Why Adolescence Is a Minefield that Affects Our Whole Lives

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Dr. Laurence Steinberg discusses research that shows that adolescence is a crucial time that shapes the rest of our lives.

Dr. Laurence Steinberg, world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology, explains that that the adolescent years are key in shaping our adult lives. He argues that we need to change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people. In Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence, Steinberg explains groundbreaking original research and looks at what the new timetable of adolescence means for parenting 13-year-olds to 20-somethings.