Age of opportunity : lessons from the new science of adolescence / Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.

Steinberg, Laurence D., 1952- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
264 pages ; 24 cm
Adolescent psychology.
Developmental psychology.
"A leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more successful kids. Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals' life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people. In Age of Opportunity, Steinberg leads readers through a host of new findings -- including groundbreaking original research -- that reveal what the new timetable of adolescence means for parenting 13-year-olds (who may look more mature than they really are) versus 20-somethings (who may not be floundering even when it looks like they are). He also explains how the plasticity of the adolescent brain, rivaling that of years 0 through 3, suggests new strategies for instilling self-control during the teenage years. Packed with useful knowledge, Age of Opportunity is a sweeping book in the tradition of Reviving Ophelia, and an essential guide for parents and educators of teenagers"-- Provided by publisher.
Seizing the moment
The plastic brain
The longest decade
How adolescents think
Protecting adolescents from themselves
The importance of self-regulation
How parents can make a difference
Reimagining high school
Winners and losers
Brains on trial.
"An Eamon Dolan Book"--Title page.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780544279773 (hardback)
0544279778 (hardback)
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