Parenting Today’s Teens with Mark Gregston on Bott Radio

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Parenting Today’s Teens is the weekly radio outreach of Heartlight Ministries. Mark Gregston is the founder of Heartlight Ministries, a residential counseling program for teens. For over 30 years, Mark has been helping families and teens through the challenges of adolescence. A popular speaker, author and seminar leader, Mark offers biblical insights and practical wisdom for parents wanting a deeper relationship with their teen.

Recent Episodes

Mar 21

A Judgmental Spirit

Moms and dads may have good intentions when they offer constructive criticism or advice.  But if it’s offered at the wrong time or in the wrong way … teens may take it as judgment.   Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.   Have you ever rolled your eyes at your daughter’s outfit?  Or...

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Mar 20

A Perfectionist Mindset

A while back, I asked a group of teens this question:  “Do you think your parents want perfection in you?”   Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.   Parents want to motivate their kids.  I get it.  But sometimes, our verbal teasing translates into a demand for perfection.   Here’s one of the answers...

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Mar 19

Wrong Behavior, Right Motivation

Sometimes our teen’s behaviors are inappropriate … but the motivation behind them is spot on. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. A number of years ago, I met with a 16-year-old boy named Nick. He was a good kid … but he’d become disobedient, dishonest, and disrespectful toward his parents. Mom and...

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Mar 14

Our Imperfect Condition

#1953 You’ve heard me say that no parent should demand perfection from their teen. Yet some parents still expect it from themselves. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Kids are bound to act out, be embarrassing, or behave in a way their parents don’t want them to. And many times, parents feel...

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Mar 15

Ordinary or Alarming?

#1954 Even the most calm and collected people get angry sometimes. So when does a teen’s anger cross the line from ordinary … to alarming? Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Outbursts of anger are something that almost all teens indulge in from time to time. It’s just the nature of the...

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Mar 13

Stories from Airport Security

#1952 A while back, I was standing in line to go through airport security when a woman next to me pulled a laptop out of her bag … and proceeded to drop it right onto my big toe. Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Now, it was clearly an accident. But man,...

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Mar 12

Something Bigger

#1951 Over the years, we’ve watched countless childhood TV stars transition from innocent kids to out-of-control messes. And every time, we stop and wonder, “Man, what went wrong?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens. Whether it’s a young celebrity who’s gone rogue … or a teen under your own roof who’s spinning...

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