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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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Placeholder Conversations

September 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Power Of Reminiscing

September 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Good Vs. Bad Stress

August 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

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.