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In this week’s episode of Today’s Teenager, Roy sits down with Michelle Hernandez, LPC of Hernandez Counseling in Lafayette, Louisiana. Michelle is a licensed professional counselor who works with individuals and families struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, and working with youth who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Roy and Michelle discuss why it’s critical for parents and other adults to provide a healthy context for young people to understand, accept, and move beyond failures and personal struggles. Roy and Michelle agree that adults do a disservice to teens when they continually insulate them from the lessons and character development that come with failure.