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Dr. Daniel Huerta

Featured Speaker

Dr. Huerta oversees Focus’ initiatives that equip mothers and fathers with biblical principles and counsel for raising healthy, resilient children rooted in a thriving faith. Dr. Huerta is a bilingual psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, and author of 7 Traits of Effective Parenting. For many years, he has provided families with practical, biblically-based, and research-based parenting advice on topics ranging from media discernment, discipline, and communication regarding mental health issues, spiritual growth, conflict resolution,

and healthy sexuality in the home. He is passionate about coming alongside parents as they raise contributors instead of consumers in a culture desperately in need of God’s kingdom. He has been interviewed by various media outlets, including Fox News, Fatherly, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, The Christian Post, and CBN. He regularly speaks on Christian radio stations across the United States. He’s also written for publications, including The Washington Post, on various topics related to marriage and parenting. He participated in the development of Focus on the Family’s Launch Into the Teen Years, a resource to help parents prepare their kids for adolescence. He is a regular speaker at various retreats, conventions, family camps, and online events worldwide. Dr. Huerta has maintained a private practice in Colorado Springs since 2003 and has served families through Focus on the Family since 2004. He and his wife, Heather, love the outdoors, have been married since 1997, and love being parents to their two teen kids, Alex and Lexi.


Session 2

The Sacredness of Sexuality: Intentional Conversations to Have with Your Children

Is sexuality sacred? Culture would try to convince our kids that their sexuality is subjective and easily influenced. Your child’s impressions of sexuality begin with the conversations in your home. In this session, you will be introduced to practical tools and resources that will help you intentionally guide your children toward sexual wholeness and health. You have the invitation of being the most important teacher in your children’s life as they navigate sexuality and influences in their lives, including their relationships and friendships.

Session 3

Cultivating a Mentally Healthy Home

Is our country in the middle of a mental health crisis? Are families really struggling to maintain mental health? Have anxiety, depression, and death by suicide continued to increase in children and teens? In this session, you will learn what it means to encourage and develop a mentally healthy environment to foster healthy momentum in your home. We will discuss elements that can contribute to the breakdown of mental health and will explore practical ways to build the main elements of mental health in your home and the youth around you.

Learn about a free training for the prevention of suicide at focusonthefamily.com/alive-to-thrive/

Session 4

Conquering Common Parenting Challenges

Chore wars, sibling battles, tantrums, screen time, pornography… There are many challenges in parenting that remind us that we are not in control. Parents are invited to step into the incredibly transformational role of parenting. In this session, you will learn about the “7 Traits of Effective Parenting” and the various and most common challenges parents tend to face at each age and stage of their child’s development. You will also learn how these research-based traits can help you navigate parenting challenges more effectively in the future as you move past just reacting to the behaviors in your children.

Discover your strengths and areas of growth as a parent. Take the free research-based assessment at focusonthefamily.com/7traits. Go deeper into each trait by purchasing the book at a discounted rate throughout the homeschool convention at store.focusonthefamily.com/7-traits-of-effective-parenting/

Session 6

Navigating Personality Differences in Your Home

In this session, you get to explore the different personality types in your home and how differences in personality complicate interpretations and family dynamics. We will discuss dynamics of behaviors, and the importance of the “7 Traits of Effective Parenting,” as you navigate these differences. (See below.) You will learn about the strengths and challenges that each personality contributes to the day-to-day culture in your home. All family members will be challenged to use their strengths and to pursue growth as they lean into the beautiful transformation called “family.” This session will add practical insights to your parenting toolbox as you guide your children toward healthy relationships and learn more about your “invitation” as mom or dad.

Take the personality quiz prior to the session at focusonthefamily.com/personalityquiz
Discover your strengths and opportunities for growth as a parent. Take the free assessment at focusonthefamily.com/7traits.
Go deeper into each trait by purchasing the book at a discounted rate throughout the homeschool convention at store.focusonthefamily.com/7-traits-of-effective-parenting/