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How Do You Get Your Child to Respect Authority?

Today’s teens view people in authority much differently than they used to. Instead of giving them respect, teens often view authority figures as untrustworthy — sometimes for good reasons. So how do you teach your teen to respect authority, especially regarding your role as a parent? In today’s episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd sit down to discuss WHY teens don’t like authority figures and what changes you can make to ensure your child respects you. Don’t miss this topic!  

For more on this subject, check out Mark’s book, ‘Tough Guys and Drama Queens,’ at

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.