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About RoyPetitfils

Roy Petitfils is a licensed counselor, award-winning author, speaker and internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. You can find him giving TedTalks about communication with teens and on his podcast Today's Teenager.

Interview with Stacey Sumereau

  Roy welcomes former professional Broadway actress, Stacey Sumerau. Stacey shares her experiences as a teen struggling to be the smartest, prettiest, and most talented performer she could be, how that struggle led to an eating disorder and ultimately, a spiritual transformation that informs her current work as [...]

By |2019-10-21T20:19:15+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Dr. Michael Reichert Talks Raising Healthy Boys

In this episode, Roy welcomes Dr. Michael Reichert, a psychologist and author whose new book, "How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection To Build Good Men" is receiving widespread acclaim. Dr. Reichert drew on his decades of experience working to counter societal conventions of how boys [...]

By |2019-08-29T22:56:38+00:00September 17th, 2019|Blog, Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Placeholder Conversations

In this episode, Roy explains how to employ the skill of placeholder conversations, brief exchanges with teens that help prime them for more in-depth discussions on important topics at a future date.  Roy has established Today's Teenager as a non-profit organization dedicated to covering the expenses of therapy [...]

By |2019-08-29T22:55:53+00:00September 10th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

The Power Of Reminiscing

In this episode, Roy discusses how looking back with teens on their progress in healing and personal achievement can encourage their continued growth and success.  Roy has established Today's Teenager as a non-profit organization dedicated to covering the expenses of therapy sessions and other mental health services for [...]

By |2019-08-29T22:54:31+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Good Vs. Bad Stress

In the 100th episode of Today's Teenager, Roy again addresses the importance of recognizing how impacting stress is for young people today. Roy illustrates the differences between positive and negative sources of stress and offers insight into helping teens to recognize these differences and how to manage both [...]

By |2019-08-21T15:26:58+00:00August 20th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Should I Drug Test My Teen?

  In this micro episode, Roy offers his thoughts on a questions he's often asked by parents of teens: 'should I drug test my teen?' Roy discusses the positive and negative aspects of the issue and provides insight into making the best decision for your teen and your [...]

By |2019-07-08T23:15:30+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Teens And Stress Avoidance

In this episode, Roy examines a growing trend among today's youth to avoid the stress that results from awkwardness. As Roy explains, this phenomenon is not exclusive to teens who suffer from social anxiety. Roy offers details and examples from his work with teens and strategies parents and [...]

By |2019-07-08T23:14:49+00:00July 19th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Getting Teens To Do What They Don’t Want To Do

In this episode, Roy responds to a question from a parent: "How do I get my teen to do what they don't want to do?" Roy explores the various factors involved in both the parent(s)' asking of the question and the teenager's refusal to do something the parent [...]

By |2019-07-08T23:14:04+00:00July 16th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Dealing With Teen Drama

Even those who don't work with teens are familiar with the term "teen drama." Despite the stereotypes and caricatures associated with the term, teens experience emotional and mental stressors that are more intense given their age and state in life. Roy explains the causes and signs of these [...]

By |2019-07-08T23:13:17+00:00July 12th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Talking Tech Addiction with Marissa Verson Harrison

Roy welcomes Marissa Verson Harrison to discuss the realities of tech addiction, especially prevalent among today's young people. Marissa has developed ScreenAge Bootcamp, a program designed to help parents guide children in learning to use technology as a means of enhancing their lives instead of being dominated by [...]

By |2019-07-08T23:11:59+00:00July 9th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments