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 9

    Feb 20 2020

    Rebellious kids can keep parents in an on-going cycle of conflict. John and Danny discuss ways to break that cycle when a pre-teen or teenager is acting out. 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 8

    Feb 18 2020

    Often, the problem is not what your child says, it's his or her tone. John and Danny discuss ways to nip that creeping disrespect from your child in the bud. 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 8

    Feb 13 2020

    If you ever daydream as a mom about what your son will be like at 25 years old, it might be time to start letting go of him starting in his teens. John and Danny discuss how overmothering him now, might make you resent your son when he's still sticking around at 25. 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 8

    Feb 11 2020

    When there's no dad in the picture, boys start to become acutely aware of that absence at a certain age. John and Danny explain that dad's absence can cause problems for both moms and their sons, and warn moms against trying to fill dad's role. 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 4

    Feb 06 2020

    While there are things in the Bible that we won’t be able to understand until we get to heaven, we don’t have to make the things of God too horribly complicated for our kids. Featuring Josh McDowell Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Helping Your Kids Navigate Life's Challenges, Part 3

    Feb 04 2020

    Working parents often struggle with whether they’re spending enough time with the kids, but at the end of the day, time is really what kids want most from their parents, even if they don’t know it. 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 10

    Jan 30 2020

    John and Danny challenge parents to keep from comparing their kids to their siblings or other kids and just allow children to be themselves. 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 9

    Jan 28 2020

    John and Danny challenge parents to keep from comparing their kids to their siblings or other kids and just allow children to be themselves. Featuring Dr. Kathy Koch. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY

  • Setting Healthy Boundaries with Your Kids, Part 7

    Jan 23 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

  • 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