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Age of Opportunity Audiobook

Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

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Publisher's Summary

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 listeners 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.

©2014 Laurence Steinberg (P)2014 Brilliance Audio

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  • Dk
    11/12/14
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    "if you think you know, think again"
    What made the experience of listening to Age of Opportunity the most enjoyable?

    I work with adolescents in schools and Dr. Sternberg's book has been very helpful in understanding the range of issues they are dealing with. The neuroscience and the emerging humanity of kids.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Age of Opportunity?

    Dr. Sternberg tells stories, including of those closest to him, that explain the perils and opportunities of adolescence. One was about his own child, Ben. I won't spoil it. Get this book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • cmurray
    9/10/16
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    "3rd time reading"

    Very helpful and enjoyable. I just finished my third read through. Thank you for your work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ginny
    20/02/16
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    "Important info for parents"
    Would you listen to Age of Opportunity again? Why?

    Gave me invaluable information about my teenager's brain and abilities.


    What other book might you compare Age of Opportunity to and why?

    Like nothing I have ever read.


    Have you listened to any of Malcolm Hillgartner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the only one by this author I have read, but he is clearly an expert in his field.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The author offers anectdotal stories that are so common to what we hear happening to teenagers everywhere and serve to prove his findings.


    Any additional comments?

    This book helped me to understand the maturation process of my teenager and how to encourage him correctly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ympujar
    Rabkavi 587314
    19/07/15
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    "Accurate insight into adolescent behavior."

    Laurence Steinberg puts all his experience with heart to get the best deal for adolescents.
    Loved the scientific information which has been explained with lots of common sense.He has given the best scientific advice for parents,teachers and policy makers and policy enforcers.
    Only spirituality (not religion)is missing which can help adolescents in self regulation.The book is read and presented in a very good manner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moe
    Oakland, CA, United States
    29/01/15
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    "Actual probs & solutions concisely put together"

    Great thesis formatted book. Well thought out and researched. I have made new considerations in my own thinking because of this book.
    I especially appreciate the author pointing out our legal and socially inconsistent rules for the adolescent age group.
    I liked it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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