Parenting Today’s Teens

By Mark Gregston

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Parenting Today's Teens With Mark Gregston

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WEEKEND: When Teens and Parents Battle Over Control

#525 – Student Story: Matt  Some days, parenting feels like an endless game of tug-of-war—and neither side is willing to relent! So how should parents respond when teens start fighting for control? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston helps parents end the battle of wills and strategically relinquish control to their teens. 

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Apr 20, 2019
A Big Mistake

It’s one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make. Can you guess? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Rules and consequences. It’s never easy to find the sweet spot between the two. Which is probably why I’ve seen so many families avoid the issue altogether … and never establish a clear […]

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Apr 17, 2019
Take a Break

Ever had your boss ask you to come into his office for a “chat”? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. It’s awful. That awkward and intimidating stroll into a threatening setting. You know you’re there for one reason. Criticism. Yuck! No one likes to hear about failure and letting the boss down. […]

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Apr 16, 2019
Connection Over Perfection

Recently, one of my good friends asked, “Mark, what does my teen need from me?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. My answer was, “They need you to be imperfect.” Not what you were expecting, right? Let me explain. Teens long to connect, engage, and have meaningful relationships. But here’s something I’ve […]

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Apr 15, 2019
WEEKEND: The Importance of Listening

#524 – Student Story: N/A These days, everyone has an opinion to voice. But few people are willing to listen! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston teaches parents the art of active listening. It’s a helpful lesson on developing better communication skills—and ultimately, a better relationship with your teen. 

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Apr 13, 2019
Fruit Salad

I love what Miles Kington said about the difference between knowledge and wisdom. He said: “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting a tomato in a fruit salad.” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Right! Knowledge and wisdom are different. For moms and dads, it’s like […]

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Apr 12, 2019
The Problem Kids

Recently, a dad came to me with his dilemma: “Our daughter spends tons of time with her friends. But … gotta say … we don’t like them or trust them! What should we do?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. No parent wants to see their kids get tangled up in the […]

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Apr 11, 2019
Cause for Celebration

Some people see change as a reason to worry. But in certain situations, it’s actually a cause for celebration. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Every individual was born with a need for self-expression. And as teens grow and mature, they begin to break away from mom and dad and become their […]

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Apr 10, 2019
Relationship vs. Dictatorship

When I was a kid, I remember thinking that coaches, police officers, and preachers were admirable human beings. But today’s teens are growing up with a different view. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. The younger generation is losing respect for people in power. As reports emerge about abuse and failure, kids […]

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Apr 09, 2019
Looking in a Mirror

#1971 When I was a kid, I remember thinking that coaches, police officers, and preachers were admirable human beings. But today’s teens are growing up with a different view. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. The younger generation is losing respect for people in power. As reports emerge about abuse and failure, […]

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Apr 08, 2019