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.

There‘s Always Hope

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Family Faith Adventures with Tom and Lori Wheeler

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Parenting the College Years with Mike Brook

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Parenting the Teenage Years with Johnny Montgomery

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Parenting the Junior High Years with Matt Heer

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Elementary Years with Elaine Roberts

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Birth through Kindergarten with Rachel Cho

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Staying On Track as a Parent

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Growing Up in a Divorced Family with Megan Wessberg

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Helping Your Child Overcome Disabilities with Amy Kendall

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Caring For Your Mental Health with Colton Harker

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When Parenting Gets Hard with Kalya Harker

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You’ve probably rarely if ever heard that parenting is easy. In fact, more like the exact opposite in that it is hard. Kayla Harker joins us again to share how…

Single Parents Boost with Solange Pike

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Single parents be it moms or dads are simply unbelievable. The undertaking of raising kids, period, is daunting. But then compound the realities if you are navigating it as a…

2 Under 2 with Kayla Harker

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Life with a newborn or toddler is quite the undertaking. Then compound it with multiple littles. Join us with special guest Kayla Harker as she shares the in vivo realities…

Back to Routines & Not So Routines

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Summer is wrapped up or already wrapped up. August & September mean back-to-school for most of our Saddleback Parents. Let’s get back into this season of school with some back-to-school…

Grand-parenting Gold with Cynthia Petty

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More grandparents are involved, invested in and invited into the parenting journey today. Join us as Cynthia Petty shares from her personal wealth of experiences as a parent AND grandparent.…

Help! My Kids Are Growing Up with Katie Edwards

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One thing is inevitable, your kids are growing up. And one day, be it literally in a few days or farther down the road of 18+ years, they will be…

We Interview the G.O.A.T. of Children’s Ministry

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We Interview the G.O.A.T. of Children's Ministry // Special Guest: Cynthia Petty

Lessons Learned From Our Parents

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While you are busy trying to teach your kids what they need to know to survive, what did you learn from your parents?  In this episode, Kurt and Liza explore…

Intentionality Starts Early with Kelly Clevenger

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We hear this buzz word a lot – “intentionality”. Find out just what that looks like in practice in your parenting. AND be challenged to implement it from the beginning…

Helping Parents Win

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Saddleback Parents’ mission statement is just that – to help parents win. Join us as we take a tour of the plethora of resources available to you 24/7 to help…

Everything Teaches Something

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Simple Ways to be an Epic Dad with Justin Batt

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As you gear up for Father’s Day, make sure the dads, papas, daddies and fathers tune in to this one. Special guest, Justin Batt, shares his heart and passion for…

3 Unproven Tips For Raising Teens with Dustin Tappin

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Parenting teens comes with a whole new set of opportunities both good and bad, easy and difficult. Dustin Tappan, Next Gen Pastor @ Christ’s Church of the Valley, share three…

Navigating the Younger Years with Shawn Hyde

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Celebrating Mom!

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Mother’s Day truly should be EVERY day! Join Kurt & Liza as they both celebrate and share honestly about the goods, the bads, and the realities of being a mom,…

Creating Summertime Fun!

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As the school year winds down, it is time for summer FUN! Move beyond the screens and the same-old same-old in order to make this summer the best one yet…

Planting Spiritual Seeds

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Saddleback Parents exists to help you win in raising lifelong interdependent followers of Jesus who make a kingdom difference. It goes well beyond taking them to church and/or small group.…

Crucial Conversations Part 2

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Now that you know WHAT to talk about (if not, tune in to the Part 1 podcast before proceeding), let’s talk about HOW to have those conversations. Where on Earth…

Crucial Conversations Part 1

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The list seems endless with topics of critical discussion and things to talk about with your child. Tune in to hear the top four things that Kurt and Liza believe…

How to Help Your Child Bounce Back After a Setback

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We can guarantee that your child has had, is going through and/or will continue to face setbacks. Thankfully, children are highly resilient. But they are not simply made that way.…

Survival Skills for a Screen-driven Society

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It's simply a fact, we live in a day and age driven by screens in many different forms. We cannot turn a blind eye or ignore it. Instead, let's band…

Parenting Lessons Learned During the Lockdown

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If nothing else, lockdown has taught us a LOT about ourselves and our families. We could each write some hefty books about the lessons we have learned in parenting, especially.…

Our Biggest Parenting Wins and Fails

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Join Kurt Johnston and Liza Gant as they get real and real vulnerable with one of their biggest parenting wins and fails. We can best learn from one another in…

FAQ Part 2

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 In the second of two episodes, Kurt and Liza discuss 3 more frequently asked parenting questions. The questions discussed phase-specific in this episode are: 1) How do I help…

FAQ Part 1

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 In this first of two episodes, Kurt and Liza discuss 3 frequently asked parenting questions. The questions discussed phase-specific are:  1) How do I connect and communicate with my…

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…