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Parenting Today's Teens (Heartlight Ministries)

  • freshOverprotective Parenting
    #2003 In my decades of working with teens and their families … I’ve met a lot of overzealous and overprotective parents. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Parents don’t pamper their teens because they want to do the wr…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 May 19, 1:46pm -
  • Undo Button
    #2000 Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a great big “undo” button that would completely erase all of your parenting mistakes? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Unfortunately, no such button exists. But perhaps if we sto…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 19, 1:47pm -
  • Shielding From Danger
    Adam was a good kid who came from a Christian home. But when he transformed into a disrespectful, dishonest, and rebellious teen, his parents turned to me for help. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. When I sat down to talk w…
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 19, 6:55pm -
  • Good Ol’ Teen Rebellion
    When teens step out of line, I always encourage parents to uncover the real reason behind their behavior. But in certain circumstances, it’s possible they’re dealing with a good ol’ case of rebellion. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting…
    - 9 days ago, 15 May 19, 5:34pm -
  • Communication Technology
    #1993 Remember the old Star Trek TV shows? Back then … the gadgets they used seemed so futuristic and far-fetched. But today, we’re using technology that would even blow Scotty’s mind! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.…
    - 15 days ago, 9 May 19, 1:29pm -
  • Spring Training
    #1992 If you or one of your kids has ever played on a sports team, then you know how much work this “recreational activity” can be. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. In a way, raising a family is a lot like training for…
    - 16 days ago, 8 May 19, 3:01pm -
  • Constant Correction
    #1991 Time for a pop quiz: Children need to be corrected every time they make a mistake. True or false? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. [buzzing sound] False! Kids mess up all the time. And when they’re young, it’s app…
    - 17 days ago, 7 May 19, 1:36pm -
  • Graduation Ceremony
    #1990 A few times every year, I gather the Heartlight staff, teens, and parents to celebrate. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Our graduations at Heartlight aren’t like your typical ceremony. No flowing robes or funny hat…
    - 18 days ago, 6 May 19, 1:35pm -
  • Demanding Perfection
    Would you ever tell me that you demand perfection from your teen? Probably not. But would your teen give the same answer? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Over decades of working with kids, I’ve heard hundreds of sons and…
    - 80 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 2:18pm -
  • Use a Map
    They’ve been around for thousands of years. It’s one of man’s longest-enduring inventions. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. I’m talking about maps. Nowadays we just pull them up on our computers and smart phones. Bu…
    - 81 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 2:26pm -

Parenting My Teen

  • Being a Parent to A Teen
    Being a parent is a job that has no breaks. Many say that perhaps it is the greatest responsibility one can face. This is the time when you do not have just yourself to think of and your priorities change. However, many also claim that this is perhap…
    - 3 Sep 18, 11:11am -
  • Welcome to Parenting My Teen
    Welcome to Parenting My Teen. This is a blog dedicated to mothers, fathers, and guardians who are dealing with this special period of development in their children’s lives. We’ve been through it and we know how exciting, wonderful, and extraordin…
    - 28 Nov 17, 3:46am -