Families call me all the time and say, “We need help! What do we do to fix our kid?” Hi, I’m Mark Gregston… with Parenting Today’s Teens. You know what my answer is? Well, there’s very little we can do to fix our kid. You gotta turn that notion around. What we’ve got to focus on is fixing ourselves. In the process… we’re allowing God to do something with our child way beyond our own resources. So let’s make this practical. Is there something in your family you’d like to be different? Maybe a kid that’s disrespecting others or blowin’ off your rules. The problem’s so obvious. And, of course, should result in consequences. But what’s not quite as obvious… is what God is trying to teach us. Could it be you’ve become part of the problem… instead of part of the solution? Quit trying to “fix” your kid. And you’re your family’s transformation begin with you!
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.
Student Story: Will Parenting is about a number of important things, like preparing children for the hardships of life. But more than anything else, parenting is about developing relationships! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares five reasons why your relationship with your teen is so important.
Student Story: Hunter We’re wrapping up another year of ministry at Parenting Today’s Teens! This weekend, Mark Gregston takes a moment to reflect on 2022 and the impact it made in the lives of teens and their families. He’ll also share the story of one teen who transitioned from leading kids into drugs—to following God!
Student Story: Aiden Some teens drink and do drugs in an effort to fit in with the cool kids. But others do so for a far more alarming reason. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston talks about kids who use drugs and alcohol as a way to self-medicate and dull their painful emotions.
Student Story: Laura Do you keep your teen on a tight leash? Do you tend to talk more than you listen? These mistakes may be easy to make, but their consequences are hard to undo. This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston identifies three of the most common parenting mistakes—and how to correct them.
Student Story: Daniel One day, your teen is a kind, engaged member of the family. The next, they’re disrespectful and rebellious. What happened? And, more importantly, how should you respond? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares what parents should do if their teen is turning into someone they don’t like.