Focus on the Family Parenting Podcast

Jim Daly

"I Can't Do This!"

October 21, 2021

Raising kids is an exhausting journey. At times, you might even think to yourself, "I can't do this!" If you feel that way today, you are not alone. John and Danny will offer ideas for staying encouraged, even when you're exhausted as a parent. Featuring Heidi St. John.

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There are many overwhelming moments in your parenting. Even when it feels challenging, one of the best gifts you can give your child is to pray he or she will follow God. John and Danny encourage you to keep being a godly influence for your kids, even when it's hard. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Heidi St. John's book "Becoming MomStrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1159303Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/seeing-yourself-as-a-warrior/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
October 19, 2021
We all make mistakes as parents. But what do you do when a series of mistakes becomes an unhealthy pattern? The fact is, healing can take a long time. John and Danny describe how reconciliation is a process when you're trying to overcome the damage done by negative patterns. Featuring guest Mike Berry. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Mike Berry's book "Winning the Heart of Your Child" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1154801Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/breaking-patterns-of-dysfunctional-parenting/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
October 14, 2021
You ask your child to do something, but instead of hearing "yes, Mom" or "yes, Dad," you get a negative response. Sound familiar? John and Danny explain why bad behavior is typically rooted in something much deeper that's going on in your child. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Mike Berry's book "Winning the Heart of Your Child" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-10-12?refcd=1154801Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/the-root-of-the-behavior/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
October 12, 2021
You want to provide for your kids' needs, but at the end of the day, what your child really wants is quality time with you. John and Danny share how they struggled to balance work with kids, and how they learned to make time for their families. Featuring guests Matt and Lisa Jacobson. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "100 Ways to Love Your Son" or the book "100 Ways to Love Your Daughter" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-10-07?refcd=1151302Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/truly-providing-for-your-family/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
October 7, 2021
"Clean you room." "Do the dishes." "Don't punch your brother!" These are basic parenting instructions. But what do you do when your child isn't listening? John and Danny explain how big changes in your child's behavior start by focusing on one area at a time. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Cynthia Tobias' book "You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded)" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-08-12?refcd=1151802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/training-for-adulthood/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
October 5, 2021
An angry outburst! Sudden crying! Irrational behavior! Do these sound familiar? Many times, when your child has an outburst, there's usually a deeper reason under the surface. John and Danny discuss how to affirm your child when he or she is struggling emotionally. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the children's book "What Am I Feeling?" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-09-02?refcd=1146803Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/the-reason-behind-the-emotions/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
September 30, 2021
When your son or daughter is feeling down, where does he or she turn to for help? As a parent, it's good to give your child a safe place to express his or her emotions. John and Danny give some tips for helping your kids work through their feelings. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the children's book "What Am I Feeling?" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-09-02?refcd=1146803Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/a-safe-place-for-feelings/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
September 28, 2021
Spending time with God can be difficult when your kids require so much attention. John and Danny offer some ideas for how to spend time with the Lord amidst the busyness of parenting. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Heidi St. John's book "Becoming MomStrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1143802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/encouraging-spiritual-growth-in-your-kids/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
September 23, 2021
As a parent, there are times when we all mess up. But the good news is that God's grace is there to pick us back up again, even when we fall. John and Danny share how God will meet us, even in our low moments as a parent. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Heidi St. John's book "Becoming MomStrong" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-09-21?refcd=1143802Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/you-dont-have-to-get-it-all-right/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
September 21, 2021
When you have a great day, being thankful is easy. But what about when you have a bad day? John and Danny discuss how families can still be grateful, even during difficult circumstances. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast, or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Tricia Goyer's book "The Grumble-Free Year" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-07-22?refcd=1142304Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/choosing-thankfulness-even-when-its-hard/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
September 16, 2021
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About Focus on the Family Parenting Podcast

Need help raising your kids? The Focus on Parenting Podcast provides tried and true parenting advice to help your children thrive.

About Jim Daly

Jim Daly is President of Focus on the Family. His personal story from orphan to head of an international Christian organization dedicated to helping families thrive demonstrates — as he says — "that no matter how torn up the road has already been, or how pothole-infested it may look ahead, nothing — nothing — is impossible for God."

Daly is author of two books, Finding Home and Stronger. He is also a regular panelist for The Washington Post/Newsweekblog “On Faith.”

Keep up with Daly at www.JimDalyBlog.com.

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