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Parenting Todays Teens: Episodes

Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhat’s the atmosphere like in your home? Is it calm and even-keeled? Or does it feel like a storm is always on the horizon? Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston encourages moms and dads to make their homes a safe harbor from their teen’s hectic, crazy ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen a teen starts spiraling out of control … parents are often at a complete loss for what to do. Before you can address any problem, you need to understand what’s causing it. So if your teen is struggling … don’t be afraid to ask questions. Try getting to […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereAlbert Einstein once defined the word insanity. And it applies to parenting your child. So what’s the crazy maker for parents? According to Einstein it’s “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Parenting is no walk in a ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereToday’s parents want a deeper relationship with their teen than they had with their own parents. It’s well-intentioned. But taken too far, the outcome will disappoint you. My dad, like yours, was focused on providing for his family. We always had food on the table ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDo you ever feel like your teen treats you like a walking, breathing, ATM machine? We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Hardly a day goes by when a teenager doesn’t ask for something. But when parents continually cave in … they often fail to realize the long-term ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereSpoiler alert! Your teen craves boundaries! Some parents cringe at the thought of doling out consequences, fearing it may harm a relationship with their teen. But I’ve found that young people actually want rules! For kids, the world makes more sense when they know ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereThanks to today’s technology, seductive images and licentious content is just a mouse-click away. So how can parents protect their teens from pornography’s harmful effects? Mark Gregston addresses this sensitive topic on this weekend’s edition of Parenting Today’s ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereSuper heroes are great in movies and comic books. But in parenting, rescuing your teen every time he gets into trouble can create a disaster! In my experience, the most irresponsible teens come from the most responsible parents. I call them “super parents.” They ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereHere’s a trick question. Would you rather go for a ride on a carousel? Or a roller coaster? Okay … carousels have their redeeming features. They’re calm and pleasant … if a not little boring. But to me, a roller coast ride is so much better! One second, you’re ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereCan you identify the difference between normal and abnormal teenage behavior? Typical adolescent flaws include things like moodiness, laziness and irresponsibility … and present no real cause for alarm. But other behaviors, such as blatant rule-breaking, excessive ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereMom, Dad, it’s never too early to start planning for the teen years! When your child reaches the “tween” years, things are calm and easy … and you’re like, “Hey, I’m getting’ the hang of this parenting thing!” Hmm. Well, I hate to bust your bubble, ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereToday’s culture offers so many confusing directions and tempting paths, it’s no wonder our teens often get lost or off-track. But it’s never too late for them to find their way back! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers hope to parents ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereRecently, I came across an interesting Time magazine cover. It pictured a child standing like a puppet, with his arms and legs attached to strings … presumably controlled by a parent above. Well, it seems the world is finally catching on to the folly of over-parenting. ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereNow don’t get me wrong. Having a strong relationship with your teen is critically important. But sometimes we take it to an unhealthy extreme. Even though parents know the value of discipline, many of us have a hard time actually following through. We’re worried ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDo discussions with your teen sound more like long-winded monologues than engaging conversations? Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers helpful tips and principles for opening up the lines of communication between parent and teen. If you listen ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereAccording to a recent study, close to 60% of our kids quit going to church after age fifteen. So what’s the reason behind this mass exodus? Well, I’m sad to hear that many teens see the church as judgmental and irrelevant. To many, the church looks like an elite […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereHow do you handle those inevitable moments when your teen begins to doubt? From her earliest days, you convince your little girl that she can accomplish anything. Opportunities are limitless. And the world is her oyster. But as kids move from childhood to adolescence, ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen parents feel busy, tired or hurt, they’re often tempted to pull away from our families. But according to Mark Gregston, it’s during the difficult teens years that it’s critical we stay engaged! Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, special guest Sean Meade ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereFrom the outside, Zaya looked like an angry, negative, and disconnected teen. But on the inside, she was simply craving the approval of her mom and dad. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston invites Zaya and other Heartlight students to share their ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereThese days, it’s nearly impossible to go more than a few hours without checking your phone or browsing email. And while technology has brought all sorts of good things into our lives, it comes with plenty of downsides as well! This weekend on Parenting Today’s ...
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