#240 – The Teen Culture Has Changed—Have Your Parenting Skills?

by Mark Gregston

May 4, 2020

Today’s culture is different than the one you and I grew up in during the 70’s, and 80’s.  Marijuana is legal in many states.  Gender issues dominate the news and headlines.  Bullying and school shootings are on the rise.  We live in a world where kids spend an average of ten hours online and more time is spent videotaping conflicts than spent trying to resolve them. 

I think if we’re honest with ourselves, a lot of us have thought, Man, I’m so glad I didn’t have to grow up like this.  But the problem with this thinking is that your child does, and they don’t have a choice in the matter.  So, as parents, we need to learn some new tips and techniques in order to better parent and communicate with our teens. Continue reading “#240 – The Teen Culture Has Changed—Have Your Parenting Skills?”


When Your Family is in Crisis

#540 – Student Story: Jake

with host Mark Gregston

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.

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For the latest on how to parent your teen, please visit the Parenting Today’s Teens website or our bookstore.

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Teens and Sexual Identity

#529 – Student Story: Kate

with host Mark Gregston

Today’s “anything goes” culture is cultivating confusion among teens about sexual identity. Kids are encouraged to act on their feelings and express their “true self.” So, how should moms and dads react if their child is experimenting with same-sex relationships?

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston gives parents helpful tools to discuss homosexuality with teens in a sensitive and loving manner.

For free parenting resources, please click here.

For the latest on how to parent your teen, please visit the Parenting Today’s Teens website or our bookstore.

If you listen on a mobile phone or tablet, please download our Parenting Today’s Teens app available for Apple or Android. If you listen on a desktop or laptop computer, press the “play” button above to enjoy daily parenting advice.

For any more info on Parenting Today’s Teens or Heartlight, please visit https://parentingtodaysteens.org/ -or- https://www.heartlightministries.org/