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Destructive Teen Behavior


It’s normal for teens to be both curious and relational.  But, occasionally they take things to the extreme—even to the point of harming themselves.  Some of these destructive behaviors include cutting, the choking game, running away, drinking or using their parents’ prescription drugs.  On this edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston provides tools for parents to cultivate a relationship with their teen and counteract the desire to engage in extreme behavior.

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.