Skip to content

10 Things Parents Do to Push Their Teens Away

Student Story: Kennady

In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul advises parents to not “exasperate” their children. Yet sometimes, we waffle between our opposing attempts to “be there” and to “let them be.” This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston identifies ten parenting habits that push teens away—and offers ten healthy alternatives that encourage mutual closeness.

If you listen on a mobile phone or tablet, please download our Parenting Today’s Teens app available for Apple or Android. If you listen on a desktop or laptop computer, press the “play” button above to enjoy daily parenting advice.

Author: Mark Gregston

Mark Gregston began working with teens more than 40 years ago as a youth minister and Young Life director. He has authored nearly two dozen books, has written hundreds of articles, and is host of the nationally-acclaimed Parenting Today’s Teens podcast and radio broadcast.