Parenting Today's Teens with Mark Gregston Podcast
Jul 10 • 26:05
What Motivates Your Childs Choices?
Episode:

What Motivates Your Childs Choices?

July 10, 2024 • 26:05 • Mark Gregston

Teens might mask their pain with anger, humor or avoidance. Often, their seemingly rebellious acts are cries for help and understanding but it's up to parents to hear those cries. In this episode, Mark talks about the complexities of understanding teen behavior beyond its surface manifestations. By sharing a personal story, Mark illustrates the importance of recognizing the underlying emotional needs that drive both positive and negative actions. He emphasizes the necessity for parents to develop wisdom, sound judgment and discretion, guiding them to see with the eyes of their heart. Listen in!

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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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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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Jul 23 • 22:54
Teen Stories: Breaking Cycles

Substance use and other poor choices are often hiding deeper issues in our teens it's important to make sure your child knows your listening ear is always available. In today's show, Mark sits down with two more Heartlight teens, including Tyler, who shares his experience growing up with his grandparents after facing challenges due to his parents' struggles with substance abuse. He opens up about his early exposure to drugs, the impact it had on his life and how he's grown at Heartlight. Check it out!

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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Jul 22 • 13:29
How to Truly Connect with Your Teen in a Digital World

In this episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd explore the importance of building genuine connections with your teenager in an era dominated by digital communication. The discussion emphasizes the value of face-to-face engagement and meaningful conversations, and Mark shares practical tips on fostering connection while also navigating conflicts. Join us for insights on how to bridge the gap between you and your teen, creating a relationship grounded in trust and mutual respect.

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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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Jul 19 • 22:47
I Mustache Mark a Question: When to Consider Heartlight

In today's Q&A episode, Mark Gregston tackles one of the most frequently asked questions: "When is it time to send my child to a residential program like Heartlight?" With over 40 years of experience, Mark shares 15 key indicators to watch for, from drastic mood changes to dangerous behavior. He also offers guidance on alternatives and supporting resources for struggling teens and their families. Don't wait until it's too late take the steps now to ensure a better future for your teen.

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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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Jul 18 • 11:07
Finding the Balance: Involved Parenting vs. Helicopter Parenting

Is more parental involvement always better? It's all well-intended, but where do we draw the line? In todays episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd explore how hovering too much can actually stunt a teen's growth. They discuss the impact of over-involvement versus under-involvement and how each shapes your teen's ability to make decisions. Remember, it's all about preparing them for the real world, allowing them to learn from mistakes and giving age-appropriate freedoms. Tune in to discover how to create a nurturing yet balanced environment for your teen's growth!

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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Jul 17 • 21:32
Is Your Teen Fighting for Control?

Teens crave control in their lives. As our kids get older, it's crucial to balance your guidance and rules with trusting them to make their own decisions it's how they'll grow! In today's show, Mark explores the challenges that arise when well-intentioned parents try to micromanage their teen's life. Highlighting the importance of building a strong relationship, he shares some practical advice on relinquishing control and fostering trust. Tune in now!

Is your child in a downward spiral right now? Check out our Families in Crisis e-course for help and advice you can use today. Go to parentingtodaysteens.org/families-in-crisis-online-course

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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