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Parents, Learn to Start Saying ‘No’

Doing everything for your children when they’re little is totally acceptable — but when they become teens, continuing to attend to their every need will only enable their selfishness. In this episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd talk about the steps you can take to model selflessness for your kids and ensure they don’t grow up to be self-centered adults. Don’t miss this important topic!  

For more on how to help guide your teen toward healthy independence, read Mark’s article, ‘Balanced Parenting,’ 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.