By Laurence Steinberg PhD

About the book:

If you need to understand adolescents whether your own or anyone else you must read this book . . . Steinberg explains why most of our presumptions about adolescence are dead wrong and reveals the truth about this exciting and unnerving stage of life. Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun

Over the past few decades, adolescence has lengthened, and this stage of life now lasts longer than ever. Recent research has shown that the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable, making it a crucial time of life for determining a person s future success and happiness. In Age of Opportunitythe world-renowned expert on adolescence Laurence Steinberg draws on this trove of fresh evidence including his own groundbreaking research to explain the teenage brain s capacity for change and to offer new strategies for instilling resilience, self-control, and other beneficial traits. By showing how new discoveries about adolescence must change the way we raise, teach, and treat young people, Steinberg provides a myth-shattering guide for parents, educators, and anyone else who cares about adolescents.