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The heart-focused podcast that helps Christian parents raise their kids with faith, character, and life skills. Short encouragements, tips, and prompts to help you in your everyday interactions with your kids - always keeping in mind that the heart is more important than the behaviour. Join me every week.

Heart Focused Parenting Belinda Letchford

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The heart-focused podcast that helps Christian parents raise their kids with faith, character, and life skills. Short encouragements, tips, and prompts to help you in your everyday interactions with your kids - always keeping in mind that the heart is more important than the behaviour. Join me every week.

    Do your Kids Keep Interrupting you? (#82)

    Do your Kids Keep Interrupting you? (#82)

    #82: Do you get interrupted throughout the day?  Your day starts off with the best of intentions, a plan for the day, a realistic to-do list, and then life happens. I learned pretty quickly as a parent that my plans needed to be flexible. Kids seem to have their own agendas, their own needs and emotions that pop up at the most inconvenient times.
    In today's episode, I want to talk about those interruptions – those moments when our kids throw a firecracker in our perfectly planned day. Because these interruptions do happen so often, we really should have a clear understanding of what is going on and how we are going to deal with them.  
     
    Blog: How to Handle Interruptions with Heart-focused Results
     
    Join HEART-BOOSTERS (free) here.
    Weekly email digging deeper into the heart-focus parenting topic so you can make real change in your family. PLUS Resource Library Pass for bonus printables and support material.
     
    PRIVATE COACHING:
    Get one-to-one help with coaching.  Start with a free Jumpstart session   see details
     
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    Please leave a comment and let me know how this has helped you in your parenting.
     

    • 15 min
    How your Parenting will Grow your Faith (#81)

    How your Parenting will Grow your Faith (#81)

    #81: Ever feel like there's no time for you to grow spiritually because you're always busy with the kids? In this episode, I look at this a different way because the truth is being a parent can actually help you grow closer to God. As we deal with all the busy and all the exhaustion we can try and do it on our own, or we can press into God.  The thing is - the more we depend on God the more like Christ we become - and that, as we’ll find out is God’s purpose.  Tune in to find out how you can strengthen your faith and become more and more like Christ - because you are a parent, not inspite of it!
     
    Blog: How your Parenting will Grow your Faith
     
    Join HEART-BOOSTERS (free) here.
    Download Heart Booster Reminder Posters - a set of posters to print out and have on your wall to remind you to be intentional, relational and heart focused.  Download here
    Plus you will be added by the Heart Booster email list for weekly email digging deeper into the heart-focus topic so you can make real change in your family. AND  Resource Library Pass for more printables and support material.
     
    Private Coaching:
    Get one-to-one help with coaching.  Start with a free Jumpstart session   see details
     
    FOLLOW BELINDA 
    On Instagram: @belindaletchford
    On Facebook: facebook.com/heartfocusparenting
    Email Belinda: Contact Form
     
    Please leave a comment and let me know how this has helped you in your parenting.
     

    • 17 min
    How to be a Consistent Parent (#80)

    How to be a Consistent Parent (#80)

    #80: We all know it – Being consistent is important as a parent. But we also know it is one of the biggest challenges we face – and it is one of the biggest guilts we deal with. But what does consistency look like? We tend to see it as being 100 percent the same – always; but, that can look like legalism or being authoritarian. Out of reaction, we swing the pendulum the other way – and find ourselves inconsistent! There has to be a balance, a middle road somewhere that makes consistency doable without the guilt of being human.
     
    Blog: How to be Consistent without the Guilt
     
    Join HEART-BOOSTERS (free) 
    Download Heart Booster Reminder Posters - a set of posters to print out and have on your wall to remind you to be intentional, relational and heart-focused.  Download here
    Plus you will be added by the Heart Booster email list for weekly emails digging deeper into the heart-focus topic so you can make real change in your family. AND  Resource Library Pass for more printables and support material.
     
    Private Coaching:
    Get one-to-one help with coaching.  Start with a free Jumpstart session   see details
     
    FOLLOW BELINDA 
    On Instagram: @belindaletchford
    On Facebook: facebook.com/heartfocusparenting
    Email Belinda: Contact Form
     
    Please leave a comment and let me know how this has helped you in your parenting.
     

    • 13 min
    How To Help Your Children Do The Right Thing (#79)

    How To Help Your Children Do The Right Thing (#79)

    #79: My goal as a Christian parent was to raise children who loved God, loved others and who were able to make wise choices as they lived in their community using their passions and talents to be a blessing to others.  Sounds good on paper - but how do we raise our kids to do the right thing - to even know what the right thing is and then to have the strength of character to do it?  In this episode I talk about 4 practical things we can do that will help our children do the right thing.  When you start adding these heart-focused parenting strategies to your parenting toolbox you are laying the groundwork for your kids to be able to step up with integrity and responsibility.
     
     
    Blog: How to Help your Child do the Right Thing
     
    Coaching: Get one-to-one help with coaching.  Start with a free Jumpstart session   see details
     
    Join HEART-BOOSTERS (free) here.
    Weekly email digging deeper into the heart-focus parenting topic so you can make real change in your family. PLUS Resource Library Pass for bonus printables and support material.
     
    FOLLOW BELINDA 
    On Instagram: @belindaletchford
    On Facebook: facebook.com/heartfocusparenting
    Email Belinda: Contact Form
     
    Please leave a comment and let me know how this has helped you in your parenting.

    • 24 min
    Discipline: How to Discipline your Child & Stay Heart-focused (#78)

    Discipline: How to Discipline your Child & Stay Heart-focused (#78)

    #78: Discipline is a big topic - and one that sparks lots of intense feelings.  I thought it time to address what I believe about discipline because we use a word - and it may not mean what you think it means.  Or at least you may not know what I mean when I use the word.  Discipline is understood to be a big part of parenting - if we do it wrong it really does hurt our children - and I don’t mean just physically but emotionally, relationally and even spiritually.  This is an area you really have to think about and not just do whatever.  We must be intentional when it comes to discipline.
     
    Blog: How to Discipline Your Child And Stay Heart-focused?
     
    Coaching:
    Get one-to-one help with coaching.  Start with a free Jumpstart session   see details
     
    Join HEART-BOOSTERS (free) here.
    Weekly email digging deeper into the heart-focus topic so you can make real change in your family. PLUS Resource Library Pass for bonus printables and support material.
     
    FOLLOW BELINDA 
    On Instagram: @belindaletchford
    On Facebook: facebook.com/heartfocusparenting
    Email Belinda: Contact Form

    • 18 min
    Have This Conversation When Your Child Becomes An Adult (#77)

    Have This Conversation When Your Child Becomes An Adult (#77)

    #77: If you have older teens, or young adults living at home then you want to listen in today as I talk about a key parenting strategy that will help your young adult child move into adulthood well, but it will also help you make the transitions you need to as a parent.  If your young adult is living at home you need to have what I call a Rites of Passage conversation.  Listen in as I explain it and give you the words to say.
     
    Blog:  Have This Important Conversation When Your Child Becomes An Adult
    This conversation will help you navigate chages in parent-child dynamics when your child becomes an adult.
     
    Further Reading/Listening: 
    Supporting your Teen and Young Adult Children as a Mentor:   Parenting changes and becomes more like mentoring as our children grow older and become teens and young adults. Are you making the shift?
     
     Coaching:
    Get one-to-one help with coaching.  Start with a free Jumpstart session   see details
     
    Join HEART-BOOSTERS (free) here.
    Weekly email digging deeper into the heart-focus topic so you can make real change in your family. PLUS Resource Library Pass for bonus printables and support material.
     
    FOLLOW BELINDA 
    On Instagram: @belindaletchford
    On Facebook: facebook.com/heartfocusparenting
    Email Belinda: Contact Form

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

nf1984girl ,

So many practical ideas for connecting with your kids

Belinda shares so many practical ideas for connecting with your kids and maintaining that relationship.

Shimshim6 ,

A clear and thoughtful way to parent

Belinda shares timely advice to weary and questioning parents. Her biblical-based method of teaching kids virtues throughout the day has already brought welcome change to MY heart. I’m excited (for the first time in a long time) to discipline my kids because now it means reaching the heart instead of simply giving another consequence. An engaging listen filled with practical tips!

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Worth Your Precious Time.

Belinda is so full of biblical and practical wisdom that is sure to change your home as you prayerfully put it into practice. I love how she is able to make deep truths livable in simple steps.

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