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Today’s Teenagers

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You know how parents say that when they give birth, they should receive an instruction booklet for raising this "Thing"? This is the instruction booklet for raising teens. Love it!

Little Book of Questions That Get Teens Talking

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Roy has published four books, including his most recent What Teens Want You to Know (But Don’t Tell You).

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Books by Roy Petitfils: God Wears Running Shoes, What Teens Want You To Know and What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About The First Five Years of Marriage.

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Explaining Vs. Excusing Behavior

December 14th, 2018|0 Comments

In this episode, Roy discusses the difference between letting teens know that we understand their reasons (or lack thereof) for explaining their behavior and giving them a pass for their behavior, thereby excusing [...]

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Interview with John Hodges Davis

December 7th, 2018|0 Comments

In this episode, Roy interviews young adult, John Hodges Davis. John shares his journey as a child and a teen pursuing a golf scholarship and a professional golf career. In his Junior year, [...]

Normal Teenage Behavior


Roy Petitfils is a Licensed counselor at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, LA. Roy studied ministry and spirituality at The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas and holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from University of Louisiana. Roy has worked with youth and young adults for more than 20 years as minister, a teacher, school administrator, school counselor and now as a counselor in private practice. He specializes in counseling teens and young adults. Roy regularly consults with churches, publishers and organizations helping them more effectively reach and minister to youth and young adults. He is an expert at raising and understanding teenagers.

Roy has published four books, including his most recent What Teens Want You to Know (But Don’t Tell You). Roy’s blue collar roots, natural humor, contagious enthusiasm and diverse personal and professional background have made him an internationally sought after presenter and trainer. Roy lives with his wife Mindi of 13 years and their two sons Max and Benjamin in Youngsville, Louisiana.