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Life at the Speed of Kids with Focus on the Family


How to Not Raise a Super Villain: Speak Your Kids' Love Language

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Focus on the FamilyIn episode 7, Eva and Jake talk with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of “The 5 Love Languages” and “The 5 Love Languages for Children,” about how to figure out our children’s love languages and then learn to speak those languages if they aren’t our own native tongue.


How to Smile—Not Explode—When Kids Push Your Buttons - Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Jake and Eva talk with Joanne Kraft (former 911 Dispatcher and author of “The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids”) about practical tips and tricks parents can use when our children push our buttons over and over and over again. Elsewhere, family counselor Daniel Huerta relates advice for parents on determining how much activity is TOO MUCH activity for our kids, and Eva rants about Husband v. Wife Thermostat Wars.
How TV Can Make Us Better Husbands - Wednesday, November 2, 2016
In episode five, Jake and Eva talk about the struggle of finding shared interests with our spouse which leads to a conversation with author and director Rob Stennett (his latest book, “The Perfect Dad,” releases February 2017) about how watching The Bachelorette (and football) actually improved his marriage. Elsewhere, a family counselor talks about how much parents should intervene in sibling rivalries, and Jake rants about his mixed emotions regarding creative parenting titles. Listen to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or almost any of your favorite podcast feeds.
Clutter, Clutter, Everywhere … and What To Do If You Do Care - Wednesday, October 26, 2016
In episode four, Jake and Eva talk about *shudder* clutter … which leads into an extremely helpful conversation with Kathi Lipp (author of many books including, fittingly, one called “Clutter Free”) about mitigation and prevention of household clutter—both kid and adult clutter. Elsewhere, family counselor Danny Huerta relates advice for parents about age-appropriate ways to talk with our children about tragedy. And, as always, they wrap up with a “Can We Just Talk About…" rant about the trials and tribulations of kids and their shoes. Listen to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or almost any of your favorite podcast feeds.
Our Kids’ Public Meltdowns? They Don’t Have to Be Inevitable. - Friday, October 21, 2016
Eva shares the epic tale of her sons' first public meltdown which leads to a fascinating conversation with author and child psychologist Dr. Todd Cartmell about “flexible thinking” AKA how to teach our kids—and ourselves—to back away from the ledges of those epic temper tantrums. We also talk about finding the “right balance” of potty humor, and the fact that too many of us only read headlines on Facebook and aren’t actually getting informed.
How to Capture the Moment and Still Be In the Moment - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In episode two, Jake and Eva discuss the difficulty of being fully present in life when faced with the temptation to capture every single moment with our devices, interview author Arlene Pellicane about how to entertain our kids without screens, and ask licensed counselor Danny Huerta about what age kids should (or should not) have a smartphone.
Two Truths and a Lie, and What to Do When Relatives Avoid Your Children - Monday, October 17, 2016
In the inaugural episode of the Life at the Speed of Kids podcast, show hosts Eva Daniel and Jake Roberson introduce themselves by revealing their deepest darkest secrets in a game of Two Truths and a Lie (okay, so maybe they aren’t deep or dark or actually secrets), and family counselor Danny Huerta gives advice for parents dealing with extended family members who never show up for their children.
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