Skip to content

Pain as a Motivating Factor for Teens

Student Story: Chase

We want to spare our kids from hurt and disappointment. But jumping in to rescue them from poor choices might actually make matters worse! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston gives a stern warning to overprotective parents. Learn to embrace “good” pain as a great teacher and healthy motivator for your teen.

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.