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Parenting Todays Teens: Episodes

Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereHave you ever noticed that teens who are irresponsible and unmotivated often have parents who are just the opposite? Hardworking moms and dads often have a tendency to be over- responsible for their children’s lives. Rather than letting their kids take care of their ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereThere are three “C’s” in every teenager’s home: change, conflict … and chaos! After living with teens and working with their families for three decades … I am well acquainted with each of these “C’s”! But let me say this: one of them is avoidable! ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereNo parent ever dreams that their child might experiment with drugs, alcohol or some other dangerous activity. But the reality is … it happens every day. So how can we see past the crushing feelings of grief or betrayal … and help our teens get to a better place? […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereGuest: Tim Kimmel Kids are bound to make poor choices and foolish mistakes. So the next time your teen blows it, how can you offer him grace—without letting him off the hook? Heartlight founder and director Mark Gregston talks balancing grace and consequences on ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereDid you know that in Hartford, Connecticut, it’s illegal to cross the street walking on your hands? Or in Wilbur, Washington, it’s against the law to drive an ugly horse? Nothing undermines the power of a rule more than when it’s totally irrelevant and inappropriate. ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereRecently, a parent asked me this question: “If I suspect that my teen is involved in an inappropriate relationship … should I pry into their private life to find out for sure?” Now, trusting your teen is important. But if you have a hunch there’s something ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen your child says something like, “I wish I’d been born in a different family!” … how do you recover from the hurt? The answer is forgiveness. And if you can grasp this definition, it will make a world of difference in how you handle any struggle with your […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereSetting goals is an effective way to achieve desired results. So Mom, Dad … what are your goals as a parent? In my opinion, parents these days spend too much time trying to make their kids happy … and too little time helping them grow up. A parent’s job […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWhen life gets hard, we often want to retreat … to take a break and regroup. It’s natural! You and I know what it’s like to want to escape after a particularly hard day at work. And our teens are the same way. When pressures at school, bullying from […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereGuest: Dee Dee Mayer In grade school, it starts with kids making up wild stories—while keeping their fingers crossed behind their backs! But as time goes on, many teens fall into a deeper pattern of cheating, lying, and intertwining the truth with fiction. Today ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereParents often ask me if they should share their past with their teen. They say, “Won’t that just encourage them to repeat the mistakes I made?” In my experience, I’ve found just the opposite to be true. More than ever, kids today are in desperate need of honest ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereMost parents are devastated when they learn that their teen has been drinking booze, experimenting with sex, or participating in some other destructive behavior. But how you react in that moment has the power to define your relationship in years to come. Any time ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereEver watch a baby bird leave the nest for the first time? Baby humans go through a similar process… though you wouldn’t recognize it at first. It typically involves things like staying out late, pushing boundaries, or hanging out with the wrong crowd. So if your ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereTake some dirt, drop in a seed, add some water … and wait. Eventually, you’ll grow a harvest! Now, I don’t make a living growing food … but I do know the basic process. Plant, tend, wait, harvest. And you know what? That’s a great process for parenting, too. […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereOne time, a dad asked me why his discipline methods had stopped being effective. He said, “They worked on me when I was a kid. I mean, you train horses the same way you did a hundred years ago, don’t ya?” Well, he had a point. Except horses haven’t […]
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWEEKEND PODCAST Guest: Kristen Cummins Have the relationships in your family been damaged by conflict, tension, or poor communication? Sounds like it’s time for a little home improvement! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers helpful DIY ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereToday’s moms and dads are so worried about being friends with their kids … they’ve forgotten how to be parents! I’ve seen parents get so lax with their kids that they look more like buddies than parents. I like to call them “peer-ents.” But in my experience, ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereWouldn’t it be nice if all the problems you have with your kids would disappear at the snap of a finger? I hate to be bearer of bad news … but there’s no quick fix to family problems. Instead, I’ll suggest a plan of action to making gradual—but effective—changes ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereSusanna came from a great home with Christian parents. She grew up attending church, playing sports, and going to youth group. But by the time she turned 17, she was selling drugs, abusing alcohol, and using meth at a rate of 500 dollars a day. Susanna’s parents ...
Click To Hear Podcast via iTunes hereFor parents whose teens are spinning out of control, it can often feel like a tornado that’s bearing down on your household. I’ve heard moms and dads describe the struggle with their teen as a violent twister. There are calm days. Then, out of nowhere, there are ...
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