#472 – 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 “#472 – The Teen Culture Has Changed—Have Your Parenting Skills?”

#252 – Parents of Teens Must Adapt

by Mark Gregston

August 17, 2020

Trying to understand how to help your teen in a world that is constantly changing is like trying to hit a target that constantly moves. Just when your aim is right on target, things change — your kids change. Parents are often bewildered when trying to keep up with the always changing world of teens. It’s like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hydrant, or holding a fistful of sand. Knowing how to set the right standards and enforce the right discipline can be overwhelming, and may seem impossible.

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