that's great! But John and Danny explain that because kids are always watching our actions, these parents should be consistent with the new parenting tools they pick up. Featuring Dr. Kathy Koch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Setting Healthy Boundaries with Your Kids, Part 5

    Dec 26 2019

    There’s helicopter parenting, free range parenting, tiger parenting, and even lawnmower parenting. John and Danny discuss how "mowing down" roadblocks for our kids as lawnmower parents can cause serious damage later on. Featuring Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Setting Healthy Boundaries with Your Kids, Part 4

    Dec 24 2019

    Strong-willed children must face the consequences of their actions, but John and Danny warn against breaking the will of the strong-willed child. Featuring Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 5

    Dec 19 2019

    Doting moms may have good intentions, but John and Danny discuss how prioritizing the kids too much can end up turning them into idols and hurting the family. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 4

    Dec 17 2019

    Moms and sons have a special relationship. But there comes a time in every boy’s life that he wages a war on his mom. John and Danny discuss when a boy starts looking at his mom as a potential enemy and what a mom can do about it. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 8

    Dec 12 2019

    Children are a gift from God, and John and Danny emphasize how important it is for Christian parents to keep that in mind especiallly during tough times. Featuring Jeannie Cunnion. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Podcast users, find today's related resources at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/finding-freedom-as-based-mom-part-8/

  • Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 7

    Dec 10 2019

    Children are a gift from God, and John and Danny emphasize how important it is for Christian parents to keep that in mind especiallly during tough times. Featuring Jeannie Cunnion. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY. Podcast users, find today's related resources at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/finding-freedom-as-based-mom-part-7/

  • Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 6

    Dec 05 2019

    Out of Dr. Kathy Koch's 5 core needs of a child, John and Danny focus on identity and how to make kids feel like they know who they are and that they belong in your family. Featuring Dr. Kathy Koch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 5

    Dec 03 2019

    John and Danny discuss how sometimes we have to allow our children go through some pain and struggle to help them grow strong. Featuring Dr. Kathy Koch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Setting Healthy Boundaries with Your Kids, Part 3

    Nov 28 2019

    As parents, dealing day in and day out with our children can wear us out. John and Danny challenge parents to reach out for help and resources before complete exhaustion sets in. Featuring Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Setting Healthy Boundaries with Your Kids, Part 2

    Nov 26 2019

    Parents need discernment when it comes to some of the advice they'll come across in raising their kids. John and Danny explain how the terrible advice of "never telling children no" can actually harm our kids. Featuring Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 3

    Nov 21 2019

    Little boys share a special bond with their moms because they often spend the most amount of time together. John and Danny explain how time with mom during the first few years of a boy's life can shape their view of women. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 2

    Nov 19 2019

    Little boys share a special bond with their moms because they often spend the most amount of time together. John and Danny explain how time with mom during the first few years of a boy's life can shape their view of women. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 6

    Nov 14 2019

    If you’ve ever messed up so badly that you felt like you’ve disappointed everyone around you, pull up a chair and listen. John and Danny explain why it's important to let go of past mistakes and forgive ourselves so we don't end up carrying those burdens into our parenting. Featuring Jeannie Cunnion. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 5

    Nov 12 2019

    Many moms worry constantly that they're going to mess up their kids, but they don't have to. John and Danny challenge parents to remember that while they're significant, God is sovereign in their children's lives. Featuring Jeannie Cunnion. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 4

    Nov 07 2019

    When parents worry that a child isn’t living up to their potential, the child's motivation may need to be re-directed. John and Danny remind parents that the only way kids will do what they're supposed to, is for them to be motivated in that direction. Featuring Dr. Kathy Koch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 3

    Nov 05 2019

    It’s our job as parents to help our children understand how to apply the Bible to their daily lives. John and Danny discuss how parents can use language about the fruit of the spirit or the feeding of the five thousand to show how God can work in the lives of their children. Featuring Dr. Kathy Koch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Setting Healthy Boundaries with Your Kids, Part 1

    Oct 31 2019

    We want our kids to be able to function well in society. That’s why we have to create boundaries for them when they’re young. John and Danny explain how to set boundaries by striking a balance of love and limits even if those boundaries are met with resistance. Featuring Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Disciplining Your Kids With Love and Limits, Part 5

    Oct 29 2019

    There's no way to keep your children happy all the time. They need to go through their own struggles so they know how to handle tough situations later on in life. John and Danny emphasize the importance of allowing kids to learn resiliency. Featuring Ellen Schuknecht and Erin MacPherson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Raising Boys to be Godly Young Men, Part 1

    Oct 24 2019

    There seems to be an identity crisis going on in our culture, as we hear stories of boys wanting to be girls and girls wanting to be boys. John and Danny discuss some of the stark differences between boys and girls and why it's important for our boys to be boys. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Helping Your Daughter Become a Confident Woman, Part 7

    Oct 22 2019

    In TV and movies dads are often portrayed as kind of dopey or clown-ish. But dads are called to be leaders in their households. John and Danny emphasize how dads can often provide a unique perspective in troubling situations their daughters may be facing. Featuring Dr. Meg Meeker.

  • Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 4

    Oct 17 2019

    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. Featuring Jeannie Cunnion. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Finding Freedom as a Grace Based Mom, Part 3

    Oct 15 2019

    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. Featuring Jeannie Cunnion. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Motivating Kids to Reflect the Character of God, Part 2

    Oct 10 2019

    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. Featuring Dr. Kathy Koch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY