The Teen Culture Has Changed—Have Your Parenting Skills?

by Mark Gregston

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 “The Teen Culture Has Changed—Have Your Parenting Skills?”