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Today's Teenager

Roy Petitfils, LPC has worked with teenagers for over 20 years. He shares insights and tips to help adults understand, reach and influence today's teenagers.
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Jul 8, 2016

In this episode of Today's Teenager, Roy speaks with Catholic educator and author, Katie Prejean. Katie is the author of "Room 24: Adventures of A New Evangelist." Roy and Katie discuss insights into the anxiety and apathy epidemic we're seeing today, and Katie's best resources to stay on top of teen trends and culture shifts. To find out more about Katie, read her blogs or contact her, visit her website at www.katieprejean.com. Click here to get her book. 

To get Roy's newest ebook "Little Book of Questions that Really Get Teens Talking" go to todaysteenager.com and sign up or

Jul 5, 2016

In this episode of Today's Teenager, Roy speaks with Catholic educator and author, Katie Prejean. Katie is the author of "Room 24: Adventures of A New Evangelist." Roy and Katie discuss Katie's recent marriage, her work as a Catholic speaker, and the critical lessons she's learned about evangelization in her work as a Catholic educator.  

To find out more about Katie, read her blogs or contact her, visit her website at www.katieprejean.com. Click here to get her book. 

To get Roy's newest ebook "Little Book of Questions that Really Get Teens Talking" go to todaysteenager.com and sign up or email Roy at roy@todaysteenager.com

Jun 30, 2016

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 todaysteenager.com and sign up or email Roy at roy@todaysteenager.com

Jun 27, 2016

Have you ever been worried about your teen because they didn't "open up" to you? Have you ever been frustrated because your teen shuts down and shuts you out? 

Roy shows you how to get these teens to open up through understanding, listening and creative communication. 

To get Roy's newest ebook "Little Book of Questions that Really Get Teens Talking" go to todaysteenager.com and sign up or email Roy at roypetitfils@gmail.com .

Jun 20, 2016

In this episode, Roy illustrates the importance of social skills for teens and ways that adults can encourage and model appropriate social skills and responses for young people. 

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Jun 16, 2016

In this episode, Roy offers practical tips and insight into ways adults can help teenagers set healthy limits and boundaries with time devoted to video gaming. He offers specific suggestions of what to say, not to say and helps parents navigate common pitfalls when it comes to setting, maintaining and enforcing rules for teens and their gaming. 

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Jun 13, 2016

In this episode, Roy explores the reasons video games are so compelling for and important to teenagers. Roy also explains how video games have been designed to appeal to young people and the role these games play in teen social interaction. 

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Jun 8, 2016

In this episode of Today's Teenager, Roy discusses the importance of apologize to teenagers and why apologizing is so critical to relationships with teens. 

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Jun 8, 2016

In this episode of Today's Teenager, Roy offers hope and 7 practical suggestions to single parents and others who raise children alone. 

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Jun 6, 2016

In this week's episode, Roy discusses practical ways to effectively and lovingly respond to teenagers when they say they don't believe in God. 

Click here for information from the Pew Foundation on millennials' attitudes toward God and religion.  

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Jun 1, 2016

In this episode of Today's Teenager, Roy discusses what's really going on when a teen violates an adult's trust and offers a seven step process for moving toward reconciliation reestablishing trust with young people. 

 

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May 31, 2016

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 busts two other popular myths about teens and offers practical tips for connecting with teens who seem disinterested in relating with adults.

 

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May 30, 2016

In this episode of Today's Teenager, Roy offers three keys to to communicating effectively with teens. 

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May 30, 2016

Welcome to the first installment of Today's Teenager with Roy Petitfils. The podcast will air every Monday and Thursday morning. 

Today's Teenager is a podcast designed to help adults understand, reach, and influence the teens in their lives. Roy offers insight, wisdom, and practical tips for working with teens culled from his over twenty years of young adult ministry. 

Roy Petitfils is a counselor at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, specializing in individual, marriage, and family therapy. Roy taught and worked as youth minister for a number of years before becoming a counselor.

Roy is a popular national and international speaker and workshop facilitator. Roy has also published three books, God Wears Running Shoes, What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About The First Five Years of Marriage, and What Teens Want You To Know But Won't Tell You. 

For more about Roy, including contact information, click here to visit Today's Teenager. 

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