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Focus on the Family Broadcast
DISCOVERING YOUR CHILD'S UNIQUE NEEDS
Counselor Julie Lowe explains that, because every child is unique, the use of parenting formulas won't deliver the results that moms and dads are seeking.
Many parents rely too much on parenting techniques guaranteeing “good children.” But these parents run the risk of not really knowing their children individually: their needs, strengths, weaknesses and struggles. Julie Lowe encourages parents to prayerfully consider what loving their children looks like today – using godly wisdom instead of formulas to guide their children through different seasons of life.
HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUNG TEENS
Connecting with young teens can be challenging but time spent with them will be rewarding for both parents and kids
October 22, 2021
PARENTING A CHILD WITH OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Do you have any advice for handling an elementary school age child whose life is dominated by senseless little rituals? It’s become clear to us that our daughter’s behavior is consistently obsessive-compulsive in nature. For example, she won’t go to bed before checking the front door at least ten times to make sure that it’s locked. She’s anxious and worried all the time, and it’s starting to drive me crazy! Any thoughts or suggestions?
October 19, 2021
HELPING YOUR TEEN DEAL WITH ANXIETY
When the internal and external voices whisper the lies You’re insignificant, You’re not enough and You don’t measure up, we want our children to know, deep in their souls, that the only One who gets to define them is the One who created them and calls them beloved.
October 13, 2021
PERFECT ISN’T THE POINT
Perfectionism isn’t healthy for us or our relationships. It feeds discontent. It fosters judgment. So, how do we get out from under the pressure of perfectionism? It all starts with grace.
October 12, 2021
SURVIVING UNEMPLOYMENT IN MARRIAGE
How can my spouse and I survive my recent job loss? Without my income I can’t see how we’re going to make ends meet. What will we do if I can’t find another employment opportunity?
October 11, 2021
TALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS: WHEN MENTAL ILLNESS HITS HOME
What happens when the person grappling with mental illness is someone within the walls of your own home? And what are some of the signs?
October 11, 2021
Focus on the Family Vision
To cooperate with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide.
Ultimately, we believe that the purpose of life is to know and glorify God through an authentic relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. This purpose is lived out first within our own families then extended, in love, to an increasingly broken world that desperately needs Him.Through our radio broadcasts, websites, simulcasts, conferences, interactive forums, magazines, books, counseling and much more, Focus on the Family equips parents, children and spouses to thrive in an ever-changing, ever-more-complicated world.