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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.

Tips For Becoming More Approachable To Teens

In this episode, Roy talks about how adults can be more approachable to the teens and young people in their lives. Roy acknowledges that some people are naturally approachable in general but believes that approachability is a skill set that can be learned. Roy offers seven tips for [...]

By |2019-06-04T18:56:54+00:00June 11th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

Sexual Abuse And Assault Of Teens With Laurie Degatto-Whitten

Roy discusses sexual abuse and assault of teens with Laurie Delgatto-Whitten. For close to thirty years, Laurie has served in the field of youth ministry. She has been involved in various local, regional, and national youth ministry training programs and conferences.  She has a longstanding interest in the [...]

By |2019-06-04T18:49:53+00:00June 7th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|0 Comments

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 |2019-07-23T17:43:33+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