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. And our teens are the same way. When pressures at school, bullying from classmates, or living in a confusing culture all weigh down our kids … sometimes they just want to retreat into a cave.

Mom and Dad, we can help here. We can provide a home that’s safe and free of the extra pressures your teen feels on a daily basis. Of course, we shouldn’t shield them from everything … nor should we encourage timidity or laziness. But we do want to create a place where teens can process the hardships … and feel loved no matter what.