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What’s Behind Your Teen’s Behavior?

by Mark Gregston

May 15, 2020

For over 30 years, Heartlight Ministries has been working with teens. While similar ministries focus on teen behaviors, we took a difference approach.  We knew that if our sole focus was on the behavior, nothing would ever change because the attention is placed on managing a symptom, and not the problem.  So, we dug deeper to discover what the behaviors represented.  We found that teen depression is typically caused by expectations not being met, dishonesty is a product of fearing consequences, and disobedience doesn’t happen on its own—there’s always a reason, so you need to figure out what’s driving the behavior. Continue reading “What’s Behind Your Teen’s Behavior?”


Developing Rules & Consequences That Work

#558 – Student Story: Ashlan

with host Mark Gregston

What’s the secret to developing rules and consequences that require honesty, obedience, and respect in your home … while encouraging your teen to make good decisions and wise choices?

This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston gives parents the tools to set appropriate boundaries and get positive responses from their teens.

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