Parenting Today’s Teens

How do you discipline a teenager who won’t listen? How do you effectively balance a teen’s privacy while protecting them from the dangers online? What can you do when you think your teen may be drinking? The statistics on teen drinking today are staggering. A recent survey indicates that nearly 40% of high school students admitted to drinking alcohol in the last month. If you think your teen is drinking, it’s likely that they already are or at least have thought about it. The world your kids live in today is a mess. As they move into their teen years, they face unimaginable pressures to turn away from the values you worked so hard to instill in their lives. If you’re struggling to parent your teen, you may feel helpless and hopeless. But you’re not alone. Other families across the country are experiencing the same challenges. And here is the program you need.

Parenting Today’s Teens offers biblical insights and practical wisdom for parents wanting a deeper relationship with their teen. The program is hosted by Mark Gregston who approaches parenting from a Biblical perspective with encouraging stories. Mark conveys a practical tone with a focus on redemption and hope. He tackles the various subjects parents have questions about—from alcohol, drugs, suicide, sex and money, to adoption, conflict, dating, discipling, divorce, faith and more. The program airs every week day (Monday through Friday) on LifeTalk Radio. Check the program schedule for your time zone at: Listen to this and other great programs on our FREE APP. Download it at:

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 the host of the nationally-acclaimed Parenting Today’s Teens podcast and radio broadcast.