Parent Skills Podcast

Tune in while you’re at work, home, or driving to and fro. Parent Skills Podcast is hosted by Kurt Johnston, Saddleback Church’s Next Gen Pastor. In each episode, Kurt will be joined by a special guest to talk through the ups and downs, celebrations and challenges, and highs and lows in parenting.

Teenagers and Technology…What’s a Parent to Do?

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Technology and teenagers...some parents fear it, while others ignore it all together. Both strategies are a mistake, and on this episode Kurt is joined by parent and co-worker, Julie Chung…

Sometimes You Get it Wrong and Sometimes You Get it Right

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On this episode, Kurt is joined by his friend and teammate, Mike Brook. Mike, the father of two young girls, shares a few things he's done right and a few…

Fanning the Flames of Your Child’s Passions

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It happens to every child. At some point along the way, they discover what (at least for the moment) is a new passion. But what if that passion isn't your…

Your Role In Your Child’s Spiritual Growth, Part 2

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Kurt is a guest on Saddleback’s Doable Discipleship podcast where they cover a range of parenting topics all revolving around how parents play a vital role in the spiritual growth…

Your Role In Your Child’s Spiritual Growth, Part 1

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 Kurt is a guest on Saddleback’s Doable Discipleship podcast where they cover a range of parenting topics all revolving around how parents play a vital role in the spiritual…

Working Motherhood

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 The roles and responsibilities that we carry as parents are countless. Join Kurt Johnston and Liza Gant as they discuss the highs, the lows, and the balance in being…

Blended Families

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 Being in a blended family is a mix of joys and trials. Kurt Johnston has Saddleback Church staff members, Rommel Manio and Erica Marshall, in-studio to talk through the…

Making the Most of the Transitional Years

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How can parents not merely survive, but thrive during their child’s pre-teen years? Kurt is joined by friend and fellow Youth Pastor, Matt McCage and they discuss some tips to…

Keeping the Camp “High” Alive

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Our youth often leave camps and retreats with a "spiritual high" that slowly but surely dies out over time. How can you, as a parent, engage with your child after…

Helping Your Kids Cope

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In this episode, Kurt is joined by therapist Tasha Levert as they discuss helicopter parenting and how over parenting our kids hinders their development and ability to cope with life’s…

Almost Nothing Good Happens By Accident

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Youth Pastor and parent Scott Rubin joins this episode to talk about the importance of intentional parenting; developing certain practices that set you and your kids up to win!

This Too Shall Pass

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In the inaugural episode, Kurt is joined by Justin Herman who, with his wife, is raising two children under age 3. Justin shares some of the parent skills he has…