Performance-based Relationships (PART 2)

by Mark Gregston

You think parents want good things for the kids? Absolutely. I’m not implying that you should abandon your high expectations for your children or that you shouldn’t encourage them to be the best that they can be. Just be careful not to communicate that your love is conditional and assure them that you will always be there for them. 

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Caring for the Heart of Your Adopted Teen

by Mark Gregston

Just as God has grafted us into His family by choosing to adopt us, there are many wonderful people out there who have grafted a child into their home and heart through adoption, as well.  And if that’s you and your family, thank you for making a difference in the life of a child who needed it.  November is National Adoption Month, and as we celebrate this month of intentional kindness, it’s a good time to remind you that adopting a child requires a lifetime willingness to open your home … and your heart to someone else in need.  It’s the same requirement needed for your natural-born children, but caring for and supporting an adopted child throughout all the stages of their lives often comes with some unique challenges. 

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The Suicide Pandemic & How it Affects Your Teen

Student Story: Sidney

with host Mark Gregston

Depression, anxiety and social comparison can cause teens to lose hope during their adolescent years. Couple that with the presence, prevalence and promotion of suicide as a valid alternative to “life,” and the result is tragic.

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston warns parents about the real and present threat of teen suicide.

To learn more about Heartlight, visit HeartlightMinistries.org

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens

Tough Guys and Drama Queens

For almost 40 years, we’ve been passionate about guiding kids and parents through the turbulent teenage years. Tough Guys and Drama Queens has been a huge part of that mission, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it now, to you, as a free online course!

This two-week course will give you a look into why traditional parenting techniques aren’t as effective as they used to be, the pressures they face in today’s culture, and how to build a stronger relationship with your teen throughout the tricky experiences they’ll have during these years.