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Today’s Teenagers

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You know how parents say that when they give birth, they should receive an instruction booklet for raising this "Thing"? This is the instruction booklet for raising teens. Love it!

Little Book of Questions That Get Teens Talking

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Roy has published four books, including his most recent What Teens Want You to Know (But Don’t Tell You).

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Roy Petitfils Books | Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety and Depression | God Wears Running Shoes | What Teens Want You To Know | What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About The First Five Years of Marriage

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Check out Roy’s most recent blogs and videos!

Helping Teens To Emotionally Forecast

January 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Helping Teens To Emotionally Forecast

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.

Teens And Romantic Relationships

January 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Teens And Romantic Relationships

  In this episode, Roy explores the psychological and emotional dynamics of teen romantic relationships and offers strategies for discussing them with young people.

Helping Teens Problem Solve

November 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Helping Teens Problem Solve

  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 [...]

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Interview with Stacey Sumereau

October 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Interview with Stacey Sumereau

  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 [...]

Normal Teenage Behavior


Roy Petitfils is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Youngsville, LA. Roy studied ministry and spirituality at The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas and holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from University of Louisiana. Roy has worked with youth and young adults for more than 25 years as minister, a teacher, school administrator, school counselor and now as a counselor in private practice. He specializes in counseling teens and young adults. Roy regularly consults with schools, publishers and organizations helping them more effectively reach and minister to youth and young adults. He is an expert at understanding and influencing teenagers.

Roy has published five books, including his most recent Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety and Depression and What Teens Want You to Know (But Don’t Tell You). Roy’s blue collar roots, natural humor, contagious enthusiasm and diverse personal and professional background have made him an internationally sought after presenter, consultant and therapist. Roy lives with his wife Mindi of 19 years and their two sons Max and Benjamin in Youngsville, Louisiana.