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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


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Get In There and Fight!

8/23/2019
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#2069 Some families let arguments and fighting tear them apart. But in reality … conflict can pull a family together! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. When handled properly, conflict can actually improve relationships. People who stick together through thick and thin become closer by the end. In fact, some of the […] The post Get In There and Fight! appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Academic Discouragement

8/23/2019
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#2068 I can still remember the day I brought home all A’s on my report card—except for one B—and my dad wanted to know, “Why isn’t this one an A?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Man, my dad’s comment really took the wind out of my sails. Hey, it’s only natural […] The post Academic Discouragement appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Unreported Bullies

8/21/2019
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#2067 According to a recent study, nearly thirty percent of kids in middle and high school are bullied. But only fraction will ever report it. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. I’ve talked to students who were bullied for being adopted, for struggling in school … even for having a mom or […] The post Unreported Bullies appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Homework Police

8/20/2019
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#2066 Are you getting tired of policing your teen … to make sure he gets his homework done? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Here’s something I tell the kids that live with me at Heartlight: “I don’t care about your academics. If you want to graduate on time, then graduate on […] The post Homework Police appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Terrible Life Choices

8/19/2019
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#2065 How do you love an adult child who’s making terrible life choices? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Suppose you learn your adult child is having an affair … or she’s convicted of shoplifting. What if your son starts using drugs? Or your daughter gets pregnant out of wedlock? These scenarios […] The post Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Learning to Listen When All You Want to Do is Talk

8/17/2019
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#542 – Student Story: Katie Are your platitudes and words of wisdom falling on deaf ears? Maybe you need to spend less time talking … and more time listening! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston teaches parents how to open up the lines of communication with their teens by being better listeners. The post Learning to Listen When All You Want to Do is Talk appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

Change the World

8/16/2019
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#2063 The famous author Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world … but no one thinks of changing himself.” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Parents usually come to see me when their family’s in a time of crisis. When relationships aren’t working out. And when things at home […] The post Change the World appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Don’t Quit!

8/15/2019
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#2063 It doesn’t matter how good a parent you are. There are forces at work in today’s culture that can send your teen spinning out of control! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Maybe you’ve just gone through a shouting match with your teen … and you’re asking yourself, “What just happened?” […] The post Don’t Quit! appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Give It a Rest

8/14/2019
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#2062 Parents need to spend a little less time nagging … and a little more time creating a peaceful harbor for their kids! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. When our teens get home from school, we’re like, “You need to do this … and you need to meet this expectation … […] The post Give It a Rest appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Feelings of Failure

8/13/2019
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#2061 If your energetic little boy has become a terror … or your sweet little girl is teetering on the brink of disaster … it’s easy to lose hope. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. When you’re struggling with a wayward teen, it can feel like your world is turning upside down. […] The post Feelings of Failure appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Punching the Clock

8/12/2019
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#2060 Mom, Dad, trying to empower your teen for a successful future? I’m gonna surprise you with one of the keys! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. One of the biggest mistakes I see parents making today is keeping their kids too busy with after-school activities. They’ve got no time left for […] The post Punching the Clock appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Motivating an Unmotivated Teen

8/10/2019
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#541 – Student Story: Lucas Do you struggle to get your teen to do his homework, help with chores, or get out of the house? You can’t know how to help him until you know what’s behind the behavior. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston helps parents identify the reasons behind their teens’ […] The post Motivating an Unmotivated Teen appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

Grades and Value

8/9/2019
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#2059 When your teen gets home from school, do you typically ask questions like, “Did you finish your homework?” Or “How was the test?” Chances are, you’re totally missing the point! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. When I was in high school, I didn’t do very well with grades. In fact, […] The post Grades and Value appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Tools of Torment

8/8/2019
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#2058 Back in my day, bullies were confined to name-calling at lunchtime … taunts on the playground … or fights behind the gym after school. But today, bullies have way more tools of torment at their disposal. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. You know, there’s probably nothing that makes me any […] The post Tools of Torment appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

For Their Own Good

8/7/2019
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#2057 Getting a shot at the doctor’s office or having blood drawn for a test might hurt … but it’s for your own good! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Most parents believe that pain and discomfort should be avoided at all costs. However, pain is often the perfect remedy for a […] The post For Their Own Good appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Don’t Go It Alone

8/6/2019
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#2056 The single, most common question parents ask me is, “What is the most important thing I can do as a parent to help my kids?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Parents always seem surprised when I tell them that the most important thing they can do is join a small […] The post Don’t Go It Alone appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

When to Give Grace

8/5/2019
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#2055 As a parent, how do you know exactly the right time to extend grace? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. I recently worked with a teen who rarely received grace at home. He spewed anger on everyone and everything around him … including the side of my van. But instead of […] The post When to Give Grace appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

When Your Family is in Crisis

8/3/2019
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#540 – Student Story: Jake Are you experiencing helplessness, hopelessness, or fear regarding your teen? You don’t have to do this alone. It’s okay to ask for help! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston encourages parents to take action when their family is in crisis and outlines a three-step plan for intervention. The post When Your Family is in Crisis appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:24:55

Playground Lessons

8/2/2019
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#2054 Recently, I read a fascinating story about a mom who never left her son’s side. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Travis loved to jump from the swings at the playground. And that was fine, ‘cause his mom was always there to catch him before he hit the ground. Then came […] The post Playground Lessons appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58

Falling Off a Horse

8/1/2019
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#2053 Have you ever fallen off a horse? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. I work with teens at a residential counseling facility in Texas … so forgive me for using horses to teach life lessons. But when kids get on a horse for the first time, chances are they’re going to […] The post Falling Off a Horse appeared first on Parenting Today's Teens.

Duration:00:00:58