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The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen
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Publisher Quill Driver Books
Publication date April 15, 2007
Pages 490
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781884956706
ISBN-10 188495670X
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This groundbreaking book argues that adolescence is an unnecessary period of life that people are better off without. Robert Epstein, former editor in chief of Psychology Today, shows that teen turmoil is caused by outmoded systems put in place a century ago which destroyed the continuum between childhood and adulthood. Where this continuum still exists in other countries, there is no adolescence. Isolated from adults, American teens learn everything they know from their media-dominated peers the last people on earth they should be learning from, says Epstein. Epstein explains that our teens are highly capable in some ways more capable than adults and argues strongly against infantilizing young people. We must rediscover the adult in every teen, he says, by giving young people adult authority and responsibility as soon as they can demonstrate readiness. This landmark book will change the thinking about teens for decades to come.

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9781884956706 | details & prices | 490 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $24.95
About: This groundbreaking book argues that adolescence is an unnecessary period of life that people are better off without.

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