Parenting Today's Teens with Mark Gregston Podcast
May 15 • 18:23
What Will You Be Remembered For?
Episode:

What Will You Be Remembered For?

May 15, 2024 • 18:23 • Mark Gregston

Legacy isn't about big achievements it's about the emotional and spiritual support you provide to your family that resonates through generations. Investing in those relationships is one of the most important things you can do! In today's show, Mark dives deep into the essence of cultivating meaningful relationships with your teens and how these interactions form the backbone of a lasting legacy. He emphasizes the importance of listening, understanding and truly connecting with your teen. Tune in now!

For more on cultivating meaningful relationships with your teens, check out our free "Five Ways to Stay Engaged With Your Teen" e-course! Enroll now at bit.ly/stay-engaged-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

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
All Episodes:
May 23 • 17:42
Connection Through Correction

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

May 22 • 24:36
Finding Balance in Our Expectations

As parents, we love our children deeply, and naturally, we want the best for them. But, our expectations can sometimes convey a pursuit of perfection, which is overwhelming for our kids. In this show, Mark draws from his personal experiences and the struggles of colleagues to illustrate how perfectionism can inadvertently place immense pressure on teens, skewing their perceptions of love and acceptance. He advises parents to foster genuine relationships and understanding, ultimately guiding teens to find comfort in their own imperfections. Don't miss this episode!

For more help understanding what's going on in your teen's life and the challenges they face, check out Mark's book, "When Your Teen Is Struggling." Order your copy at bit.ly/teen-is-struggling

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

May 21 • 27:55
Teen Stories: When Depression Takes Hold

In the overwhelming, high-pressure culture we live in, more teens than ever are dealing with depression. It's sometimes hard for parents to see what the root cause is, but in today's episode, Mark chats with two Heartlight teens who offer insights on their battles with depression. The two young ladies share reflections on how they were impacted by shifting family dynamics, isolation, social media and more. Join us as we listen to their powerful stories!

Is Heartlight right for your struggling teen? Learn more today at 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

May 20 • 12:20
More Than Meets the Eye: Unpacking Bad Behavior

Are you struggling to understand your teen's behavior? You're not alone. Many parents only see the "fruit" (behavior) without recognizing the "root" (underlying issues). In today's episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd dive into the complex underlying issues that manifest as problematic behavior in teenagers. By exploring real-life scenarios, such as a teen's struggle with alcohol and risky behaviors, they look at how surface actions often mask deeper emotional distress. Listen in now!

Looking for more parenting guidance based on biblical truths? Our Family Devotional Bundle is a great place to start! Check it out at bit.ly/family-devotional

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

May 17 • 7:09
I Mustache Mark a Question: Self-Worth, Substance Use and Secret Lives

In todays episode, Mark Gregston answers questions sent in by parents, addressing concerns such as an adopted teen dismissing consequences and a daughter secretly experimenting with drugs despite maintaining a perfect façade at school. He explores the possibility that such behaviors might be cries for help, stemming from a need for validation or a fear of rejection. For practical tips on encouraging value and self-worth in teens while maintaining a supportive, understanding relationship, listen 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

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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