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Parenting Todays Teens: Episodes

Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereGuest: Brenda Garrison There’s no such thing as too much gratitude, but maybe the words “thank you” are in scarce supply in your home! On this special Thanksgiving edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers helpful advice for shifting kids from ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereAccording to a recent study, nearly thirty percent of kids in middle and high school are bullied. But only fraction will ever report it. I’ve talked to students who were bullied for being adopted, for struggling in school … even for having a mom or dad pass away. ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereVideogames can be a healthy form of entertainment for teens. But what should parents do when virtual worlds and online games become a child’s obsession? Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston identifies several virtual habits and behaviors that call for ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereAre you getting tired of policing your teen … to make sure he gets his homework done? Here’s something I tell the kids that live with me at Heartlight: “I don’t care about your academics. If you want to graduate on time, then graduate on time. And if you […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereHow do you love an adult child who’s making terrible life choices? Suppose you learn your adult child is having an affair … or she’s convicted of shoplifting. What if your son starts using drugs? Or your daughter gets pregnant out of wedlock? These scenarios ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereThe famous author Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world … but no one thinks of changing himself.” Parents usually come to see me when their family’s in a time of crisis. When relationships aren’t working out. And when things at home ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereParents need to spend a little less time nagging … and a little more time creating a peaceful harbor for their kids! When our teens get home from school, we’re like, “You need to do this … and you need to meet this expectation … and this is what […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereGuest: Dee Dee Mayer While some teens are experts in emotions, other kids seem to have lost all sense of care or concern. On today’s edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston looks to Heartlight student Riley for clues to the cause of teen apathy. Then, ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereIf your energetic little boy has become a terror … or your sweet little girl is teetering on the brink of disaster … it’s easy to lose hope. When you’re struggling with a wayward teen, it can feel like your world is turning upside down. Everything you’ve ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereMom, Dad, trying to empower your teen for a successful future? I’m gonna surprise you with one of the keys! One of the biggest mistakes I see parents making today is keeping their kids too busy with after-school activities. They’ve got no time left for a part-time ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen your teen gets home from school, do you typically ask questions like, “Did you finish your homework?” Or “How was the test?” Chances are, you’re totally missing the point! When I was in high school, I didn’t do very well with grades. In fact, I’m ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereEvery day, hundreds of orphaned children find safety and love from parents who choose to adopt them. I believe that adopting a child is one of the most sacrificial and God-like things anyone can do. So in honor of National Adoption Month, I want to read from Romans ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereBack in my day, bullies were confined to name-calling at lunchtime … taunts on the playground … or fights behind the gym after school. But today, bullies have way more tools of torment at their disposal. You know, there’s probably nothing that makes me any more ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereGuest: Kristen Cummins Do you keep your teen on a tight leash? Is your schedule so packed that you don’t have time to spend together? These mistakes may be easy to make, but their consequences are hard to undo. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereGetting a shot at the doctor’s office or having blood drawn for a test might hurt … but it’s for your own good! Most parents believe that pain and discomfort should be avoided at all costs. However, pain is often the perfect remedy for a misbehaving teen. See, ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereThe single, most common question parents ask me is, “What is the most important thing I can do as a parent to help my kids?” Parents always seem surprised when I tell them that the most important thing they can do is join a small group. But here’s the […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereAs a parent, how do you know exactly the right time to extend grace? I recently worked with a teen who rarely received grace at home. He spewed anger on everyone and everything around him … including the side of my van. But instead of having him arrested for […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereRecently, I read a fascinating story about a mom who never left her son’s side. Travis loved to jump from the swings at the playground. And that was fine, ‘cause his mom was always there to catch him before he hit the ground. Then came the first day of […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereHave you ever fallen off a horse? I work with teens at a residential counseling facility in Texas … so forgive me for using horses to teach life lessons. But when kids get on a horse for the first time, chances are they’re going to fall off. And when […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereGuest: Mike Fabarez Have family issues brought you to the end of your rope? Do interactions with your teenager leave you feeling worn out, spent, and overwhelmed? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares biblical hope and practical tips for ...
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