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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.

Busting Myths About Teens

In this episode of Today's Teenager, Roy explores and debunks three popular myths about teenagers. Many adults avoid misunderstand teens and ultimately distance themselves. The truth is that teens do want meaningful relationships with adults, but they need adults to make and maintain the initiative in these relationships. Roy [...]

By |2019-04-02T02:31:45+00:00April 12th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

How Do I Get My Teen To Listen To Me?

In this episode Roy discusses why "telling teens what to do" does not work and offers a three step process, based in curiosity and listening, to help adults positively influence today's teenagers.  To get Roy's newest ebook "Little Book of Questions that Really Get Teens Talking" go to todaysteenager.com and [...]

By |2019-04-02T02:29:14+00:00April 5th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

What’s Normal vs. Abnormal Teen Behavior?

In this episode of Today's Teenager, Roy discuss the differences between normal vs. abnormal teen behavior. Roy explains why a young person's experience as a teenager can be a tumultuous one and how difficult it is for parents to go along for the ride! Roy offers three criteria to [...]

By |2019-04-02T02:27:28+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Logical Vs. Relational Consequences

In this week's episode, Roy explores the differences between logical and relational consequences in disciplining teenagers. While both types of consequences modify behavior, one is ultimately destructive and leads to shame. This shame and its effects are deep and lasting and can result in emotionally and psychologically damaged [...]

By |2019-03-05T20:58:09+00:00March 29th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Riding The Roller Coaster Of Teen Personality Development

In this episode, Roy explores the sometimes confusing nature of teen personality development. Roy explains that the formative nature of a teenager's personality leads to rapid changes, some of which will seem alarming to adults. At the heart of a teenager's personality is an adaptive quality that is [...]

By |2019-04-02T02:34:03+00:00March 26th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

What’s Your Kid’s “One Thing?”

In this episode, Roy explores how the concept of "the one thing" can enhance working with teens and other young people. The notion of "the one thing" suggests that success can be found by applying greater focus and direction towards a singular goal or aspect of a person's [...]

By |2019-03-05T20:57:16+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Roy Talks With Catholic Educator And Author, Jared Dees

Roy welcomes Catholic educator and author Jared Dees to Today's Teenager to discuss a variety of topics, including Jared's thoughts on how to effectively reach teens as a Catholic educator, the adults who influenced his own development, and what resources he recommends for Catholic educators.  Jared is digital [...]

By |2019-03-05T20:57:00+00:00March 19th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Roy Shares His TEDx Journey

In this special episode of Today's Teenager, Roy shares his journey towards giving a TEDx presentation last month in Lafayette, Louisiana. Roy offers insight into his own creative processes and how they were challenged and refined by the strictures of a TEDx presentation.  Click here to watch Roy's full [...]

By |2019-03-05T20:55:40+00:00March 15th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments