"Eventually, we'll get past their daily tantrums, their exotic grooming, their messy bedrooms and the boy/girlfriends from hell, and watch our teens grow into responsible adulthood. But with Joanne Doades' wisdom, we'll do it with deeper understanding, deeper love and stronger connections. If you have a teen, you need this book."
Rabbi Edward Feinstein, author, Tough Questions Jews Ask: A Young Adult’s Guide to Building a Jewish Life
"Very impressive ... well-written, informative, relevant to the issues faced by today’s parents, practical, and humorous. Will be … read and re-read by parents as they seek to understand not only the world of their teenagers, but their own feelings and thoughts. Highly recommended."
Dr. Robert Brooks, Harvard Medical School; coauthor, Raising Resilient Children
"Excellent.... There is not another like it."
Dr. Sol Gordon, professor emeritus, Syracuse University; author, Raising a Child Responsibly in a Sexually Permissive World
“Doades is the generous friend we parents all need. She’s been there, she’s survived and she knows how to share her hard-earned wisdom with gentle humor and respectfor us and for our teens.”
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, author, Parenting as a Spiritual Journey: Deepening Ordinary & Extraordinary Events into Sacred Occasions
“Gentle and persuasive guidance for all those who are raising teens.”
Dr. Kerry M. Olitzky, coeditor, The Rituals & Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal
“Combines [personal experience] plus a deep love for Judaism. Ultimately, if we want to raise a new generation of Jewish people, we have to help them get through their teenage years and come out whole at the other end. This book will help!”
Shulamit Reinharz, coauthor, The JGirl’s Guide: The Young Jewish Woman’s Handbook for Coming of Age