Parenting Today’s Teens

By Mark Gregston

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Parenting Today's Teens With Mark Gregston

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Build a Relationship First

Kids require correction.  From their toddler years to their teenage years, they need guidance and discipline. For the most part, I meet parents who have discipline down pat.  They know how to instruct, enforce and correct.  But where they fall short… is the relationship.  They tend to mistake arguments for conversation and living under the […]

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Jun 18, 2018
WEEKEND: Summer with your teen

Student Story: Paul School’s out for the summer—what are your plans with your teen? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers guidance for making this summer a season of joy and getting closer to your teen. Learn how laughter and a good sense of humor can go a long way toward opening hearts. […]

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Jun 16, 2018
Curbing Disrespect

I recently received a note from one frustrated mom who asked this:  How do I deal with snarkiness in my teen? Whether you call it “snarkiness” or “rudeness” or whatever… it’s still disrespect.  And it should be off limits in your home.  If your teen is rolling his eyes when you talk, or answering you […]

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Jun 15, 2018
Teens and Loss

No one makes it through life without dealing with this human emotion.  Loss. The pain that follows loss is something none of us escape.  It’s overwhelming when you’ve lost something or someone.  You know what it’s like to grieve a broken relationship or spend sleepless nights fretting over the loss of a dream. Well, those […]

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Jun 14, 2018
Stop Comparing

It’s one of the most insidious traps parents fall into. I’m talkin’ about comparison.  Yep, it’s easy to look at some one else’s family and use them as a measuring stick.  They eat dinner together every night.  Looks like a Norman Rockwell painting.  Your family’s lucky if they grab stale pizza before running out the […]

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Jun 13, 2018
Testing your patience

Are you a patient person?  Does your temper flare when the line is too long at the bank?  Are you one of those drivers who pounds the steering wheel when there’s traffic? Patience while waiting in line or on the highway is one thing, but it’s never more needed than when parenting teens!  [[In fact, […]

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Jun 12, 2018
Allowing Imperfection

Years ago I took a job under a boss who was a great guy… but he required perfection from his employees. The job taught me a lot, and I don’t regret it.  But the internal and external pressure to be perfect was overwhelming.  My boss used spiritual motivators to convince me that programs had to […]

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Jun 11, 2018
WEEKEND: How to deal with a teen’s out of control behavior

Student Story: John Are you frustrated with your teen’s out-of-control behavior? When the tension starts rising, take steps to limit the emotional toll of the coming storm. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston discusses how you can prepare yourself to meet those challenging moments with confidence and sensitivity. If you listen on a […]

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Jun 09, 2018
Two Responses

When kids face the uncertainty of a world that’s constantly in flux, they’ll have one of two responses:  Take control… or give up altogether! If the things that mom and dad taught don’t seem to fit in the surrounding culture, teens will often be confused and lost.  At this crossroad of decision, they’ll take one […]

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Jun 08, 2018
Facing uncertainty

You can be certain that one day your kids will realize the uncertainty of life! When I think about what kids view and hear today, it’s no surprise that many kids entering adolescence are filled with questions.  They’re undecided about which path to take.  They don’t feel ready to face the world.  And they’re on […]

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Jun 07, 2018