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Forget Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber Is a REAL Teen Role Model Parents Can Love too!

02/03/2011 06:20 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I know the drill. Most parents roll their eyes when I tell them I actually like Justin Bieber's music and I didn't have to be forced to take my 13-year-old daughter Leilah and her friends to one of his concerts this summer.

But here's what I have to tell you -- you should pay attention to Bieber Fever. You should encourage it in your household. In fact, you should thank the Lord there is a Justin Bieber.

You need to understand that he is not some manufactured in-studio synthesized creation.

This kid actually has talent. Major talent. He is pretty much a Michael Jackson-real musical prodigy. He sings, plays drums and guitar, and writes music exceedingly well! He doesn't need any fancy tomfoolery in studio to sound great.

And he works hard. Exceptionally hard. He has been self-driven to perform since he was three years- old and he loves, loves, loves to sing. He'd sing every day, all day long if he could.

His new bio-documentary movie, Never Say Never, opens next week on Feb. 11 and it tells his young life story. It truly is a fascinating and inspiring story that puts Miley Cyrus -- who doesn't want to be a role model -- to shame.