What If My Teen’s Friends Are Bad News?

Student Story: Nick

No parent wants to see their kids get tangled up in the wrong crowd. So how should a parent respond when their teen makes friends with an unsavory character? On this weekend’s edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston teaches parents how to navigate this tricky situation.

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Teen Loneliness

Special Guest: Andy Braner

The average teen is likely to have hundreds, if not thousands of Facebook friends. Yet most of them would say that they still feel alone. On this weekend’s edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares how parents can turn the tide in their teen’s battle against loneliness.



When Your Teen is In the Wrong Crowd


Wonder why your son or daughter hangs around with a questionable group of friends?  Worried that your teen is being dragged down by his peers?  On today’s edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston helps parents make sense of their child’s choice of friends, and teaches them to protect their teen from the wrong crowd. Another helpful conversation today on Parenting Today’s Teens with Mark Gregston, featuring special guest, DeeDee Mayer.