In this episode, Roy explains the phenomenon of emotional forecasting, its importance in emotional and psychological development, and how adults can help teens learn how to employ emotional forecasting in their lives.
In this episode, Roy explores the psychological and emotional dynamics of teen romantic relationships and offers strategies for discussing them with young people.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]