Parenting Today’s Teens

By Mark Gregston

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Parenting Today's Teens With Mark Gregston

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Always Learning

When the kids get to the pre-teen years… it’s not only our sons and daughters that need to grow up! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston… with Parenting Today’s Teens. The kids are learning and growing, of course. But parents need to change, as well. We’re not done growin’ up … even in our 30’s, 40’s or […]

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Feb 20, 2019
Modeling Grace

One of the hardest things about kids moving into their teen years… is that the transition often leads to a season of bumbling mistakes and over-bearing pain. And the clean up effort often falls squarely on Mom and Dad’s shoulders! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. If we expect an apology every […]

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Feb 19, 2019
When Rescuing Makes It Worse

Parents are wired to rescue their children when the water gets too deep. It’s natural. But too much protection can backfire! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston… with Parenting Today’s Teens. Unfortunately, our generation focuses more on protection than it does on preparing kids to survive… which is why so many teens today are ill-equipped to meet […]

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Feb 18, 2019
WEEKEND: 5 Reasons to Focus on Relationship

Student Story: Sidney Conflict can harden the hardest heart—but love can melt the coldest of fronts. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston gives five reasons why developing a closer relationship with your teen can nip a discipline problem in the bud before it becomes unmanageable. If you listen on a mobile phone or […]

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Feb 16, 2019
Pain Gets Our Attention

Pain gets our attention, doesn’t it? Smash your thumb with a hammer and suddenly life changes for a day or two. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Physical pain is certainly unfortunate. But emotional and relational pain can be debilitating, too. Maybe you’re experiencing pain right now in your family… or you’re […]

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Feb 15, 2019
Behind the Behavior

Parents are often gravely concerned about their teen’s behavior. The ugly dust ups can cause the whole family to spiral out of control. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston… with Parenting Today’s Teens. When there’s conflict in the home, it’s important to figure out what’s behind the behavior. We cannot discount the sin and turmoil of an […]

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Feb 14, 2019
Five Issues

If you had to limit five non-negotiable battles in your home… what would they be? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Mom, Dad, it’s critically important to choose your battles wisely. So, let me share a trick. Sit down and think through the most important conflicts with your teen. Identify the issues […]

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Feb 13, 2019
Timely Resolutions

Dealing with conflict in your home is all about timing and approach. If done correctly, it can usher in a new day of hope! If done poorly, it can take you years to mop up the mess. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston… with Parenting Today’s Teens. I know a Dad who held everything in… and then […]

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Feb 12, 2019
Catching Forgiveness

No relationship lasts very long without forgiveness. And this is never more true than at home! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston… with Parenting Today’s Teens. I believe that forgiveness is one of those things that isn’t taught… it’s caught. Your kids will only learn how to ask for and offer forgiveness if they see you do […]

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Feb 12, 2019
WEEKEND: When to Fight and When to Let it Go

Student Story: Caleb In life, you’ve got to pick and choose your battles. It’s not worth winning every skirmish if it means you end up losing the war! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston defines the issues really worth fighting over and presents a case for letting go of the small stuff. If […]

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Feb 09, 2019