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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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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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Episodes

Build a Relationship First

6/18/2018
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Kids require correction. From their toddler years to their teenage years, they need guidance and discipline. For the most part, I meet parents who have discipline down pat. They know how to instruct, enforce and correct. But where they fall short… is the relationship. They tend to mistake arguments for conversation and living under the […] The post Build a Relationship First appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

WEEKEND: Summer with your teen

6/16/2018
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Student Story: Paul School’s out for the summer—what are your plans with your teen? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers guidance for making this summer a season of joy and getting closer to your teen. Learn how laughter and a good sense of humor can go a long way toward opening hearts. […] The post WEEKEND: Summer with your teen appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

Curbing Disrespect

6/15/2018
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I recently received a note from one frustrated mom who asked this: How do I deal with snarkiness in my teen? Whether you call it “snarkiness” or “rudeness” or whatever… it’s still disrespect. And it should be off limits in your home. If your teen is rolling his eyes when you talk, or answering you […] The post Curbing Disrespect appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Teens and Loss

6/14/2018
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No one makes it through life without dealing with this human emotion. Loss. The pain that follows loss is something none of us escape. It’s overwhelming when you’ve lost something or someone. You know what it’s like to grieve a broken relationship or spend sleepless nights fretting over the loss of a dream. Well, those […] The post Teens and Loss appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Stop Comparing

6/13/2018
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It’s one of the most insidious traps parents fall into. I’m talkin’ about comparison. Yep, it’s easy to look at some one else’s family and use them as a measuring stick. They eat dinner together every night. Looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. Your family’s lucky if they grab stale pizza before running out the […] The post Stop Comparing appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Testing your patience

6/12/2018
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Are you a patient person? Does your temper flare when the line is too long at the bank? Are you one of those drivers who pounds the steering wheel when there’s traffic? Patience while waiting in line or on the highway is one thing, but it’s never more needed than when parenting teens! [[In fact, […] The post Testing your patience appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Allowing Imperfection

6/11/2018
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Years ago I took a job under a boss who was a great guy… but he required perfection from his employees. The job taught me a lot, and I don’t regret it. But the internal and external pressure to be perfect was overwhelming. My boss used spiritual motivators to convince me that programs had to […] The post Allowing Imperfection appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

WEEKEND: How to deal with a teen’s out of control behavior

6/9/2018
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Student Story: John Are you frustrated with your teen’s out-of-control behavior? When the tension starts rising, take steps to limit the emotional toll of the coming storm. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston discusses how you can prepare yourself to meet those challenging moments with confidence and sensitivity. If you listen on a […] The post WEEKEND: How to deal with a teen’s out of control behavior appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

Two Responses

6/8/2018
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When kids face the uncertainty of a world that’s constantly in flux, they’ll have one of two responses: Take control… or give up altogether! If the things that mom and dad taught don’t seem to fit in the surrounding culture, teens will often be confused and lost. At this crossroad of decision, they’ll take one […] The post Two Responses appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Facing uncertainty

6/7/2018
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You can be certain that one day your kids will realize the uncertainty of life! When I think about what kids view and hear today, it’s no surprise that many kids entering adolescence are filled with questions. They’re undecided about which path to take. They don’t feel ready to face the world. And they’re on […] The post Facing uncertainty appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

You are irreplaceable!

6/6/2018
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Did you know that you’re irreplaceable? The time, approval, love and acceptance you give to your teen is like gold in the economy of relationships. So don’t stop giving affection to your kids! Make a habit to meet with your teen every week. Designate a time when authentic conversations can happen… when trust can be […] The post You are irreplaceable! appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Plan-Ahead discipline

6/5/2018
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Ever slapped a punishment on your kid because you were mad? Ever reacted to the situation before thinking? If you’re like me, you can answer, “yes”! Spur of the moment discipline isn’t the wisest parenting move. It may make us feel better when our fifteen- year- old really messed up. But it doesn’t necessarily build […] The post Plan-Ahead discipline appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Purpose behind discipline

6/4/2018
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You’ve got rules at home. You enforce them. And when one of the children crosses the line, they pay the consequences. Right? It’s true for everyone. If you’re in a family, you deal with discipline issues. But I want to take just a moment to remind you of what’s behind those rules and consequences. The […] The post Purpose behind discipline appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

WEEKEND: Turning over control to your teen

6/2/2018
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Student Story: Kiley Does it feel like you’ve lost control over your teen? Maybe that’s good thing! Good parenting involves releasing your grip and allowing for mistakes. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston discusses the risks and rewards of giving up control—without giving up reasonable boundaries. If you listen on a mobile phone […] The post WEEKEND: Turning over control to your teen appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

War Zone Family

5/31/2018
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I talk to a lot of parents who feel like their home is a virtual war zone. The teens are lobbing emotional grenades. And it isn’t pretty. I completely understand the analogy. Every day feels like a painful battle. And too often you may feel like a casualty. But I’d encourage you to step back. […] The post War Zone Family appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Warning Light

5/30/2018
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Ever had a warning light come up on your dashboard? Hey, when the radiator’s boiling, it’s time to pull over! Just as you would pay attention to …and act on …a warning in your car, we need to pay attention to the warning light in relationships! When a teen is boiling over with anger… that […] The post Warning Light appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Expectations and Privileges

5/29/2018
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Ever heard those words before? “Everyone else does it. Why can’t I?” Your children will be surrounded by families with different boundaries and privileges. But don’t cave to their standards. Stick with what you believe! And when the kids under your roof complain about your rules on cell phones, church attendance, Internet access, movies, dating […] The post Expectations and Privileges appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Dangers of Authoritarian Parenting

5/28/2018
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Were your parents strict? I grew up in a military- style home… but I don’t recommend it for most families today! When moms and dads are strict and in control, many kids are well behaved… yet feel a deep-seated contempt for their parents. If provoked … through things like isolation, authoritarian discipline and over-the-top sternness… […] The post Dangers of Authoritarian Parenting appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

WEEKEND: 8 Keys to Better Communication with Your Teen

5/26/2018
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Student Story: Ava Before you utter another word to your teen, ask yourself: “Why am I doing this? Is this discussion more about me, or them?” This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers eight practical keys to make your conversations fruitful and free flowing—so that they lead to the positive results you seek. If […] The post WEEKEND: 8 Keys to Better Communication with Your Teen appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

Long-Term Parenting

5/25/2018
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The mark of a good parent is not necessarily a good kid who never gets into trouble, makes a bad decision, or fails a class. The mark of good parenting is not only determined by the way a child acts at home during their teen years… but also how a child engages and responds during […] The post Long-Term Parenting appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58