The Three Most Important Things in the Teen Years

by Mark Gregston

I’ve been working with families and teens since I was nineteen years old.  What I’ve learned over these forty plus years is that what you do in your child’s adolescent years will make all the difference in the world concerning what your family will look like when your teen leaves home, gets married, and has a family of their own. 

I often say, undesirable behaviors are simply the visible expression of an invisible issue that comes out in your home.  So, when you look at the heart of your child, can you see where the behavior is coming from?  Do you see any areas of improvement?  And more importantly, do you know about the three areas of emphasis that create a healthy, loving, and stable atmosphere that will allow your teen to thrive? Continue reading “The Three Most Important Things in the Teen Years”


Maintaining Your Relationship in a Not-So-Relational World

#467 – Student Story: Hunter

with host Mark Gregston

Your teen is growing up—they’re not babies anymore! And that means you need to adapt to their changing needs. So what are some specific ways you can adjust your parenting technique?

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston provides tips for raising your young adult with sensitivity and skill.

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6 Ways to Foster Maturity in Your Teen

Student Story: Bella

It’s been said that successful parenting is a continuous process of working yourself out of a job. So how do you transition your teen from adolescent dependency to independent young adulthood? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston suggests six ways you can let go of control while trusting God to teach responsibility through life’s experiences.

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