How To Stop Being A Perfect Parent

By |2019-06-04T19:26:11+00:00June 25th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this episode, Roy addresses how anxiety and fear manifest themselves in a parent's desire to be 'the perfect parent.' Roy illustrates how damaging this can be to both parents and young people alike and offers strategies to cope with the anxiety and worry that leads to perfectionism.  [...]

How To Stop Nagging Your Teen

By |2019-06-04T19:16:38+00:00June 21st, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this micro episode, Roy offers strategies for approaching the young people in your life about responsibilities and expectations in ways that will not feel like nagging to them.  Roy has established Today's Teenager as a non-profit organization dedicated to covering the expenses of therapy sessions and other [...]

Raising Adult Children with Jan Risher

By |2019-06-04T19:13:30+00:00June 18th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this episode, Roy talks with Jan Risher about the challenges and joys of parenting adult children. Jan is an award - winning journalist, investigative reporter, and former managing editor of The Times of Acadiana. Roy and Jan also discuss Jan's new book, Looking to the Stars from Old [...]

Small Talk For Teens with Debra Fine

By |2019-06-04T19:06:29+00:00June 14th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this episode, Roy discusses the importance of learning conversational skills with Debra Fine. A nationally recognized keynote speaker, bestselling author and conversation expert, and author of The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start A Conversation, Keep it Going, Build Rapport – And Leave a Positive Impression. [...]

Tips For Becoming More Approachable To Teens

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

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 [...]

Sexual Abuse And Assault Of Teens With Laurie Degatto-Whitten

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

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 [...]

Busting Myths About Teens

By |2019-07-23T17:43:33+00:00April 12th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

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 [...]

How Do I Get My Teen To Listen To Me?

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

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 and [...]