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Pick Your Battles Wisely

Today’s teens are living in a culture that is often vile and full of demeaning language, and not surprisingly, this is reflected in today’s popular music. So if your teen is listening to music you don’t approve of, should you put a stop to it? Is it a battle worth fighting? In this episode, Mark Gregston addresses this question, along with several others, including how to separate mental health issues from behavioral problems, what to do when your child refuses to talk to you and more!  

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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.