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Your home may not feel very happy now. Maybe your child or teen is wrestling with anxiety and depression. How do you know if your child is clinically depressed or just having a rough week? Dr. Danny Huerta from Focus on the Family joins us to address the mental health challenges facing families today.  In today’s conversation, you’ll learn:

3:04 Where we are right now with mental health

5:07 Differentiating sadness and depression in our kids

7:48 How to introduce counseling to your child

9:10 What to do if your kid is addicted to social media or video games

14:31 This is how we uphold the value of life

20:02 Practical habits to form when your kids are young, creating a healthy home environment

24:37 How to adjust our tone to connect to the hearts of our kids

Dr. Danny Huerta is the Vice President of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family. As a licensed clinical social worker, Danny has maintained a private practice in Colorado Springs since 2003. He’s been interviewed by Fox News, Fatherly, Christianity Today, and WORLD magazine. He and his wife Heather have two children.  

Get resources to fight for the health of your kids at Focus on the Family’s website 

Talk to a Focus on the Family counselor at 1-800-232-6459. 

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Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene’s Happy Home YouTube Channel 

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