Focus on the Family Parenting Podcast

Jim Daly

Should You Tell Kids They're Special?

May 4, 2021

John and Danny discuss the importance of giving your kids both encouragement and honest feedback, and in finding a middle ground between them.

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There's so much conflicting advice on the internet about correcting your child's misbehavior – but what does the Bible teach about godly discipline? John and Danny offer practical, Bible-based advice.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. David Clarke's book "Parenting is Hard and Then You Die" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1084201Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/getting-a-handle-on-godly-discipline/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
April 29, 2021
If you're a mom or a dad, you're the best person to show your kids that following God is more than going to church on Sunday mornings. John and Danny describe how to encourage your child's faith from an early age.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. David Clarke's book "Parenting is Hard and Then You Die" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1084201Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/its-not-too-early-to-teach-your-kids-about-god/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
April 27, 2021
During the teen years, girls need their parents' affirmation more than ever. John and Danny discuss how dads can encourage their daughters and help them develop a healthy identity. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or, call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Today's Featured Resource, "Launch into the Teen Years Kit": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/launch-into-the-teen-years-kit#refcd=1081506Get More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/bringing-up-girls-with-a-healthy-identity/ If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
April 22, 2021
It's normal for pre-teens to start experiencing more intense feelings or for their self-confidence to take a nosedive. John and Danny discuss how to help your teen navigate mood swings and emotional changes. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast. Or, call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the resource, "Kit: Launch into the Teen Years": https://store.focusonthefamily.com/launch-into-the-teen-years-kit/#refcd=1081506Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/?https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/helping-pre-teens-understand-their-emotions/#featured-resource-CTAIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
April 20, 2021
If you look for them, you can find opportunities to share the gospel every day. John and Danny discuss how to pass an evangelistic mindset on to your kids.Get the book "Love Where You Live" for your donation of any amount:https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-03-16?refcd=1080512Get More Episode Resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/evangelism-opportunities-for-kids/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
April 15, 2021
It can be discouraging when your child acts uninterested in Sunday worship or church activities. John and Danny offer practical advice for involving kids of all ages in church and ministry. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "Love Where You Live" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-03-16?refcd=1080512Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/involving-your-kids-in-church-and-ministry/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
April 13, 2021
John and Danny discuss a simple method of enforcing your parenting rules that doesn't require repeating yourself.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "GIST: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-04-06?refcd=1076101 Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/simple-effective-behavior-interventions/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
April 8, 2021
You kids may just be more capable than you think! John and Danny discuss how parents can fight the urge to be controlling.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get the book "GIST: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-04-06?refcd=1076101Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/raising-independent-kids/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
April 6, 2021
Less than one percent of little league players make it to the major leagues. But even if your child doesn't become a professional athlete, playing sports is a valuable learning opportunity. John and Danny offer tips for helping your child gain confidence.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. David Clarke's book "Parenting is Hard and Then You Die" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1072913Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/developing-confidence-on-and-off-the-field/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
April 1, 2021
On this episode of the Focus on the Family Parenting Podcast, John and Danny describe why teenage rebellion isn't always a bad thing.Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.Get Dr. David Clarke's book "Parenting is Hard and Then You Die" for your donation of any amount: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-fofp-podcast-2021-01-05?refcd=1072913Get more episode resources: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/focus-on-parenting-podcast/pick-your-battles-with-teens/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey
March 30, 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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