WARNING: This is not just another run-of-the-mill guide for parents and teachers of teens. As the title suggests, it's the "Real Deal" -- the secret questions that adolescents discuss among themselves, often excluding those of us who are supposed to help them reach maturity. This book doesn't pull punches; it's sometimes politically incorrect and controversial... but it is also grounded in real life, meticulously documented by thousands of interviews with teenagers across America who want tough questions answered truthfully by their families and mentors. Read at your own risk. It may make you squirm, it may force you to re-evaluate your own past... but it opens doors to more open and honest communication with the teenagers in your life.
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Imagine a streetwise Rabbi who is equally comfortable quoting from the Talmud, the rapper Coolio, the National Survey of Families and Households, Baba Kamma and Newsweek. He is your personal `spy' into the secret world of teens, who talks their language -- and yours: Yehuda Fine.From the Back Cover:
"Here is a down-to-earth, sensible prescription for parents of teens. No one has spoken to and, more importantly, listened to more teens and pre-teens than Yehuda Fine. His lifetime of caring shines through the pages of The Real Deal, and it is a beacon for parents (and any adult who works with our youth). Parents and teens need not live in parallel universes. The Real Deal prescribes guidelines, point by point, that make conversing with youngsters as normal as breathing -- and almost as easy. Yehuda Fine's book offers parents a hope-filled recipe for connecting with their youngsters." -- Dr. Pat Montgomery, Founder and Director Emeritus of the Clonlara School Home Based Accredited Education Program "We shouldn't see these kids as oddballs, but as kids who are desperately crying out for help," Rabbi Yehuda Fine says. He is a family therapist in Evergreen this week to present a keynote address on school violence..." -- Janet Simmons, "Tragedy at Columbine," Rocky Mountain News "Rabbi Fine has been delving into the psyches of adolescents for decades and now with his second book he has written a parental guide on relationships with parents and their teenagers. He has helped shape the counseling technique used in my practice of adolescent medicine." -- James G. Scelfo MD, FAAFP, Medical Director, Disney Marathon and the Citrus Bowl, Medical Consultant NBC affiliate WESH Channel 2 Orlando
"Yehuda Fine is an interpreter, a conduit, a bridge builder. He perhaps better than anyone knows how to repair the downed lines of communication between adolescents and adults. America: dial him in before those worlds drift too far apart." -- Chris Mercogliano, Director of the Albany Free School and author of Making It Up As We Go Along and Teaching the Restless.In Defense of Childhood. "Finally a book for parents of `tweens' and teens that conveys a clear, concise message for American families. Not only a great read, but a book every parent will find extremely helpful. This is the parenting book and is a one of kind endeavor, for no one has spoken to more teens and parents than Rabbi Yehuda Fine." -- Dr. Efrem Nulman Senior University Dean of Students Yeshiva University, New York
"Rabbi Yehuda Fine is more than a national treasure, he's a necessity, and sadly, something of an anomaly: A frontline spiritual warrior for the rights and survival of America's youth, whether they are struggling at home or adrift and written-off in the back alleys of our cities and towns. But what gives added credence to this powerful book is that Yehuda Fine is also a father of a brood of fantastic kids of his own. He walks the walk, he talks the talk and he works tirelessly and boldly in a shadowy world that precious few have the courage to penetrate and most would like to ignore." -- Alex Winter Writer/Director and Actor, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Lost Boys, Freaked, Fever
Imagine a streetwise Rabbi who is equally comfortable quoting from the Talmud, the rapper Coolio, the National Survey of Families and Households, Baba Kamma and Newsweek. He is your personal `spy' into the secret world of teens, who talks their language -- and yours: Yehuda Fine.
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