The Heart & Soul of the Next Generation
Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Teens!
In 20 real-life stories drawn from his case files, Dr. Michael Bradley (Yes,
Your Teen Is Crazy! and Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy!) paints an emotionally
charged and uplifting portrait of today’s teen generation.
The young heroes of Dr. Bradley’s Stories think of themselves as ordinary
and unexceptional. But when they are faced with major life challenges they
respond with remarkable acts of bravery, courage, and strength. Their inspiring
and unforgettable stories will convince you that today’s teens have
what it takes to make tomorrow’s world a better place.
Preview the book:
"This book should inspire both teens and their
parents. Bradley (Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing
Mind) draws on his 30 years of experience as a teen psychologist
20 adolescents who dealt courageously with pain and suffering.
In lively, empathetic prose, he relates cases involving difficult
such as the serious illness of a parent, suicide, bullying and
abortion. One boy, Adam, baldly states his determination top
keep trying to commit
suicide: “life is too painful for me…. It’s unfair
that all of you should make me stay here and suffer.” But with
Bradley’s help, Adam finds the small part of himself that wants
to live and helps it to grow. Karin’s case ends more tragically.
After successfully completing rehab for alcoholism, she is taunted
by local bullies for not drinking, abandoned by her boyfriend,
gets drunk and shoots herself. In a particularly poignant anecdote,
named Nick struggles to tell his father that he is gay. The revelation
surprisingly leads to a new closeness between father and son.
This informed and compassionate look at the courage of teenagers
highlights the ability of young people to triumph over adversity."
-- Publishers Weekly