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Parenting Todays Teens: Episodes

Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereToday’s culture is far different from the one we grew up in. It’s exposing our kids to more problems than we ever had to deal with, and doing it at a much younger age. On today’s edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston takes a realistic approach ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen kids reach the pre-teen years … they’re not the only ones who need to get ready to grow up! Adolescence is a critical time of growth for kids, of course. But moms and dads can also expect to do a little learning and changing as well. When we […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDo you sometimes find yourself hesitating to tell your teen the truth? A father once asked a counselor what to tell his two teenagers after their mother abandoned their family. The counselor immediately replied, “Tell them the truth; don’t lie. Protect their mother’s ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDo you remember those crazy fads from the late ‘60s and ‘70s? My dad always hated my bushy sideburns and long hair, my purple bell-bottoms and knee-high boots. But back in the day, I was hot stuff! Just like we confounded our parents with goofy clothes and weird ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereNow I’m definitely no fortuneteller … but I can always predict when pain will appear in the life of parents. After several decades of working with parents and teens, imminent pain has become an easy thing for me to spot. It happens anytime a mom or dad confronts ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDid you know that you can teach your child amazing stuff … through your silence? In fact, you not only can, but you should. Proverbs 17:28 says, “Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.” The next time your teen […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereEating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can show up in a teen’s appearance. But any health professional will tell you that the underlying issues go far deeper than just weight. Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston talks with Dr. Shannae Anderson ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereI love watching those reality talent shows like The Voice and America’s Got Talent. But I’m always saddened when I see contestants begging to get through to the next round … as if their very lives depended on it. A teen’s sense of self-worth and value could ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereMom, Dad, when was the last time you and your child went out and did something fun? What teens want more than anything else is relationship. And one of the best ways I know to build relationships is through sharing experiences. So my challenge for you this week is […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen a teen’s behavior is way out of line, it’s easy to think he or she doesn’t deserve grace. But that may be exactly the right time to give it. A biblical definition of grace is this: God’s undeserved favor and forgiveness when we’ve chosen to do the unforgivable. ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen life is spinning completely out of control … sometimes you wonder if God has overlooked you. Most of us would rather avoid pain than embrace it. But at the heart of every struggle, there’s something we can gain. For instance, the problems you face in your ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereParenting teens is tough work, even when parents agree on how a child should be raised. But the job gets even harder when moms and dads can’t seem to get on the same page. Kids desperately need a cohesive and focused team approach from Mom and Dad. Now, this […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereAs parents, we work hard to not only give our kids everything they need, but often everything they want as well. But in our efforts to provide, we may fall short of giving our kids the things they crave the most. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereAre you living an “either/or” kind of life? Or “both/and”? After decades of working with troubled teens and their families, I’m convinced that life is rarely an either/or thing. It’s rarely easy or difficult, fun or challenging. It’s always both at the ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereThe adolescent years aren’t just hard on teens—they’re hard on the whole family. If your own family isn’t currently struggling, chances are you know one who is. And if you’ve ever been in their place before, then you know what it’s like to feel worn out ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDo you have an aimless teen at home who lacks motivation and drive? Many of today’s parents are facing a generation of high school graduates who can’t seem to find direction or purpose. They won’t get a job and don’t plan to continue their education. And in ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen was the last time you and your family laughed so hard you couldn’t control yourselves? Most of the time, teens are like an emotional time bomb. They walk around with a short fuse and a matchstick … just ready to explode. So if you don’t want your home […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDo you have a comfortable prodigal living in your home? I find it interesting that the prodigal son in the Bible came to his senses only when the consequences of his rotten attitude left him eating with swine … far away from his mother’s home cooking. But today, ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereMost parents seem to think that their teens need less control, not more of it. But gradually handing over responsibility is the only way to train a child into becoming an adult. On this edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston coaches parents on balancing ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDoes your son refuse to spend any time with your family? Does he go out of his way to avoid family dinners? Would he rather spend time alone in his room than with his parents or siblings? As kids mature … it’s natural for them to spend more time […]
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