Skip to content

Preparing Tweens for the Years Ahead

If you’re the parent of a tween — a child between 9 and 12 years old — you’ve probably noticed they seem to act more and more like teenagers with each passing day. That’s why it’s SO important to stay engaged with them and begin to teach them how to make good decisions and take responsibility now rather than later. Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd sit down to share some advice for parents of pre-teens that will help you stay ahead of the cultural wave headed for your kids. Tune in now!   

Looking for more insight on preparing for your child’s teen years? 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.