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 [...]

What’s Normal vs. Abnormal Teen Behavior?

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

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 [...]

Logical Vs. Relational Consequences

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

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 [...]

Riding The Roller Coaster Of Teen Personality Development

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

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 [...]

What’s Your Kid’s “One Thing?”

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

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 [...]

Roy Talks With Catholic Educator And Author, Jared Dees

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

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 [...]

Roy Shares His TEDx Journey

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

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 [...]

When Teens Ask “Why Does God Allow Bad Things To Happen?”

By |2019-03-05T20:55:08+00:00March 12th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

A question all people who work with or know young people will eventually hear is "why does God allow bad things to happen?" As Roy explains in this episode, this question is not an intellectual or theological one, but rather, an overture for a relationship with the person [...]

How to Accompany LGBTQ Teens, Part 1

By |2019-03-05T20:54:35+00:00March 8th, 2019|Today's Teenager Podcast Episode|

In this first part of a 2-part series, Roy begins an exploration of the sensitive and critical issue of the LGBTQ spectrum. Roy begins the series by detailing what each of the terms in the spectrum (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) means and how these terms relate to [...]