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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.

When Teens Say “Nothing’s Wrong”

The words below are those of a real teen, with who's permission and that of her parents, I share with you. I believe this teen articulates so many of the emotions and complex dynamics that the COVID 19 and other events of 2020 have created in the minds and hearts [...]

By |2020-12-17T18:48:23+00:00December 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Helping Teens Set And Respect Boundaries, Part 3

  In this third of a three - part series of micro episodes, Roy offers strategies and insights that will help you to discuss the importance of setting and respecting boundaries with teens.   What can adults do to help teens set and respect boundaries?  Model healthy boundaries. [...]

By |2020-03-05T20:56:42+00:00March 10th, 2020|Blog, Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Helping Teens Set And Respect Boundaries, Part 2

In the second part of Roy's three-part look at the importance of helping teens set and respect boundaries, he explores the reasons helping teens with boundaries is so often a difficult process.   Why is teaching teens “boundaries” so hard?  Because teens are human beings, not robots. Some [...]

By |2020-03-05T20:48:21+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Helping Teens Set And Respect Boundaries, Part 1

  In this first of a three - part series of micro episodes, Roy defines and explores what the term "boundaries" means for relationships and its importance to adolescent growth. Teaching Teens Healthy Boundaries Boundaries. Hmph. If there’s more popular self help buzzword out there, I’d be hard [...]

By |2020-03-05T20:52:00+00:00February 25th, 2020|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Talking Concussions with Dr. Josh Couvillon

In this episode, Roy discusses the dangers teen athletes faced when suffering a concussion and the best practices for treatment. Dr. Joshua Couvillon is a licensed Chiropractor in Texas and Louisiana. He currently practices in Lafayette, Louisiana at Clark Integrated Medical Clinics. Josh holds degrees in Biology, chemistry, [...]

By |2020-02-17T18:14:50+00:00February 18th, 2020|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Helping Teens Problem Solve

  In this episode, Roy offers insight into the difficulty teens face when solving problems due to age and inexperience. Roy provides tips useful in helping teenagers re-frame what they consider to be threats not as dangers to be survived but rather challenges to be addressed and resolved. [...]

By |2019-11-21T20:19:09+00:00November 26th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments