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Parenting Today’s Teens offers biblical insights and practical wisdom for parents wanting a deeper relationship with their teens.

Parenting Today’s Teens offers biblical insights and practical wisdom for parents wanting a deeper relationship with their teens.
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West Fargo, ND

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Parenting Today’s Teens offers biblical insights and practical wisdom for parents wanting a deeper relationship with their teens.

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English

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877-933-2484


Episodes

A Big Mistake

4/17/2019
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It’s one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make. Can you guess? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Rules and consequences. It’s never easy to find the sweet spot between the two. Which is probably why I’ve seen so many families avoid the issue altogether … and never establish a clear […] The post A Big Mistake appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Take a Break

4/16/2019
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Ever had your boss ask you to come into his office for a “chat”? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. It’s awful. That awkward and intimidating stroll into a threatening setting. You know you’re there for one reason. Criticism. Yuck! No one likes to hear about failure and letting the boss down. […] The post Take a Break appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Connection Over Perfection

4/15/2019
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Recently, one of my good friends asked, “Mark, what does my teen need from me?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. My answer was, “They need you to be imperfect.” Not what you were expecting, right? Let me explain. Teens long to connect, engage, and have meaningful relationships. But here’s something I’ve […] The post Connection Over Perfection appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

WEEKEND: The Importance of Listening

4/13/2019
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#524 – Student Story: N/A These days, everyone has an opinion to voice. But few people are willing to listen! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston teaches parents the art of active listening. It’s a helpful lesson on developing better communication skills—and ultimately, a better relationship with your teen. The post WEEKEND: The Importance of Listening appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

Fruit Salad

4/12/2019
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I love what Miles Kington said about the difference between knowledge and wisdom. He said: “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting a tomato in a fruit salad.” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Right! Knowledge and wisdom are different. For moms and dads, it’s like […] The post Fruit Salad appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

The Problem Kids

4/11/2019
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Recently, a dad came to me with his dilemma: “Our daughter spends tons of time with her friends. But … gotta say … we don’t like them or trust them! What should we do?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. No parent wants to see their kids get tangled up in the […] The post The Problem Kids appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Cause for Celebration

4/10/2019
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Some people see change as a reason to worry. But in certain situations, it’s actually a cause for celebration. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Every individual was born with a need for self-expression. And as teens grow and mature, they begin to break away from mom and dad and become their […] The post Cause for Celebration appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Relationship vs. Dictatorship

4/9/2019
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When I was a kid, I remember thinking that coaches, police officers, and preachers were admirable human beings. But today’s teens are growing up with a different view. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. The younger generation is losing respect for people in power. As reports emerge about abuse and failure, kids […] The post Relationship vs. Dictatorship appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Looking in a Mirror

4/8/2019
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#1971 When I was a kid, I remember thinking that coaches, police officers, and preachers were admirable human beings. But today’s teens are growing up with a different view. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. The younger generation is losing respect for people in power. As reports emerge about abuse and failure, […] The post Looking in a Mirror appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

WEEKEND: When a Parent’s Good Intentions Go Bad

4/6/2019
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#523 – Student Story: Maggie Every good parent lays down ground rules and boundaries when their kids are young. But if you don’t update your rules as your child gets older—they’re guaranteed to backfire! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston outlines five practical steps to help parents implement healthy changes at home. The post WEEKEND: When a Parent’s Good Intentions Go Bad appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

Get Out and Connect

4/4/2019
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#1968 You’ve heard me talk about the importance of connecting with your teen. But when he refuses to look you in the eye, where do you start? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Okay, we’re gonna get really practical today. These are some of the tactics I use when I engage with […] The post Get Out and Connect appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

A New Weekly Event

4/3/2019
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#1967: Add something fun to your calendar! I know you already have plenty of weekly time commitments … but I’ve got one more thing to add to your plate. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Now, don’t panic—this is a fun thing. I want you to find a place in your schedule […] The post A New Weekly Event appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Relationship is Number One

4/2/2019
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#1966: Are you putting relationship first? Parenting is about a lot of things. But one thing rises above the rest. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Parenting is about turning a dependent child into an independent adult. It’s about preparing him for the hardships of life. But more than anything else … […] The post Relationship is Number One appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

A Stone Chisel

4/1/2019
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#1965: Are you relying on old parenting methods? Thousands of years ago, men constructed cities and pyramids with little more than primitive tools made out of rocks and bones. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Without a doubt, those ancient tools served a good purpose … and got the job done. But […] The post A Stone Chisel appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Teens and Digital Boundaries

3/30/2019
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#522 – Student Story: N/A Every teen has a smartphone—and with it, a window to temptations we never imagined when we were young. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston talks about the good, the bad and the ugly of the digital world and offers helpful guidelines for healthy boundaries. The post Teens and Digital Boundaries appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

MVPs

3/29/2019
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#1964 Do you realize that right now, you’re one of the star players on a team? I’m not talking about hockey or football. I’m talking about the home! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Mom, dad … on your family’s team, you are one of the MVPs … and that stands for […] The post MVPs appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

The Only Person You Can Change

3/28/2019
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#1963 There’s no doubt about it … a family crisis can take a toll on even the most committed marriages. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Over the years, I’ve learned that family conflict has a tendency to amplify the true condition of a relationship. It doesn’t cause new problems, but merely […] The post The Only Person You Can Change appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Build in Some Fun

3/26/2019
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When a teenage son or daughter is careening in the wrong direction, the pain can bond parents together … or rip the seams of their marriage in two. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Naturally, parents want to help their teens when they’re in trouble. But they also want to know how […] The post Build in Some Fun appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Exercise Craze

3/25/2019
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Have you ever gone through an exercise craze? You worked out every day for a while and started looking really buff, lean and mean. But as soon as you stopped … well, everything went downhill. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Now, I’m not here to give you exercise tips. But I […] The post Exercise Craze appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

WEEKEND: Understanding the Losses Behind Behaviors

3/23/2019
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#521 – Student Story: Meredith Wherever there’s a void, there’s a need to fill it—and the same is true with teens. Could your child’s bad behavior actually be driven by feelings of loss? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston discusses how parents can help their teens process trauma and grief in a healthy […] The post WEEKEND: Understanding the Losses Behind Behaviors appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55