Parenting Today's Teens with Mark Gregston Podcast
May 23 • 17:42
Connection Through Correction
Episode:

Connection Through Correction

May 23, 2024 • 17:42 • Mark Gregston

As a parent, you need to check your ego at the door. When your teen makes a mistake, it's not an opportunity to showcase your authority, but rather to respond in a way that paves the path to their growth. In todays episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd explore historical methods of discipline and contrast them with more constructive approaches that prioritize the child's learning and relationship with parents. They offer practical advice on how to approach teens when they misstep by using strategic conversation starters, asking insightful questions and avoiding damaging accusations. Remember that confrontation, handled with love and understanding, isn't just resolving today's issue it's teaching important life skills for tomorrow. Listen now!

For more inspiration and encouragement, check out Mark's newest devotional, "Daily Hope For Families," at dailyhopeforfamilies.com

Parenting Today's Teens is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org

Podcast:

Parenting Today's Teens

With Mark Gregston
The Parenting Today’s Teens Podcast features Mark Gregston, a parenting expert who has worked with teens and parents for over 45 years. Enlightening, up-to-date, practical, and something every parent would enjoy listening to. Raw at times, challenging at other times, but always hopeful to get your family to a better place in an adolescent culture that is sometimes a little contrary to what you believe and want for your teen. Parenting Today's Teens is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org
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Teen Stories: From Rock Bottom to Redemption

Many of the teens at Heartlight arrive after hitting the lowest point in their lives but it's only at that point when they accept that something needs to change. In today's show, Mark sits down with two older teens who've struggled through trauma, addiction and being arrested before coming to the boarding school. Molly recounts her childhood marred by family dysfunction and personal battles with eating disorders, self-harm and substance abuse. She also shares the turning points that led her to embrace a path of recovery. Check it out!

Want to learn more about the Heartlight program? Go to heartlightministries.org

Parenting Today's Teens is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org

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Jun 17 • 16:37
Building Responsibility in Tweens

Our approach to parenting must shift as our kids world changes which means we have to recognize the complex issues our pre-teens are being faced with. In this episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd dive into the crucial subject of instilling responsibility in tweens children ages 9-12 who are navigating a world filled with unprecedented pressures and influences. From taking care of pets to managing chores, tune in to discover ways to equip your tweens with the resilience and wisdom they need to thrive in an ever-changing world!

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Parenting Today's Teens is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org

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Jun 14 • 29:55
I Mustache Mark a Question: Identity, Independence and Influence

In todays episode, Mark Gregston tackles tough questions and real-life scenarios sent in by concerned parents. Topics range from addressing LGBTQ matters and therian identity to dealing with troubled and rebellious teens, the impacts of social media influence and the delicate dynamics of co-parenting post-divorce. He also provides practical advice on runaway adopted children, the pros and cons of sleepovers at different ages and guiding teens who yearn for independence via boarding school. Loaded with wisdom and humor, this episode is a must-listen for parents seeking to navigate the turbulent teen years with grace and understanding. Tune in now!

Have a question for Mark? Submit it here: markgregston.com

Parenting Today's Teens is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org

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Jun 13 • 19:24
Do You Need to Reevaluate Your Parenting Strategies?

Do you ever find yourself questioning whether your current parenting tactics are effective? On todays episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd challenge parents to rethink their traditional methods and provide practical advice on how to shift from old habits to more successful strategies. They discuss the importance of stopping behaviors like constant lecturing, worrying and reacting, and advocate for starting habits such as active listening, engaging more with teens and fostering an environment of trust and open communication. Tune in now to learn how adapting your approach can revolutionize your relationship with your kid, reduce conflict in your life and nurture a positive environment at home!

For more inspiration and encouragement, check out Mark's newest devotional, "Daily Hope For Families," at dailyhopeforfamilies.com

Parenting Today's Teens is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org

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Jun 12 • 19:07
Teaching Teens to Respect Authority in Today's World

Teens live in a world bombarded by celebrity scandals and news about flawed leaders, which often means they easily lose respect for authority figures. In this episode, Mark delves into the challenges of parenting in a world overflowing with information, and focuses on the erosion of respect in teens as they navigate the complexities and disappointments of the world around them. He also offers advice for parents on maintaining an environment of respect within your household. Tune in!

Does your teen have a disrespect problem? Mark's book, "Developing Rules and Consequences," can help you address it. Order your copy at bit.ly/developing-rules

Parenting Today's Teens is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org

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About the Host

Mark Gregston

Mark has taken all the experience he has gained in working in the various youth ministry experiences and developed resources to help parents nationwide. He’s authored 18 books, has written hundreds of articles about parenting teens in a difficult culture, and is also the host of the nationally acclaimed radio program, Parenting Today’s Teens, which was honored to receive the 2014 Program of the Year award from the National Religious Broadcasters. These programs are heard on over 1,700 radio outlets throughout North America.

From his 45 years of experience of working with teens and their families, Mark shares his insight and wisdom through seminars, retreats, and conferences, taking up all his free weekends. Mark’s wit and wisdom, shared through stories and reflections of his involvement with teens brings biblical insight and practical help to all who hear him share his heart about families and teens.

Mark and Jan, have been married for 45 years and have two children, both of whom are married and have blessed them with four wonderful grandchildren. Heartlight is family oriented, and family run. Their children work with them insuring there is always hope and help for families searching for something different in their parenting style.

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