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Over-Responsible Parents Equal Irresponsible Kids

If you don’t start to hand over the reins of responsibility to your kids as they enter their adolescent years, it can have lasting consequences as they enter their adult years. In today’s devotional, Mark Gregston explains that overinvolved parents who continue to do everything for their teens are setting their kids up to be entitled and unmotivated adults. You want your kids to soar after they leave home, NOT return to the nest!  

For more on how to teach your teens responsibility, check out Mark’s book, ‘Developing Rules and Consequences,’ 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.