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Parenting Today's Teens (Heartlight Ministries)

  • freshI Know There’s Something Going On
    #2046 Recently, a parent asked me this question: “If I suspect that my teen is involved in an inappropriate relationship … should I pry into their private life to find out for sure?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. N…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jul 19, 2:15pm -
  • What Is Forgiveness?
    #2045 When your child says something like, “I wish I’d been born in a different family!” … how do you recover from the hurt? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. The answer is forgiveness. And if you can grasp this defi…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 19, 2:08pm -
  • Your Teen in a World of Alcohol and Marijuana
    #538 – Student Story: Robert With new laws in place, alcohol and marijuana are easier to get ahold of now than ever before. So, how can parents prepare their teens to navigate this world of temptations? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Ma…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 19, 11:26am -
  • Parenting Goals
    #2044 Setting goals is an effective way to achieve desired results. So Mom, Dad … what are your goals as a parent? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. In my opinion, parents these days spend too much time trying to make thei…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 1:25pm -
  • When Teens Want To Escape
    #2043 When life gets hard, we often want to retreat … to take a break and regroup. It’s natural! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. You and I know what it’s like to want to escape after a particularly hard day at work.…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 19, 1:56pm -
  • Sharing Your Past
    #2042 Parents often ask me if they should share their past with their teen. They say, “Won’t that just encourage them to repeat the mistakes I made?” In my experience, I’ve found just the opposite to be true. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 1:23pm -
  • Caught Red-Handed
    #2041 Most parents are devastated when they learn that their teen has been drinking booze, experimenting with sex, or participating in some other destructive behavior. But how you react in that moment has the power to define your relationship in year…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 2:03pm -
  • First Flights
    #2040 Ever watch a baby bird leave the nest for the first time? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Baby humans go through a similar process… though you wouldn’t recognize it at first. It typically involves things like sta…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 1:56pm -
  • Why Your Teen Needs a Job
    #537 – Student Story: Ronin No amount of after-school activities, social clubs, sports programs or music lessons can replace the education and life skills gained at work. But most kids aren’t terribly eager to start punching the clock! This weeke…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 11:59am -
  • Don’t Give Up on the Harvest
    #2039 Take some dirt, drop in a seed, add some water … and wait. Eventually, you’ll grow a harvest! Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Now, I don’t make a living growing food … but I do know the basic process. Plant,…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 1:23pm -

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 -