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When Teens Enter Self-Destruct Mode

Teens in today’s culture engage in all kinds of self-destructive behaviors, from cutting to drinking to sexual promiscuity. So, as a parent, how can you help keep them from making these harmful choices — or help them recover if they already have? In this episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd discuss the WHY behind teens’ self-destructive choices and share some advice for how you can be a voice of peace in their lives.  

For more advice on how to help your teen through a difficult time, read Mark’s book, ‘When Your Teen is Struggling.’ Order your copy 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.