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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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Helping Perfectionist Teens

January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

In this episode, Roy explores the surprising way that anxiety manifests among many teens today: perfectionism. The teen who has to do most things absolutely perfectly, like homework with little point value or [...]

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Existential Depression In Teens

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

In this episode, Roy explores a form of depression that many adults are unaware young people are experiencing: existential depression. This type of depression is often a of psychological and spiritual experiences in [...]

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Helping Teens Define Success

January 11th, 2019|0 Comments

  In this episode, Roy addresses one of the greatest sources of anxiety for teens today: the pursuit of an unhealthy and often unconscious definition of success. Roy uses the example of teens [...]

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Helping Teens Regulate Emotions

January 7th, 2019|0 Comments

As Roy explains in this episode, more and more teens are having difficulty regulating their emotions. Being “emotional” and having a roller coaster of feelings is a normal part of being a teenager. [...]

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.