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Take the Pressure Off Yourself — And Your Kids!

Do you ever catch yourself worrying about if people view you as a good parent? You’re not alone, but the good news is that you can take the pressure off yourself. If you try to be the ‘perfect parent,’ your teens might feel the ripple effects of that unattainable goal. In this episode, Mark revisits how pressure from a perfection-seeking boss caused burnout in his own life and shares what unintended messages you might be giving your teen. Tune in now!  

For more on how to communicate better with your teen, 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.