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Parents As Primary Educators, Part 1: Powerfully Connected Parenting

In this first episode in our series on “Parents as Primary Educators,” former JSerra teacher and personal counselor, Cara Morales, LMFT, explains why that is more than an overused cliché. Cara attests that God has chosen all moms and dads as the ones he has specifically ordained to raise the children he has given them. And she assures them that He will also provide the help needed to fulfill that unique responsibility. With an eye to the practical, Cara shares tips on how to parent through the trying teenage years with confidence, serenity, and fruitful results. Always original and engaging, Cara recommends concrete steps parents can take to stay connected to their teens even while they seem to be pulling away, and to ensure they remain their kids’ number one confidants.

You can listed to the podcast below, or download from Apple Podcasts.



Cara is the founder of JSerra’s personal counseling department and Identity Formation Program. After teaching for several years in theology and kick-starting the school’s campus ministry program, Cara felt called to pursue her license in Marriage and Family Therapy so she could serve the teens she was teaching in a more impactful way. She met daily with teens and parents providing counseling and transformational advice. Cara worked at JSerra from 2003-2018. Besides running a private counseling practice full time for the last five years, she coaches an online community of parents called “Powerfully Connected Parenting” (See facebook.com/powefullyconnectedparentingteens). She and her husband reside in Idaho with their three children.