Danny Huerta, Focus on the Family’s Vice President of Parenting and Youth, joins Wake Up Right

If you’ve listened to Wake Up Right for any length of time, you know that co-host Tim Madeira is passionate about parenting, and resourcing parents for discipleship in the home. He recently learned about the new book Seven Traits of Effective Parenting by Danny Huerta and as he read the book he couldn’t wait to share about it with Wake Up Right listeners. Listen in on this conversation between Tim and Danny, who is the Vice President of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family:


More about the book Seven Traits of Effective Parenting

In today’s complex world, parenting is a tough job. Beyond the difficulties of the changing world we live in, there are also the daily frictions of imperfect people sharing a home together. However, Danny Huerta, Focus on the Family’s Vice President of Parenting, offers hope and help for you to become an effective parent.

Based on exhaustive research, Huerta presents a collection of seven powerful character traits designed to help parents grow and thrive as they take on the task of raising children. Parents will be encouraged to navigate family life with grace and love so their children ultimately see God’s transformative power, love, and influence.

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More about Danny Huerta

Daniel Huerta oversees Focus’ initiatives that equip mothers and fathers with biblical principles and counsel for raising healthy, resilient children. 

A bilingual, licensed clinical social worker, Huerta addresses issues related to parenting such as communication, conflict resolution, spiritual growth, discipline, stress, anxiety, depression, media discernment and healthy sexuality.

He has been interviewed by media outlets including Fox News, Fatherly, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, The Christian Post and CBN, and he regularly speaks on Christian radio stations across the United States. He’s also written for publications including The Washington Post on topics related to marriage and parenting.

Huerta earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He’s currently working on his doctorate in psychology at California Southern University.  

He has maintained a private practice in Colorado Springs since 2003 and served as a board member on the El Paso County Mental Health Association for almost four years.  

He and his wife, Heather, have been married since 1997 and have two children, Alex and Lexi.