The best way to teach young people that they are valuable and meaningful is to offer them uninterrupted attention. By that simple yet powerful act, we are showing young people that it isnt what they can do for us that matters. What matters is their inalienable right to unconditional love.
This is the deepest longing of our young people today, consistent, transparent relationshipnot a new program or curriculum to tell them what to do or what they should value, but a caring, compassionate adult who will walk the path to wholeness with them.
In The Deepest Longing of Young People, Jerry Goebel reminds us that the greatest statement we make to young people is to spend time with themto come to them especially when they have been most inconsistent and, at that time, be least judgmental.
Every parent and everyone who works with youth should read this book.
In 2005, Jerry received one of the American Medical AssociationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s highest honors, the Excellence in Medicine Pride in the Profession Award, for his contribution of Attitudinal Healing to the mental-health field, for his inspiration to others, and for his decades of humanitarian service.